Many minesites already have network technology systems which can be developed to deliver further improvements in productivity and safety, he told the Longwall 2018 conference in the Hunter Valley.
One of the major benefits of a mine site that is equipped with the IIoT is access to real-time data, he said.
"The benefit is the timely distribution of data," he said.
"Electronic format feeds directly into automation."
Sensors are key to IIoT as is a robust network connection.
"The use of advanced sensors and processing can reduce burden on networks," Bell said.
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