Open-pit mining (monitoring and control)
Peck, Jonathan P. Aquila Mining Systems Ltd., Montreal, Canada.
- Monitoring systems
- Information management
- Communication technologies
- Additional Readings
Traditional open pit mining methodologies and processes are being modified by new technologies. The personal computer now allows mines of varying size and capacity to increase productivity and efficiency through the use of software. Computer-based monitoring and control systems are being used to measure and optimize, in real time, the performances of operating equipment. This capability forms the foundation of a more comprehensive, dynamic management and planning facility, where ultimately information acquired from the producing equipment will be used to optimize and control machine and human activities. The technologies will eventually serve as the basis for more robotic and autonomous mining operations.
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