Modern Mining Rests on Innovation

It’s important to innovate and grow, and the mining industry is no outlier for growth. Modern mining depends on powerful innovations as much as any other industry, from the mine all the way through the machinery manufacturers. Cummins, a manufacturer of engines, filtration and power generation products, announced its employees were granted 312 patents in 2020, a record-breaking accomplishment.

One of Cummins’ feature innovations is PrevenTech® Mining, technology which applies connectivity, big data, advanced analytics and internet-of-things to remotely monitor the engine of Cummins’ equipment in order to report potential performance issues. It works in real-time using cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity. Modern mining requires modern equipment, including software, which can keep miners safe on the job.