Virtual simulations will prove themselves to be extremely useful when planning schedules and operations. By simulating the work environment miners will be able to create long-term and short-term schedules and create accurate estimates for drilling, crushing and extraction work will be over and what the end product results will be. Moreover, by simulating the equipment, machinery, and the entire work process, on-site workers will be able to test new methodologies on their most crucial work processes in a very cost-effective manner because no capital will be required to accurately find out what works – every test will be executed in a digital simulation, using the same exact machinery and equipment.
The next huge ability that presents itself when on-site workers will be able to create simulations is to build out a digital training program that will help new interns learn the ins and outs of the mining industry, the work they will be executing and what future possible scenarios they can expect. Moreover, keep in mind that the simulation itself is not static. Meaning, although the virtual world will be strictly based on its physical twin, the object or area it has been based on, the workers will be able to change, alter and add elements to it such as making necessary weather changes, creating emergency scenarios, simulating equipment problems so that workers could know how to deal with emergency errors right from the very moment they start working and so much more.
Digital twin is not just about creating simulations, altering and/or changing them in order to project future scenarios. Due to the fact, that the digital twin is based on its physical one, they are connected together. This means that the physical twin can be controlled via the digital platform its twin is in. We will be showcasing this concept in a demo launch during one of our seminars called: The Power of Virtual Twin in Mining- find workshop tickets here. By taking full control of machinery and equipment, the process of controlling the machinery using people can be replaced with full automation that is created using algorithms that map out the route, timing, and manner using which a piece of equipment should use to execute work.
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