November 2019
Volume 71    Issue 11

Actual challenges and benefits of monitored rollers

Mining Engineering , 2019, Vol. 71, No. 11, pp. 20-20
Perlacia, J.


As the bulk handling sector continues its transformation to Industry 4.0, the mining industry, and its harsh working and environmental conditions, provides a perfect spot to study the feasibility of remote analysis and maintenance of the components used for bulk handling. The most important and expensive tools have been adapted to the digital era in recent years, from remotely controlled haul trucks to monitored conveyor belts. However, the big items of the installations rely on smaller parts that have been left aside, mainly due to the difficulty of adapting them to the Internet of Things (IoT).  

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