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By A.J. Roan
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Maestro launches mine IoT monitoring tool

MaestroLink server improves underground mine safety, health Metal Tech News – October 14, 2020

 

Last updated 10/20/2020 at 5:08pm

Underground mining internet of thing IoT ventilation devices

Maestro Digital Mine

MaestroLink Server enables maintenance teams and control room operators to manage Maestro underground mine devices via smartphone, tablet or computer in real-time.

Canada-based Maestro Digital Mine launches MaestroLink, a server software tool for managing health conditions for all Maestro-based digital industrial internet of things devices and networks for the underground mining sector.

"Maestro is known for its industrial internet of things devices used for ventilation monitoring and controls as well as last mile digital networks for the underground mining sector," said Maestro Digital Mine President and CEO Michael Gribbons.

Maestro says its underground mine automation, IT, and ventilation products deliver energy savings and productivity improvements while meeting the highest health and safety standards.

On Oct. 7 Maestro announced the launch of its MaestroLink Server, an innovative premise-based monitoring platform that enables control room operators and maintenance teams to monitor and manage devices via smartphone, tablet or computer in real-time.

Every Maestro digital IIoT digital device provides multi-variable data, as well as a complete suite of diagnostic data.

"All of Maestro's IIoT devices utilize embedded webservers along with digital technology right down to each individual sensor, enabling remote diagnostics for solving maintenance problems as well as assuring sensor calibration compliance," said Gribbons.

The newest addition to Maestro's repertoire was developed to fill the gap between the requirement of maximizing accurate operational data and reducing the workload of maintenance and support teams.

"It saves time and cost by giving miners the ability to poll the diagnostics and then tuning the data into tangible actions from the surface before having to go underground," said Maestro Digital Mine COO David Ballantyne.

The diagnostic data is intended to provide an in-depth report regarding the IIoT device right down to the sensor level, resolving current and future problems.

"The support team will go underground the first time with the proper tools, spare parts and equipment to do the maintenance once instead of the industry standard requiring multiple trips," Ballantyne added.

With another development towards predictive maintenance adding to the portfolio of options presented to the mining industry, MaestroLink's use of IIoT to support better uptime and increased safety continues to show the dynamic shift towards digitized mining and the future of the industry.

 

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