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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.

  • May 14th, 2020
  • 4 min

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

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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  • April 28th, 2020
  • 3 min

Motion Metrics Purchases 100 Rhino Gold Bars to Support Conservation in Namibia

Every day, three rhinos are killed for their horns in Africa. Thanks to a recent trip through South Africa and Namibia, our CEO and Founder Shahram Tafazoli will ensure that Motion Metrics does its part to avert this poaching crisis.   In late January, Motion Metrics CEO and Founder Shahram Tafazoli arrived in Cape Town, South Africa for the 2020 Mining Indaba. The term “indaba” comes from the Zulu language,...
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  • April 28th, 2020
  • 4 min

How to Reduce the Likelihood of Crusher Obstructions

We often stress the importance of optimizing blast parameters to reduce the cost of comminution and cut back on energy use, but effective blasting can also reduce the likelihood of crusher obstructions. Most unplanned plant downtime is crusher related and primarily due to blockages caused by oversized feed. These events can cause mines to incur significant financial losses due to unplanned downtime, a decrease in throughput, or an increase in...
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