The introduction of new technologies in the mining industry is enhancing the mining environment by providing employees with a safe, modern mine.
FREMONT, CA: The latest advancement of technology in mining signifies a definite shift in the industry towards sustainability. To deliver a safe, modern, and productive mine that deals with the increasing customer expectations and global sustainability initiative the digital technology has to work harder than ever before.
Here are some of the mining industry’s latest technological advancements:
1. Spatial Data Visualizationa
Mining is going through an exhilarating shift, and this has become possible because of the spatial (or geospatial) data. With every passing day, spatial data is becoming more detailed and precise.
The three-dimensional (3D) Modeling generates a visible, life-like impression along with an in-depth perception that permits the human brain to recognize and connect to complicated unified issues. 3D modeling helps firms by reimagining the mine proficiently.
By utilizing the latest technologies like spatial data effectively, the mining industry will have the ability to gain insights into mine systems at a lesser amount and impact on the environment.
2. Geographic Information Systems
Geographic information systems (GIS) are an essential application that permits us to take a deeper look at the geographical relationships influencing the world around us. GIS can help miners to solve real-life problems where location and accessibility are dangerous. It can be utilized to gain insight into the following:
• Geochemical and hydrology data
• Facility and tailings management
• Sustainability and regulatory compliance
• Mineral exploration
The geospatial data software permits the miner industry to rain mine managers and employees in new techniques and also improve their understanding of a mine virtually.
3. Automated Drones
The demand for drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) has started increasing in the mining industry. When drones are committed to conducting operational tasks, they enhance the industry by providing the following services.
• Asset management
• Measuring stockpile inventory
• Site mapping
• Safety and surveillance in hazardous areas
• Time-lapse photography
The advancement of technology will help the mining industry grow and work efficiently. The Future Smart Mining will drive it to a more sustainable approach by utilizing the new mining equipment.