Industry 4.0

Leverage IoT, robotic process automation, and cloud computing to drive mining safety and efficiency
Leverage IoT, robotic process automation, and cloud computing to drive mining safety and efficiency


Leverage IoT, robotic process automation, and cloud computing to drive mining safety and efficiency

The adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies by mining companies is positively impacting the safety, efficiency and sustainability of operations. Automated vehicles, drones and robotic drilling systems are now widely used to reduce the need for human presence in dangerous or remote areas. Remote control centers are used to monitor multiple mine sites from a centralized location, speeding up the detection and resolution of issues as they arise.

Meanwhile, the Internet of Things (IoT) can now facilitate predictive maintenance and process optimization, enhancing the efficiency of daily operations on-site. Advanced sensor technology such as this also has the potential to improve the sustainability of mining operations, ensuring compliance with ESG regulations.

As the mining industry begins to embrace these technologies, initial barriers may still exist in the early adoption stages. Strategically weighing the initial costs of implementing such technologies against their long-term gains and ROI will be a critical component to successful and sustainable technology adoption.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can Industry 4.0 technologies improve safety in our mining operations?
  2. What are the cost savings and efficiency gains associated with Industry 4.0?
  3. How can we effectively integrate and analyze the huge amounts of data generated by Industry 4.0 technologies?
  4. What training and skill development are required for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies in the mining workforce?
  5. What are the regulatory implications associated with adopting Industry 4.0 technologies?
  6. How can we leverage Industry 4.0 technologies to improve mine sustainability and attract ESG investment opportunities?

Embracing Industry 4.0 often requires structural changes to an organization beyond just technology adoption. For technology to be successfully implemented, buy-in at every organizational level as well as providing comprehensive training is critical.

Our Unison Mining experts can work with your team to ensure that KPIs at all levels are aligned with the goal of successful technology implementation. Using our behavioral change methodology, our goal is to ensure full adoption and utilization of technology with the cooperation of all employees, which endures long after the project’s closeout.

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

Lack of knowledge to define a cohesive business or data strategy

Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


Data By Equipment

Leverage equipment data from telematics, instruments, sensors, meters, data transmission, and other Internet of Things (IoT).
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Data Visualization

Visualize geospatial data to understand geological formations, identify potential risks, locate mineral deposits, and optimize resource allocation.
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Architecture Centralization & Monitoring

Allow data to be housed and accessed within a centralized, single location for easier tracking & accurate insights.
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Data Governance

Develop internal policies for comprehensive data architecture, quality control and security.
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Advanced Analytics

Harness information generated by sensors, equipment, geological data, and satellite imagery for insights and decision-making.
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Industry 4.0

Deploy Internet of Things (IoT), robotic process automation (RPA), and cloud computing technology to integrate previously disparate mining processes and workflows.
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Digital Twins

Create virtual replicas of mining operations to evaluate potential impact of change with minimal risk.
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Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

Drive the successful adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies by ensuring employee buy-in.

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