Operations in the mining industry include heavy machineries for the exploration and processing of metals, minerals and materials extracted from Earth. Due to safety concerns, these operations need to be monitored for any defect in machineries to avoid downtimes and operational hazards. Accomodating sensors to the mining processes helps in ensuring safe operation and protect critical assets of the industry.
The mining industry has seen the evolution of IoT technology in reducing the need of human intervention and revolutionising the management and operational processes. Wireless sensors also have had a great scope in this industry with devices operating from built-in internal battery or energy harvesting. Other than these technologies, this industry also incorporates the use of RFID wireless communcation and data logging for pressure sensing applications.