Shougang Hierro mine in Peru adopts a fleet management system for its trucks, shovels and drills. The system was implemented by Zyfra Mining and CT Power. (Photo: Zyfra Mining)

Zyfra Mining and CT Power implemented a fleet management and monitoring system for COSAPI Mineria at the Shougang Hierro mine, near Marcona, Ica region, Peru. All trucks, electro-hydraulic and diesel shovels, and drilling platforms were equipped with sensors, and a high-speed MESH WiFi network was installed.

The system provides information on the operation of machinery to operators and managers, Zyfra reported. Truck operators and electro-hydraulic shovels can visualize data in real time on intelligent panels inside the cabins of their vehicles. The dynamic optimization module automatically adjusts the best routes depending on the actual situation in the mine.

COSAPI reported the system will allow full monitoring of operations. It will increase productivity and safety by offering real-time equipment monitoring, automatic truck assignment using intelligent ad-hoc algorithms, high precision selectivity in loading, and high precision drilling guidance.

Zyfra said the joint project demonstrated the advantages and competitiveness of its technologies in Latin America. “In this project we have used best practices, proven in India and Morocco, as well as our technologies in the field of the internet of things and artificial intelligence,” Pavel Rastopshin, managing director, Zyfra, said.
COSAPI Minería is a construction and engineering contractor for the open-pit operation.