Research

Digital Twins

One of the main pillars of a digitally transformed production unit either in mining or any other inustry is existance of digital twin of the phyisical operation.

As defined by Digital Twin Consortium “a digital twin is a virtual representation of real-world entities and processes, synchronized at a specified frequency and fidelity.

One of the major contributions of IntelMine Laboratory in the digital transformation of mining industry is to develop state-of-the-art custom specific digital twins for surface mininig operations.

Lean Agile Mining 4.0

It is projected that World's raw material demand will increase by an average of more than 100% by 2050. Mining industry will not be able to meet this increase in the demand with the currently dominant low productivity, high cost conventional mining methods.

At IntelMine Lab, we are introducing a new production management approach to the mining operations based on integrating Lean Manufacturing and Agile Software Development principles to optimize the transition of mines toward sustainable operations.

Integrated Mine Planning

Due to the high level of uncertainties in almost all factors affecting mines as production systems, achieving the long-term strategic goals in mining operations is almost always impossible.

One of the main contributions of IntelMine Lab is to develop integrated Long-term, Short-term, and Operational production plans for open-pit mines aiming at the practicality of the plans and minimality of their discrepancy from long-term goals.