The mining industry is host to a vast array of proprietary devices and technologies that are unable to communicate with other on-board and off-board systems and technologies. As long as this communications gap exists between devices, onboard data sharing will prove insufficient and ineffective, limiting overall operational efficiency. The development of a mining API offers clear, measurable benefits attached to the pillars of mining stakeholder profitability: safety, productivity and operational efficiency.
A draft Guideline for an Application Program Interface (API) that aims to bridge the gap and unify the language has been developed. The guideline is intended to be a starting point for broader industry engagement and to solicit feedback on the use cases, requirements and potential roadblocks that must be overcome, and should ultimately create a reference for the industry to move forward on creating solutions for onboard data access and connectivity.
To engage industry stakeholders on the definition of a guideline or standard to facilitate seamless access to the broad range of intelligent devices and applications that are available for mobile mining equipment today.
09 22, 2015A draft guideline for an Application Program Interface (API), specifically for device interconnectivity on mobile mining equipment, is now in review. While the API for onboard data integration itself has ...