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Enabling safety, productivity and efficiency underground

Technology can make underground mining safer, more productive and more efficient in a number of ways, from personnel detection to full-on automation of machines.

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Help wanted: How mining technologies help attract great people

Advances in technology in the mining industry make mining an excellent fit for the skills of the next generation of workers, and technology itself can help attract new people and address the growing skills crisis in the industry.

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Shift change: Keeping operators productive and machines in motion

Using technology to maintain a consistent, efficient shift change schedule can have a positive effect on any mine’s productivity and machine availability.

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ISSUE 10: Fortescue Metals implements new Caterpillar autonomous mining solution

Fortescue Metals Group has established itself as one of the world’s leaders in iron ore production in less than a decade, thanks in large part to its significant focus on innovation and technology. The company’s Solomon operations recently took innovation to the extreme with an autonomous hauling solution developed in partnership with Caterpillar and Western Australia Cat dealer WesTrac.

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ISSUE 9: Leveraging technology in its safety journey: Newmont mine relies on remote dozing to keep operators safe

Like most mining companies, Newmont Mining Corporation considers safe work performance a top priority. In 2009, the company launched its Our Safety Journey program at Newmont sites throughout the world. The program is especially evident at the Phoenix mine in Nevada, which has earned a number of safety awards. The site works with local dealer Cashman Equipment to leverage the latest technologies — such as remote control dozing — to keep people out of harm’s way.

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