EcoStruxure™ for Mining Operations and Supply Chain
Digital mining operations allow you to centralise and integrate business, sustainability, energy, maintenance and mine management software to achieve a highly optimised value chain.
Mining operations are intensive and energy usage needs to be identified in order to implement optimization strategies and target cost saving opportunities.
Schneider Electric offers a fully integrated approach to energy management.
Effective energy efficiency and sustainability targets can only be achieved through continuous improvement and programs.
Maintenance costs are a significant portion of mining operations costs, and can take up nearly half of the budget. Typically, over 60% of the total mine workforce is dedicated to focus on servicing or repairing complex assets in the field.
Millions of dollars are lost each year due to preventable unplanned downtime and equipment failures.
From condition monitoring to advanced machine learning, and modelling solutions that identify subtle changes in system behaviour, our solutions identify the early warning signs that can lead to diminished equipment performance and unplanned failures.
Optimizing each state in the mining process separately without considering the entire system can often mean losing out on energy saving opportunities.
Making real-time decisions based on information that is spread across various databases, applications and spreadsheets can be very challenging. But with our production management solution you can consolidate and manage data from multiple mines, plants and business systems in order to make better informed decisions.
The production management system works hand in hand with our pit-to-port unified solution for planning and scheduling. This tool takes into account the mined materials, processing, supply chain capabilities and costs to deliver an optimal plan that maximises profit.
Climate change is causing our weather to be increasingly volatile. Weather like severe thunderstorms with lightning, hail and high winds create significant risks to mining operations.
Schneider Electric delivers unparalleled weather solutions and insight:
With precise weather forecasting, miners can anticipate site flooding, adverse road conditions, better plan machinery maintenance and protect employees from weather hazards.
Perhaps the most important aspect of automated mining systems is the opportunity to centralise monitoring into one physical location for all processes across the operation.
A Remote Operations Centre lets you centralise many of the monitoring and control functions for multiple remote operations in a single physical location. Schneider Electric can provide a wide range of solutions that covers your needs and requirements when establishing a remote operations centre. Solutions include IT infrastructure, collaboration platforms, and technologies for data collection, aggregation and analytics.