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Mining Equipment Simulations & Solutions

Proximity detection systems help to make mines safer and more productive

1st December 2020 Using proximity detection system (PDS) hardware and monitoring devices to centralise information, can help mines to become safer and more productive, asserts PDS solutions company Booyco Electronics. The company explains that a single source of information on a mine’s assets enables the... 

Future of mining revealed

9th October 2020 The next generation of intelligent technologies was demonstrated at the Innovation in Mining Virtual Event, hosted by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in September. The fully working and autonomous AutoMine Concept vehicle is based on the latest technologies and is equipped with new sensing... 

Future of mining revealed
Sandvik's fully autonomous AutoMine Concept vehicle

Mine digitalisation fast-tracked

27th August 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a reduction in the number of people working within a specific mining area, yet still required to achieve the same output. This has brought mine digitalisation to the fore, where it is now seen as a central efficiency mechanism that is essential for survival.... 

Mine digitalisation fast-tracked
Sandvik’s OptiMine Control Room at the Tampere Test Mine

Increased demand for automated mine lab services

27th August 2020 Covid-19-related disruptions to the mining sector, such as restrictions on movement and requisite physical distancing, have led to a renewed demand for automated laboratory offerings. Laboratory services company, FLSmidth, states that its hands-off technology helps to keep laboratory personnel... 

Increased demand for automated mine lab services
View of a fully automated zinc laboratory

Managing chute assets helps cut maintenance costs

17th July 2020 Under today’s demanding economic conditions, many mines could improve the impact of their maintenance expenditure by regularly monitoring and recording wear data on transfer points. This is according to a leading South Africa-based transfer point original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Monitoring... 

Managing chute assets helps cut maintenance costs
A Weba Chute Systems team conducting on-site inspections

Level-9-ready PDS system installed in platinum mine

28th May 2020 The mining industry is striving to meet Level 9 proximity detection systems (PDS) compliance, in order to enhance safety levels. At this level, electronic systems are required to take mechanical control of trackless mining machinery (TMM) and automatically slow it down or bring these to a stop... 

Level-9-ready PDS system installed in platinum mine
Exsence cap lamps provided by Booyco Electronics

Strengthening data management solutions

26th February 2020 Making an informed decision in the minerals discovery process requires access to reliable information and secure data management, with modern visualisation and workflow sequencing. These are among the key features of a new geological data management software release. Mining software solutions... 

Strengthening data management solutions
Geobank 2020 software product

Diamond screener passes test

21st November 2019 An automated small synthetic diamond screener has been evaluated by the ASSURE Program of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and passed all of the administered tests. This means that all stones categorised by the instrument as “diamonds” were natural diamonds, all diamond simulants were... 

Immersive Technologies

15th November 2019 As a global technology leader in the mining industry, Immersive Technologies’ mission is to increase your site's profitability by optimizing the safety & productivity of your operators. 

Advanced technology takes to the skies

7th November 2019 A remote-controlled, semi-autonomous vehicle that can detect blast movement monitor (BMM) locations post-blast has been launched, in answer to the growing demand for mining digitisation. The system is aimed at helping mining companies to maximise ore recovery and profitability, while reducing... 

Sorting solution for emeralds

31st October 2019 An X-ray fluorescence (XRF) sorting machine has been adapted to create a new application for the sorting of emeralds. The machine is aimed at improving the security and efficiency of sorting solutions for emeralds. 

Listening device could reduce mining downtime

1st October 2019 A device that uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to detect wind turbine blade damage, has been launched in Australia. The key piece of technology is the algorithm that can rate the health of the turbine based on its acoustic signature and monitor changes... 

Another step towards fully autonomous mining

25th September 2019 A fifth generation Rig Control System (RCS) has been introduced.  The RCS is a hardware and software interface between a drill rig and the operator. Features such as machine-to-machine communication, sharing real-time drill plan updates between drills, auto tower angle and integrated camera view... 

Another step towards fully autonomous mining
Rig control system enhances automation of rotary blast hole rigs

Growing demand for representative sampling in West Africa

21st August 2019 The growth and diversification of West Africa’s mining sector has led to a growing market for mineral samplers. Sampling that complies with ISO standards and best practice as prescribed by the Theory of Sampling (TOS), confirms that a mine is supplying product that meets the end-customer’s... 

Polymeric concrete solutions for the mining industry

1st August 2019 Machinery and equipment in the mining industry are often in need of repair and maintenance. The harsh operating environment leads to problems such as abrasion, chemical damage, corrosion, impact and wear. Vibrations in the mining environment can lead to equipment wear and fatigue, resulting in... 

New software aids mine management

16th July 2019 New software has been developed to integrate data from a mining project onto one software platform. The integrated visualisation and analysis platform brings all sensor technology together to give a holistic view of a mining environment. The platform combines total station, global navigation... 

Mining automation and digital solutions highlighted

21st May 2019 Automation and digital solutions aim to create a connected worksite to make mining operations safer, more productive and more efficient. At the recent Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration annual conference and expo, Epiroc highlighted a number of scalable solutions for automation,... 


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