Australia continues to lead the way in mining technology adoption
A survey of 138 mine web sites, executed by GlobalData in late 2021 and early 2022, has exposed that mines in Australia proceed to have the maximum penetration of systems, primarily drones, autonomous and remote control vehicles and mine administration computer software. In whole, 13 technologies were being investigated, with respondents questioned to rating the degree to which they experienced invested in these systems from a single to five, with one becoming no financial commitment and 5 currently being fully executed. Australian mines ranked maximum in 8 of these. In addition to the aforementioned technologies, they also rated highest for collision avoidance, mine arranging computer software, predictive upkeep for mobile machines and wearable technology.
Australia also ranked optimum in previous surveys, which would be expected presented the presence of businesses this sort of as Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue who have been early adopters of technological innovation and major people of systems this kind of as autonomous autos.
Collectively with Africa, mines in Australia also experienced the maximum anticipations total in terms of investment across all systems, suggesting it is probable to retain its major position in a long time to arrive. When asked, ‘In which of the following do you expect to spend in/ devote additional in, around the following two decades?’, Australian mines had, on regular, the next-optimum share anticipating to commit in the different technologies immediately after these in Africa. A especially superior share of mines in South Africa predicted financial investment in collision avoidance, fatigue detection, predictive routine maintenance and interaction methods. In Australia, the best share was for mine scheduling application, when in the US it was for battery/electric motor vehicles.