Blaster calls for miners to get some electronic intelligence

IF MINERS are not looking at the latest technology and applications to make their job site more efficient, they are taking a big risk, Davey Bickford Australia global technology solutions manager David Scutt says.

Blaster calls for miners to get some electronic intelligence Blaster calls for miners to get some electronic intelligence Blaster calls for miners to get some electronic intelligence Blaster calls for miners to get some electronic intelligence Blaster calls for miners to get some electronic intelligence

Miners must respond to change, not react to it.

Scutt cited Charles Darwin, who said it was "not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change", as he explained that operators needed to respond, not react to change.

Knowing and understanding the facts, he said, would make them not merely reactive but truly responsive, which was the key to adapting in the high-pressure environment of 21st century mining.

Scutt said, for example, the effects achieved during the blast phase demand adjustments to various downstream processes to optimise workflow and yield, especially in the absence of superior technology and/or expertise to execute the blast where results could be unpredictable.

On one hand, a reactive approach would involve the employment of outdated too...