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Full 5G adoption in mining still years away

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th August 2020 While the mining sector is showing interest and starting to test the value-add of fifth-generation (5G) technologies, mass adoption of the technology is still years away. A new Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research report noted that efforts to improve operational efficiency will lead... 

Weapon detection system being developed to protect public spaces

By: Schalk Burger     21st August 2020 A weapon detection system for concealed and openly carried weapons, such as knives and long guns, is being developed to protect public spaces, as well as temporary public events, using WiFi- based technology. These capabilities for detecting suspicious metal items with wireless signals have... 

Data mining: the way forward in mine water optimisation

20th August 2020 Talbot is helping mining companies enhance the sustainable management of their water resources through the implementation of big data analytics and internet of things (IOT) technologies that can reduce their consumption, increase water reuse and improve environmental compliance across various... 

Hazardavert®, global name in PDS

20th August 2020 Strata’s HazardAvert® for surface and underground, has become a leading global brand in proximity detection and collision avoidance. With tried and true electromagnetic technology, the system currently operates in hundreds of mines around the world. 

New blasting record set at Northern Cape mine

By: Simone Liedtke     13th August 2020 Blasting services company Enaex Africa has set a new record for the highest number of detonators fired in a single blast in South Africa, by blasting 3 618 units at United Manganese of Kalahari's Russik mine, in the Northern Cape. Enaex´s subsidiary in Africa is a joint venture with... 

Mining uptake of communication systems rapidly rising

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th January 2020 Data analytics company GlobalData’s research shows that 61% of mine sites made considerable investment in mine communication systems in 2019, compared with 55% in 2018. This includes investment in private long-term evolution networks or fifth-generation wireless technology.  

Australia's mining future unleashed as AIMEX Conference is announced

26th June 2019 Technological advancements, workforce changes, community collaborations and environmental challenges are just some of the concepts that will be grappled with when the future of Australia's mining industry is unleashed at Australia's largest and longest running mining exhibition and conference in... 

Australia’s mining future unleashed as AIMEX conference is announced

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2019 Technological advancements, workforce changes, community collaborations and environmental challenges are just some of the concepts that will be grappled with when the future of Australia's mining industry is unleashed at Australia's largest and longest running mining exhibition and conference in... 

Digital transformation in mining, metals sector poised to generate $425bn over next ten years

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 Mining is transforming rapidly worldwide and becoming more automated, with the mining automation market expected to be worth $3.29-billion by 2023. Digital transformation initiatives in the mining and metals industry could generate $425-billion over the next ten years. The mining companies that... 

Strata Worldwide: Communication vs Information networks in mining

28th May 2019 Data networks within mines have evolved dramatically in recent years from being simply a form of enabling communication between personnel to something which now must also support a range of connected devices and systems.  

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