The use of drone technology has provided measurable benefits for industries such as construction, energy, and public safety, but nowhere has the impact of drones been seen as dramatically as in the mining industry. The ability of drones to efficiently and accurately survey a site has led to improvements in inventory processes, data accuracy, opportunity costs, downtime, and worker safety.
New technologies have removed challenges that previously prevented mining companies from fully adopting drone technology in underground environments. Recent ground-breaking technologies have opened the door to vast improvements in standard operating procedures in all areas of the mine, including below the surface.
Digital Aerolus Drones
Asset-intensive industries such as mining face many challenges related to data collection, inspection, and worker safety. Traditional methods for managing assets and surveying blast sites are notoriously inefficient and time intensive.
Drones allow mining companies to increase efficiencies in numerous business practices that save time, save money, and ultimately lead to greater performance.
Digital Aerolus Aertos™ drones increase productivity and safety in underground environments. Aertos drones are the only commercial drones using AI technology and patented systems. Our drones incorporate technology and mathematics similar to those used in deep space navigation. Aertos drones are built and designed using revolutionary industrial science, allowing for stable flight in areas that don’t allow GPS navigation. Our drones’ ability to fly in indoor and confined spaces is a major breakthrough, especially in the mining business. Here are 3 ways Aertos drones benefit mining:
Aertos drones can access the impacts of recently mined blasts, such as a stope mining style, where access is limited. Recently mined blasts can be inspected while the drone operator gathers data above ground safely.
Non-Maintained, Unfit Drifts
Our drones’ ability to determine degradation or other changing ground conditions can be invaluable to mining companies, in terms of saving time and saving workers from harm.
Assets in Unstable Areas
Aertos drones’ ability to inspect in potentially unstable areas is an enormous benefit to mining companies. Our drones easily inspect assets in areas where roof conditions have become unstable or where falling scale in shafts makes manual inspection unsafe.
It’s impossible to overstate the safety benefits of using drones in the mining industry. Accidents in the mining industry can be fatal. Walking around a mining site to climb, survey, and measure stockpiles is incredibly risky, not to mention physically challenging. Sharing the operating area with heavy machinery creates additional risks.
Drones can remove most, if not all, of these risks to workers. Drones improve access to confined spaces and unstable terrain. They also allow a surveyor to maintain a greater standoff distance and still gather the data needed to perform inspections.
Digital Aerolus creates collision-tolerant commercial drones that are designed to navigate inaccessible and confined spaces and are tough enough to withstand perilous environments. Because of our ground-breaking Proprietary Folded Geometry (FGC™) flight code, our drones safely and stably fly into areas where other drones cannot go, including areas that are GPS-denied.
Contact us today to learn more about our industrial drones and how they can help your company create efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and improve worker safety.