Weir Motion Metrics to expand into new state-of-the-art facility in Vancouver

Weir Motion Metrics recently cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, that, the company says, will allow the business to better serve customers and provide employees with an innovative workspace for collaboration and development.

On March 13, Weir Motion Metrics opened the site, which is a combined manufacturing, R&D and demonstration space. At 19,725 sq.ft (1,833 sq.m), the new facility is an exciting next step for Motion Metrics, which was born in a business incubator at the University of British Columbia and has grown to a leader in innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D rugged machine vision technology for miners worldwide. Weir acquired Motion Metrics in late 2021.

Mike Funke, Vice President of Weir ESCO, which oversees Weir Motion Metrics, said: “In recent years, there has beena very strong pull from mining leaders for AI-enabled digital solutions. This space will be the new home for Weir’s global centre of excellence for AI and digital solutions. The grand opening reflects our continued commitment to the Vancouver technology and business communities.”

Miners are increasingly focused on improving the safety, efficiency, productivity and sustainability of their operations. Weir Motion Metrics specialises in developing advanced monitoring solutions designed to attain these critical objectives. The facility will continue to support demand and customer needs for years to come, it said.

The company has recently embarked on an ore characterisation trial at a copper mine, leveraging its AI and 3D rugged machine vision technology alongside spectral sensors.