Mining2018-11-07T17:43:32+00:00

Mining

Maximize Logistics, Yield, and Safety

Mining faces extreme environmental conditions in very remote locations with little or no access to the Internet. As a result, mining operations are relying more and more on FogHorn’s edge intelligence for real-time, onsite monitoring and diagnostics, alarm management, and predictive maintenance to maximize safety, improve operational efficiency, and to minimize costs and downtime.

Solutions

Operational
Efficiency

Improve automation, enhance practitioner collaboration, reduce manual data entry and errors.

Condition-based
Monitoring

Lower maintenance costs, improve asset performance and longevity, and maximize yield.

Operational
Intelligence

Optimize systems for maximum KPI performance, quickly adjust to changing conditions.

Asset Performance
Optimization

Maximize high-value asset output, balance reliability, performance, and cost.

Prescriptive
Maintenance

Reduce repair costs, minimize downtime, maximize output, and improve remediation efficiency.

Geofencing/
Asset Tracking

Optimize logistics, precision asset location information, monitor perimeter boundaries.

Output/
Yield Forecasting

Maximize asset output, predict maintenance needs, improve forecast accuracy.

Use Case

Increase production, improve safety, and reduce maintenance costs by edge connected mining operation

The mining industry plays an important role in today’s world economy. However, the industry is currently going through several challenges from falling commodity prices, a skilled labor shortage, and slowing global economy. Such challenges require innovation on many fronts and IoT has the potential to transform the entire mining industry. IoT can help increase production significantly by tracking miners and vehicles and monitoring the status of vehicles, all through the use of real-time data and analytics.

Because mining is a high-risk profession, mining companies are using autonomous trucks and trains as well as tunneling and boring machines to ensure worker safety and increase productivity. These vehicles are equipped with embedded sensors that enable improved safety and route optimization based on real-time vehicle and terrain data. Asset monitoring information can be collected over time to help in predictive maintenance for critical machines and other assets. Mine workers can be connected as well. Health monitoring devices can help evaluate their physical condition and send alerts to proper personnel in case of incidents.

Mining machines generate many terabytes of data each day that can help mining companies optimize their entire operation by improving safety, reducing energy consumption, optimizing processes, and increasing production. However, because most mining operations are in very remote locations, this information cannot be uploaded to centralized data centers for analysis and processing due to the sheer volume of data and because reliable networks and cloud connectivity are typically unavailable at these sites. In addition, proactive real-time responses, require extremely low network latency which cloud-only solutions cannot provide.

FogHorn’s edge intelligence solution runs analytics in close proximity to the mining operation can provide real-time insight and responses without the need for constant connectivity to the cloud. It can also reduce bandwidth and processing costs because only a small subset of the data will need to be transported to the cloud for further analysis.

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