What Drives The Australian Mining Technology Landscape?
The mining industry is a leading driver of the Australian economy with over A$140 billion in exports.
To remain competitive, miners are constantly seeking new technologies that increase productivity and provide greater safety for their workforce.
Australia has for a long time been on the frontier of the mine technology landscape. This has not only been driven by necessity but also by that great Aussie spirit that looks to create something out of nothing.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll also take a look at some specific examples from the Australian mining sector that have genuinely changed the way we operate.
We will also touch on what they mean for the mining sector.
In A Industry Like Mining - Does Fancy Mining Technology Even Matter
After all, we are just blowing it up, Crushing it, and processing it.
Here are the top 3 Questions Related to Mining Tech In Australia That We will look to Address
How did Australian Mining get here?
Where is here, what does the technology landscape look like?
Where are we going – What Will The Mining Technology Landscape Look Like in the Future
How Did Mining Technology Get To Where It Now Is?
People talk about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Digital Twins, IoT (Internet Of Things), IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) but is this delivering the biggest shift in the mining value chain that we have seen so far?
From Our perspective, the largest change has been in the mining equipment itself, in the size and structural integrity of that mining equipment.
Manufacturing these mining trucks, loaders, dozers, and plants including bucket wheel reclaimers and luffing stackers all designed to take larger and larger loads, has been the biggest shake-up of the mining sector.
Bigger Mining Equipment Makes Everything Better Right?
But why is Australia such a Technology hotspot for the Mining World?
The main challenges that the minerals sector of Australia faces are the 3 L's
The Labour Impact on the Mining and Minerals Sector
What about the Mining Operations Location?
Add the Location, and legislation challenges into the mix, and the systems and services around the mining business all of a sudden come into sharp focus to not just drive costs down but improve safety and find ways to engage the workforce so as that they are looking over the fence to check out the grass on the other side.