Mining is the process of extracting buried material below the earth’s surface. During the past few decades, while extracting, the Mining companies worldwide have faced an increased number of challenges. The Israeli Mining companies had foreseen the need to shift existing Mining techniques to a more sustainable framework that needs to be friendly to the Workforce, Nature as well as Surrounding Environment.
Although Israel has no Real Mines it is trying to solve some of the greatest challenges being faced by the Mining sector in various countries. Israel’s current position as a center for Innovative Technology is well known worldwide and is being acknowledged by the Mining Industry. Israel also has a long and successful track record of commercialization from the formation of IP (Intellectual property), through to establishing a start-up and then onto a flourishing mature profitable company in different sectors including Mining.
The trend of the Israeli Mining Industry is heading towards remote and autonomous mining. This included remote vehicles that can be driven from miles away or even autonomous vehicles that drive, think, and respond for themselves. There is a big push in the Mining world today towards Command, Control, Communication, and Computer intelligence, which are key to improvements in this sector.
In Israel, we have companies that are some of the biggest System Integrators and are operational worldwide. Some smaller companies have a niche market and offer innovative solutions to the Mining Industry. The companies specialize in Sensors, Hyperspectral Imaging, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Data Integration, Safety of the Workforce, Nature, and Environment.
Some of the companies are:
Ception is a multi-layered system for precise localization and mapping. By harnessing advanced computer vision and deep-learning algorithms, Ception enables new capabilities in industrial and automotive applications such as advanced navigation, advanced driver-assistance systems, planning and monitoring, augmented reality, and autonomous vehicles.
RodRadar develops sensing solutions for the construction industry, with a focus on safety and efficiency. The company’s solutions are capable of detecting obstacles in challenging environments and conditions.
SolAround has developed a technology and process for fabricating high-power/high-efficiency bifacial solar cells. The company also specializes in the optimization of bifacial modules and systems to reduce energy costs (LCOE) while contributing to the protection of the environment. The proprietary p-type PERT bifacial solar cell technology can increase the energy yield of solar systems by up to 20% to 40% relative to mainstream cell technologies, at nearly the cost of a standard system. SolAround cells’ front efficiency of over 22% and bifaciality of over 90% allow 60-cell module front power of 310 Wp and bifacial power of up to 400 Wp equivalent. The cells are suitable for commercial and private apartments, white rooftops, utility-scale ground installations, BIPV, solar sound barriers, carports, facades, and green buildings. SolAround has already produced, certified, and launched similar high-power, high-end bifacial cells and modules in fully industrial lines in Germany.
Solar Drone is a pioneer and world leader in developing “Drone in a Box” systems, based on advanced technologies such as Image Generation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Real-Time Analysis and Alerts, Cloud and more, that increase PV, operational and asset efficiency and reduce costs.
Eurotech is a leader in communication solutions for the mining industry, designing end-to-end solutions that interconnect distributed smart objects and move valuable data between machines.
Razor Labs uses deep learning to make machinery smarter, for more efficient operations, and to enable predictive maintenance to be done – this artificial intelligence (AI) technology can often predict machine failures weeks in advance.
RDV Systems specializes in visualization technologies and services for infrastructure professionals. RDV’s visualization model development technologies focus on making fully interactive 3D virtual models that show proposed design alternatives superimposed on surrounding existing conditions. RDV’s model usage technologies focus on making these models available to project team members, enabling them to integrate visualization directly into their project workflow. RDV models are used for design review, public involvement, stakeholder outreach, interagency coordination, public education, selection of alternatives, and construction coordination. The company’s applications provide web-hosted interactive viewing and navigation of the RDV models, require no software installation, and can be used on any computer with internet access.
IntSite develops autonomous cranes for construction sites. With its IoT device and machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing technologies, the company’s solution can increase cranes’ productivity and reduce costs.
Datumate develops digital solutions for the civil engineering processes used in the construction, surveying, and infrastructure inspection markets, offering fully automated, high-precision, and cost-effective solutions designed to keep field crews safe. The company has computer vision, big data analytics, machine learning, and drone and camera technologies that reduce the amount of time surveying crews spend in the field, speed construction progress, and shorten infrastructure inspection duration while maintaining survey-grade accuracy.