The use of drones in mining has taken off in recent years. Companies have long understood the potential of these devices in the mines for many applications. In fact, mining operators across North America, Africa, Australia, and France have used drones in some capacity since 2014.
Now, modern technology takes these capabilities even further. Many mines across the world benefit from drone operators across their land and quarries. More will soon see the potential of underground drones in tunnels.
What roles allow these drones to become such an essential part of mining these days?
- The ability to explore further in a given landscape and survey for new opportunities.
- The ability to monitor stockpiles of materials and determine quantities
- The ability to work on environmental management
- The ability to survey for damage and faults in dangerous areas.
- Collecting information on
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As companies within multiple industries begin to realize the true potential of UAVs, these drones are evolving from luxury tools to necessary parts of a team.
One of the industries where this is being seen most clearly is mining – more specifically open-cast mining.
The use of drones in mining has proved to be the ideal way of discovering new areas of interest and a vital tool in the extraction process.
Vast areas can now be covered in a short space of time and new data can be made available, both of which is more vital than ever now that raw materials are in short supply and high demand.
Open-cast mining and oil production are both benefiting from the use of UAVs
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Drones In Mining
Drones are often seen as a revolutionary or futuristic tool that will soon become the norm in a number of industries.
What some people fail to realize is that drones, or UAVs, are already an important tool in certain industries. Mining, for example, has long seen the potential of adding a fleet of these unmanned vehicles to their arsenal.
They not only provide great data collection equipment and save a lot of time and money, they also help to improve safety.
Canadian miners are now turning to drones such as the eBee
This is certainly the case in Canada, where the mining industry takes a whole of vast areas of the often treacherous landscape.
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