Long range, robust & scalable LPWAN solutions for IoT in mining
Hostile Conditions for Data Communications
Connectivity is key to harvesting large-scale data in the connected mine, but remote location, extreme depths, confined spaces, and non-symmetric mine topology introduce challenging conditions for IoT in mining.
Wired networks have limited range, are expensive and highly vulnerable to the physical impact caused by in-pit operations of mining equipment. Cellular and short-range solutions such as Wi-Fi fail to deliver sufficient coverage and consistently reliable signals in underground and hard-to-reach sprawling mines.
Drive Operation Excellence & Safety in the Connected Mine with MYTHINGS™
The MYTHINGS platform provides robust wireless connectivity that fuels massive data inputs that can be turned into actionable intelligence to enhance efficiency, productivity and safety while reducing costs and waste in mining operations.
Real-time Asset Tracking, Remote Diagnostics & Predictive Maintenance
Enable real-time remote diagnostics, troubleshooting and asset tracking across the entire mine. Plan corrective maintenance and procurement of spare parts to prevent asset downtime and stay ahead of expensive production losses.
Emission and Groundwater Level Monitoring
Control emission levels and threshold limit values to sustain a secure working environment that complies with safety standards. Monitor changes in groundwater levels in real-time and perform timely and effective pumping to prevent excessive inflows, avoiding contamination and underground flooding.
After-blast & Environmental Monitoring
Instantly inform operators and miners of environmental safety conditions and hazards. Reduce unnecessary wait times and enable quick turnaround after blasts to increase productivity.
Worker Safety Wearables & Rock Bolt Monitoring
Track workers’ health and environment in real-time such as temperature, humidity, radiation, noise and gas levels. Notify managers of fatigue, exhaustion, and “out-of-tolerance” incidents and ensure miners receive timely warnings of potential hazards. Install rock bolt sensors to assess integrity and reduce fatal risk of ground falls.
Continuously monitor air quality and air flows in different areas of the mine and adjust fan speed as necessary. Ensure ventilation is only activated in active work zones to reducing operational costs and environmental footprint.