Trends In Modern Mining Technology

Getting involved with the latest technology trends and mining can be an excellent way to initiate a shift in the industry towards sustainability. The latest technology is working in delivering more productive mining sites that are truly safe and able to efficiently deliver a wide range of mining materials. Here are some of the latest advances in the mining industry that are changing the game for efficiency:

Data Visualization In A Spatial Manner

Geospatial and spatial data visualization is changing the way that we are mining. Using these models it is possible to deliver a 3-D model of a mining site, train miners and virtual reality or deliver augmented reality overlays into a real world environment. This type of mapping ensures that workers will be able to find deposits as they are in the mine even behind layers of material.

Geographic Information

geographic information systems allow us to look deeper into the minerals, geochemical makeup and hydrology data and more. This leads to improvements in tailings management, greater sustainability and much faster routes to material than ever before.

When we are mining today it’s possible to use a variety of software and data modeling alongside artificial intelligence to deliver insights which are data-driven. AI is working to improve the chance of critical machining failures as well as the process of exploration and navigation. A taunting the systems of the future could explore mining sites without human intervention and deliver greater safety and reliability in any mining environment.

Automation is perhaps one of the greatest trends in the mining industry. Keeping human mining technicians out of dangerous locations is paramount in using semi economists and controlled vehicles that are working to help us develop mining systems that are preserving lives and equipment.

If you’d like to learn more about the latest trends in modern mining technology and how these systems can assist your company, contact us today.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of industry safety. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.