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A selection of articles for forward-thinking mining professionals who want to learn how technology can save them money. We publish relevant and thought-provoking articles about mining innovation, stories from our customers, product news, and much more.

  • September 23rd, 2020
  • 4 min
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Motion Metrics Joins the Fight Against Climate Change with Funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada

On September 16, 2020, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) officially announced that Motion Metrics is among the nine companies across Canada awarded a total of $24.8M in the latest round of funding.  Motion Metrics is the leader of a collaborative, innovative project titled “A machine-vision and AI based solution for optimal comminution in mineral processing circuits”. In an era of escalating climate crisis and increased pressure on natural resources, this...
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  • July 29th, 2020
  • 4 min
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Coping with Uncertainty: How Mining Companies Can Use Technology to Build Operational Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has faced the mining sector with profound uncertainty. To improve operational resilience and hasten economic recovery, mining companies can use artificial intelligence and smart sensing technologies to optimize production and improve efficiency. History suggests that the biggest rewards will accrue to early movers; a McKinsey analysis of the Great Recession found that the top performing companies moved quickly and decisively to gain an advantage over competitors, and...
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  • May 14th, 2020
  • 4 min
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How Two Chilean Copper Producers Use Motion Metrics’ Missing Tooth Detection Solutions to Keep Mine Personnel Safe and Avoid Production Loss

Crusher obstruction incidents always present a serious safety issue for any mine due to the tremendous amount of stored kinetic energy in the trapped object. American researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that incidents involving crushers are the second most common cause of fatalities caused by stationary machinery at mines in the United States. Obstructions occur when an object that is too hard to crush...
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  • April 28th, 2020
  • 11 min
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Why It’s Time to Rethink Traditional Business Models

Economic uncertainty is prompting mines to implement new technologies that increase productivity, like autonomous drilling and blast optimization, at unprecedented levels. Senior executives are prioritizing innovation, allocating millions of dollars towards building and procuring the next smart solution. And yet, the industry has not achieved widespread adoption of these proven technologies. As experts in artificial intelligence and computer vision who tackle the world’s toughest mining challenges, Motion Metrics has been...
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