Fuel accounts for about 31% of OpEx at mine sites in developed mining markets such as Australia, USA and Canada, and accounts for a lot more in developing countries. About 8% of fuel dispensed at a mine is lost due to fuel theft, also called fuel pilferage. And with diesel prices sky rocketing, thieves find […]
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 […]
Internet of things technology and connected workforces are hardly a new concept, unfortunately the mining industry has long had a tendency to avoid adopting new technology. However, in an increasingly competitive industry, the decision to digitize is becoming less and less optional. What is IoT: Put simply, it is the connection of devices through the […]
Mine Automation streamlines the process of capturing and analyzing data using IoT sensors. This helps shorten mine planning time and provides process consistency which yield in significant cost savings.