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Digital solutions for the mining industry


Real-time equipment health checks

“I always know exactly how my equipment is doing at any given time.” 


In the system-intensive mining sector, even maintenance measures require maximum efficiency. Our portfolio for Asset Health Management lays the foundation for enabling machines such as conveyor systems, mills, and crushers to supply additional data. The analysis of this data provides you with all information needed to make well-informed, fact-based maintenance decisions at any time – and to optimally plan maintenance and service measures in advance.

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Mining in the 21st century

Digitalization is the key

Tumbling commodity prices, declining global demand, rising safety and security risks: The global mining industry faces major challenges while needing to meet mounting stakeholder expectations. In order to stay competitive, companies have to become leaner, stronger, and more innovative. In this context, digitalization plays a crucial role by offering new possibilities to increase productivity – and operational excellence.

How to optimize operational excellence today

In the past, enhancing operational excellence in the mining industry often meant cutting costs. Today, modern technology opens up new ways to set new benchmarks in productivity. Leading mining companies all over the world rely on state-of-the-art automation, energy and drilling systems to increase mining intensity with reduced personnel and energy costs. Some of them are able to achieve energy savings of 10 to 40% through renewable energy installations, innovative energy technologies and highly automated mining processes.

Long-standing expertise in the mining industry

Our products for the mining industry are based on proven standards and tailored to the specific demands of your industry. Like those of our system platform MINERALS AUTOMATION STANDARD, they offer maximum ease of use as well as a clear and well-conceived design.

Process control system for mining requirements

MINERALS AUTOMATION STANDARD is based on SIMATIC PCS 7, our open, flexible and scalable distributed control system (DCS) designed to ensure highest productivity and reliability. With its integrated safety, industrial security and energy management concept, it combines all of the requirements needed to protect humans, machinery and the environment – and paves the way to the digital enterprise. The integrated Advanced Process Library (APL) offers the best route for gaining higher operational and engineering efficiency. As such, it also paves the way to enhanced competitiveness in the mining industry.


Enabling better decisions in real time: SIMATIC IT

The intelligent use of process data provides another effective lever for increasing productivity. In order to utilize them as basis for maximum real-time decision-making, these data must be integrated with the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) level. 

We can provide you with everything you need to effectively collect, analyze, visualize, and share these data – starting with a complete portfolio of sensors for all applications, along with smart products that set new benchmarks in precision and reliability, even under extreme conditions. With SIMATIC IT, these data from the shop floor can be utilized at the manufacturing execution and enterprise resource planning level. Our Manufacturing Execution System (MES) translates raw real-time manufacturing data into business performance indicators, thereby providing globaltransparency on performance metrics for better real-time business decisions.


Improving operational excellence: XHQ

Our operations intelligence software XHQ collects, analyzes and presents operational and business data, thereby enabling real-time performance management and decision support – for better productivity and competitiveness. This data transparency can help mining companies optimize their entire supply chain, and, where necessary, rethink their operating model. For example, how to deal with secondary processes. Whether they should keep, sell, or expand their water treatment, power generation, etc. Or whether they should consider a greater collaboration with their business partners, including shared infrastructures.



Implementing concepts of tomorrow today already

Take a look at our references and use case examples, and see for yourself how you can improve the availability and energy efficiency across your entire process chain.



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