The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to dramatically reduce the impact...
iVolve’s Mine4D Maintenance Achieves 10% Reduction in Water Truck Idle Times
For one of iVolve’s key clients, water truck efficiency was becoming an operational and financial problem. To monitor water truck operation, iVolve installed Mine4D Maintenance to determine optimal placement of a new filling point.
Improving sustainability: should miners turn to IoT?
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to dramatically reduce the impact of mining operations on the environment, and environmental monitoring is now the number one driver of IoT in the sector, according to new research from mobile satellite company Inmarsat. Julian Turner reports.
Rio Tinto to expand autonomous truck fleet in Pilbara, Australia
Rio Tinto is to expand its fleet of autonomous haul trucks at its iron ore operations in Australia’s Pilbara region by more than 50% by 2019 after signing agreements with Caterpillar and Komatsu.
The fourth industrial revolution: bringing AI to mining
Artificial intelligence will transform the way we do everything – or so we are constantly told. But for industrial sectors such as mining, what does AI really offer? To find out, Heidi Vella caught up with Jane Zavalishina, CEO of Yandex Data Factory, which uses AI to increase efficiency and reduce costs in the mining sector.
Uncovering titanium in Greenland
BlueJay Mining’s Dundas project in Greenland is thought to hold the world’s highest-grade mineral sand ilmenite – the key ore in titanium. The venture was granted government approval in July and work is underway to prove its size. Heidi Vella speaks to BlueJay managing director, Roderick McIllree – formerly of Greenland Energy and Minerals – about Dundas and Greenland’s potential to be the 21st century’s new mining frontier.
Technology developed to track automated underground machines
Robotics researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia have developed a technology to track automated mining vehicles operating underground.
Electric vehicle revolution to drive copper demand
The global auto industry is shifting with the electric vehicle (EV) revolution as the market is rapidly changing supported by technology improvements, increased affordability and government incentives. The evolving market will have a substantial impact on copper demand, where supply will struggle to match upcoming demand.
ARTC deploys GE software to boost Hunter Valley rail network
The Australian Rail Track (ARTC) has selected GE Transportation’s Movement Planner software solution to optimise and improve freight routes through its Hunter Valley rail network.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology chooses JDA to digitise logistics process
Swedish supplier Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is to digitalise its logistics processes through a partnership with JDA Software Group.
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