The life cycle of mining begins with exploration, continues through production, and ends with closure and postmining land use. New technologies can benefit the mining industry and consumers in all stages of this life cycle. Rapid advances in technological innovation, including automation, digitization, and electrification, are having a fundamental impact on the mining sector.
Technology in mining also helps eliminate the excuse of this sector being too dangerous for women since more jobs will be operated at a distance from the rock face. We hope to see employment gender gaps reduced thanks to technology.
ERP & EAM
Integrated project- asset- and service management functionality within a core ERP platform is critical to mining organizations challenging for leadership. With an end to end solution supporting the entire mine lifecycle through feasibility, construction, and operation, Our software offers unparalleled depth of functionality built for usability and low total cost of ownership. With support for multi-site, multi-language and multi-currency, we offer mine operators and mining services providers a consistent enterprise platform across their international business and diverse workforce.
Internet of Things
Internet of Things, an emerging network technology based on the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet, can potentially transform the mining industry by creating new ways of maintaining mine safety and productivity.
The technology involves connecting machines, fleet and people with unique identifiers based on radio frequency identification device (RFID) and sensor technologies while allowing them to automatically transfer and receive data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The IoT platform can not only improve traceability and visibility of the entire mining operation but also enable computers to observe, identify and understand different facets of mining operations without human intervention and to automate and improve the maintenance and operation of machines.
In recent years, drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have started to make headway across the mining industry. UAS now produces the same results as a helicopter at a lower cost. Drones, when set to perform operational tasks, improve the industry by providing the following services:
- Safety and surveillance in hazardous areas
- Asset management
- Time-lapse photography
- Measuring stockpile inventory
- Infrastructure upkeep and inspection
- Site mapping