Enterprise Mining IoT Device

Low cost customizable device with enterprise remote management capabilities

PIN is built to order and includes any or all of the following functionalities in a single device:

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Mining vehicles stay connected to the network with high availability

Route data from onboard 3rd party systems to existing mine access points with PIN

The Challenge

  • Smaller operations may not have a wireless network to connect to
  • Larger operations face coverage gaps where vehicles cannot connect to mine access points
  • Large vehicles lose coverage when the antenna and access point are on opposite sides
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Benefits of Using PIN for Wireless Connectivity

  • Always see an access point with antenna diversity & up to 1000mW transmit power
  • Fewer network interruptions benefit systems dependent on real-time data
  • Reliable connection even in mountainous conditions using detailed PHY configuration optimizes for distance, data fragments, etc.
  • Implement low cost mesh networks for smaller operations
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Create a LAN from multiple Ethernet (as well as Serial or CAN) devices using PIN

The Challenge

  • Connecting 3rd party systems to the IP network using Ethernet interfaces requires an onboard Ethernet switch
  • 3rd party systems without Ethernet interface (Serial or CAN) cannot be connected to the IP network
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Benefits of Using PIN as an Ethernet Switch

  • Eliminate the need for an external Ethernet switch
  • Create a fast and reliable LAN with a gigabit Ethernet switch
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Track the position of every asset in your operation

The Challenge

  • Positioning data is required by many critical mine systems such as Fleet Management & CAS
  • Requiring operators to manually report their locations is time consuming and inefficient
  • Many mines have inconsistent tracking abilities across their fleet
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Benefits of Using PIN for GNSS Tracking

  • Track every asset in your operation for a extremely low cost
  • Monitor idle time and improve productivity
  • Dispatch trucks more efficiently
  • Detect hazards such as machines operating in dangerous proximity
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Combine GNSS with real time kinematic (RTK) reference signals to track vehicle positions with centimeter accuracy

The Challenge

  • Standard GPS accuracy at a mine surface is +/- 3 to 5 meters, while elevation (Z axis) is +/- 8 to 12 meters
  • Inaccurate positioning data introduces errors in vehicle/road assignment, ore tracking, and more
  • GPS without heading doesn’t accurately show where ore is dumped, especially between stockpiles in close proximity to each other
  • Collision avoidance algorithms often produce false alarms due to insufficient position and heading data, especially during scenarios such as parallel driving or vehicles traveling at different elevations
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Benefits of Using PIN for High Precision Tracking

  • Accurate elevation data improves CAS, FMS, & More
  • Accurate ore tracking helps increase productivity
  • Prepare for future automation projects by equipping vehicles with high precision positioning, heading, and timing
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Track vibrations, 3D orientation, and roll-over risks in real time with PIN

The Challenge

  • Lack of vibration monitoring on large machines removes a key data point from maintenance planning
  • Lack of orientation awareness affects productivity and safety, especially for operators of larger equipment
  • Large trucks & excavators are susceptible to costly and dangerous roll-over events
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Benefits of Using PIN to Track Inertial Orientation

  • Lower machine maintenance cost by monitoring vibrations on large machines to reduce stress and mechanical fatigue
  • Increase safety and machine productivity with orientation awareness
  • Alert the operator of roll-over danger before it’s too late
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Add up to 3 levels of dead reckoning to your tracking solution with PIN

The Challenge

  • Vehicle position is often lost alongside high walls or deep within the pit
  • Satellite availability in mountainous conditions often varies throughout the day
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Benefits of Using PIN for Dead Reckoning

  • Track asset positions during satellite downtime with increased availability
  • Add layer(s) of redundancy to mission-critical applications such as FMS and CAS
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Why RIGID ROBOTICS PIN?

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Low Cost

Significantly lower cost of ownership than combining competing products

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Enterprise Scalability

Includes RIGIDportal

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Built for Mining

IP67 rated, tested for vibration and an extended temperature range

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Integration Friendly

Interoperable with other systems through open-API

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Reduced Hardware & Cable Clutter

Multiple solutions in a single device