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Digital Transformation: a key to mining future

The mining industry is one of the most traditional and important industrial sectors. However, it is also responsible for environmental damage of great consequence. Among the impacts generated by this industry are the disposal of heavy metals into affluents, directly compromising the local fauna and flora, as well as the sedimentation of rivers and changes in soil pH. The mining operation is also responsible for a portion of air pollution and accidents that violate several ESG-related practices.   Read more: Understand the importance of ESG for industrial operations right now   Despite these major problems, the mining sector was one [...]

March 14th, 2022|Digital Transformation, Mining|

Digital Twin: a solution to mining operations

The mining industries have great challenges ahead of them, but these can be overcome by implementing effective strategies based on digital transformation. Although the mining industries suffered the least from the impact of the pandemic, according to the WPC, the mining industry still has a long way to go in complying with ESG, decarbonization, and safety guidelines in its operations. In addition, the industry has the opportunity to generate greater flexibility, integration, and profitability through innovative Industry 4.0 technologies. Read: Understand how mining companies have adapted to a new model of carbonless operation! The issue of decarbonization is directly [...]

March 3rd, 2022|Digital Transformation, Digital Twin, Mining|

Mining and Digital Transformation – A Sustainable Combination

Through digital transformation, mining industries have the possibility of overcoming obstacles through the use of technologies in their operation. Industries today face a race for digitization. The rise of digital transformation has become an inherent necessity in industrial processes, and it is no different in the mining sector.   There are many advantages that digital transformation has provided to industrial processes and operations, including:   Alignment with decarbonization needs Greater control over resource use and field team management Greater safety for operators   These are the 03 main challenges that are being widely discussed by the sector, which seeks its [...]

Digital Transformation: A Sustainable Future for Mining

Since ancient times, human beings have already used mining to produce utensils, materials, and tools that would be capable of transforming their lives. Since then, the mining sector has been industrialized, and in recent years it has been digitized thanks to the rise of digital transformation.   Although this industry has evolved in recent decades, there is still a lot to be done to solve today's challenges. .   Journey to a net-zero strategy   According to a report published by PWC, the mining industry was one of the few organizations where the results of the pandemic period remained stable. [...]

July 6th, 2021|Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Mining|

Vale + Vidya: A Digital Twin use case

We are participating in a pilot project with Vale to develop a Digital Twin, and we had our firsts days on the field! During last year, we had participated in the Mining Hub selection. A project that searches for innovative solutions for members of the mining chain. One of the programs sponsored by Mining Hub is the M-Spot, in which Vidya Technology has been approved.   Among the many challenges proposed by the project, our focus was on resolving number 13: Management and Control of Anticorrosive Protection in Ore Handling Assets.  The goal for this challenge was to control and prevent [...]

March 4th, 2021|Mining, Vidya News|

The journey of digital transformation for the Mining sector

Since antiquity, mining activity has been present in civilizations, and since then it has played a very important role in the supply of mineral material for the development of tools, technologies, and inputs. The importance of this industrial sector is unquestionable. However, the sector faces several difficulties on its way so that its operation remains profitable, safe, and with the minimum possible environmental impacts. As it is a very complex operation and involves heavy machinery in its operations, it is not uncommon to find examples of accidents or failures that compromise the integrity of operators and the continuity of the [...]

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