Maestro Digital Mine manufactures industrial internet of things (IIoT) ventilation devices and last mile digital networks for the underground mining sector. Maestro developed an essential and life saving digital technology, the Vigilante AQS™ air quality station, to measure environmental conditions in real-time for worker health and safety and to reduce the total installed infrastructure costs. They went on to develop the Zephyr AQS™ is a low-cost air quality monitoring station for underground mines that now completes internally with the gold standard - Vigilante AQS™ air quality station. Maestro started in the underground ventilation monitoring and control sector, primarily because it was globally fragmented, utilized legacy technologies and would benefit with consolidation. The strategy was successful allowing our IIoT devices and solutions to be installed in 35 different countries and over 145 underground mines in less than 10 years.
Now, in their 10th year, they have thousands of Vigilantes AQS™ in the field and several hundred of Zephyrs AQS™, and last mile network, Plexus Powernet™, managing them effectively in the field requires on-going calibration and maintenance. All of Maestro's products are fully digital and have significant information in the form of status bits to determine the health of the sensors and the complete system.
To leverage this information, MaestroLink™ Server was developed to monitor the equipment and allow easy and quick decisions from a centralized location. The software goes as far as indicating what the action response must be. Data is only useful if helps to determine a decision or action, and we are the only company with the capability to provide instruction items around device maintenance.
All of Maestro's IIoT devices utilize embedded webservers along with digital technology right to each individual sensor, enabling remote diagnostics for solving maintenance problems as well as assuring sensor calibration compliance.
MaestroLink™ Server is a networked based, software platform that features a multi-instance web-based interface to monitor and record the health of Vigilante AQS™ and Zephyr AQS™ air quality monitoring stations and the Plexus PowerNet™ "last mile" underground communication networks. Maestro's digital IIoT digital devices provide multi-variable data, but also a complete suite of diagnostic data bits.
Maestro's research, industry client engagement and experience discovered that once new digital hardware is installed underground, it often does not deliver on its full promise of consistent and accurate data to ultimately drive better business decisions. Part of the long-standing problem is assuring that the original data is valid, which then in turn, drives end user confidence. The requirement to properly diagnose the equipment in real-time becomes essential to keep up with operational production demands. With the addition of new digital solutions, the automation and electrical maintenance department is tasked to solve ever more complex problems with resources that have not increased in proportion to the number of sensors and systems that they are expected to support.
MaestroLink™ Server was developed to fill the gap between the requirement of maximizing reliable and accurate operational data while reducing the impact and workload of the maintenance and support team.
Once installed, MaestroLink™ Server reaches out on the network to find and self populate the IIoT devices and network nodes and begins to monitor both the data and advanced diagnostics of the devices. At a Nevada based Gold Mine, the mine was experiencing ventilation constrained. The mine's ventilation teams meets weekly to analyze MaestroLink™ Server data and diagnostics. By looking at the data and diagnostics they can action the maintenance team. They can also determine which ventilation doors have been left open and send a technician to rectify the issue in real-time to increase the overall ventilation supply to the working areas. Effectively making MaestroLink™ Server a factory trained Maestro technologist and engineer for the mine (in-house), working 24-7 assuring maximum uptime of each digital device.
It saves time and cost by giving miners the ability to poll the diagnostics and then turning the data into tangible actions from surface before having to go underground. The support team will go underground the first time with the proper tools, spare parts and equipment to do the maintenance once instead of multiple trips.
This diagnostic data allows MaestroLink™ Server to give more in depth information regarding sensor and device problems to assist customers in fixing problems and preventing future problems, thus ensuring sensors are calibrated; notification when sensors are about to expire; and find sensors that are reading unusual or bad information.
To learn more about MaestroLink™ Server visit: https://www.maestrodigitalmine.com/products/maestrolink-server
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