Improving Productivity

A Canadian mining company's efforts to run a Wi-Fi network underground may have an impact on equipment monitoring efforts in an environment that typically is too extreme for wireless Internet service to function properly.

Canadian energy firms have developed a novel solution for getting their equipment into previously unreachable locales: Sending their loaders and other machines into the wilderness on airships.

A goal of many organizations within the industrial equipment industry is to achieve as close a level as possible to zero downtime. In order to meet this objective, these businesses utilize several practices to avoid unplanned interruptions to the production process.

Currently, the mining industry is amid a global slowdown, due in part to falling prices for key resources which are undercutting revenues and causing budgets to be strained.

Equipment condition monitoring can facilitate organizational oversight of the health and sustainability of key machinery, as well as perform predictive preventative maintenance for optimal uptime.