Digital Twins enhance understanding of mining industry

Digital Twins enhance understanding of mining industry

InterSystems held a webinar to widen knowledge about the opportunities offered by Digital Twins to the Chilean mining industry.

Aiming to delve into the impact of Digital Twins on the mining industry, InterSystems, a leading cloud technology for highly critical systems providers, held a webinar on Advanced Mining Management with Digital Twins.

The event featured industry experts to help customers understand how this new technology model will support mining companies in solving critical scalability, interoperability and speed issues.

There were discussions on how this technology can achieve nearly real situations and experiences, allowing miners and non-miners to enter immersive reality no matter where they are.

José Fuentealba, Sales Manager, InterSystems LATAM

José Fuentealba, Sales Manager, InterSystems LATAM, said: “If you take a Digital Twin and bring it to an implementation position, one of the things you see is the data, and, to get a good model of what happens, you need that investigation.

“From the company, we want to deliver the information correctly, nourish the Digital Twins with the data they require from different machines and strengthen them with enough up-to-date data. In this aspect, our InterSystems IRIS for Mining platform pushes that ability to keep control over these complex data and architecture environments with large volumes.

“Regarding local cases, in Chile, we have the interoperability issue. It is not that complex to take data from one system and bring it to one place, but the problem is connecting the data. It does not help to know that the truck carried material if I need to know what the material was when it was loaded and at what moment it was taken to the crusher, to name a few.

“At InterSystems, we are doing this for mining and water management, having information about where there is consumption, how it occurs and whether the flows are working well in a way where the information is connected and available.”

Nicolás Jubera, Cofounder and CEO, TIMining, said: “A Digital Twin is developed using sensors and is a virtual representation of reality where you can do things with them such as solving problems, improving efficiency and making better decisions. Digital Twins, especially in mining, are more relevant since the mine is far away, we know that it can be an unsafe place and remote work means making decisions with the mine far away.”

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