Friday, December 01, 2023

What are mining sensors?

mining sensors

Adaptive sensors in mining technology are the future of operational safety and productivity. Centers are now being used in almost every aspect of the mining operation including surveying, underground mapping, equipment management, and mining exploration. 

Mine operators now rely on a series of detection equipment and sensors to manage mining infrastructure and prevent operational hazards. Sensor-based technology can be applied to mining equipment, along the mining site and also operated remotely on mobile equipment with operators. 

Sensor-based detection and monitoring can lead to improved efficiency in a mining site by preventing accidents. A range of new monitoring systems including mobile gas and smoke detectors can clear out operators of the first signs of trouble. New sensor technology has also improved mineral processing, various detection of or and maximizing process. 

Real-time monitoring solutions and the data which are gathered by various sensors lead to numerous insights about a mining environment. Many mining companies are now using the data from the sensors to improve the path of mines towards richer mineral concentrations, predictive maintenance, improve mine stability, and more. Having access to this sensor data not only leads to more efficient results in capturing more material but also a mining site that is consistently safer and more strategic. 

All of this real-time monitoring and sensor data needs to be backed up by a comprehensive mobile network in an underground mining site. Leaky feeder systems and a mobile wifi for mining are helping to link these centers and provide real-time data for mining managers and operators. By upgrading communications and ensuring a proper network of mining sensors it’s possible to have a smarter mining environment that is ready to save on costs while maximizing safety. 

If you are ready to learn more about the latest in mining sensor technology contact us today. 

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker/SMC. For nearly half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of safety, producing the best arc guard in the industry. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features, and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.

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