With financial support from the International Mineral Innovation Institute (IMII), Travis Wiens has started a research project to find a digital solution to a age-old process. This week’s Blog examines how out-of-the-box innovation is working to make underground mining safer at potash mines in Saskatchewan.
How we find, build, operate and reclaim mines in Canada is being rapidly transformed by innovative technologies and the achievement of transformational change requires a new vision for mining that is ambitious enough to drive a change in performance and operational goals. This week’s Blog takes a look at a recent report from the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) that addresses this very issue; The Changing Nature of Work: Innovation, Automation and Canada’s Mining Workforce.
Visibility into data means sustainable mining doesn’t have to be an either/or situation. This week’s Blog looks at how mining companies can reduce their energy and water consumption and improve on sustainability to help lead the mining industry into the next era, while also increasing production, ensuring product quality, and generating a profit.
Need to know how to correctly check the track sag on your mining excavator? What about how to discharge the accumulators in a hydraulic system? Want to complete classes to expand your certification? This week’s Blog reveals how Hitachi mining product experts are now ready to answer all these questions – and more – through a brand new Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) experience.
Carlson Software’s Cavity Auto-Scanning Laser System (C-ALS) Gyro is helping to ensure that the inaccessible becomes accessible by providing reliable mapping capabilities for otherwise unreachable underground cavities. This week’s Blog takes a deeper dive into Carlson’s innovation and at how it can potentially resolve some of the mystery of what may lie below.
As engineers look to create new products, they have to look at mechanical and structural innovations, as well as material innovations, and how those innovations can be leveraged specifically for the mining industry. One such example is in the gas detection equipment that miners use as critical safety gear each and every day.