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Explore your operational data with ease

We believe exploring operational data and the AI predicted equipment settings should be easy and feel natural to all different types of users without extensive training many DCS and MES systems need today.

What is a digital twin?

A Digital Twin for Mining is a virtual representation of the physical world, stored in a representative structure on a cloud data platform. 

Unlike the old Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Mining Execution Systems (MES), Digital Twins make use of modern User Interfaces (UI) and advanced visualisations to assist the operator in understanding what is going on in the mine.

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Visualise your entire value chain

With the Digital Twin solution, you can visualise your data and asset settings through an intuitive, easy to use interface that represents the entire value with the ability to drill down all the way to  individual assets and AI predicted setting suggestions.

For example  - the Digital Twin for Mining lets you discover that a bin in your crushing circuit is overloading and what the AI predicted settings the crusher width and feeder speed should therefore be set to. This will allow the operators to make  informed decisions with the ability to simulate and predict downstream effects of those actions.

Unlock the value of your data

The ability to create a true digital representation of your mining operations is now possible through Microsoft Azure Digital Twin technology, Azure Data Lake and Insight Cloud Historian.

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Store the data in the cloud

Create a representative structure of your operational equipment onto a cloud data platform.

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Add sensors, video and equipment

Add more devices as they become available into this representative structure.

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Create a Digital Twin

Visualised through advanced User Interface that’s ready for simulation.

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How it works

A Digital Twin for mining integrates and pulls data from your existing historians and industrial IoT sensors into a real-world representative structure on a cloud data platform. We can enrich the data with industrial grade video feeds and emerging IoT sensors to create a new Cloud Historian.

By leveraging Microsoft Azure Digital Twin for the gathering and storing of data, spatial intelligence graphs can be created that model the relationships and interactions between your people, spaces and devices at your mine sites.

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Explore your mine site holistically

The comprehensive cloud data structure requires a representative visualisation layer to explore the mine site holistically.

With Insight’s Digital Twin for Mining, we build the visualisation so you can deep dive into each mining circuit, asset and key settings - both current and recommended.

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Test with ease

With advanced simulation capabilities, the Digital Twin lets you leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning models applied to your historical data, so you can now test with ease.

Unlike in the past, you can now pull the levers in your virtual environment and simulate ways to optimise your processing equipment.

Why now?

With the power of AI, you can now harness the value of your data to optimise your mine operations, holistically.

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