Digital Transformation of Mining Industry

Reksoft Group’s Mining Solutions Department performs a complete cycle of implementing IT solutions and adapting business processes across the mining industry. Cooperation with foreign and Russian companies helps us to monitor the world’s leading practices, accumulate the advanced industry experience and thoroughly understand the specifics of mining enterprises. This enables us to create innovative and comprehensive solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Dmitry Karamyshev

Head of Mining Solutions Department

«In the current circumstances and the trend towards the import independence, nationwide mining companies are experiencing a serious need for comprehensive services from professional IT teams specializing in industry-specific topics. We are building just such a team within the Reksoft Group, capable of carrying out the complete cycle of implementation, business process changes and maintenance of IT systems».

OUR EXPERTISE

  • Developing strategies for the digitalization of mining IT
  • Enterprise systems integration
  • Creating a digital twin of the enterprise
  • Automation of the mining and transportation complex
  • Creation of a unified dispatching and analytical center
  • Development of systems based on computer vision and machine learning

OUR OFFERINGS

Dispatching system for surface mining operations

Dispatching system for surface mining operations

Features:

  • Operational information on the progress of plan fulfillment, on actual production indicators
  • Dynamic optimization (according to various criteria) of dump trucks distribution on routes
  • Downtime classification. Calculation of availability and utilization rates
  • Calculation of drivers’ and operators’ KPIs
  • Control of fuel and lubricants movement

Business effects of implementation:

  • Increase in equipment productivity
  • Increase in equipment utilization rate
  • Increase in tire life
  • Reduced fuel and lubricant consumption
  • Reduced maintenance and repair costs

 

Contact person:

Dmitry Karamyshev
Head of Mining Solutions Department

High-precision positioning of excavator buckets and drilling machines

High-precision positioning of excavator buckets and drilling machines

Features:

  • Fulfillment of the charge plan at the ore plant
  • Control over the completion of excavation of blasted rock mass by observing the design horizon
  • Control of downtime with classification by type
  • Operational control of volumes, automatic determination of trips from under a particular excavator for each dump truck
  • Control of digging point in plan and height
  • Operational control of productivity
  • Monitoring of equipment operation and downtime
  • Monitoring of drilling parameters
  • High-precision positioning and guidance of drilling and charging machines
  • Drilling tool utilization (cutters, bits, etc.) and air consumption recording
  • Collection of drilling parameters to determine rock strength and drilling energy consumption
  • Integration with DEW design systems

Business effects of implementation:

  • Accurate determination of ore quality in the ladle when integrated with MIS
  • Improved equipment productivity
  • Reduced costs for repeated rework while adhering to the horizon design
  • Reduction of downtime due to prompt drawing of ore body contours
  • Increase of drilling equipment productivity by 4-10%
  • Improved quality of drilling and blasting operations
  • Control and accounting of works, equipment downtime
  • Improvement and efficiency of drilling volumes quality
  • Reduction of surveying and marking works
  • Increase of drilling tool durability, reduction of explosives consumption

Contact person:

Vladimir Lebedev
Development Team Leader, Mining Solutions Department

Video analytics of work operations and predictive diagnostics of units and assemblies

Video analytics of work operations and predictive diagnostics of units and assemblies

Features:

  • Tracking and analyzing the work of enterprise employees
  • Scheduling preventive maintenance, replacing parts and making repairs before major breakdowns occur
  • Improving resource utilization efficiency, production quality, reducing maintenance costs and eliminating equipment failure problems.

Business effects of implementation:

  • Increased production efficiency
  • More stable operation of production lines
  • Reduced frequency and duration of emergency shutdowns, reduced costs for repair and replacement of equipment
  • Reduced scrap rates and improved product quality
  • Monitoring of work operations and detection of safety violations, which helps to prevent accidents at production facilities
  • Improved operational analytics through up-to-date data on production processes, operations and equipment utilization

 

Contact person:

Vladimir Lebedev
Development Team Leader, Mining Solutions Department

Assessment of drilling and blasting quality and drilling energy intensity

Assessment of drilling and blasting quality and drilling energy intensity

Features:

  • Video stream recognition with particle size distribution determination
  • Operational determination of blasting quality and transfer of analysis results to DEW design systems

Business effects of implementation:

  • Improved blast quality (reduction of oversize)
  • Reduction of explosive consumption

 

Contact person:

Constantin Belykh
CTO, Mining Solutions Department

Ore quality management

Ore quality management

Features:

  • Integration with geologic modeling systems, from which horizon plans with ore quality data are transferred
  • Planning of excavation contours per shift
  • Determination of ore quality in the bucket, dump truck body, and in stockpiles in other sections using high-precision positioning.
  • Formation of ore stockpile structure by quality, using high-precision positioning of the dump truck
  • Determination of ore quality in the dump truck

Business effects of implementation:

  • Increased metal yield through the use of selective excavation
  • Increased factory productivity due to the supply of ore of the required quality
  • Increased accuracy of metal plan fulfillment, stability of predictability of the whole plant operation

 

Contact person:

Constantin Belykh
CTO, Mining Solutions Department

Shift and clearance system

Shift and clearance system

Features:

  • Shift authorization of employees. Integration with medical examination and competence testing systems
  • Import of shift orders from ERP, EAM, MES systems
  • Formation, approval and issuance of shift orders both with EDS and in paper form.
  • Transmission of work orders to employees’ mobile devices
  • Formation of unscheduled orders during the shift
  • Generation of shift reports. Transmission of the fact of cut work to accounting systems
  • Integration with personnel positioning systems for control over work performance by own and contractors’ personnel

Business effects of implementation:

  • Time saving of up to 30 minutes at the beginning of the shift for issuing work orders
  • Time saving on generation of the shift report – up to 1 hour per shift.
  • Improved quality of equipment maintenance
  • Reduction of unjustified payments to contractors
  • 100% compliance with mandatory procedures: medical examination, qualification control, receiving instructions

 

Contact person:

Constantin Belykh
CTO, Mining Solutions Department

Recommendation system for dump truck/excavator driver/operator

Recommendation system for dump truck/excavator driver/operator

Features:

  • Speed recommendations
  • Weight recommendations
  • Discipline of implementation of advisor’s recommendations
  • Calculation of driving KPIs based on the analysis of the implementation of the advisor’s recommendations
  • Recommendations for driver training

Business effects of implementation:

  • Increased overall productivity and time savings
  • Reduced fuel costs and increased business profitability
  • Reduced accident rates and associated risks
  • Reduced downtime and maximized use of available resources, increasing team productivity and reducing costs
  • Improved the bottom line of the business and its successful growth.

 

Contact person:

Vladimir Lebedev
Development Team Leader, Mining Solutions Department

Dispatching system for underground mining operations

Dispatching system for underground mining operations

Features:

  • Monitoring and work management
  • Optimal allocation of resources to job sites
  • Safety system
  • Optimization of production processes
  • Downtime classification. Calculation of availability and utilization rates
  • Calculation of KPIs for drivers and machine operators
  • Control of fuel and lubricants movement
  • Analytics and reporting

Business effects of implementation:

  • Increased productivity
  • Cost reduction
  • Improved security
  • Improved management and transparency
  • Increased equipment utilization
  • Increased tire life
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Reduced maintenance and repair costs

 

Contact person:

Dmitry Karamyshev
Head of Mining Solutions Department

Mining operations planning

Mining operations planning

Features:

  • Defining goals and objectives
  • Assessment of available resources
  • Operations plan development
  • Risk management and development of measures to minimize risks
  • Continuous monitoring of progress and quality of tasks
  • Process optimization based on the monitoring data
  • Preparation of technical and administrative documentation, preparation of progress reports for internal and external use.

Business effects of implementation:

  • Increased productivity, which reduces the time for work completion and increases the amount of work performed per unit of time
  • Optimized resource costs, labor and equipment utilization
  • Early detection and prevention of potential collisions or collapses
  • Improved quality of work helps to better plan and control processes, interactions with other project participants and resource utilization

Contact person:

Dmitry Karamyshev
Head of Mining Solutions Department

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