Proceedings IJCIEOM – International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management


ICIEOM2020_FULL_0001_37178

INDUSTRY 4.0 IN COAL MINING: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN A TRADITIONAL AND A 4.0 OPERATION


ÁREA: 01. Operations and Process Management

RESUMO:
This article aims to analyze the benefits of implementing digital technologies of industry 4.0 in the context of coal mining. The study uses primary bibliography on the theme of industry 4.0 in mining, seeking to verify the advantages in the use of technologies in the industry and to create a conceptual framework to guide the case study. Two mining plants from the same company are the units of analysis. The first follows the historical evolution of the mining process but stopped evolving in the 1980s. The second is a new unit, planned and built within the new mining concepts, linking to them some digital technologies of industry 4.0. In this context, we sought to analyze whether there were improvements in product quality, in the efficiency of the process and in the safety of the operation in the plant that uses digital technologies. This survey was conducted through interviews with managers from both units. The results indicate that the plant with digital technologies has a more homogeneous final product and that it meets the customer's specifications more efficiently, the unit process is linear, safer, and more sustainable concerning the traditional unit.

PALAVRAS-CHAVE:
industry 4.0, coal mining, internet of things



DOI: 10.14488/ijcieom2020_full_0001_37178
AUTORES:

NELSON KADEL JUNIOR
RIO DOS SINOS VALLEY UNIVERSITY (UNISINOS), SÃO LEOPOLDO/RS, BRAZIL

JOCIELI FRANCISCO DA SILVA
RIO DOS SINOS VALLEY UNIVERSITY (UNISINOS), SÃO LEOPOLDO/RS, BRAZIL

MIGUEL AFONSO SELLITTO
RIO DOS SINOS VALLEY UNIVERSITY (UNISINOS), SÃO LEOPOLDO/RS, BRAZIL






ISSN ENEGEP: 23183349 / ISSN ICIEOM: 23178000


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