DRONES IN SERVICE KEYNOTE LIVE FEED
Reaching out the extra mile in difficult territory and having better visibility in the mine
Welcome to Copperberg’s live coverage of the “Drones in Service Keynote: Reaching out the extra mile in difficult territory and having better visibility in the mine,” as part of the Aftermarket Virtual Summit.
This keynote session is being hosted by Regina Roos, Digital Transformation Manager and Sales Director at Roos—Solutions for future.
Keynote speaker, Regina Roos, remarks that about 10 years ago, people believed drones were too good to be true. Nowadays, this technology provides visibility in mines, leading to better service.
In the mining industry, drones can be used in areas such as pre- and post-blast analysis, geotechnical monitoring, rock fragmentation, environmental monitoring, equipment inspection, failure analysis, and stockpile reconciliation.
➤ Regina Roos: “Through the entire supply chain, drones can be incredibly useful tools in the mining business.”
➤ Some of the biggest challenges in using drones in the M&M industry include varying rules, regulations, and legalities across geographies; limited flying capacity, load endurance, and processing power; and incompatibility with existing solutions.
➤ Regina Roos: “Investing in a new concept, like working with drones, requires a significant amount of training.”
➤ Regina Roos reveals that, in the mining industry, drones improve the overall efficiency of large mine site and quarry management by providing accurate and comprehensive data.
➤ According to Regina Roos, automated drones can help minimize personnel in dangerous areas and reduce the risk of injuries by using aerial data instead of manned inspections for incident response.
➤ A good application for drones is stockpiling. Since stockpiles are by nature irregular in shape and exhibiting crates, it is difficult to accurately estimate their volume using traditional methods.
➤ Using drones can lead to administrative cost savings and minimized equipment damage, according to keynote speaker Regina Roos.
➤ According to Regina Roos, drones are becoming increasingly pervasive across industries. The use of drones in the M&M industry is currently centered on safeguarding human safety in risky and hazardous operations.
➤ Regina Roos explains that cost optimization is an area that is yet to be explored. The lack of solutions related to the commercialized use of drones can be attributed to multiple regulatory hurdles and technological limitations, besides the fear of increasing monetary investments.
➤ Regina Roos concludes that drones are similar to robots. By transferring human tasks to devices, you can prevent dangerous situations, especially in times like these, when the pandemic enforces new safety norms and measures.
➤ Regina Roos on data security: “Drones have GPS sensors that monitor functions, enabling you to recall the data.”
Up next: Tune in for the upcoming “Panel Discussion: How to power your intelligent and autonomous service transformation.” At 1:50 PM CET / 2:50 PM EEST, prepare to gain actionable insights from Mark Brewer—VP of Service Industries at IFS, Mike Gosling—Service Platforms Manager at Cubic Transportation Systems, and Thomas Igou—Head of Content at Copperberg.
Wrap up this edition of the Aftermarket Virtual Summit with some closing remarks from Thomas Igou. The final session goes live at 2:50 PM CET / 3:50 PM EEST. Thank you for your time!