Low-grade ore, longer haul distances, stalled capital projects and falling commodity prices leave the mining sector with no option but to optimize resources for improved productivity and sustainability. RKTPL uses its industry expertise and offers flexible as-a-service models that ensure clients can continue to add value and sweat existing resources. Clients who partner RKTPL quickly begin the journey to a new era of technological innovation and lowered operational costs.
Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Applications for Mining
Industrial RTLS enabling total visibility through above and underground mine tracking
By combining mining Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), condition monitoring sensors, mobile devices and analytics software, RKTPL’s turnkey IoT & M2M platform helps maximize production and profitability by enabling mine operators to:
- Improve operational efficiency: Gain complete visibility and insight into your mining operations for better decision making and emergency response.
- Enhance worker safety and visibility: Track the location and movement of personnel in real-time with alerts and reports. Monitor refuge stations and muster points in the event of an emergency or evacuation.
- Optimize vehicle utilization: Combine RTLS, sensors and telematics with real-time vehicle tracking to maximize work hours and ore production.
- Increase energy and environmental efficiency: Use advanced sensor monitoring to generate condition reports and get alerts. Optimize energy use from ventilation-on-demand (VOD) systems.
This flexible, turnkey and technology-agnostic solution lets you leverage your existing edge devices including Wi-Fi tags in your Cisco MSE/CMX network environment, leaky feeder proximity systems, Bluetooth, passive wireless RFID tracking or GPS and wireless vehicle telemetry devices. You get a single-source solution with application development built in, plus financial flexibility with SaaS, PaaS or licensed purchase models.
Plus, RKTPL’s professional services team helps get you up and running from planning and deployment to migration and training. Our trained service staff provide ongoing support to reduce your risk of production loss by resolving your issues quickly. Continuous software development further ensures RKTPL’s mining solutions remain future proof.
1. Visibility and Insight with Underground Mine Tracking
Industrial RTLS, sensors and mobile devices give today’s mining companies unprecedented levels of information, enabling better decision making and emergency response.
2. Track Mine Personnel and Enhance Worker Safety
Track electronically tagged mine workers, monitor entrances/exits and evacuation status, receive alerts and dispatch first responders for improved worker safety.
3. Monitor Mining Vehicles and Optimize Performance
Track mining vehicles and sensors, monitor draw and dump locations, and record routes and lap times for optimized utilization. Generate reports and analytics for improved production.
4. Enable Ventilation-on-demand (VOD)
Enjoy significant cost savings while improving worker health and safety. Optimize energy usage by combining location information with ventilation systems.
5. Energy and Environment Management
Monitor voltage, temperature, humidity and gas level sensors to improve energy efficiency. Generate condition reports and get alerts when levels go outside the designated range.