Mines are hostile environments for humans. As a result, mining companies are turning to mining inspection technology that prevents humans from being exposed to dangerous situations. By choosing the Elios—a remote visual inspection (RVI) tool used to inspect confined and/or inaccessible spaces—mining companies have improved mining inspection operations by making them safer and more productive, while decreasing downtimes. The Elios gives mining professionals access to visual data from deep below the earth’s surface in underground mines to the inner workings of a surface mine’s processing plant equipment.
Explore restricted areas such as excavated open stopes to support backfilling operations by detecting shadow areas and understanding ground conditions without putting humans at risk.
Assessing the integrity of conveyor belts without having to power them down or stop ongoing excavations.
Flying tens of meters down a dusty, wet, and rocky drop raise in an underground mine to locate clogging or to assess potential for rehabilitation in mining inspections.
Getting inside of SAG, Ball, and Grinding Mills to assess mechanical integrity and to detect clogging without having to stop the entire production line.
Collecting visuals of feeders by flying through the stockpile hole to assess their integrity and to plan for their maintenance without having to put humans at risk while conducing a mine inspection.
Performing preventive maintenance of crushers by assessing the mean data of indoor visual mining inspections to replace parts before they break and paralyze production.
Inspecting hang-ups and other obstructions inside of an ore pass.
The economic benefits of using the Elios for mining equipment inspection are clear. Since the mine doesn’t have to stop production for over an hour, the company sees an immediate savings of between $100-$150,000 in production costs.
Mining is an extremely hostile and dangerous environment to be in. Being able to remove the human element is key… Elios will help make the industry safer.
Founder, UAS Inc.
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