It is said that more than 15,000 miners are killed in the global mining sector annually than in any other industry, and many more are injured. This week’s Blog from Brigade Electronics talks about what you can do, and what tools are available, to help bring those numbers down.
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.
A digitally-connected mine can improve jobsite safety and create a leaner, more efficient operation. But the enormity of the mining industry has led to a slower, and often fragmented, digital transformation. This week’s Blog takes a look at the digital divide and discusses the importance of bridging it.
An underground gold mine complex in British Columbia from the 1940s probably isn’t where you’d expect to find cutting-edge technology. This week’s Blog looks at how older mines that weren’t profitable to excavate decades ago could, for the first time, be mapped and be revived using Exyn’s technology.
Almost every mine today makes use of some kind of operations control centre that makes it possible to remotely monitor, measure, and control mining operations. And – without an appropriately designed control room – safe high-speed mechanized mining would neither be practical nor commercially viable. This week’s Blog provides a glance into some best practice in control room construction, equipping, and processes.
Elevating workplace safety and protecting the front-line is always top of mind for any safety professional. That is why it’s crucial to ensure your workforce has the proper training necessary to be fully equipped to perform tasks with confidence, allowing them to come home safely at the end of each and every day. This week’s Blog takes a look at eLearning and microlearning courses which will better prepare your staff, enhance your safety culture, and boost your organization’s credibility in the market.
Over the years, industries around the globe have placed a fundamental importance on worker safety and sustainability, and technology provides a powerful asset to assist companies in achieving these goals. This week’s Blog takes a look at how the mining industry has begun to benefit from the positive impacts that various technologies are able to provide.
A recent Canadian International Student Mine Rescue Competition hosted by the University of British Columbia has helped to provide critical training and camaraderie for the next generation of mining engineers. This week’s Blog takes a look at the competition – the first ever in Canada – and at its partnership with medical and safety technology manufacturer, Dräger Safety Canada.
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.
Mining operations normally run for 24 hours a day, year after year and unplanned downtime – whether due to an environmental concern, a safety issue or equipment failure – could result in significant output deficits, financial losses, and prolonged business disruptions. This week’s Blog examines how intelligent machine vision is changing the way we look at mines.