Visit at the School of Underground Exploitation conference

The 30th edition of the School of Underground Exploitation (Szkoła Eksploatacji Podziemnej) conference took place in Krakow from 27 to 29 September. DMC team joined other scientists, policy-makers, representatives of mining companies, and technology providers from Poland and abroad to present the effects of the most recent work performed in the scope of EIT Raw Materials projects. The main theme of the event was “Transformation of hard coal mining”, and the catchword “Mining will always be … but differently” could be repeatedly heard during the individual session panels, nonetheless the multitude of sessions’ topics ranged from the education of future raw materials industry workforce to IT solutions enhancing production processes in mining.

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Lower-Silesian Festival of Knowledge with DMC

And once again DMC organised a worshop on digitisation and robotics in mining for university-, school-students, and others interested in innovations in the raw materials sector. For three days Adam Wróblewski and I (Mateusz Góralczyk) held virtual meetings to tell our visitors what is happening in our labs, how digital transformation of raw materials industry progresses, what robots, drones, IoT and cloud computing has to do with mining – all in the form of case-studies from AMICOS, SafeMe4Mine, OPMO, MEITIM, and MOIRA.

Some of the fascinating topics undertaken during our meetings were: how smart apps will help inspectors to ensure productivity and safety in open-pit, and underground mines, how a 3D model of a belt conveyor or an underground corridor can be created with the help of a drone carrying a digital camera or LIDAR, how we can use remotely controlled robots to identify damages of mechanical components, or to find a human in case of emergency.

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Article of the year award for DMC-members and our friends!

We are proud to share the information that the winner of the inaugural Article of the Year Award in the Hindawi Publishing House for Shock and Vibration is: Development and Verification of the Diagnostic Model of the Sieving Screen written by: Pavlo Krot, Radoslaw Zimroz, Anna Michalak, Jacek Wodecki, Szymon Ogonowski, Michal Drozda, and Marek Jach.

We are very thankful for the appreciation and remain motivated to pursue with our research efforts to bring useful methods and tools to help maintain machinery in the raw materials industry (and not only) in a healthy condition ensuring efficiency and safety on-site.

If you haven’t read it yet, find our article here:

Krot, Pavlo; Zimroz, Radoslaw; Michalak, Anna; Wodecki, Jacek; Ogonowski, Szymon; Drozda, Michal; Jach, Marek

Development and Verification of the Diagnostic Model of the Sieving Screen Journal Article

In: Shock and Vibration, vol. 2020, pp. 1–14, 2020.


The work presented above has been funded by the OPMO project.