Improve Mining Safety and Visibility into Operations
Mining is a dangerous and grueling industry. Not only is the act of extracting metals and minerals difficult, but mining companies face great demands to minimize harm to employees as well as the environment. To address this growing pressure, the mining industry must adopt new techniques and technologies to increase production while ensuring sustainable operations.
The Internet of Things (IoT) creates new ways for mining companies to improve safety standards and achieve greater visibility into above-ground and underground operations. The IoT allows for the use of sensors to monitor miner whereabouts and exposure to hazardous gases. It also provides more information to help general managers make better decisions around where to mine and who to send to those mines.
The IoT offers tremendous opportunities in the automation of crushing machines, truck telemetrics and analytics, and remote management of controllers in smelting factories.
How Cisco Brings the IoT to Mining
Cisco works with industry partners to deliver solutions globally that meet the challenges facing mining companies. Examples include changing regulatory requirements, safety considerations, highly secure access to equipment and data, production control, and ore tracking.
Cisco IoT solutions can:
- Integrate equipment tracking and connectivity in a single platform
- Connect locations, equipment, and systems with remote monitoring to increase responsiveness and efficiency, and to manage resources
- Link equipment suppliers, third-party engineers, transportation providers, and others through standards-based systems
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Cisco solutions help a mining company boost productivity and morale in a remote location.
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