Top 20 Metals and Mining Technology Solution Companies - 2020

The two most frequently used method of removing ore from the bedrock—drilling and blasting—will undoubtedly stay relevant for many years to come. In other applications, such as shaft sinking and raise developments, mechanical rock excavation is already a competitive alternative. Recent developments in hard rock cutting have made substantial progress, and it is reasonable to believe that the mechanical methods will gain wider acceptance in the mid-term future. Particularly in narrow vein and reef mining, where more selective methods will create less waste rock, and hence less pollution, and at the same time lower dilution and hence increase the capacity of the mineral processing plant. Furthermore, continuous mining methods will give great economic benefits and also reduce the risk of accidents.

These technologies help companies to lower production costs, enhance worker and equipment productivity, discover new reserves, and extend the life of current mines. In this scenario, narrowing down on solutions that best fit the specific needs of a miner is often a time consuming and complex task. In our selection, we looked at the vendor’s capability to provide the technology solutions to Mining Industry, keeping a strong focus on how they address their customer’s occupational health, safety, and environmental concerns. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts, and the CIO Review editorial board has selected top players from over three hundred companies.

We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Metals and Mining Technology Solution Providers – 2020.”

Top Metals and Mining Technology Solution Companies

Top Metals and Mining Technology Solution Companies

Ambra Solutions focuses on designing and delivering turnkey solutions that specifically cater to the needs of mining enterprises. The company’s LTE capabilities support miners with vigorous underground network coverage for uninterrupted, real-time communication regardless of depth. A single underground LTE base station can cover 6 km of tunnel replacing between 60 to 80 wi-fi access-points. Ambra Solutions also manufactures its own set of devices for tracking employees and machines as well as establishing underground networking infrastructures. The company designs and builds ruggedized components, specifically targeting mining use cases while delivering engineering documentation and staff training for a fully autonomous mine

Rajant Corporation is the exclusive provider of private wireless networks powered by the patented Kinetic Mesh network, BreadCrumb wireless nodes, and InstaMesh networking software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, mission-critical business intelligence. A low-latency, high-throughput, and secure solution for a variety of data, voice, video, and autonomous applications, Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh networks provide industrial customers with full mobility, allowing them to take their private network applications and data anywhere

Artisan Vehicles

Artisan Vehicles

Headquartered in California, the heart of electric vehicle technology, Artisan Vehicles is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of zero emission battery powered mining vehicles. Artisan’s underground mining loaders and haul trucks are designed from the ground up to include the best thinking in vehicle engineering and to maximize the performance of its high powered, highly reliable, field proven battery electric powertrains

Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities. Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2012. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers

Brokk

Brokk

Established in Sweden in 1976, Brokk is the world’s leading supplier of robotic demolition machines. Brokk Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of the Brokk AB group, a supplier of remotely operated systems and equipment. Brokk supplies electric- and diesel-powered remote-controlled demolition machines that work with dozens of attachments and special options such as cameras, long arms and side angling devices. The machines range in size from Brokk’s B60 II to the B800. The compact units provide a high power-to-weight ratio, making each ideal for confined spaces and industries such as demolition, processing, tunneling, cement, nuclear, military and construction. The ability to control the units remotely allows workers to stay at a safe distance and also reduces their fatigue, which increases productivity

Centrisys

Centrisys

Centrisys provides centrifuge equipment for liquid-solids separation and sludge thickening along with innovative process technologies for wastewater, water and biosolids. The Centrisys/CNP resource intensification portfolio is both an integrated process solution and/or an individual equipment approach to sludge and biosolids handling; leveraging proven technologies to provide viable alternatives to conventional treatment processes. Centrisys/CNP provides low-maintenance equipment and process needs backed by expert service staff stationed throughout the U.S

Cognibox

Cognibox

Cognibox develops end-to-end solutions for training, contractor management, and employee compliance. Our products and services connect businesses by facilitating the relationship between contractors and client corporations. We help organizations worldwide—like Finkl Steel, Rio Tinto, and Alcoa—focus on their core business by providing greater control over their daily operations. Cognibox CMS is a flexible cloud-based contractor Compliance Management System. This modular solution allows for the efficient and cost-effective management of contractor compliance from pre-selection all the way to performance evaluation. Cognibox LMS is a web-based, integrated Learning Management System that centrally manages the training, skills, work procedures, and professional requirements for all employees

Cordyne

Cordyne

Cordyne, Inc. is a diversified electrical supply and manufacturing company that has been operating in Houston, Texas since 1987. They integrate engineering and manufacturing solutions to assist our customers with its service and support to make its clients' project a success. The company offers customers a wide range of products and services from small electrical components to custom equipment and engineered packaged systems. This wide-ranging selection helps us match the right products and services to its clients specific needs

CQMS Razer

CQMS Razer

CR is a world leader in innovative productivity technology, manufacture and field-life management of large surface mining equipment, fixed plant products, and wear parts. With a global operations reach, its world-class talent is supported in an environment that is fulfilling and rewarding and reflects the values and the communities in which they operate. CR's global presence enables them to provide the best equipment and advice to mining operations around the world

Dashboard

Dashboard

Dashboard was founded by an experienced team of hardware, programming and communications professionals who collectively see the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution as the natural point of convergence for our collective skills. The team is led by the CEO Piers Corfield, who has extensive experience in technology/communications start-up companies, also providing strategic advice to established oil & gas industrial monitoring and control systems providers. Kevin Heng, Director of International Operations holds both a Master of Science (Chemical Engineering) and Master Business Administration and has over 22 years of professional career as senior executive in major oil and gas oil companies. Dashboard harnesses new technologies for our customers to deliver profitability, safety, security and environmentally sustainable outcomes by the ethical use of knowledge and discovery from data

Galileo Group

Galileo Group

As a service provider, Galileo Group conduct turnkey airborne sensor collection missions or ground field campaigns, lab-based science investigative work and mathematical modeling using in-house software development resources. Using algorithms and know-how, deliverables are typically advanced informatics detection reports, data sets, or computational tools specially designed for customers so that they can perform recurring scale analysis using our core detection engines. The company owns and maintains all of its imaging sensors, ground spectrometers and related processing/analytical equipment. All calibrated in our labs. Galileo Group makes use of a global network of contract aircraft to maximize flexibility and keep customer acquisition costs as low as possible. In addition to its primary sensor work, they are applying its remote sensing expertise to smartphones for consumer scale use mobile applications

Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver Compressor, Blower and Vacuum Products with over 160 years of industrial innovation and manufacturing of mission critical compression and vacuum solutions and services. They provide energy efficient, reliable and IoT connected air solutions to a broad range of applications and processes used in many industries. For more than a century and a half, Gardner Denver has been a trusted partner for the world's most demanding and ever-changing compressed air, low pressure and vacuum needs. Equipped with the industry's widest product breadth and leading warranty programs, Gardner Denver is an expert in diverse applications. The new iConn service provides compressed air users with in-depth and real-time knowledge about their system

GN Solids Control

GN Solids Control

GN have the one stop for Solids Control Solution of oil gas drilling, CBM drilling, HDD, and water well drilling as well as the construction drilling mud treatment. GN Solids Control is one of the most famous International Brand for Mud Solids Control System & Drilling Waste Management. GN have the one stop for Solids Control Solution of your oil gas drilling, CBM drilling, HDD, and water well drilling as well as the construction drilling mud treatment etc

Hypersciences

Hypersciences

Hyperscience modernizes mission-critical processes and operations for Global 2000 organizations and governments. Since 2014, Hyperscience’s automation technology has helped data-centric companies parse through vast amounts of unstructured inputs and raw information to get to swifter and smarter business outcomes. Through the Hyperscience Platform, enterprises are empowered to transform their operations, and drive operational efficiency as well as human productivity by fully unlocking the power of their data. Ranked on the Inc. Fastest-Growing Company List, Hyperscience has raised $190M+ from investors including Tiger Global, BOND, Bessemer Venture Partners, Stripes, and FirstMark. The company has a global footprint with offices in New York City, Sofia, Bulgaria, and London, UK. The company has consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work with a collaborative and innovative culture and best-in-class benefits

IBM

IBM

IBM's metals and mining manufacturing solutions deliver technologies and services designed to transform operations, control costs, and maximize returns. Connected devices, data analytics, and enterprise asset management (EAM) are changing the way maintenance is conducted. AI-enabled platforms support performance-driven operations to enhance exploration, predict asset failure, and increase productivity. Thrive in the 4.0 era with AI-enabled platforms that deliver solutions to overcome the biggest challenges related to mining operation

Mineral Products

Mineral Products

MPI 6260 is a patent pending Active Track & Yard Cleaner with rubber tires, four-wheel drive, with four-wheel steering and a friction drive hi-rail system. Designed with Multiple Quick Change Processing Heads as well as Multiple Quick Change Discharge Attachments. Track Cleaning Head is designed to remove any type of spillage from active tracks or yards such as coal, iron pellets, sawdust, etc. Snow Clearing Head with the rear snow blower attachment will handle up to 2000 tons of snow per hour and throw the snow up to 150 feet. 200hp Cold Air Blower mounted above the Snow Clearing Head uses 9,500cfm and 250mph wind speed at the nozzle discharge point to clear snow from switches. Sand Removal Head and long reach discharge swing conveyor makes short work of removing sand from rail yards or active tracks. The 6260 can clean active tracks & yards all year-round but can also get on and off the track without having to go to a road crossing or siding to allow a train to pass. With minor changes to any processing head, the 6260 has the capabilities of preforming the same work off the track such as beside a track, on parking areas, streets or highways

Motion Metrics

Motion Metrics

Motion Metrics provides industry-leading equipment monitoring solutions that leverage the latest in machine learning technology to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity at mines and quarries worldwide. Its camera- and sensor-based solutions address complex challenges – from missing tooth detection and tooth wear monitoring to fragmentation analysis and payload monitoring. Motion Metrics systems have a proven track record and have been installed at more than 60 mines and quarries on over 350 pieces of mining equipment. They have experienced significant growth in recent years and are always on the lookout for top talent to join our expert team of engineers and skilled professionals. We’re a tight-knit team of visionaries and disruptors who focus heavily on research and development to drive industry change. Motion Metrics is a great place to take on challenging, meaningful work alongside experts in the field

Optomec

Optomec

Optomec Inc., headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a recognized leader in the field of Additive Manufacturing with a revolutionary approach that has proven advantages in reducing cost, improving functionality, and shortening time to market. The Company has invested more than $ 35 million in the development of 3D Additive Manufacturing systems that provide lower costs and functional benefits over conventional production methods. Optomec Aerosol Jet printers are used in the development and fabrication of next generation microelectronic devices. The unique ability to print electronics directly onto 3D surfaces makes Aerosol Jet an ideal solution for reducing device size and weight. Optomec industry-leading LENS 3D printers are used to cost-effectively fabricate, enhance, and repair high-performance metal components in state-of-the-art materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and Inconel®

PhotoSat

PhotoSat

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, PhotoSat was founded in 1993 to provide “better data for better decisions”. PhotoSat has invented a new geophysical processing technology to produce the world’s most accurate satellite survey data. The company specializes in elevation surveying for civil engineering infrastructure projects, tailings storage facility surveying, and the planning and design of resource development projects. PhotoSat delivers services to clients in the oil, gas and mining industries, to governmental agencies, and to engineering and environmental companies. Its team is comprised of geophysicists, engineers, and associated geoscientists with the expertise and experience to create reliable, time-saving solutions for the operation, planning, and development of resource projects

Strayos

Strayos

Strayos is a 3D visual intelligence platform using AI and drones to reduce cost and improve efficiency in jobsites. Strayos software helps Mining and Quarry blasting operators to reduce cost, improve productivity and safety by providing highly accurate survey data analytics. Strayos proprietary platform increases mining company ROIs, by automating tasks, directly reducing overhead and enabling enterprises to make actionable decisions from drone data. Strayos was recognized by CIO review magazine as one of the “20 most promising Metals and Mining technology solution providers 2018” that are at the forefront of advancing technology solutions for the Mining industry and having a significant impact in the marketplace