Digitalisation and decarbonisation were the key focus at the world’s leading trade fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment.
The way to zero emissions was discussed as ‘the 4 pillars of decarbonization’.
Pillar one: Optimized components can improve machinery efficiency.
Pillar two: Specially trained employees and autonomous solutions can help increase work efficiency.
Pillar three: Process efficiency can also be improved by selecting the best machine or machine combination.
Pillar four: Alternative sources of energy can be used.
Founder and CEO of MAX Plant, Craig Pedley, stated that ‘’As an Australian manufacturer we have a responsibility to implement these pillars through the manufacturing process. It is great to see sales increasing on our electric run mobile crushing and screening equipment over the last 12 months. Ia m excited about the partnerships MAX Plant has created and the projects we are working on to incorporate hydrogen power and battery cells on our equipment.’’
Digitalization will be a big contributor to zero emissions in the construction and mining industry. Charles Bénard, co-founder and the Managing Director of the French IT provider Hiboo stated ‘’We cannot optimize anything if we are unable to measure our current carbon emissions.” These measurements require construction companies to collect and interpret data from sources from machinery manufacturers or telematics. More so than ever before: “The current energy crisis has given a further boost to our customers’ interest in consumption data in particular,” Bénard said.
The future of mining is sustainable, efficient and reliable. Digitalization, automation, and interoperability are fundamental requirements for boosting efficiency and successfully decarbonizing mining production. An inclusive initiative company culture is vital to allow employees to be a part of the development journey.
German Minister for Digital and Transport Volker Wissing said: “We must leave analog-digital duplication behind us and fully leverage the potential of digitalization.”
‘’It is always a good time catching up with old friends in the industry at international exhibitions. Being in the industry 30 years your customer, suppliers and competitors become close mates. I have seen some innovation in my time, but nothing like what’s happening now. I am excited to start launching innovations from MAX Plant’s automation, digitalization and electrification strategy.’’ – Craig Pedley.