The SIGMA GROUP of companies is participating in the DIGIECOQUARRY project, a significant breakthrough in process digitalization and automation capabilities for the aggregates sector. This project is financed by the Horizon 2020 programme and has on board 25 important European players in the quarry and digitalization industries.

DIGIECOQUARRY’s ambition is to tap the full potential of “Digital Quarries” through a significant breakthrough in process digitalization and automation capabilities for the aggregates sector.

The Project is targeting the processes improvement through: Health, Safety and Security monitoring and implanting measures to reduce accidents and improve working conditions; facilitating Efficiency, selectivity and profitability ensuring long-term operational sustainability and viability; reducing the Environmental impact, maximizing resource efficiency while reducing emissions and improving the management of water and other supplies; fostering social acceptance through better communication with policy makers, citizens and relevant actors.

The Future of Quarries

SIGMA Technologies is bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Quarry processes by analyzing data coming from various sources in an advanced Data Architecture framework called the IQS (Intelligent Quarry Systems).

The IQS will feature a Datalake to gather data in heterogeneous formats, an IoT Platform gathering data coming from sensors installed in the quarry mobile and fixed equipment, and a Datawarehouse used to store processed data coming from the Artificial Intelligence models and algorithms.

 

SIGMA will develop models, services and algorithms that will help quarry managers and related partners to make better decisions, obtain alarms, analyze historical information around the following main areas:

Risk analysis, Specialized information search using Natural Language Processing, Equipment Predictive Maintenance, Stock Forecast and management and Computer Vision applied to the quarry installations to analyze distances, volumes and possible security threats.

 

Pierre Plaza

R&D programmes at Sigma

pplaza@sigma-ai.com