Improving productivity, efficiency and safety through automation and reliable communication infrastructure
Implementing automation into the mining environment has the potential to realise long term cost reductions and increase levels of productivity and efficiency.
In 2014, Mining IQ will host two separate Mine Site Automation & Communication events in Australia. Below are the details of the two events, and an exclusive speaker interview for each one leading up to the event.
11 – 12 March 2014
Crown Perth, Western Australia
Are the dark days over for GPS coverage?
It’s no secret mines are getting deeper. Newmont’s Boddington mine, much like many other open cut mines had some challenging issues with GPS coverage as a result of its design. But there’s something exciting going on that’s potentially paving the way for a whole new form of communication. “We used to have GPS availability of around 70% in the pits, we’re now up to 97% on average” explains Newmont’s Superintendent for Fleet Management Systems, Jason Nitz”. Read the full article here.
1 – 2 April 2014
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The key to collision avoidance at Anglo American
Mining IQ recently caught up with Chris Doran to see how they’re addressing the challenge of matching technology up with safety. Chris and his team are focusing on taking that process and applying a more detailed look at selection to see how technology can address specific risks. Read the full article here.
Having researched with more than 100+ mining automation experts for the Mine Automation & Communication Event series, the two programs focus on:
- Implementing an available and robust wireless communication network
- Integrating automation activities on the mine site for improved productivity
- Gaining senior management buy-in for investment in automation