The mining industry is global and diverse, with no two sites having the exact same equipment, workflow, workforce, or access to technology. Yet the recent expectations within this industry for companies to digitize their orebody seem to dismissively boil down to embrace industry 4.0 to be more efficient and mine smarter. This week’s Blog looks at some of the other ways mining can capitalize on industry’s varied abilities and foundational needs to be able to adopt modern tech.
Now used in many industries, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 technology can benefit mining in a number of ways; from asset and predictive management, to safety and helping the environment. This week’s Blog takes a look at several different facets of the mining industry that can be bettered through IoT, and at how mining companies are able to reap the benefits.