Radio underground

NAIL one of the biggest challenges facing underground mining and the productivity benefits could be enormous.

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Getting communications underground is a challenge worth solving.

While surface mining takes the ability to run fleet despatch systems with pinpoint accuracy for granted, it is not the same for underground miners.

Consider too how easy it is for a machinery operator to make a video call to the maintenance department to discuss a fault with a machine on the surface. It is not so easy underground.

Even keeping in touch with workers once they descend in the lift cage can be a challenge.

Communications are the challenge for underground miners.

The ability to keep in contact with workers wherever they are in the mine gets so much harder underground.

Just the area of fleet management is proving challenging.

There are a host of fleet management packages on the market, however, unless they know exactly where ...