With the decrease of mineral resources, the difficulty and safety risk of mining is getting higher, and the cost of mining management is increasing greatly. Therefore, it's a trend to apply 5g network, combine with cloud computing, big data, IoT and other new technologies to realize self-planning in mine design, self-perception in excavation, automatic decision-making in transportation, and self-operation in upgrade, so as to improve the productivity and economic of mining.
WLINK 5G Solution
Mines are generally located in remote areas, where network coverage is weak, so it is necessary to build a dedicated network.
5G network is a good choice because it is easier to set up than cable routing. 5G also has the advantages of faster transmission speed and lower delay, more connected devices, and the establishment of VPN network. The positioning accuracy of 5G is within 1 meter, which can replace GPS to reduce the cost.
By deploying Wlink 5G routers in the mining equipment such as rock drill, excavator, robot truck and dump truck, a low delay and stable network connection is established, and the remote control of mining equipment can be realized. In addition, the ultra-high network speed provided by the Wlink 5G router can transmit live video and sensor data to the monitoring center in real time.
Why use 5G mobile network?
The essence of intelligent mining is to digitize the key assets of the central system through 5G network through embedded sensors. It can better predict events and maintain its sites consistently, thus avoiding long downtime. Therefore, mining operators can save labor costs, cable costs and maintenance costs.
2) Easier automatic driving
5G technology also enable key breakthroughs in automatic driving for smart mining. Specially, low latency is crucial to this application. All equipment data is transmitted to the cloud server via 5G network for central processing.
3) Improve mine safety
Smart mining system adopts new technology as the main predictive maintenance tool, which greatly reduces the accident rate and the possibility of causing casualties in the mining process. For example, since wireless remote reading is enabled for assets such as self-driving trucks, the workers do not need to be on site, which greatly improves their safety. The equipment and workplace are equipped with smart sensors to capture and record data regularly, which helps to monitor the safety of the workplace in real time.
3.4 Monitor the status of mining equipment
Operations control center can monitor mining equipment online over 5G network, anticipate failures, and replace parts in time, so as to ensure their healthy operation.
Industrial robust, heavy-duty metal enclosure for shock and high vibration environments
High data speed via 5G or 4G+ network, 4G/3G backward compatible
VPN and encryption technology ensure data security
Strong electromagnetic interference Resistance
Built-in watch dog, Multi-link detection
Gigabit Ethernet ports for networking flexibility