Networked Smart Markers allow miners to measure where your cave back is, without worrying about cables shearing at the wrong place. The allows miners to manage their caving risks by knowing what’s actually happening within the mine.
During the phase of growing the cave to breakthrough, the understanding of the cave back location is critical for making informed decisions. Existing methods for monitoring and managing cave back are not able to provide all of the data required by mine operators.
Elexon Mining has developed the Networked Smart Marker System to complement existing monitoring systems. This system enhances knowledge of cave back behaviour, offering insight into areas not previously visible to mine operators. With this enhanced knowledge, mine safety and economic risks can be more effectively managed.