Mining

Increased safety, efficiency and productivity through wireless, real-time monitoring

Mines are extremely complex and high-risk sites located in remote and harsh environments. Reliable monitoring solutions are paramount to ensure safety, manage risks, improve decision making, and ultimately increase productivity.

Enhance Safety
Enhance / Increase safety
Manage Risks
Manage risk
Informed Decisions
Improve decision making
Increase Productivity
Increase productivity

Common challenges experienced in monitoring mining sites

Difficulty placing sensors in required underground locations
Urgent need for real-time data
Unreliable and costly cable-based and manual monitoring solutions
Remote site locations, underground depth and hard to access places make safety a big priority
The environment is dynamic and constantly evolving
Site scale and range makes monitoring time consuming and drains resources
Expensive monitoring solutions are outside of the budget range
Need to show compliance to stringent environmental, social and governance codes and regulations
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Comprehensive monitoring of all aspects of the mine and its operations are crucial, from open pits to underground, tailings dams to infrastructure. Readings need to be communicated from underground to the surface with monitoring sensors spread over large, remote areas and deep underground. This setting is a constant challenge, making legacy, cable-based solutions impractical.

Reliable, wireless, real-time solutions address these challenges, increasing safety, reducing risk and liability, and increasing the efficiency of mining projects.

Our Solution

The Ackcio Beam system offers real-time and remote access to geotechnical, structural, and environmental sensors through an end-to-end, mesh-based wireless monitoring solution. Ackcio Mesh eliminates obstacles, such as high noise and large scale fields that can disrupt connectivity and reduce data reliability.

With Ackcio Beam you get more data from better sources in real-time, delivering better safety and risk management through smarter, data-driven decisions, and increasing the productivity of your site.

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Key Benefits

Reliable and dedicated sensor data for smarter decision-making in real-time

Improvements in risk management

Reliability and integrity of sensor data is improved using Ackcio Mesh

A safer workplace

Improvements in efficiencies

Affordable equipment

Productivity is increased

You can remain in compliance with regulations

Testimonials

Elson Kong
Elson Kong

Planning Engineer
at Kimaro

By using Ackcio Beam, we managed to save a significant amount of time, man-hours, labour costs, and comfortably fulfilled all of our monitoring requirements. It certainly made our work easier when monitoring the vast network of strain gauges we had deployed across the site

Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson

President & CEO
at Ramjack Technology Solutions

Reliable, real-time data is critical to keeping mines safe and ensuring uninterrupted production; Ackcio’s long-range meshing capability is exactly the telemetry solution that our mining customers are looking for. We are very excited about our new partnership with Ackcio and all of us at Ramjack are looking forward to working with Nimantha and his team of experts

Thorarinn Andresson
Thorarinn Andresson

Senior Director, Infrastructure IoT
at Bentley Systems

I'm happy to have Ackico as our official technology partner. Ackcio wireless monitoring solutions monitor various geotechnical and structural sensors in multiple industries. I look forward to our customers being able to easily integrate their Ackcio monitoring systems into our Vista Data Vision platform

Applications

Ackcio Beam provides a complete, end-to-end wireless monitoring solution for mining operations including

Open-pit Mines
Remote Monitoring Solutions For Open Pit Mines (2022 023 En)

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Slope Stability Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-TM Nodes bundle Ackcio’s long-range wireless mesh technology with Sisgeo’s trusted bi-axial self-compensated MEMS inclinometer, monitoring the slope stability around the open pit mine site and the pit wall itself.

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Structural Health Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-TM Nodes can be used to monitor the horizontal and vertical movement of the surrounding buildings.

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In-depth Ground Displacement

Settlement/lateral displacement beside the mine slope is monitored by leading brands of digital in-place-inclinometers  IPI's)/MPBX/extensometers/SAAs in real-time using Ackcio BEAM-DG Nodes.

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Ackcio Gateway

The Ackcio BEAM-GW receives sensor data from the Nodes within the network. Ackcio’s Snape software that runs on the Ackcio Gateway is used to configure and manage the project. It also provides the option to push the data via FTP and/or API server hosting a software (selected) of client's choice.

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Integrity of Surrounding Buildings

On nearby buildings, Ackcio BEAM-AN-S1 (1 channel) and BEAM-AN-S4 (4 channels) Nodes ensure real-time monitoring of crack meters and displacement sensors to ensure the safety of the surrounding infrastructure.

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Ground settlement monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-AN-S4 (4 channels) Nodes automate the monitoring of a multi-point borehole extensometer (MPBX) that measures vertical deformation at various depths.

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Monitoring total pressure

Ackcio BEAM-AN-S1 (1 channel) Nodes automate the monitoring of a pressure cell which measures total earth pressure under the on-site crusher.

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Ground Anchor Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-VW-S1 (1 channel) and BEAM-VW-S8 (8 channels) Nodes monitor strain gauges and load cells inserted in the soil nails/ground anchors, to monitor their tension and bending resistance in real time.

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Ackcio Nodes

Each battery-operated Node acquires data from various sensors and transmits the sensor data wirelessly through the Ackcio Mesh network to the Ackcio Gateway.

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Ackcio Mesh

Ackcio’s patented long-range wireless MESH network connects the Ackcio Nodes to the Ackcio Gateway. The mesh network is self-healing, enhancing the transmission reliability. The ability to ‘hop’ up to 12 times significantly increases the reliability in complex environments and offers the ability to increase aggregate range if required. The system is highly flexible and scaleable.

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Repeater Nodes

If deployment challenges reduce the range of Ackcio Nodes, Ackcio BEAM-RN Nodes assist in extending the wireless range of other Ackcio Nodes within the network.

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Monitoring Pore Water Pressure

Piezometers measuring the pore water pressure are monitored in real-time using Ackcio BEAM-VW-S1 (1 channel) and BEAM-VW-S8 (8 channels) Nodes.

Underground Mines
Remote Monitoring Solution For Underground Mines

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Monitoring Pore Water Pressure

Piezometers measuring the pore water pressure are monitored in real-time using Ackcio BEAM-VW-S1 (1 channel) and BEAM-VW-S8 (8 channels) Nodes.

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Ackcio Gateway

The Ackcio BEAM-GW receives sensor data from the Nodes within the network. Ackcio’s Snape software that runs on the Ackcio Gateway is used to configure and manage the project. It also provides the option to push the data via FTP and/or API server hosting a software (selected) of client's choice.

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Structural Health Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-TM Nodes bundle Ackcio’s long-range wireless mesh technology with Sisgeo’s trusted bi-axial self-compensated MEMS inclinometer, monitoring the horizontal and vertical movement of the surrounding buildings.

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Slope Stability Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-TM Nodes can be used to measure the slope stability around the mine site.

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In-depth Ground Displacement

Settlement/lateral displacement is monitored by leading brands of digital in-place-inclinometers (IPI's)/MPBX/ extensometers/SAAs in real-time using Ackcio BEAM-DG Nodes.

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Monitoring Stress Changes

Ackcio BEAM-VW-S8 (8 channels) Nodes automate the monitoring of a vibrating wire stressmeter in hard and soft rock applications.

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Backfill Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-VW-S8 (8 channels) Nodes automate the monitoring of pressure cells measuring total earth pressure within the backfill.

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Integrity of the Tunnel Lining

Ackcio BEAM-VW-S1 (1 channel) and BEAM-VW-S8 (8 channels) Nodes monitor strain gauges and load cells deployed throughout the tunnel shaft, along with convergence instruments, settlement cells, crack meters and other VW sensors.

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Settlement Deformation Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-AN-S4 (4 channels) Nodes automate the monitoring of a multi-point borehole extensometer (MPBX) that measures vertical deformation at various depths.

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Repeater Nodes

If deployment challenges reduce the range of Ackcio Nodes, Ackcio BEAM-RN Nodes assist in extending the wireless range of other Ackcio Nodes within the network.

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Ackcio Nodes

Each battery-operated Node acquires data from various sensors and transmits the sensor data wirelessly through the Ackcio Mesh network to the Ackcio Gateway.

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Ackcio Mesh

Ackcio’s patented long-range wireless MESH network connects the Ackcio Nodes to the Ackcio Gateway. The mesh network is self-healing, enhancing the transmission reliability. The ability to ‘hop’ up to 12 times significantly increases the reliability in complex, underground environments and offers the ability to go further and deeper underground. The system is highly flexible and scaleable.

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Settlement Displacement Monitoring

MPBX's and other digital instruments measure the displacement or deformation around the tunnels and shafts in real-time with Ackcio BEAM-DG Nodes.

Tailing Dams
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Integrity of Surrounding Buildings

On nearby buildings, Ackcio BEAM-AN-S1 (1 channel) and BEAM-AN-S4 (4 channels) Nodes ensure real-time monitoring of crack meters and displacement sensors to ensure the safety of the surrounding infrastructure.

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Ackcio Gateway

The Ackcio BEAM-GW receives sensor data from the Nodes within the network. Ackcio’s Snape software that runs on the Ackcio Gateway is used to configure and manage the project. It also provides the option to push the data via FTP and/or API server hosting a software (selected) of client's choice.

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Weather Station Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-DG nodes monitor weather stations, providing a complete monitoring solution to the tailings dam.

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Water Quality Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-DG Nodes bundle Ackcio’s long-range wireless mesh technology with leading brands of environmental sensors, monitoring water quality of the dam water.

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Monitoring Water Level

Ackcio BEAM-DG Nodes bundle Ackcio’s long-range wireless mesh technology with leading brands of water level meters, monitoring the water level in the dam.

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Ground settlement monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-AN-S4 (4 channels) Nodes automate the monitoring of a multi-point borehole extensometer (MPBX) that measures vertical deformation at various depths.

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Structural Health Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-TM Nodes bundle Ackcio’s long-range wireless mesh technology with Sisgeo’s trusted bi-axial self-compensated MEMS inclinometer, measuring the horizontal and vertical movement of the surrounding buildings.

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Ackcio Mesh

Ackcio’s patented long-range wireless MESH network connects the Ackcio Nodes to the Ackcio Gateway. The mesh network is self-healing, enhancing the transmission reliability. The ability to ‘hop’ up to 12 times significantly increases the reliability in complex environments and offers the ability to increase aggregate range if required. The system is highly flexible and scaleable.

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In-depth Ground Displacement

Settlement/lateral displacement is monitored by leading brands of digital in-place-in-clinometers (IPI's)/MPBX/SAAs /extensometers in real-time using Ackcio BEAM-DG Nodes.

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Ackcio Nodes

Each battery-operated Node acquires data from various sensors and transmits the sensor data wirelessly through the Ackcio Mesh network to the Ackcio Gateway.

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Repeater Nodes

If deployment challenges reduce the range of Ackcio Nodes, Ackcio BEAM-RN Nodes assist in extending the wireless range of other Ackcio Nodes within the network.

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Slope Stability Monitoring

Ackcio BEAM-TM Nodes can be used to monitor the slope stability on and around the tailings dam.

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Monitoring Pore Water Pressure

Piezometers measuring the pore water pressure are monitored in real-time using Ackcio BEAM-VW-S1 (1 channel) and BEAM-VW-S8 (8 channels) Nodes.

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Monitoring Underground Water Quality

Ackcio BEAM-DG Nodes bundle Ackcio’s long-range wireless mesh technology with leading brands of environmental sensors, monitoring water quality of the underground water.

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