Rockwell Automation and Gekko to collaborate on mining software technology

Gekko Systems and Rockwell Automation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop software solutions that will assist mining customers across the globe to account for metal content in the various stages of ore processing plants and provide the analytical capability to audit and improve operating performance.

Rockwell Automation and Gekko have worked together collaboratively over 15 years and bring together Gekko’s deep knowledge and experience in mineral processing solutions and operations with Rockwell Automation’s global leadership in automation.

“It is exciting for Gekko Systems to be associated with Rockwell Automation in what we believe to be a significant opportunity to assist the mining industry to make sense from valuable data that is often lost or not easily accessible for analysis.” said Gekko’s Global Mining and Processing Services Manager, Renaldo Maras.

The metallurgical accounting program is in development and pilot stage.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to help co-develop this Connected Mine software solution with Gekko Systems. This is the culmination of our ongoing 15 plus year relationship and the exploitation of technology and industry trends towards the Industrial Internet of Things. This is a solution that ultimately will help benefit our respective clients,” said Steve Simpkin, Gekko Account Manager, Rockwell Automation.

Left to right in the picture, Peter Morell, Business Manager, Rockwell Automation; Renaldo Maras, Global Mining & Processing Services Manager, Gekko; Andrew Edmondson, Group Manager – Sales & Commercial, Gekko; Michael Pantaleano, Business Manager, Rockwell Automation