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Collaboration: The Critical Success Factor Technology in Mining

After a long delay and missed connections with the postponement of Electra Mining in 2020, we are excited to share that Dwyka Mining Services (Pty) Ltd (DMS) will be exhibiting at this years event at Johannesburg Expo Center 5-9 September 2022.

With a Human plus Machine focus and the industry’s appetite for technology growing Jamie van Schoor CEO of DMS shares, “engaging with our partners at events like Electra Mining allows us the opportunity to introduce new concepts, share real-world successes and learn from each other where we have failed. A big part of sustainable technology adoption is creating a platform to change mindsets and fostering an assurance for our partners to experiment.”

Representing many of the world’s leading global brands in mining, DMS will be showcasing and sharing many of their cutting edge solutions to make the technology tangible to visitors. Focused on embracing technology by empowering teams to make operations safer, their team of mining technologists will be on the stand supported by their growing digital workforce – batteries charged and ready to impress!

“As advocates that connectivity forms the building block for digitalisation, we see a future of collaboration in mining where connected humans, ground robots and aerial drones seamlessly schedule and safely deliver work to augment human effort,” shares Jamie van Schoor. To this affect Electra Mining has partnered with DMS to ‘employ’ Spot, Boston Dynamics robotic quadruped dog, to welcome delegates during Day 1 Registration – look out for Spot!

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As many of the world’s leading brands exhibit alongside DMS next week, the opportunity to collaborate and co-create end-to-end solutions that unlock value for clients will be raised, challenged and partnerships forged. Ensuring that sustainability is at the core of these discussions will ensure a lasting positive impact for the industry.

“Interoperability of technologies like Boston Dynamic’s Spot Enterprise’s is an excellent example where the ability to carry payloads from Emesent for 3D SLAM scanning and autonomy, Fluke Corporation for acoustic sensing and imagery and Maestro Digital Mine for mobile gas and temperature monitoring are real world collaboration initiatives making a positive impact in mining.

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“As we mine deeper to access increasingly valuable ore bodies the risks will be greater. Elevating our capability to extract ore and importantly data from complex and challenging environments more safely and more consciously of our ESG impacts will be critical for operations to remain globally competitive and sustainable,” states Rethabile Letlala Director at DMS.

See latest Spot Enterprise autonomy progress with Emesent Hovermap

A critical aspect of this long-term industry sustainability is the separation of good data and excellent data. Ultimately this rests with the innovative brands that are investing heavily in ensuring accurate data and solutions are mine-ready and can be adopted through critical skills transfer.

“Africa is perfectly poised to take maximum advantage of select second mover opportunities for technology adoption. By learning and adapting strategies from the successes and failures of pioneering global mining companies, African operations can ensure that employees are educated and excited for this change and we are excited to support our clients on this inclusive journey!” shares Phophi Marara, DMS Mining Technologist and panel speaker at this year’s Woman in Mining event at Electra Mining.

Visit Stand G1 Hall7 to meet Spot and the Dwyka Mining Services team at Electra Mining this week at Johannesburg Expo Center Cnr Nasrec Rd and Rand Show Johannesburg, Gauteng 2013, link for pre-registration:


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