Increase your mining safety awareness

Operator-induced incidents, unexpected component failures, hands-on troubleshooting and survey requirements, and instances of speeding can threaten the safety management efforts in your mine.

At Modular Mining, we strive to improve safety in the mining industry by providing safety management solutions that help your team go home safe and move your operation towards the goal of a zero-incident workplace.

Minimize operator-induced incidents

Reduce equipment misuse and improve situational awareness

Improve adherence to speed limits

Reduce the likelihood of injury as a result of unsafe speeds

Reduce your reliance on potentially-dangerous routine requirements

Reduce equipment misuse and improve situational awareness

Minimize component failure

Reduce the likelihood of injury as a result of equipment malfunction

Minimize operator-induced incidents

Reduce equipment misuse and improve situational awareness

75%

Reduction in service brake misuse

System Used: MineCare Maintenance Management

Region: Colombia

Commodity: Coal

Mining Challenge

Whether intentional or not, misuse of your mining equipment can result in premature and unexpected failures and potentially risk the safety of your operators. Often, operators aren’t even aware that their actions are considered harmful; they’re just following in the footsteps of whoever trained them.

Vehicle-to-vehicle interactions represent a large cause of injury or fatality at mines and are often a result of visibility limitations or lacking operator situational awareness. Many collision-alerting systems on the market today produce frequent false alarms, which can desensitize your operators and further complicate your safety management efforts.

How We Solve It

  • MineCare Maintenance Management system

    Minimize unnecessary wear as a result of operator error or misuse

    • Establish user-defined alarms and snapshots to improve troubleshooting, enhance decision making and reduce repair time
    • Identify and monitor conditions that could potentially damage suspension, frame, brakes, tires, and other components
    • Provide real-time feedback to the operator to increase awareness and initiate immediate behavioral changes
  • DISPATCH Fleet Management System

    Improve your operators' spatial awareness

    • Improve operator behavior with FastFeedback by transmitting communications directly and immediately to operators when problematic activity is detected
    • Maximize your safety management efforts by improving your operators’ spatial awareness with the MineCompass module
      • Visually displays the location of nearby equipment relative to each operator
  • MineAlert Collision Awareness System

    Maximize operator situational awareness and provide detection in low-visibility situations

    • Increase your operators’ situational awareness with intelligent path prediction technology that minimizes nuisance alarms
      • Scenario recognition algorithms intelligently differentiate dangerous situations from mere proximity events.
    • Minimize vehicle-to-vehicle collisions with near-instant warning transmission and an intuitive operator display
    • Achieve 360-degree detection around vehicles, even in poor visibility

Improve adherence to speed limits

Reduce the likelihood of injury as a result of unsafe speeds

75%

Reduction in service brake misuse

System Used: MineCare Maintenance Management

Region: Colombia

Commodity: Coal

Mining Challenge

Speeding is often a root cause of injury from collisions with other vehicles or individuals. Speeding in highly trafficked areas such as fuel bays, maintenance shops, planning buildings, and intersections only increases the opportunity for harm.

While you have probably established safe speed limits across your mine, enforcing those limits can be another challenging aspect to your safety management approach. How do you really know that your operators are following your prescribed speed limitations?

How We Solve It

  • DISPATCH Fleet Management System

    Monitor vehicle velocity and alert speeding operators in real time

    • Continuously measure the GPS velocity of your mobile equipment with the SpeedAlert module
      • Identify overspeeding instances through virtual speed traps that consider both full and empty travel conditions
      • Alert operators that exceed your pre-configured speed limits with immediate text messaging and audible warnings via the on-board mobile device
      • Operators that exceed pre-configured speed limits are alerted by message and audible warning on their obboard mobile device
      • Communicate automatically with dispatchers and foremen to alert them to the speeding instances and log all events for central storage
  • MineAlert Collision Awareness System

    Reduce speeding instances and improve your operators' situational awareness

    • Improve your operators’ situational awareness about speeding events by alerting them in real time
      • Configure speed maximums and minimums for your entire site, and set lower limits at locations that are prone to collision or have higher pedestrian traffic
  • MineCare Maintenance Management system

    Monitor operator speed on a continual or conditional basis

    • Monitor operator speeds, either continually or based on specific conditions, such as operators exceeding a specific threshold
    • Generate heat maps to identify areas of your pit in which speeding tends to happen more frequently

Reduce your reliance on potentially-dangerous routine requirements

Minimize the need for in-pit troubleshooting and potentially-dangerous survey work

62%

Increase in compliance to drill pattern

System Used: ProVision Machine Guidance system for drills

Region: North America

Commodity: Copper

Mining Challenge

Sending a maintenance technician into an active operation to diagnose and resolve equipment failures increases the risk for injury. If you can’t provide them with sufficient data about the failure beforehand, that risk for injury increases as the time required for diagnosis also increases.

Survey requirements can also put your workers at risk for injury as a result of vehicle-to-person interactions or walking across broken ground. And if your drill and blasting efforts don’t align exactly with your drill plan, your fragmentation suffers, increasing your risk of fly rock.

How We Solve It

  • ProVision Machine Guidance system for drills

    Improve your drill pattern compliance to eliminate fly rock

    • Increase compliance to your drill plan to achieve better fragmentation and eliminate dangerous fly rock
      • Help your drill operators achieve target drill hole position, depth, and angle via intuitive, real-time visuals and high-precision machine guidance
    • Eliminate the need for manual collar location inspections by leveraging precise guidance to next hole
  • MineCare Maintenance Management system

    Diagnose component issues remotely to minimize time in field

    • Reduce the likelihood of injury to your maintenance technicians
      • Remote troubleshooting reduces the time your maintenance tech spends in the field and on equipment
    • Increase your planned maintenance to minimize the potential for upset events
      • Monitor component condition over time to identify potential failures
      • Schedule maintenance based on issue criticality
  • ProVision Machine Guidance system for loading equipment

    Minimize your need for surveyors to stake ore boundaries

    • Minimize your need for ore boundary staking and progress surveying with real-time progress-line updates and visual material delineation

Minimize component failures

Reduce the likelihood of injury as a result of equipment malfunction

66.6%

Reduction in critical brake temperature events

System Used: MineCare Maintenance Management

Region: Africa

Commodity: Gold

Mining Challenge

Paper-based reporting systems for component defects and inefficient communication between your operations and maintenance departments can make it difficult to address failed or marginally-defective components quickly.

If it takes days or weeks to address the issue, your operators may become less likely to report failed items, increasing the likelihood for unexpected component failures. Reactively approaching maintenance and essentially running your equipment until failure can also increase the potential for harm.

How We Solve It

  • MineCare Maintenance Management system

    Ensure your equipment is safe for operation

    • Identify potential component issues before they become failures
      • Minimize unexpected failures and upset events by scheduling maintenance based on condition criticality
      • Analyze historical trends to drive informed maintenance decisions
      • Reduce diagnosis time with direct links to OEM manuals and remote troubleshooting
    • Minimize the likelihood of repeat failures
      • Facilitate root cause analysis to resolve failures for good
    • Establish user-defined alarms to monitor virtually any number of parameters
  • DISPATCH Fleet Management System

    Improve the real-time communication between your maintenance and operations departments

    • Identify quickly and automatically any components your operators indicate as “failed” in the PreStart Checklist
      • Communicate these failures as defects to your maintenance department immediately
      • Your maintenance department can then determine an appropriate maintenance plan based on criticality
    • As your operators witness faster issue resolution, they’ll be more intentional with the Prestart Checklist

Sustain Your Value: The Big Picture

Leverage the full IntelliMine platform to truly maximize your value, sustain your improvements, and grow over time. Each system and service builds upon another, providing more value and process improvements than you can derive from just a singular technology.

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With IntelliMine Deployment

With Customer Care Package

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