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Hi-tech takes mining to a new level
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The irony of one of the world’s oldest and most primal industries — getting hard stuff out of the ground — being aided by the latest, cutting-edge and largely intangible technology, 3D "immersion" training, is not lost on Andreas Cambitsis, director and co-founder of Cyest Corporation. read more »
Using satellites to move millimetres of earth
Friday, June 05, 2015
Tools that automate the grade are gaining wider acceptance, says Alex Docherty, director of technology at Finning. Using graders out-fitted with SITECH's positioning software, precise road construction is possible. The results are jobs that require less hours and have higher quality standards. read more »
The growing importance of communication technology in mining
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Connectivity, real-time data delivery, collaboration and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are critical technological pillars for the global mining industry. read more »
Rio Tinto launches big data Analytics Excellence Centre to drive productivity improvements
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Rio Tinto will begin mining big data at its world-first Analytics Excellence Centre to significantly enhance equipment productivity across its global operations. The Centre will assess massive volumes of data captured by the array of sensors attached to Rio Tinto’s fixed and mobile equipment read more »
US regulator rolls out online tools to track mine violations
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has launched two online tools to track safety violations commonly associated with mining deaths. read more »

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