Industries: Natural Resources

IoT in Mining: Fleet Management and Asset Tracking

From the Canadian shield to the Australian outback to the Chilean mountains, mining operations are located in some of the world’s most remote regions, where few reliable means of communication are available. ORBCOMM’s comprehensive suite of IoT devices, solutions and connectivity options gives you complete visibility of your mining operations above and below ground.

By combining real-time location systems (RTLS), cellular, satellite and other technologies, ORBCOMM’s fleet and underground mine tracking solutions provide operators the insight they need to maximize mine production and profitability, no matter how remote.

Improve Mining Fleet Safety and Efficiency

  • Track mining vehicles in real-time including GPS location, engine hours, mileage, geofences, fuel consumption and more.
  • Use verbal in-cab driver coaching alerts for speeding, seat belt use, aggressive driving and idling to improve driver safety and mining fleet efficiency.
  • Speed-by-Street™: Compare vehicle speed to our proprietary database of posted speed limits.
  • Get instant alerts for mine vehicles operating in open pit mining blast zones.
  • Improve preventative maintenance and reduce downtime with remote monitoring of mine vehicle sensors and telematics.
  • Maximize production by monitoring draw and dump locations, route and lap times, and optimizing mining truck refueling practices.

Track Underground Mining Assets while Reducing Costs

  • Use real-time location systems (RTLS), RFID tracking, Wi-Fi, sensors, mobile devices, software and other technologies to gain full visibility of underground mining operations.
  • Track mine workers, monitor entrances/exits and evacuation status, receive alerts and dispatch first responders for improved worker safety.
  • Monitor voltage, temperature, humidity and gas levels sensors for improved operations and reduced costs.
  • Improve energy efficiency and worker health with location-based ventilation on demand (VOD) systems.

Monitor and Control Fixed Mining Equipment

  • Eliminate unexpected mining equipment failures by monitoring sensors and equipment logs.
  • Reduce expensive mine site visits by automatically collecting telemetry data from remote sensors.
  • Establish a low cost, quick and easy-to-install communication link without requiring major capital investment.

Monitor Weather and Environmental Conditions at Remote Mine Sites

  • Transmit data from remote weather stations at remote mine sites.
  • Remotely measure water quality and flow, and control pumps and mining flood control systems.
  • Measure and control dust levels to protect mining equipment.

Mining: Fleet Management and Underground Mine Tracking

ST 9100 (Dual-Mode)

The fully programmable ST 9100 is a dual-mode satellite/cellular device, combining cellular network coverage and the two-way IsatData Pro satellite service. This versatile device enables asset tracking and monitoring for a wide variety of applications on land and at sea, in the most remote areas of the world.

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AssetWatchTM Mining: Device-Agnostic Underground Mining Tracking
ORBCOMM’s flexible, turnkey and technology-agnostic solution allows you to use existing edge devices including Wi-Fi tags in your Cisco MSE/CMX network environment, leaky feeder proximity systems, Bluetooth, passive RFID or GPS and wireless vehicle telemetry devices. No need for additional third-party hardware!
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Mining: Fleet Management and Underground Mine Tracking

AssetWatchTM Mining: Real-Time Visibility for Mining Operations
ORBCOMM’s AssetWatch gives you total visibility and insight over your mining operations above and below ground. By combining real-time location systems (RTLS), condition monitoring sensors, mobile devices and analytics software, ORBCOMM’s turnkey platform helps mine operators maximize productivity and profitability.

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Manage tag and device battery levels for easy maintenance Search and locate mining assets by specific locations and zones Search for mining assets by type, category or by unique name Visual and printable historical reports Customizable alerts for information or corrective actions

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FleetEdge: Web Application for Heavy Equipment Tracking
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Mining Asset Tracking Resources

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Discover why you should insist on satellite or dual-mode communications to track heavy equipment in remote areas.

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