The mining industry is highly-regulated, technical, and potentially dangerous. Overall, the industry faces tough market conditions and operators are constantly working against skill shortages, labor unrest, cost inflation, reserves exhaustion, safety concerns, public image challenges, and government revenue expectations. Operational efficiency and cost is crucial; And safety is paramount.
Drones help mine sites improve efficiency, lower costs, and increase safety by gathering powerful aerial data.
Applications and Talking points
How do drones fit into the mining and aggregates industries?
- Site surveying: Surveying a potential mine site is faster, safer, and more cost-effective using drone technology.
- Information sharing: Easily share maps and site information between on-site supervisors, explosive technicians, and employees in the lab.
- Material/aggregate volume analysis: More accurately determine material volumes that can be extracted, or calculate material volume on site.
- Fragmentation analysis: Fly over blast sites to photograph the rock and ensure that the blast was done correctly. Flying overhead to plan a future blast.
- Equipment and materials tracking: Keep track of the location of equipment and the amount of materials remaining.
- Terrace/ramp evaluation: Determine how much to add or remove for efficient operations.
- Bench evaluation: Verify the face of the bench to understand structural integrity. Maintain safety by ensuring equipment is protected from falling over the side.
- Regulatory and environmental compliance: Easily survey your site to ensure environmental compliance (e.g., measure the elevation variation to protect against material and/or chemical runoff)
- Improved safety: Measure materials with drones instead of dangerous and labor-intensive manual methods.
It’s Time to Fine-Tune Your Pitch Deck
So, what’s next? We recommend you get to work by updating your pitch deck, outreach emails, or other sales materials with some of our talking points. If you aren’t speaking the right language to your prospects, you’re bound to have a hard time conveying the value your drone services can bring to their business.
If you ask any salesperson, they will tell you that a good pitch can make or break an opportunity. Get started by finessing your approach. Practice your pitch. And go into your next call, presentation, or meeting with the confidence—and good talking points—to close the deal.
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