Swedish companies create 5G technology for mine communication

MINEX FORUM | August 23, 2017
img0 A Swedish research project has showcased that by applying the latest technology within communication and automation, underground mines can become both more efficient and safer. In the PIMM project, Boliden, Ericsson, Telia, Volvo CE, ABB, RISE SICS and LTU have all contributed with their advanced technology and knowledge within digitalization and automation. The companies and ...

OptimOre Project – increasing yield on Tungsten and Tantalum ore production

MINEX FORUM | June 2, 2017
img0 Authors: Dr Peter Graham Research, Director , INTERKONSULT LTD Alexander Graham, Research Engineer, INTERKONSULT LTD OptimOre is a new initiative designed to improve the recovery of two of the world’s most critical raw materials – Tungsten and Tantalum. Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (Grant No 642201), the initiative sees innovative ...

82% of executives to increase investments in digital mining technologies over the next three years

MINEX FORUM | May 16, 2017
img0 82 percent of the mining industry look set to increase investments in digital technology over the next three years, according to a new report. Accenture has released its latest “Digital in mining: Progress and opportunity” report,  which takes an in depth look into how the mining industry is using, and not using, digital technology to improve ...

The mining is slowly going digital

MINEX FORUM | April 12, 2017
img0 Mining companies are failing to take advantage of digital technology to address productivity issues, says advisory firm Ernst & Young (EY), which believes that digital transformation is a critical enabler to tackle productivity and margin challenges in the mining and metals sector, noted miningweekly.com. A new EY report, ‘The digital disconnect: problem or pathway?’, points out ...

Deloitte promoted a smart helmet

MINEX FORUM | March 20, 2017
img0 Image: itworldcanada.com During the PDAC conference, Deloitte promoted its wearable technology — a smart helmet — that has the potential to making mining radically more efficient, said Forbes. Jürgen Beier, mining and resource leader at Deloitte, said that the company is not trying to develop a new business model of developing mining gadgets, but it ...

Dr Erkki Ormala “explores the future” for mining

MINEX FORUM | March 14, 2017
img0 Finnish authority on industrial innovation Dr Erkki Ormala says mining, and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies should embrace change and “explore the future”. The Finnish academic, in Australia next week to talk on innovation, believes fast responders will be “the future winners” in the innovation game, MJ reported. “The innovation culture has changed; ...