Master Thesis: Digital processing twin in crushing and screening

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions, a business area within the Sandvik Group, offers a thesis project in the area of digital offering.

Within Sandvik Group, we’re passionate about development and advanced technology, and we always aim to offer the best possible experience for our customers.

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is a growth-oriented and customer-centric business area and a place of inclusive collaboration, agility and innovation. We nurture an ever-growing portfolio of products and solutions based on the needs of the market, and where pioneering software technology meets the core of manufacturing.

Background and scope of the project

Digital development enables a lot of opportunities in creating transparency and efficiency gains throughout the lifecycle of our robust products. We are constantly improving our digital assistant, SAM, with new user-centric solutions. One of the potentials we are looking at is digital process twins to support our customers with equipment performance predictions and operational recommendations and optimizations.

We want to investigate a real-time digital aggregate/mineral processing twin that combines our extensive process knowledge built into our process simulation software Plant Designer with the strengths of our condition monitoring system and digital platform itself to create user value.

The scope of this thesis project is to investigate different persona user needs, what values we can create for those personas and what is required o achieve this state. We would like the result of the project to reflect the future vision of a digital processing twin but also with a proposed minimum viable product for industrialization.

Work description

We expect the work to be driven independently, with support from several key departments such as, Product management, Lifecycle optimization and Digital development center.

You will get the opportunity to interview key stakeholders in our global organization in order build understanding of the user needs, potential challenges, and opportunities.

Student background

We are preferably looking for a master student in engineering, mathematics or data with an interest and experience of business development and digital offerings.

We are looking for a collaborative, innovative and transparent person with good communicational skills, an open mind and with a passion to win!

Understanding and experience in production processes, industrial management and heavy industry is advantageous.

Duration of project

The thesis project is expected to last 20 weeks, starting January 10, 2022 or according to a mutually agreed starting date.

The location for this thesis project is flexible. However, some travel to our head office in Svedala – just outside of Malmö, will be needed. If you are already living in Skåne, that is preferred.

Please note that we, unfortunately, do not have the possibility to support you with accommodation in Svedala for long-term stay.

Application and contact information

For more information about the thesis project, please contact:

Mikael Lindberg, email: mikael.lindberg@sandvik.com

Please send your application, including CV, cover letter and transcripts, to the contact person above as soon as possible, but no later than December 10, 2021, as the selection is done continuously.

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