Minerals are raw materials that are required to produce nearly every consumer good across the world. Materials like copper, zinc, silver, and more are needed for producing top electronics and the conductivity of these metals are needed to produce everything from vehicles to advanced computing devices. Reductions in a variety of these raw materials make it difficult for many businesses to maintain operations without an efficient mining supply.
Advancements in efficiency and improvements to emissions technology are all being used to promise a brighter mining future. With mineral supplies depleting and mining equipment growing more efficient, we are seeing the results of technology promising a brighter mining future.
Some of the top solutions that are presenting us with a brighter mining future include:
Efficient Extraction Methods:
Mining sites across the world are improving extraction methods with raw materials including lithium and in ore extraction for precious minerals like silver.
Zero Emissions Vehicles:
Many mining sites are turning over to vehicles and equipment that produces zero emissions. Riot Tinto is producing new equipment for its major mining sites that include rock trucks and heavy equipment that is all electric powered.
Lesser Environmental Impacts:
Rebuilding, replanting and finding ways to mine that do not impact surrounding environments are allowing for looser restrictions on future mining sites. Preserving surrounding ecosystems and finding more efficient ways to mine are securing brighter futures for nature and our world.
New AI, data collection and resource partners in software are creating the chance for less accidents, collisions and improved maintenance on mining sites. Mining sites using AI have become more efficient and safe than ever before.
The future of mining looks bright and as we continue to introduce new mining technology, we can also improve the future of this industry. If you are interested in learning more about mining innovation, contact us today.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker/SMC. For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of safety, producing the best Electrical Supply House in the industry. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.