How is Technology Improving Miners Safety

Remote cloud management and offline tracking are two of the best features of an automated tracking, sensor-based mining system, allowing for efficiency, protection, and reliability adjustments from afar.

FREMONT, CA: The mining industry is introducing location technology such as smart sensors and trackable tags to help save lives. They will, however, help you perform better. Ventilation, gas ignition, cave-ins, heat exposure, use of explosives, excessive noise, and continued exposure to radioactive dust are only a few of the physical and psychological hazards that miners face. Mine safety programs, unsurprisingly, have long been a priority in the industry as a way to avoid injuries and ensure the safety of their employees. Hazards are regulated or reduced to legally, morally, and socially appropriate standards in safety protocols worldwide, but there is always a chance.

To help improve security, the industry has recently turned to monitor and real-time location tools. Although the primary goal of mine safety is to eliminate hazards, advanced position technologies can also help to improve overall efficiency and reduce risks to operating machinery while saving time and resources.

According to reports, digitizing mining processes and safety tools could save 1,000 lives and prevent 44,000 injuries. Smart sensors could generate 34 billion U.S. dollars in value for the mining industry by encouraging predictive maintenance, improving equipment utilization, and reducing downtimes or equipment failures. Sensors detect and measure data, converting variables like scale, temperature, humidity, and pressure into numerical values or electrical signals. This has the potential to provide consumers with a new value. In this case, real-time data on miners' activity levels and equipment efficiency will improve visibility throughout the mining process.

Sensors and monitoring systems can provide historical and real-time data to analytics, which can be used to improve potential organization, human resourcing, and equipment long-term value. Consider the following scenario:

  • Boring machines, drills, blasting, and crushing equipment will all have sensors that detect wear and tear and send out warnings when anything needs to be fixed.
  • Workers' overtime and job/task completion can be tracked using Bluetooth devices, exposing places where quality or potentially unsafe working conditions can be enhanced.
  • Asset tracking will give one complete visibility into the supply chain's movement and distribution outcomes. They can also monitor the movements of on-site trucks and machinery.

Remote cloud management and offline tracking are two of the best features of an automated tracking, sensor-based mining system, allowing for efficiency, protection, and reliability adjustments from afar. As a result, the chance of damaging tools and machines is reduced.0