Newcrest Case Study Mining firm uses digital IoT and data science to cut downtime, reduce costs

One persistent challenge for Newcrest, which operates gold and copper mines in Australia, has been working to overcome is how to maintain peak production by keeping its ore crushers and other machines running continuously, with no unplanned downtime.

One key to achieving that level of production is the crushed ore bin, which sits downstream from the crusher and has a sensor that constantly measures the level of crushed ore in the bin.

“Having continuous, accurate information about the amount of ore in the crushed ore bin is a critical component of our operation,” says Gary Slater, Digital and Data Science Architect at Newcrest.

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