Sandvik and Newtrax partner for underground mining digitalisation project
Sandvik has partnered with Newtrax, the global leader in wireless IoT for the underground metal mining industry, to deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency and productivity to underground metal mines through digitalisation.
Sandvik’s OEM-independent OptiMine® digital platform will seamlessly integrate with Newtrax’s system of wireless IoT to provide all relevant data in one source, delivering both real time and predictive insights to improve operations.
“We are eager to see our partnership with Sandvik’s OptiMine help our customers more rapidly and effectively realise their crucial mine digitisation objectives. Sandvik shares our core values, and this partnership ultimately will deliver more value to our joint customers faster, and at a lower cost,” said Alexandre Cervinka, CEO of Newtrax.
“Together, I truly believe we truly have the best solution for our customers. With OptiMine software as the ‘brain,’ and the Newtrax IoT system as the ‘nervous system’ monitoring machines, people, and the environment, our customers will have all they need to leverage the power of machine learning, and more effectively realise the value of their digital investments,” said Patrick Murphy, President, Rock Drills & Technologies, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
The integrated system will be deployed at select mines and showcased in the Sandvik test mine in Tampere, Finland in early 2019. Hindustan Zinc’s Sindesar Khurd (SK) is the first mine to implement integrated Newtrax and OptiMine solutions to drive their digital transformation.