The combination of SCADA and workforce management components to create a digital mine results in a unique range of functions that optimize overall management.
The following benefits can be realized, for example:
The concept of the digital mine not only reflects the mining process (longwall mining, tunnelling or blasting) together with the operating equipment, but also all other elements necessary for the operation of a mine. These elements include material transport, the various infrastructure networks (power supply network, pipeline network for various purposes), transport systems (railway or rolling stock) and communication infrastructure (video/telephone).
The benefits of all modules are measured by the provided function. In the event of an alarm, the maintenance component supports the operator in creating work orders. These are combined and arranged by the resource planning component in order to take into account the different dependencies of personnel, time, resources and the mining process itself. In addition, the logistics component provides tracking of material from source during transportation to destination and tracking of personnel including monitoring of presence or access to restricted areas. The process data is made available to the PSImining platform via the standard interfaces SNMP, OPC, IEC and Modbus-TCP. If required, special proprietary interfaces can also be adapted and integrated into the framework of the PSImining platform, e.g. DLL-like interfaces.