The mining industry is gradually improving the productivity by managing existing assets efficiently and adopting smart and connected mining trends. Smart and connected mining refers to use of digital technologies such as robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, simulation technology, 3D imaging, remote monitoring systems and analytics. These digital technologies help in several mining processes such as increasing mechanization through automation, building a more comprehensive understanding of the resource base, improving anticipation of failures, real-time performance monitoring and optimizing material and equipment flow.
The growing demand for energy, rapidly depleting fossil resources, rising environmental concerns and fluctuating market price of conventional fuel have resulted in the increased usage of renewable energy in global mining industry. Renewable energy is generated through solar and wind technologies installed at mining sites. Other sources of renewable energy that are gaining acceptance in the mining industry are biomass, geothermal and ocean energy.
The global mining industry utilizes various chemicals and equipment in order to efficiently conduct their processes. The demand for mining chemicals is mainly driven by decreasing ore grades resulting into increase in mineral processing activities in mines. Mining chemicals are used as grinding aids, collectors, frothers, extractants, flocculants, solvents and others.
Mining equipment market is expected to grow due to increasing usage of coal for heating and electricity generation, rising need for technologically advanced equipment and increasing construction of roads and railways through hilly areas. Mining equipment include mining drills and breakers, underground mining equipment, mineral processing machinery, surface crushing equipment and pulverizing & screening equipment.
Mining seismic survey device is another crucial equipment used in mining industry. Seismic survey equipment is used by exploration and production companies. Seismic survey equipment includes recording vans, dynamite, crew vehicles, vibrating truck, spread truck, geophones, and batteries.
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