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A Safety First Wireless IoT Solution for the Mining Industry

Mining Industry
An excavator dumps coal into a dump truck in a coal mine

CDM Improves Safety in the Mining Industry

BACKGROUND:
A particular challenge facing the mining industry is the problem known as carry-back. This occurs when some of the product remains in the dump truck after off-loading. This problem is magnified when the re-load of the dump truck is performed as the carry-back is unknown to the operator of the Komatsu excavator.

CHALLENGE:
Carry-back can affect the efficiency of operators re-loading the tray as they are unaware of the residual product left inside. This can result in the operator overloading the tray causing a truck to be classed as dangerous by exceeding the manufactures maximum payload specifications.

SOLUTION:
CDM in partnership with NOMAD to fit Komatsu dump trucks with an IoT device that allowed the operators to read the residual carry-back left in the tray. This carry-back data allowed the operator of the Komatsu excavator to load the dump truck with the optimal payload which ultimately increased production and safety.

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