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The mine of the future

The mine of the future

Digitalized open-cast brown coal mine - the SAMABUESA system in RWE Power AG


RWE Power AG owns the biggest complex of open-cast brown coal mines in Europe. On an area of approximately 130 square kilometers around 90 million tons of coal are extracted annually. Mine processes already today are digitalized to a huge extent with the use of the SAMABUESA system, which had been created together with RWE Power AG. Its key features include:

- 3-D visualization of the mine site being updated in real time,
- Precise satellite navigation for excavators and stackers,
- Real-time tracking of the flow of the excavated material.


Macrix for many years has been a competent and reliable partner in creating the SAMABUESA system. Our specialists are responsible for designing and programming IT solutions, their integration into the existing infrastructure, defining system requirements as well as implementation of solutions and technical support for the system.

To this aim Macrix utilizes modern Agile methods, current frameworks and our own platform ProconTEL which allows for software updates and integration of new modules without any production downtime.

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The system is a fruit of the labor of a multi-functional team consisting of production department employees, specialist department staff and Macrix specialists. The design work has been done in line with the Scrum methodology.


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