Digital technology is key to meeting the industry's goals of reducing environmental impact and improving productivity. Digitalisation can quickly transform our ability to respond to big challenges. However, the current pace of change in the use of digital technology in mining remains slow due to the prevalence of obsolete and proprietary automation hardware and the conservative approach of the industry.
FLSmidth is investing heavily in the digital transformation of its products and ways of working, embracing agile development, co-creation of value with partners within the industry and with third parties and universities.
ECS/ProcessExpert™ (PXP) Advanced Process Control systems now have a module to allow data scientists (at the customer side) to integrate their own AI algorithms into PXP using common tools like Jupyter Notebook. AI Models can be trained in either customer or FLSmidth cloud and deployed into production in the PXP server at the mine.
For any Advanced Process Control and AI/ ML models to work we need reliable and smart instrumentation.
We are exploring possibilities of integrating the following instruments with the advanced process control:
- Bridge and boulder detection at crushers
- Crushed rock particle size
- Load IQ on the ball mill
- Moisture sensor on the filter press
- Turbidity on individual filter press plates
- Grade estimation from froth camera
- Digital twin
- Plant optimisation
Site-wide digital boosters
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Highlights from MINExpo 2021
Mark Fielder (Head of Service Line Management) and Rebecca Siwale, (Director Productivity & Digital Service Solutions) examine the mining flowsheet through the perspective of the cost savings and efficiency gains that miners can achieve through service, upgrades and easy-to-implement digital solutions.