Prospect Awards: ifm Excellence in Industrial Internet of Things Application

Australian Mining is proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

The Australian Mining Prospect Awards ifm efector Excellence in IIoT Application award recognises an outstanding implementation of IIoT that enhances mining and minerals processing operations.

“ifm are at the forefront of the new and emerging digital era of IIoT in advancing Australian businesses with improved efficiencies, productivity and competitiveness,” ifm efector said.

“ifm are extremely proud to be sponsoring the award “Excellence In IIoT Application” which recognises the outstanding implementation of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) that enhances mining and mineral processing.

“We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all finalists in the Excellence in IIoT award for 2020 and very much looking forward to seeing similar projects that drive Australian industry forward in the near future.”

The finalists of the ifm efactor Excellence in IIoT award are:

BHP, Dash – Live work, eliminated

BHP uses Dash Maintainer Tools to complete diagnostic tasks on mining equipment and read pressure, temperature and other sensors on their mobile or tablet device, from anywhere within an 80-metre radius.

This helps to eliminate the dangers of live work, reduce time to diagnose faults, give frontline workers the tools they need to work safely and makes maintenance work more accessible to people with different physical abilities.

Dash has helped BHP to achieve its priority to eliminate 80 per cent of live work across surface mining equipment at the South Flank project in Western Australia, minimising the fatality risks associated with mobile equipment maintenance.

OreSight, MPC Kinetic

OreSight enables MPC Kinetic’s mining team to gather assay data to the mine planning team between drilling and blasting in near real-time.

With OreSight, MPC Kinetic can log up to 60 bore holes in a 12-hour shift, which is transmitted to its real-time operations centre via 4G and automatically on to the mining company in their preferred method.

The operator directs the truck to each bore hole. The system then takes over to automatically lower the assay probe to the bottom of the hole, then it is raised to provide timely and accurate readings of the ground chemistry.

The system removes personnel from handling physical samples, taking them out of harm’s way in the pit.

PIAGO, GO! Site Approved

PIAGO has developed an agile, customisable Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) application GO! Site Approved (GSA) to improve efficiency and data security within mining companies with large workforces.

GSA improves efficiency and data securities and enhances communication with contractors and employees, replacing outdated onboarding methods like multiple spreadsheets and data entry systems, which are unreliable, time consuming and at risk of human error.

Recognising the gap in the industry, PIAGO developed GSA to allow workers to enter data, send and receive communications with contractors, suppliers and employees, and receive alerts on expiring tickets, training and safety requirements all in one system.

GSA is 100 per cent cloud based and mobile ready, making it accessible for workers both in the field or the office.

The full list of Australian Mining Prospect Awards finalists can be viewed here.

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