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DigitizationSolutionsforMining

DIGITIZINGUNDERGROUNDMINING
Maximizingproductivityandsafety

Theglobalminingindustryisunder
pressure.Fallingcommoditiesprices
aresqueezingcashflow.Withtherise
inproductioncostsformining
reachingalmost30percentoverthe
pastfewyears,therealtime
conversionofconstantfleetdatainto
actionableinsightsismoreessential
thaneverforhigherefficiencyand
productivity.

Nowmorethanever,achieving
breakthroughperformanceinallareas
ofthemininglifecycleisfundamental
tostayprofitable.

Thisdemandsrethinkinghowminingoperationshavebeencarriedoutoverdecades.

Reimaginingandrethinkingtriedandtestedminingoperationsisdifficult,butitisnot
impossible.Digitalandtechnologyinnovationshavealreadytransformedkeyaspectsofthe
mininglifecycle.Applicationsoftechnologyinoptimizingmaterialandequipmentflow,
improvinganticipationoffailures,andmonitoringperformanceinrealtimehavematured,
andareofferingbreakthroughlevelsofimprovementsinminingoperations.

Untilafewyearsago,minersutilized
technologysolutionstooptimizespecific
partsoftheirminingoperations.When
usedseparately,thesesystemshave
performedexcellentlywelltocompete
withthethenmarketconditions.However,
tonavigatecurrentindustrytrends,
capturingvalueinthesector,andto
complywithstringentregulations,miners
needtorethinktheirstrategyand
applicationoftechnology.

Accordingtoa2015studybyMcKenzie,it
wasobservedthatonaglobalaverage,overallequipmenteffectiveness(OEE)performancefor
undergroundminingstoodat27percent,39percentforopen-pitmining,and69percentfor

crushingandgrindingincomparisonwith88percentforupstreamoilandgas,90percentfor
steel,and92percentforoilrefining.

Thereremainssignificantuntappedpotentialforproductivityimprovement-especiallyin
undergroundmining.

InnovatingMiningwithTechnology

Computationalpowerandconnectivitytechnologyhaveseentremendousamountsof
innovationandthenewpowerofharnessingdatausingsensorsinphysicalobjectshasbecome
increasinglyaffordable.

Cuttingedgetechnology,whenappliedtoeverypartofthemininglifecyclesignificantly
booststheacquisitionofcriticalbusinessintelligenceneededtoidentify,quantifyand
prioritizedifferentpartsofthemininglifecycle.

Thestagesofthisapplicationare:

1. Sensors,computationpoweranddata
2. Analytics,powerfulintelligenceandproductionoptimization
3. Humanmachineinteraction
4. Semiautonomoustechnology
5. Fullyautonomoustechnology

DigitizingMiningOperations

EnhancedProductionScheduling
Acuttingedgeschedulingsystemimportslongrangescheduleandtunableparametersfrom
yourproductionplan.Acapabilitymatrixidentifiesskillandeffectivenessindex,identifiesand
matchesoperatortothemosteffectiveequipment,createsshifttasklistsforsupervisorsto
reviewanddispatch.AmodernundergroundmineschedulercomeswithKPIsandreportsto
allowsupervisors,operationsmanagersandmanagementtogetinsightsandfacilitate
optimizationasrequired.

Realtimelocationtracking
Theuseofnextleveltechnologytotrackthepreciselocationofequipmentisbeneficialin
planningandoptimizingupcomingshifts.Integratedwiththeproductionsystem,arealtime

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locationtrackingsystemiscomprisedofaGPStransponderoverlayingrealtimelocation
informationofequipmentoveranavigationdisplay.

Tailoredinterfacesforoperationtype
Goodapplicationssolvedifficultproblems,buttoconsistentlyoutperform,operatorsneedto
beempoweredtoknowtheimpacttheycreateinrealtime.Theteamengineeringamodern
undergroundminingsolutionunderstandsuserexperienceandoptimizingclicks(ortaps)
requiredtoperformanactionorreachagoal.Undergroundminingisacomplexand
dangerousprocess,butanapproachthatinventsandsimplifiestheuserexperienceforevery
operatortypegoesalongwayinpoweringtheminetostayatthecuttingedgeofproduction
control,efficiencyandsafety.

AutomatedFleetInspections
Trackingandanalyzingequipmentperformanceiscrucialtoconsistentperformance.
Automatedfleetinspectionscreateafullycustomizabledigitalinspectionprocessfor
supervisorstomanage,andtechnicianstoconductauditseffectively.Inspectionsarebasically
paperformsconvertedintostreamlinedmobileformsandauditingthatintegratewith
backendsystemsandprovideinspectiondetails,maintenancedetails,andvisualmedia.Digital
fleetinspectionsworkinconjunctionwithproductionschedulingandlocationtrackingto
empowerminestokeeptheirequipmentrunningat100percent.

Digitizeddatacollection
Recordingandcapturingdataonmobiledevicessuchassmartphonesandtabletsenablequick
operationalassessmentsfromthecommandcenter,streamlinehealthandsafetyinspections,
andmaximizecompliancewithenvironmentalimpactregulations.

AnalyticsandIntelligence
Outputsproducedfromequipmentandinfrastructureareintegratedtodeliverinsights.An
intelligentanalyticssystemsimplifiescomplexdataandpresentsdatathatiseasyto
understandforminers,andempowersoperationstooptimizeplans.Moreimportantly,with
theuseofmachinelearningtechnology,analyticssystemsunderstandyourmine,andbecome
crucialinautomaticallydispatchingarenewedscheduleinthewakeofdisturbancesin
undergroundminingoperationstoensureoptimumproduction.

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Thedisparatenatureofcurrenttechnologysolutionsfor
mining
Overthelastdecade,technologysolutionsforminingwerebuiltorcustomengineeredforvery
specificfunctionstobeoptimized.Overtime,thereweremultiplespecializedsystemsand
someonehadtomergeallofthisdatafromdifferentsystemstocreatesomethingvaluablefor
mineoperationstogetahighleveloverview.

Aplatformforthefullmininglifecycle

MiningsolutionsatrapidBizAppsarebeingexecutedandbuiltforallfundamentalshiftsinthe
applicationsoftechnologyformining.Ourcurrentsuiteofsolutionsisengineeredtocollect
datafromallplatforms,offercriticalmineoperationalinformation,andhelpyoumeliorate
mineproductionplanningandprocesseswithtoolsfor,

Optimizationofdrillandblast
Optimizationofmaterialandequipmentflow
Predictivemaintenance
Enhancedperformancemanagement

FleetmanagementwithgroundHog
groundHogisafleetmanagementandschedulingsystemoptimizedforuseinunderground
mines.

Itisdesignedtoworkoutoftheboxformineswithcutandfill,blockcaving,Alimakandpillar
miningoperationtypes.

Usingleadingtechnologyintegrations,groundHoghelpsaccomplishthefollowing.

Reducevarianceinplannedversusactualwithbetterequipmenttimeallocationand
planning
Eliminateinefficientuseofresourcesandreducewastage
Improvecostcontrolwithefficientallocationofcoststoequipment,operatorsand
consumables
Maximizesafetyandprocesscompliance
Thriveinfluctuatingminingandmarketconditions
Maximizecompliancewithemissionsregulations

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FleetinspectionswithrapidInspect
rapidInspectisapowerful,intuitivedigitalinspectionappformobiledevicesthathelps
manageandtrackinspectionsfromanywhere.

Designedforfleetoperatingintheminingindustry,rapidInspectoffersaworkflowprocess
thatisuniquetoeverymine.

Eliminatesenormousamountofpaperworkandsubsequentdataentryrequiredfor
fleetinspectionactivities
Reportsinspectionsinrealtimetoensuredecisionsarebeingmadeonfreshdata
Helpsscheduleandmanageinspectionslikeaprojectmanagementapplication
Allowsmaximizingcompliancewithsafety,maintenance,service,uptimeagreements,
andSLAs.

FLEETMANAGEMENT FLEETINSPECTIONS

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BenefitsfromusingrapidBizAppsMiningSolutions
Seealloperationalinformationinonesingleplace
Viewkeyproductiondata
Makecalculateddecisions
Quicklyunderstandandresolvebusinesschallenges
Validateandprovideaccuratereportingtoallstakeholders

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