Whenever we hear the term ‘mining’, we tend to think of excavation which requires hard labor and the use of too much resources. This is also associated with health complications and other environmental hazards. Mining has however changed over the years. There have been major advancements and people have started viewing mining in a much better perspective. Due to the great advancement in technology, miners will have to change how they have been operating. Modern underground mining software have also been developed to ease the process even more. Below are 5 technologies that will shake up the mining industry in 2018;
1. The Use Of Underground Excavators
Underground mining is the most dangerous and safety has always being the top one priority. This technology involves the use of underground mobile miners which discards drilling and the use of blasts. Since it’s specifically created for hard rock mines, miners won’t have to evacuate the mines for them to excavate hard rock.
2. Sorting Using The Sensor Based Method
Sensor based sorting is a modern mineral processing technology which aids in rending precious minerals from ores. This is a quick method and also saves a lot of money. This method is very effective and is also very productive. This will bring about great positive changes in the mining industry.
3. High-tech Oil And Gas Consideration
One major setback affecting the mining industry is the high cost of electricity. Electricity cost will always affect the productivity of any other company and not just mining. Minimizing the usage of electricity will greatly help improve a few factors. The use of advanced gas and oil will also help keep up with the high cost of living, especially for those working in the mine.
4. The Use Of Sophisticated Materials With Topnotch Strength
These materials are meant to heighten and modify energy retention and solar cells. Improving these materials will definitely make mining more effective and much easier. These technologies are meant to better the longevity of mining schemes and explicating finer engine oils. The stronger the materials, the cheaper the maintenance costs.
5. X Ray Diffraction
This is the most innovative technology of them all. X Ray diffraction is used to examine samples which are used to check their property concentration especially in valuable materials. Those exploring this technology have had positive things to say about it. It has greatly helped their companies. Most importantly, it helps save time and money.
These 5 technological advancements will greatly increase productivity in the mining industry.