The drill was designed to fully comply with the various safety standards around the world, such as Mining Design Guidelines (MDG) for mobile and transportable equipment in mines, Earth Moving Equipment Safety Roundtable (EMESRT
) Design Philosophies and CE conformity marking.
The functioning, "manipulatable" Unified Shovel Interface proof of concept was scheduled to be unveiled during a joint workshop between the GMSG and the Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT
), on August 15 in Montreal, in conjunction with the World Mining Congress and the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics for Construction and Mining.
The results of this process, formally known as EMESRT
Design Evaluation for EME Procurement (EDEEP), were then presented to the industry at the recently held Global Health and Safety Excellence in Mining Forum in Las Vegas.