Advanced technologies for productivity-driven lifecycle services and partnerships in a business network

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    Abstract

    The TecNetwork project has aimed at fostering the development of new solutions for the underground mining sector that exploit the emerging opportunities of Industrial Internet technologies and address the new requirements for digitalizing processes, electrification and goals for safe and sustainable operations. Furthermore, the research themes of the project have been selected so that they support the development of novel industrial services in a wide spectrum of industries.

    Resource scarcity, growing awareness of environmental issues and demand for more efficient processes are drivers for machine and equipment manufacturers’ new offerings. The goal of TecNetwork was to support machine and production system providers and their ecosystem partners in creating new offerings with safer and sustainable processes that meet the changing requirements of the business environment.

    TecNetwork project is divided into four research topics:
    - Industrial Internet solutions for safety and productivity in underground mining
    - Securing machine safety
    - Management of electric fleets in modern underground mines
    - Control system development towards autonomous machines and processes

    Furthermore, the project has explored how an ecosystem should collaborate and develop services enabled by digital technologies, aiming at new business opportunities in full-line underground mining services.

    The report presents the progress achieved in the above-mentioned topics in the TecNetwork project. Summaries of the topics are provided at the beginning of each section.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages79
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Report
    NumberVTT-R-00954-19

    Keywords

    • Digitalization
    • automation
    • safety

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