Apadana Kavosh, a major company from the Middle East, specializes in mine exploring, extracting, and mineral exporting, and has a fleet of 1,000 vehicles operating on sites and about.
The client had a full list of weak spots, lack of control and data or reports. The company needed to optimize mining equipment tracking for over 100 vehicles by applying smart IoT mining solutions. Here’s what they needed to improve or implement:
This is just to name a few of the issues: there were a lot of points for automation, digitization and control in the client’s vast business which would lead to the company’s growth leap. All of them could be sorted out with a thought-out mining tracking system.
The Wialon partner Giti Gostar Rahbord (GGRCO) has implemented a project that fully covers the client’s need in advanced mining GPS systems and brings all that IoT offers for a mining industry.
First, the service provider installed GalileoSky 7X Wi-Fi devices, fuel sensors, and a new tire pressure monitoring system on the vehicles. This base was supported by a bunch of additional equipment such as contactless readers to collect even more data on the fleet performance.
The data from the devices and the CAN-BUS (which was additionally decoded as the vehicle brand used onsite had a proprietary protocol not compliant with the global standards) is sent to Wialon, the GPS tracking system. This data is shown and used in many ways:
GGRCO developed a custom mining tracking system on top of the telematics data that consists of several modules:
These modules are interconnected for deeper automation: for example, maintenance and warehouse modules are integrated with each other as maintenance activities utilize spare parts and materials stored in warehouses.
The client’s site with vehicles controlled by the implemented mining tracking system
During the project implementation, the service encountered and successfully overcame the typical yet uneasy challenges of working in the mining industry, such as lack of electricity or network coverage, harsh weather conditions, as well as global semiconductors shortage and COVID-19.
The service provider offers customer support during the working hours and has conducted training for customer’s employees, including sessions on hardware troubleshooting. This ensures the client’s vast staff is well-prepared for using the solution to its most.
The smart mining solutions provided by GGRCO have benefited the client, increasing efficiency among all mine facilities, boosting service technician productivity, and decreasing fuel costs. The implemented mining tracking system has allowed the client to get a number of vivid improvements:
Thanks to the mining tracking system, the company has boosted total efficiency and productivity, improved mining equipment tracking, and automated processes, unleashing human resources for other tasks.
The client has got total control over all mining procedures in a single piece of software.
Based on past reports and results, the company now can improve all planning and scheduling processes for the future, leading to efficiency growth and making more of the available resources.
Thanks to efficient mining equipment tracking and controlling fuel consumption, a clear picture of fuel traffic is no longer a desired result, but a reality.
The mining tracking system allows the customer to save on a number of processes, from fuel consumption and maintenance to decreasing idle time, automating activities and increasing the equipment lifespan.