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1. How can mining be made more sustainable?

Mining operations need to be conducted in a responsible and environmentally sustainable way for reducing their impact on the environment. To achieve this, mining solutions inclusive of digitization, mining industry software solutions, mining IoT solutions, and much more need to be worked out.

2. What is mine digitization?

Mine digitization refers to the use of digital or computerized systems or devices, mining industry software solutions, and digitized data for reducing costs of improving business productivity and transforming mining practices. The benefits of mine digitization include:

a) Creating smart mines and minimizing operational costs

b) Monitoring operational assets efficiently

c) Leveraging mining industry software solutions

d) Effective water management

e) Automation of operations or incorporating mining IoT solutions

f) Keeping the workforce safe

g) Ensuring data security

h) Monitoring operational assets

3. How digital innovation can improve mining productivity?

Digital innovation and IoT-enabled mining solutions can significantly improve mining productivity. Schneider Electric offers best-in-class mining solutions, metals solutions, minerals solutions, and cement solutions based on EcoStruxture, a new generation of process automation systems. EcoStruxure for mining solutions is our IoT-enabled architecture that is designed to leverage digital transformation. It includes apps, analytics, services, edge control with IoT networks, and connected products.

Similarly, EcoStruxture for the metal industry is a robust architecture to leverage digital transformation in the metals industry and is inclusive of software for metals, connected products, and much more. Our unmatched portfolio of mining software and hardware, interoperability of mining and metal solutions, metals industry software, accessibility to data via the cloud or on-premises makes our mining solutions unique and robust.

Such IoT-enabled mining solutions can significantly improve mining productivity as they leverage:

a) Data, computational power, and connectivity

With mine digitization, embedding a multitude of sensors in the physical objects, using mining industry software or architecture, and churning out a huge volume of data for analyzing and facilitating communication among machines has become increasingly accessible. In addition, smart grids also report power usage.

b) Mining IoT Solutions: Analytics and intelligence

From advancements in analytics to machine learning, better techniques for integrating data help turn datasets into insights about future events’ profitability.