Data is a powerful tool in maintaining efficiency in any business. Traditional industries like mining have sometimes been quite slow to adopt new technology and to discover the value of data. Many companies are now ushering in a variety of sophisticated technology in the form of sensors and instruments which are constantly monitoring for performance.
Retail locations have been using data driven insights for years but industries like mining are still new to harnessing the technology. The mining sector is now moving its data to the cloud, collecting more data at operation sites than ever before and using equipment that can record data in a sophisticated way at all corners of a site. There is plenty of interest in the way that data can be harnessed and then used to improve each stage of production and the data chain.
By collecting and then housing data in the cloud, mining companies are able to access their insights anywhere. The mining sector can work at capturing data at multiple locations from hundreds of sensors and then analyse it correctly. The cloud helps with gathering the data in one space and then AI and big data applications ensure that the data can be analyzed to derive performance insights, cost savings and more.
Mining sectors are using data in many practical applications such as changing truck routes, maximizing the efficiency of equipment and improving safety on job sites too. Big data is helping companies see greater fuel savings than ever before, improved lines of efficiency in harvesting components and improving the lifespan of equipment by predicting maintenance schedules.
If you are interested in leveraging data within your mining based business, we can help you use technology innovation to scale and speed your progress in the mining industry. Contact us today to learn more about how to fully leverage your mining data and to find out about the best tools for capturing and managing data for your company.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.