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The Connected Mining Solutions Market

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  • May 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Berg Insight AB
  • ID: 4774083

Connected Mining Solutions is Forecasted To Reach 1.2 Million Units in 2023

The Connected Mining Solutions Market is a comprehensive report analyzing the latest developments on the market for connected solutions used in the mining sector. This strategic research report provides you with 180 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:

  • Insights from numerous interviews with market-leading companies.
  • Perspectives on the impact of emerging technologies.
  • Profiles of key players offering connected mining solutions.
  • Overview of the connected mining value chain and key applications.
  • Summary of the latest industry trends and developments.
  • Forecasts of connected mining solutions lasting until 2023.

This report answers the following questions:

  • What types of techniques are used in surface and underground mining respectively?
  • Which are the major types of mining equipment?
  • Which are the main connected mining applications and concepts?
  • How will the installed base develop in the coming years?
  • Which are the key providers of connected mining solutions?
  • What offerings are available from equipment OEMs?
  • What other types of players are involved in the connected mining value chain?
  • Which are the major trends and drivers affecting the market?
  • How will the market for connected mining solutions evolve in the future?

Who should buy this report?

The Connected Mining Solutions Market is the foremost source of information about the market for connected solutions used in the mining sector. Whether you are a mining technology provider, equipment manufacturer, telematics vendor, communications provider, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.

Table of Contents

Executive summary
1 The mining industry
1.1 Introduction to the mining industry
1.1.1 Basic data on mining production and mineral raw materials
1.2 Mining techniques and associated equipment
1.2.1 Surface mining and underground mining
1.2.2 Mining equipment and tools
1.3 Mining industry statistics and leading players
1.3.1 Financial performance of the mining industry
1.3.2 Major mining industry players
2 Connected mining solutions
2.1 Introduction to connected mining
2.1.1 Segments of connected mining solutions
2.1.2 Technologies enabling connected mining
2.2 Connected mining applications and concepts
2.2.1 Fleet management and telematics
2.2.2 People tracking and management
2.2.3 Proximity detection and collision avoidance systems
2.2.4 Fatigue and distraction monitoring
2.2.5 Situational awareness
2.2.6 Short interval control
2.2.7 Ventilation on demand
2.2.8 Remote controlled and autonomous mining equipment
3 Market analysis and trends
3.1 Market analysis
3.1.1 Installed base and forecast
3.1.2 Regional markets
3.1.3 Major solution providers
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.2.1 Mining technology providers
3.2.2 Equipment manufacturers
3.2.3 Telematics industry players
3.2.4 Communications providers
3.2.5 IT and other industry players
3.2.6 Mergers and acquisitions
3.3 Market drivers and trends
3.3.1 Sizing the addressable connected mining market
3.3.2 Regulatory developments and competitive forces driving technology adoption
3.3.3 The digital divide between surface and underground mining
3.3.4 Equipment OEMs are highly active in the connected mining space
3.3.5 From autonomous haulage to fully automated mines
4 Company profiles and strategies
4.1 Surface and underground technology providers
4.1.1 Hexagon Mining
4.1.3 Mine Site Technologies (MST)
4.1.4 MinLog (Maptek)
4.1.5 Modular Mining Systems (Komatsu)
4.1.6 RCT
4.1.7 Symboticware
4.1.8 VIST Group
4.2 Surface technology providers
4.2.1 ASI
4.2.2 iVolve
4.2.3 Mine Sense Solutions
4.2.4 Wenco International Mining Systems (Hitachi Construction Machinery)
4.3 Underground technology providers
4.3.1 Minetec (Codan)
4.3.2 Mining TAG
4.3.3 Mobilaris
4.3.4 Newtrax Technologies (Sandvik)
4.3.5 Northern Light Technologies (NLT)
4.3.6 rapidBizApps
4.4 Mining equipment manufacturers
4.4.1 Caterpillar
4.4.2 Epiroc
4.4.3 Hitachi Construction Machinery
4.4.4 Komatsu
4.4.5 Liebherr
4.4.6 Sandvik
4.4.7 Terex
4.4.8 Volvo CE (Volvo Group)
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Total minerals production by groups of commodities (1984–2016)
Figure 1.2: Five groups of mineral materials
Figure 1.3: Surface mining vs. underground mining and associated processes
Figure 1.4: Example of open-pit mine
Figure 1.5: Example of underground mine
Figure 1.6: Examples of equipment used in the mining industry
Figure 1.7: High-Angle Conveyor (HAC) system
Figure 1.8: Examples of underground mining equipment
Figure 1.9: Aggregated market cap & revenues of top-40 mining companies (2008–2017)
Figure 1.10: Commodity focus of top global mining companies
Figure 2.1: Examples of mining control rooms from different times
Figure 2.2: The connected mine
Figure 2.3: Overview of connected mining segments and applications
Figure 2.4: Examples of in-cab displays used in mining equipment
Figure 2.5: Comparison of technologies used in underground mines
Figure 2.6: Example of mine communication network schematic
Figure 2.7: Collision avoidance system display unit
Figure 2.8: Short interval control app interfaces
Figure 2.9: Schematic overview of tag-based ventilation on demand (VOD) system
Figure 2.10: Autonomous haulage system (AHS)
Figure 3.1: Installed base by segment (World 2018–2023)
Figure 3.2: Installed base by region (World 2018–2023)
Figure 3.3: Major connected mining solution providers
Figure 3.4: Relationships between equipment manufacturers and technology providers
Figure 3.5: ORBCOMM dashboard for searching and locating mining assets
Figure 3.6: Cisco Connected Mining created with industry partners
Figure 3.7: Schematic overview of Accenture’s Connected Mine solution
Figure 3.8: Connected Mining with SAP Solutions for the Internet of Things
Figure 3.9: ABB Ability MineOptimize
Figure 3.10: GE Mining digital productivity solutions
Figure 3.11: GE Digital Mine collision avoidance systems
Figure 3.12: M&As in the connected mining space
Figure 3.13: Komatsu’s Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle
Figure 4.1: Overview of Hexagon Mining’s solution portfolios
Figure 4.2: HxGN MineDiscover Core LP and Core HP rugged industrial computers
Figure 4.3: HxGN MineProtect Safety Center
Figure 4.4: Guardvant’s OpGuard fatigue and distraction solution
Figure 4.5: HxGN MineEnterprise CAS Analytics reporting and analytics platform
Figure 4.6: Modules of MICROMINE’s Pitram fleet management & mine control solution
Figure 4.7: MICROMINE’s Pitram Mobile
Figure 4.8: MICROMINE’s Pitram Shift Planner
Figure 4.9: Deployments of MICROMINE’s Pitram
Figure 4.10: Operational schematic
Figure 4.11: MST’s hard rock technologies
Figure 4.12: MST’s AXON Digital Platform enabling digitisation underground
Figure 4.13: MST’s FARA application used at an underground mine
Figure 4.14: Overview of MST’s global footprint
Figure 4.15: MinLog’s MineSuite offering diagram
Figure 4.16: Hierarchical product diagram of MinLog’s offering
Figure 4.17: MineCare Maintenance Management with user-defined dashboard tiles
Figure 4.18: Modular’s DISPATCH application on the PTX-C field computer
Figure 4.19: RCT’s ControlMaster automation levels for surface automation
Figure 4.20: RCT’s EarthTrack fleet management packages
Figure 4.21: Symboticware’s SymBot
Figure 4.22: Symboticware’s SymView KPI Dashboard
Figure 4.23: Overview of VIST Group digital mine and mine management system
Figure 4:24: ASI Platform Model
Figure 4.25: Schematic overview of ASI’s offering for mining
Figure 4.26: Mobius for Mining
Figure 4.27: Schematic overview of the Nexis mesh network
Figure 4.28: iVolve Display in-cab operator interface
Figure 4.29: Interface of Wenco Mine Performance Suite Version 6
Figure 4.30: Wenco’s MDT device with BenchManager and PitNav interfaces
Figure 4.31: TRAX-10 and TRAX-4 mobile computers used by Wenco
Figure 4.32: Minetec specialist technology for underground hard rock mines
Figure 4.33: Mobilaris Mining Intelligence graphical user interface
Figure 4.34: Mobilaris Mining Intelligence – Short Interval Control
Figure 4.35: Mobilaris Basic Scheduler – Gantt scheduler for shift planning
Figure 4.36: Traffic Awareness via Mobilaris Onboard
Figure 4.37: Illustration of Newtrax’s Proximity Warning & Collision Avoidance system
Figure 4.38: Newtrax devices for people, machines, sensors and network extensions
Figure 4.39: Overview of Newtrax Technologies’ customers by geography (2019)
Figure 4.40: NLT’s Messenger, Genesis and Eagle technology enabled lamps
Figure 4.41: NLT’s N-Connex enabling networks for harsh environments
Figure 4.42: User interface of groundHog from rapidBizApps
Figure 4.43: Overview of the Cat MineStar functionality
Figure 4.44: Certiq telematics web portal
Figure 4.45: Epiroc’s Rig Control System (RCS)
Figure 4.46: Schematic overview of Hitachi Construction Machinery’s Global e-Service
Figure 4.47: Hitachi Construction Machinery’s new ConSite Pocket app
Figure 4.48: Hitachi Construction Machinery’s Solution Linkage ICT/IoT-based solutions
Figure 4.49: Overview of Autonomous Haulage System (AHS)
Figure 4.50: Komatsu’s KOMTRAX Plus mining equipment management system
Figure 4.51: MineWare’s mRoc Desktop
Figure 4.52: Sandvik’s OptiMine analytics and process optimisation suite
Figure 4.53: Sandvik’s AutoMine Lite for loading and hauling
Figure 4.54: Customised web portal for Terex powered by ORBCOMM
Figure 4.55: Example of Volvo CE’s Fuel Report

Executive Summary

The total installed base of connected mining solutions reached almost 0.6 million units in use worldwide across the equipment, people and environment segments in 2018. The equipment segment accounts for the largest share of the total, representing connected devices deployed on machines and vehicles used in mining operations. This includes solutions ranging from OEM telematics systems on mining equipment to advanced connected solutions supplied by mining technology specialists.

The people segment consists of various solutions deployed to support the safety and productivity of mining personnel, while the environment segment includes sensor technology implemented for environmental monitoring of the mine itself. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15.5 percent, the installed base of connected mining solutions across all segments is forecasted to reach close to 1.2 million units in 2023. Asia-Pacific is estimated to account for the largest share of the total installed base, followed by North America, the Middle East & Africa, Latin America and Europe.

The top players active in the connected mining space include strikingly different types of companies, ranging from specialized independent technology suppliers of varying sizes up to the leading mining equipment manufacturers. Many of the key players today serve both surface and underground mining customers. The surface segment is dominated by Modular Mining Systems (owned by Komatsu), Hexagon Mining, Wenco International Mining Systems (owned by Hitachi Construction Machinery) and Caterpillar through its Cat MineStar suite.

Modular, Hexagon and Caterpillar all serve underground customers in addition to a primary presence in the surface segment, while Wenco is fully focused on surface mining. VIST Group is also a player in the surface segment and serves some underground operations as well. Examples of key technology providers focused specifically on underground applications are Newtrax Technologies (recently acquired by Sandvik) and Mobilaris (partially owned by Epiroc). The underground segment is, in general, less mature and more fragmented. Mine Site Technologies, MICROMINE, and rapidBizApps are additional strong players in the underground segment that all also serve surface customers to varying extents.

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • ASI
  • Caterpillar
  • Epiroc
  • Hexagon Mining
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery
  • iVolve
  • Komatsu
  • Liebherr
  • Mine Sense Solutions
  • Mine Site Technologies (MST)
  • Minetec (Codan)
  • Mining TAG
  • MinLog (Maptek)
  • Mobilaris
  • Modular Mining Systems (Komatsu)
  • Newtrax Technologies (Sandvik)
  • Northern Light Technologies (NLT)
  • rapidBizApps
  • RCT
  • Sandvik
  • Symboticware
  • Terex
  • VIST Group
  • Volvo CE (Volvo Group)
  • Wenco International Mining Systems (Hitachi Construction Machinery)