The AI Impact
In mining, digitization is predicted to unlock $400B in the next decade with artificial intelligence contributing the most to this potential. Over the next decade, AI will provide value to the mining industry by reducing O&M costs, improving production, and increasing energy efficiency.
The IoT Impact
The harsh mining environment has always limited the optimal use of the traditional DCS/SCADA systems. Now with industrial IoT, long life battery technologies, a plethora of wireless communications systems including 5G and private LTE the potential of deploying sensors at every stage of the mining process can be unleashed. Paired with AI, IoT sensors can provide the necessary data to drive better decisions, improve production and increase safety.
IoT Projects in Mining
IoTronik worked with a leading mining company in BC to evaluate, onboard and integrate a weighing system that provides live data of materials being transported over a conveyor belt. The process
In another project, IoTronik worked with a leading mining company in BC to evaluate, facilitate CSA certification, onboard and integrate a conveyor belt sensor that measures mass and material sizes passing in the belt as well as the moisture content.