The potential of ‘big data’ in mining

The application of ‘big data’ can help mine operators improve productivity.By Jason Nitz, Fleet Management Superintendent at Newmont Boddington Gold

IN the future, people will look back at the last decade of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st as being the genesis of ‘big data’. With the birth of the Internet, wireless networking, and the ever-decreasing cost of digital storage, capturing and storing huge amounts of data has become the rule rather than the exception. Along with the development of the Internet, IP networking has made even more data possible as devices never even dreamt of years ago can now be easily connected.

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Cat 824K delivers productivity & durability

The Cat 824K Wheel Dozer design integrates massive, purpose-built structures and heavy-duty components that can support multiple rebuilds.THE new Cat 824K Wheel Dozer builds on the solid performance of predecessor models with engineering refinements in its power train, operator station and structures, and in features that enhance safety, serviceability and machine management.

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APS new vehicle safety solution

LIGHTING and safety product specialist APS has launched a Vehicle Safety Optimization Plan. The plan has five simple steps, and focuses on enhancing situational awareness at both the operator and bystander level by using audible, visual and radar equipment.

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Enware showers for Saudi Arabia

CAPTION: Enware Australia will supply safety showers to a bauxite project in Saudi Arabia.SUPPLIER of stainless steel emergency safety showers, Enware Australia, has made its largest export delivery to date, to the $US10.8 billion Ma’aden aluminium complex in Saudi Arabia. Enware has delivered more than 700 of its Australian designed and manufactured emergency safety showers along with associated safety equipment to Korean based design, construct and engineering company Hyundai for Ma’aden’s joint venture with Alcoa.

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