Weir acquires innovative developer of AI process optimisation solutions

Weir has acquired SentianAI, a Swedish-based developer of AI solutions that optimise performance in minerals processing. With this acquisition, Weir is accelerating its technology roadmap and expanding its digital capability to provide enhanced productivity and sustainability offerings to customers.

SentianAI, founded in 2016, is based in Malmö and has a team of highly skilled software developers and data scientists. The software that it develops uses advanced AI algorithms that continuously learn and adapt to the dynamic processes within a mine, providing continuous improvement and optimisation over time.

Commenting on the acquisition, Jon Stanton, CEO of The Weir Group said: “Digital technology has an important role in helping address the challenges of declining ore grades, production efficiency, and CO2 emissions for our customers. SentianAI’s advanced software solutions complement and will bridge our Synertrex® and Motion MetricsTM technologies well. Together, these will enable us to provide holistic performance monitoring and optimisation for smart, efficient and sustainable mining. We welcome SentianAI’s team of experts to Weir.”

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