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November 2020MODERN MINING35 Data measurement and processing is completed automatically and results are readily available. Automated monitoring offers around-the-clock data to enable decisions that protect people, product and environment. radios, WiFi and others) and software (Trimble 4D Control). Once initial setup is complete, the solutions team should be accessible as needed. For instance, Trimble's moni - toring team works closely with clients to assure a smooth transition from installation to commissioning. Trimble's worldwide presence – with representa - tion in every time zone – delivers peace of mind that questions are responded to in a timely manner regardless of geo- graphic location. The Trimble monitoring solutions team frequently provides soft- ware training and other consultations, as needed. The automated monitoring soft- ware solution should interface with all manner of instrumentation present on a modern-day mine site. Cross-compatibility of these different data- sets are critical for mining operations. Data from vibrating wire piezometers and data from prisms should be accessible and usable from the same software environment for a truly holistic view of stability and potential movement. Automation of these measurements and readings increases the amount of data that is available for decision mak - ing processes. A u t o m a t e d t o t a l s t a t i o n s , s u c h a s t h e Trimble S9, use a variety of atmospheric informa- tion to compute PPM (parts per million) error for highly accurate (1 mm) measurements. This atmo- spheric data should be available in the system for analysis and interpretation. Trimble total stations have built in barometers that poll atmospheric pressure in real-time. Couple this with the real-time temperature data feed from the Settop M1 and the entire dataset can be used in Trimble 4D Control (T4D) to see the effect of pres - sure and temperature on displacement readings. This is critical in trend detection. Values can be converted to velocities, or inverse velocities in real-time, which assist in the stability analysis of pit walls, tailings dams, wind rows and other structures as needed within the mine. Geotechnical sensors, coupled with pinpoint accurate prism data, along with high frequency posi - tioning from GNSS receivers provide an incredibly robust complete solution for the modern mine. Article exclusive to Modern Mining

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