Unearthed Mine Hack 201614 May - 16 May
From Idea to Innovative Prototype on BHP Billiton Iron Ore Challenges
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Excavation Performance Visualisation
Shovel operators can only visualise where they are digging vs final pit wall designs on a very rough/small 2D screen in the shovel cab. It is very difficult to be able to relate this to the pit wall they see looking out of the window and are trying to dig back to a design. This may lead to rework where a design has been found to not have been met after a shovel has left the area, requiring a time-consuming and unproductive relocation back to the area to undertake additional work.
Potential Areas to consider:
How can we best provide shovel operators with real-time visual cues on how well they are complying with 3D dig designs and mine plans?
Full challenge description will be available shortly via link in Innovator kit sent out to registered users by email.