Manual v Digital series: Shift Allocation

Manual v Digital series: Shift Allocation

This week we’re discussing the benefits to Shift Allocation as we continue to contrast Manual vs. Digital in our Mine Digitization and Automation series, making the case that a move from paper-based to digital benefits everyone.  Planning for a shift starts well before the crews come in to work. Long-range production goals, monthly targets, and […]

Powerful Minestar Reporting using Power BI in 30 minutes

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First off, what is Minestar Minestar Reporting is part of is Caterpillar’s Minestar Fleet Management system, and is primarily used by large open pit mines to improve overall productivity and safety. It is a comprehensive suite of tools, including fleet management, machine health monitoring, and guidance technology. Most large mines that have a large fleet […]

Short Interval Control: An Essential Process for increasing mining efficiency.

short interval control increase mining efficiency

Short Interval Control has become the standard process to improve overall mining efficiency in the mining industry. The Global Mining Guidelines Group, an industry standards organization, has also come out with an actionable roadmap any mine can use to deploy Short Interval Control at their site. GroundHog‘s system enables mines to quickly implement Short Interval […]

Drilling Deeper: The Advantages of Long Hole Open Stoping in Underground Mining

Advantages of long hole open stoping in underground mines

Over the past few years, Long hole open stoping is being increasingly used in Underground mines – especially in metal mines. Long hole open stoping is a form of sub-level open stoping which involves excavating ore in a series of horizontal or sub-horizontal levels, known as “stopes.” In long-hole open stoping, a series of vertical […]

Six Reasons Underground Mine Managers need to use Face Utilization as an Operational KPI

GroundHog Face Utilization as an Operational KPI

The key objective of every mine manager is to get maximum tonnage from mines and achieve the best safety performances. Strict implementation of activity schedule, sequence of activities, face utilization, and advance rates are vital elements to increase productivity, safety performances, and lower costs.  Underground mines are the black boxes by nature of the operation. […]

New Mine Digitization Trends 2022

Mining sector is rising rapidly with the current digital expansion of the industry. Around the world, existing mining operations and processes are evolving step-by-step, digitally. This is driving demand for new advanced technologies to fully monitor and control, ensure high productivity and sustainability, as well as protect and upskill mining personnel. When it comes to […]

Short Interval Control (SIC) for Productive Mining

Short Interval Control

SIC in Mine Operation Planning is the backbone of efficient Mining. Maintaining the mine operation with regards to long term mine plan is key for successful operation and it is equally challenging. Deviation between mine plan and actual operation is a real-life problem due to multiple operational bottlenecks. Mining companies’ losses significant amount of revenues […]

9 New Technologies for Mine Digitization and Automation

INTRODUCTION In recent times, there has been increased emphasis on Mine Digitization and Automation due to technology that has presented tremendous opportunities. It has given rise to new possibilities to change our lives for the better, turned it easier and made it more efficient. Each business is now data-driven and industries of the future are […]

How CMMS can help mines increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a well-known measurement method, used in the manufacturing industry, which combines availability, performance, and quality, for the evaluation of equipment effectiveness. As a result, measuring Overall Equipment Efficiency in underground mines is frequently becoming the best practice. OEE is the best-known metric for identifying losses, benchmarking progress, and improving the […]