Worldsensing says it has joined the Brazilian Mining Association (Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração, or IBRAM) to help establish a favourable environment for mining business, competitiveness and development.
In particular, Worldsensing is hoping to extend the use of its remote, real-time data collection, monitoring and management systems to ensure greater safety and efficiency in Brazilian mining operations, it said. These systems are used in mines around the world from Sweden to Chile.
Through its Loadsensing product family, Worldsensing offers a range of wireless data acquisition technology aimed at enabling remote data collection in hard-to-access environments, predictive maintenance, reducing monitoring costs, ensuring workforce safety and managing environmental risks.
The wireless systems can be used for monitoring surface areas, tailings dams, leach pads and slope stability, as well as in deep excavations without line of sight.
Last month, the company joined up with IDS GeoRadar, a Hexagon company, to launch what they say is the most comprehensive mine safety monitoring system to date using Worldsensing’s Loadsensing IoT-based wireless monitoring platform.
Steve Cahill, Worldsensing’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Our focus is on improving safety, which we know is also a top priority for Brazil’s mining industry. We see our membership of IBRAM as being central to developing relationships that can further this mission.”
Worldsensing has a long history of involvement in the Brazil mining sector and, in May 2019, the company’s Loadsensing product family was certified by Brazil’s National Agency for Telecommunications.