Mines already spend up to 50 percent of their annual operating budgets on equipment maintenance and repairs. And even with having preventive maintenance strategy in place, these mines still encounter downtime and unexpected equipment failures. The cost of downtime alone emphasizes the importance of operator rounds at a mine to boost maintenance and prevent such incidents.
For many industrial organizations, this type of telecom infrastructure is an investment to support and optimize their operations, including in mining. Considering these substantial investments into their operation enhancement systems, many mining organizations simply do not have the expertise required in wireless communications systems. Therefore, it’s critical for them to invest in a tried and tested technology, backed by a company who has expertise in deploying mission critical networks. Additionally, it’s imperative to have improved security and mining asset management visibility, the ability to track them in real time, make informed decisions, reduce downtime and more.