Rockwell Automation Introduces the Connected Mine
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November 7, 2018 — Rockwell Automation introduced The Connected Mine, leveraging enabling and digital technologies.
Utilizing analytics, The Connected Mine helps mining companies collect and aggregate data to gain end-to-end visibility into their operations and make informed business decisions to improve mining operations.
The Connected Mine can work in all areas of mining operations:
Extraction: Connecting and automating mobile assets and mine infrastructure – such as mine machinery and ventilation.
Process Management and Optimization: The Connected Mine automates, controls and optimizes mineral processes and metal refining operations.
Material Handling: Smart machines like hoists, conveyors and stacker reclaimers providing access to data that can be collected, logged and analyzed to help workers make better decisions.
Mine Electrification: A digital electrical system helps to enable integration of power distribution, motor management, and process control and captures the information needed for predictive maintenance and remote monitoring.
Asset Performance: Whether device-based or enterprise-wide, machine learning and scalable applications that monitor the performance of critical assets and predict failures.
Worker Safety: Real-time mobility and augmented-reality tools deliver visibility to field workers, helping to confirm the right personnel have the right information at their fingertips.
Mine-to-Market Integration: An analytics platform provides visibility of the business, removing information silos, connecting disparate systems and applications, and informing business decisions.
Rockwell Automation has combined motor control, process, power and energy management, and information solutions to deliver specific solutions that address critical mining operational challenges.
The Connected Mine from Rockwell Automation is built on application expertise, alliances with system integrators, equipment manufacturers and technology providers.