Mine Site Automation Overview: Interview with Aston Bell, Devex

Posted: 04/02/2012

The future of mining lies in automation and the mining industry as you know it is changing. In 2010 the mining industry joined the ranks of oil & gas as one of the most dangerous fields of work. Globally, mining companies are investing in the future of their staff and mine sites by employing new communication and automation techniques in a bid to move towards an automated mine site. The benefits of automation are indisputable; with the ability to increase productivity, precision of tasks, as well as the possibility to improve levels of safety.

Mining IQ speaks to Aston Bell, Director - APAC Region at Devex about his experiences at Mine Site Automation & Communication, the value of the event, the challenges in the industry and how we can overcome them.

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