Background

The mining industry has long been known for being dangerous, dirty and physically demanding but repetitive work - which can greatly benefit from automation and robotics. The industry is currently transitioning to automated solutions, with major companies developing and deploying solutions for material transport, extraction and surveying.

Retro-fitting existing and older equipment has allowed companies to step into automation without investing in completely new and expensive equipment. The use of automated trucks currently constitutes the largest segment of automation, but autonomous and remote operated drilling equipment, and automated surveying are also expanding in their use cases for modern mines. Internet-of-Things (IoT) connected sensors allow the remote and automated collection of data, saving time and replacing the need for people to enter potentially hazardous environments. Combining the power of AI with IOT can result in improvements to the efficiency of new or existing operations and the use of resources

How
can we help?

We have extensive experience in specifying, designing and integrating intelligent equipment with various degrees of autonomy to suit your needs. We ensure that our solutions meet industrial standards for ruggedness and safety.

NXTGEN Industries can also help you set up a digital mine - collecting, displaying and analysing information from your mine.

Mine shaft point cloud

Our
solutions

We can develop remote inspection and monitoring solutions for your asset. Create detailed maps and data of your critical infrastructure.

NXTGEN Industries can retrofit or design custom autonomous systems for dirty, dangerous and demanding work.

Using advanced sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI), we can help you keep track of resources, estimate yield, and make more informed decisions.

Industry
benefits

Increased safety

The mining environment is a hazardous one. Replacing human workers with automated or remotely controlled solutions protects the lives of your workers. Assistance technologies reduce accidents and their associated costs.

Increased productivity

Automation increases productivity by optimising processes and finding bottlenecks. It improves resource and equipment utilisation, increasing overall efficiency.

Reduced costs

Costs are reduced by decreased maintenance, as well as reduced usage of energy, fuel and consumables such as tyres and drill bits.

Increased data visibility

Data collection from automated equipment and IoT connected sensors allow sharing and introspection of data on a new scale. Use the data to gain new insights and optimise your processes with real-time and historical information.