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Maximizing Mobile Mining Assets with Telematics Technology

From trucks, excavators, and loaders to dozers and graders, mining sites operate a variety of mobile equipment. Depending on the size of the mining operation, simply keeping track of the locations of this equipment is a challenging job – and

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Crushing It: Terex Takes the Lead in Telematics

Discover how an extensive custom development project with ORBCOMM has seen Terex Materials Processing become the first OEM to provide remote real-time tracking and diagnostics for crushing and screening machines. Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing

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Mining Company Cuts Costs by 80% with Remote Monitoring of Groundwater Levels

The following Case Study is by Pacific Data Systems, a leader in smart monitoring and control systems and ORBCOMM solution provider based in Brisbane, Australia. Download the full Case Study here. ConsultCorp* is a global group which provides practical solutions

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Mining Company Trusts Satellite to Ensure Compliance while Lowering Costs/Risk

The following Case Study is by Pacific Data Systems, a leader in smart monitoring and control systems and ORBCOMM solution provider based in Brisbane, Australia. Download the full Case Study here. MineCo* is a global mining company that specializes in

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Remote Monitoring Best Practices: The Top 5 Challenges

The following excerpt is from the “Remote Monitoring Best Practice Guide” published by Australia’s Pacific Data Systems. Download the full Guide here. For those in industries that collect and analyse data, especially in hard to reach, extreme or fragile environments,

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Telematics Keeps Fuel Tanks Full at Los Pelambres Copper

The Los Pelambres copper operation, 60% owned by Antofagasta Minerals, is one of the world’s largest copper mines. It sits at an elevation of more than 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in the Andes range, 240 km northeast of Santiago. After

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Remote Mining Operation Uses Satellite to Protect Workers and the Environment

A multi-national mining corporation runs the longest continually operating sand mine in Australia. As part of operations, regular measurement of water quality and levels of bores is required to meet government regulations. Monitoring is also necessary to minimize any negative

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5 Ways To Improve Remote Mining Operations with Satellite Communication

Mining sites are often located in some of the most remote locations in the world. These outlying locations make communication difficult when attempting to successfully connect people, equipment and the enterprise system via cellular or radio technology. However, going without

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‘Pit to Port’ Visibility, Analytics Help Mining Companies Dig Out from Decline

2014 has been another tough year for mining companies around the world. With shifting demand, weaker commodity prices, more stringent government regulations and higher input and production costs, mining companies are being forced to re-evaluate the way they do business,

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Can M2M Prevent Messy Environmental Spills (and PR Crises)?

A North American mining company is finding itself in a very tough position. According to a news reports, its mining tailing pond burst, sending an estimated 10 million cubic metres of water and 4.5 million cubic metres of toxic silt

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