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Benefits of Increased Productivity Fuels Mining Automation Market: Industry Survey by TMR


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2018 -- The global mining automation market is predicted to rise at a steadfast growth in the years ahead. Installation of digital systems in industrial operations for increased productivity, higher efficiency, and overall improved accuracy is in general pacing up. Deployment of technology-driven automated processes for mining operations serves to boost up productivity and efficiency several times, along with the foremost benefit of preventing human from high risk conditions.

In addition, efficient fuel consumption, increased tire life, and lesser downtime are some other benefits of mining automation. This is because implementation of digitized and integrated technologies such as advanced software, GPS, wireless communication, and electronic controls at various intermediate steps of mining directly translates into capital gains.

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Automation of mining operations involve eliminating human from the mining process. While mining operations are mostly automated in developed countries, the transition is slow in developing countries as it has economic implications. Easy availability of labor at low rate makes it rational for manual mining operations in developing countries.

Automated mining mainly involves two types of technology, viz. process and software automation and robotic technology for mining and equipment. Some of the large mining operations are increasingly transitioning to automated processes. For example, the European Union though its SPARC and Horizon 2020 program is focusing on autonomous underground mining.

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European Union's SPARC program is a public-private partnership model between European Commission and euRobotics. The objective of the program is to make Europe leader in civilian robotics technology including mining automation. Among several objectives, SPARC program is focused on automation of mining including autonomous underground mining.

Robotic technology is increasingly gathering steam in the automated mining space. Robotic technology deployed for execution of mining operation ensures worker's safety in hazardous environments. For example, Caterpillar – a key mining automation firm based in the U.S. is expanding its mining automation program.

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Some key observations pertaining to the global mining automation market are as follows;

Mining automation market in terms of type is classified into equipment, software, and communication systems. Mining automation equipment used by operators in remote control room involves monitoring of movement of unmanned trucks or loaders under the surface.

Mining automation market by techniques is segmented into surface mining and underground mining. Underground mining involves excavation of ores that contain tin, nickel, lead, zinc, iron, copper, silver, and gold among others. Surface mining aka as open-pit mining involves mining of minerals by removing soil and rocks that cover minerals. Of the two, underground mining leads the market due to minerals found under the earth's crust, which are excavated, collected, and then processed.

In terms of geography, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America are key regions of mining automation. Powered by the U.S., North America is the world's prominent mining automation region. Asia Pacific is emerging as a key mining automation market attributed to discovery of new mines in the region. The Middle East & Africa is expected to emerge as a key region for mining automation led by extensive availability of minerals and ores that are currently mined manually.