Digging into smarter mines
A key element of the global economy, global mining produces $1.5 trillion in materials, roughly 2% of the world’s gross domestic product, per World Mining Data 2020. Digital mines are showing that automation can optimize operations to be more safe, productive and cost effective.
Increased safety for miners and the environment
The pressure from regulatory bodies to increase safety while reducing environmental impact is immense. Connected workers, environmental modeling and autonomous machines allow operators to monitor mines and spot potential risks to miners, as well as the surrounding environment, before they turn into problems.
Rock solid connectivity
With autonomous drills and haulers operating with extreme precision and sending live HD video feeds, the amount of data generated is massive. The network supporting digital mines must be reliable, seamless and able to handle incredible bandwidth demands with extremely low latency.
A deep drill-down
This report examines five uses cases where cellular connectivity can enhance mining operations, as well as generate ROI:
- Autonomous vehicles
- Real-time condition monitoring
- Remote controlled drilling rigs
- Unmanned drone inspection
- Smart ventilation control