The world’s first mining drill automation

In a 45-day field-engineering sprint, FLANDERS engineers, designers, field staff, technicians, and logisticians—working onsite at the mine, at one of our Regional Service Centers, and at our global headquarters in Evansville, Indiana—turned a blasthole drill that had burned out in a fire into a fully automated machine.

For the project we used our pioneering FREEDOM control system, developed in-house by FLANDERS mining machine experts in collaboration with our electromechanical, software, and automation engineers. The resulting system increased the productivity of the drill by 30%. Now deployed on all 14 drills in the mining fleet, this FREEDOM for Drills solution also keeps machine operators safely out of harm’s way during high-risk drilling operations.

This is FLANDERS innovation, collaboration, and exceptional service in action—and the kind of project we work on every day.

  • Flexible Benefits Program Highlights

    • Health benefits
      • Medical insurance
      • Dental insurance
      • Life insurance
      • Employee personal life insurance program (optional)
      • Dependent life insurance program (optional)
      • Short-term and long-term disability plans
      • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
      • Wellness programs, including reimbursement for regular use of fitness facility
      Financial benefits
      • 401(K)
      Time benefits
      • Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, personal days)
      • Paid holidays
      Education benefits
      • Employee tuition assistance
      • Scholarship program for dependent children