FURA Gems has announced a partnership with India-based Cognecto to improve operational efficiency, sustainability, productivity and decrease the carbon footprint of its Australian mining operation.
Cognecto, which calls itself India’s leading artificial intelligence-based heavy equipment monitoring company, has deployed an integrated custom-built hardware sensor and remote telemetry data protocol for FURA to share the data from its Sapphire mining operations in Queensland to company headquarters in Dubai.
This collaborative effort forges a solution combining heavy equipment monitoring and analytics to empower operational visibility and control wherever and whenever, according to Cognecto. In addition, FURA employees can access real-time fleet updates via a “well-integrated, easy-to-implement, and zero-tech footprint AI platform created by Cognecto to improve operational conditions and enhances safety”, it said.
Operational insights for real-time tracking are delivered using a web interface, while the alerts can be relayed on any commonly used messaging platform. Apart from real-time tracking, the assets are colour coded based on status and precise location on a map, embedded in a customisable dashboard. The performance can be monitored with alerts and helps boost equipment utilisation, while optimising fuel use. All this data is reported to get the number of trips and actual engine run time based on multiple criteria, Cognecto says.
Dibya Baral, Chief Technology Officer of FURA Gems and Managing Director FURA Australia, said: “Technology has been the driver for FURA’s swift initiation and turnaround for new projects. A quick implementation by Team Cognecto helped us achieve operational efficiency and strengthen the project deliverables.
“We look forward to strengthening our association moving forward and continue to improve our Sapphire project. This monitoring system will help us drive operational efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint, making it a win-win for both our business and the magnificent nature of Australia.”
Rohet Sareen, Head of Business Development at Cognecto, said: “The next generation of partnership has just taken place, and we take pride that FURA, a leading gemstone mining giant with very large-scale operations, has partnered with us. Their commitment to the environment and land rehabilitation practices demonstrates their desire to embrace innovative solutions to preserve the environment. We are both equally passionate about sustainability, and we are determined to take it to the next level with FURA’s vision of reducing carbon footprint.”