The Future of Mining, ICT spending by the Australian Mining Industry in 2017

Industrial IoT Solutions Resolving Challenges

  • Challenges
  • Flexibility to market needs
  • Fast access to knowledge experts and data
  • Value chain integration
  • Customer engagement
  • Environmental standards compliance
  • Better visibility on global footprint
  • Track and trace
  • Equipment failure and maintenance
  • Focus on customisation
  • Economic volatility
  • Production efficiency
  • Product innovation to stay competitive
  • Solutions
  • Smart Sensors
  • Drone Technologies
  • Process Simulation
  • Autonomous Vehicles & Robotics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Predictive Maintenance

Hitachi’s Autonomous Haulage System

  • Efficient operation in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Enables automated navigation, route optimisation, negotiation of traffic conditions, self-correction for unplanned obstacles (e.g., fallen rocks, slip conditions), optimised acceleration/braking/ steering control, site awareness and collision avoidance
  • Fully integrated All Hitachi System – truck, fleet control and traffic control
  • Allows the smart truck to make decisions on its own regarding travel paths within a defined section
  • Retro-fit components enable customers to purchase a truck today and convert to AHS in the future
Dump Truck

8 Trends Driving the Mining Industry Toward Digitisation


Declining ore grades


Competition from emerging countries


Price volatility


Energy security risk


Sustained long-term demand for commodities


Rise in operating costs


Focus on non-traditional mining commodities


Digital disruption
Source: Hitachi and Frost & Sullivan