MinLog Australia is a technology provider that offers clients in the mining, processing and beneficiation environments a Management Information System solution that delivers quality management information at the operational level across the mining executional value chain (EVC).
Their decision to partner with Xplore Technologies and implement their software on these extremely rugged tablets was a natural choice. Hawkes went on to say “because these computers are built to withstand very harsh mining environments and can be used in very rough terrains, we are able to provide on-board computing solutions that offer the ability to automate capture of key production data and get very detailed information on equipment delays, leading to significant productivity improvements.”
By partnering with Xplore Technologies, Minlog Australia was able to bring their software into the mines, and provide their clients with a solution that they can implement on-site.
Teboil Oy, the second largest oil company in Finland, transports nearly two million tons of oil annually in over 100 tanker vehicles, which are mainly owned by its subcontractors. The company has recently mobilized its ERP (enterprise resource planning) system, and deployed vehicle-mounted computers as part of the program.
”When we researched computers for our trucks, we noticed Xplore’s tablets are very well sealed. We wanted to make sure the device is completely robust to survive at our speed and in our harsh environments”
Xplore’s Tablet PCs are MIL-STD-810F-certified and ATEXcompliant which means they are intrinsically-safe for potentially explosive areas and certified for use in hazardous locations.
When the Xplore Tablet PCs were deployed, it became easier to schedule routes for the drivers and communicate the route plans to each truck. Using the tablet, the driver could also monitor the amount and type of oil remaining in his containers at the end of the day
Vapo Energy is the leading producer and distributor of bio fuels (such as environmental peat, wood fuels and pellets) in the Baltic Sea region. The major objective for the new system was the transfer from a paper-based solution, including proof-ofdelivery documents, to an electronic solution.
When the hardware requirements were discussed with the subcontractors, who are the primary users of computers in the peat trucks, it was determined that the selected hardware must work seamlessly with the software solution, and withstand extreme environmental conditions. In peat trucks temperatures vary greatly according to the seasons. Proper sealing against dust is required. When Vapo first chose Xplore’s ultra-rugged Tablet PC’s for its peat trucks, over 80 tablets were deployed mainly in the western and northern part of Finland. The company later installed another 200-plus tablets into their trucks.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources works with citizens to conserve and manage the state’s natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
The use of Xplore rugged tablets in survey boats permitted data entry to be validated with fish in hand, eliminating redundant data entry and reducing errors. Immediate validation of data at the point of capture also ensured more accurate data for the Department of Natural Resources.
“The application of technology significantly improved efficiency while capturing fisheries data, speed of data retrieval, and quality of data stored,” Lorenzen said of his Lake Survey Project. “It also enhanced the ability to share the data with the public and other agencies.”
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