Monitoring the Heartbeat of Mining and Metals Production

• Kanmantoo Copper Mine, owned by Hillgrove Resources in South Australia
• This mine used smart sensor technology to increase production potential by raising ROM bin
capacities and to reduce maintenance costs by reducing operator time on site.
• To optimize fill levels, existing radar level sensors had to be relocated to new positions and
modified to include a simple self-cleaning system using compressed air.
• The mine installed self-regulating sensors to successfully detect and remove dust via air purge
from sensor antennas before measurements are compromised.