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Asset Health Monitoring

14th September 2021 Back in 2019, researchers from Verdantix identified the trends in technology roadmaps for asset management technologies and compiled a helpful graphic to illustrate the value and associated growth of these technologies. Of interest to us at the time was the rapid growth and high value associated... 

The role and importance of Reliability Engineering

14th September 2021 The question often arises on the actual role and responsibility of a Reliability Engineer. This article considers where Reliability Engineers fit into an organisation, what kind of data they require, and when and how it should be provided. We also look at their key challenges and possible... 

Vale starts operating driverless trucks at Carajás

By: Mariaan Webb     3rd September 2021 Iron-ore major Vale is expanding driverless technology at its operations in Brazil, launching six self-driving trucks at its Carajás complex, in Para, with another four to be introduced before the end of the year. Capable of moving 320 metric tons at a time, the autonomous trucks were being... 

Location tech adds real value

By: Halima Frost     3rd September 2021 Since the installation of a real-time intelligent location system – developed by global location technology platform company Quuppa – the mine in which it has been installed has reported a reduction in downtime and an uptick in productivity, communications device provider Ya Batho tells Mining... 

Acquisition improves manufacturing capability, export ability

By: Cameron Mackay     3rd September 2021 Industrial equipment supplier Fabchem Mining entered into a written agreement to acquire original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) VULA Drilling last month. Fabchem will complete the acquisition once all conditions are fulfilled. Fabchem Mining manufactures, distributes and supplies underground... 

Video surveillance can help mines improve safety, operational efficiency and security

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th August 2021 The deployment of ever-improving video surveillance technologies in the mining sector can assist in enhancing safety, mitigating poor visibility, bolstering analytics to improve operational efficiency and enhancing the security of mining operations from the perimeter to the rock face. Axis... 

Latest crane safety, truck developments on show

20th August 2021 Custom service and lube body manufacturer Summit Truck Bodies will be showcasing the latest developments in crane safety technology at mining show MINExpo International, which is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US, from September 13 to 15.... 

Wireless infrastructure, location systems beneficial for mines

By: Cameron Mackay     13th August 2021 Real-time data access for underground mines has traditionally been a challenge in South Africa, with the lack of broadband networks and the nature of mining contributing to this challenge. The implementation of wireless networks in underground mines by mining equipment supplier Ya Batho is... 

Telecoms solutions solve connectivity challenges

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th August 2021 Mobile satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat aims to solve some of the Australian mining industry’s biggest connectivity challenges. Inmarsat products and services have been used across Australian mines for a long time, at every stage of the mining lifecycle, explains Inmarsat global... 

Letpadaung Copper Mine adopts integrated DMR and LTE solution for wide area voice communication and broadband video

12th August 2021 Letpadaung Copper Mine, in Myanmar, adopted an integrated digital mobile radio (DMR) and LTE solution for improved wide area voice communications and support for broadband video, environmental monitoring solutions and remote data transmission. 

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