Zyfra has completed the 50th installation of its high-precision drill management system (Zyfra Precision Drill), which increases productivity and quality of drilling operations in open-pit mines based on high-precision navigation and real-time monitoring of drilling parameters. 

The 50th Zyfra Precision Drill installation happened at the Berezovskiy open-pit mine, one of the leading coal producers in the Kuznetsk Basin (Kuzbass) in southwestern Siberia, Russia. The mine is owned by the Stroyservis company.

Zyfra Mining (formerly – VIST Group), a division of Zyfra, has a successful record of work in the mining industry for over 30 years with 100+ mines using the company’s products, including mine fleet management systems and autonomous mining dump trucks.

“By 2022 we plan to add our drill management solutions to 30 more locations across the globe. The next step in our continuous technology development would be the upgrade to autonomous drilling, which can include tele-operation,” said Liana Meliksetyan, chief operating officer at Zyfra.

The implementation of the system allows to significantly improve the drilling process, replacing the physical control points with automated high-precision navigation on the blast hole grid.

Information received from drill rigs in real-time can be reported in various ways, that allows quick monitoring of the drilling parameters from the machine cabin and on mobile devices, as well as to analyze the hardness of rocks when planning the blast site. 

Zyfra Precision Drill can also increase the quality of blasting through automatically collected information about the hardness of rocks.

According to EuroChem, one of the world’s leading mineral fertilizer producers, implementation of the Zyfra Precision Drill reduced idle times on average by 12 machine hours a week.

According to GV Gold (also known as Vysochaishy), one of the fastest growing Russian gold mining companies, the Zyfra Precision Drill implementation has significantly improved the drilling process. With the same number of drills, the blast volume has increased by 20%. There was also a 15% increase of drill rig productivity and a 10% reduction of re-drilling volume among the expected results of the system implementation.

Zyfra Precision Drill can run in the Cloud or on mine servers, and can provide easy data exchange between the various parties involved with the drilling.

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Zyfra offers industrial digitalization technologies for machinery, metallurgy, mining and oil & gas. The many solutions for mining include predictive analytics and data analysis, process optimization, automatic fleet management and dispatch, monitoring systems for fragmentation and other parameters, autonomous and teleoperated mining equipment, and more.

Zyfra’s solutions have been implemented at the world’s leading mining companies, including OCP Group, ArcelorMittal, Cosapi, NordGold, Norilsk Nickel, Polyus, and SUEK, among others.


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