Month: Apr 2021

Contactless biometrics and airport automation demand spiking ahead of passenger return

Contactless biometrics and automation were already increasingly important to airport operations before the pandemic, but could be critical as passengers return with additional requirements and concerns, according to members of a panel at the World Aviation Festival. ‘How will automation, enabled by biometrics and contactless technologies become more important than ever in this COVID-19 era?’ was …

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Power play: Energy savings in the mining industry

Constantly increasing tariffs, outages and breakdowns due to power surges, not to mention the constant change in the ore bodies’ mineralogy, all add to these costs. “Looking at a mine’s operating costs, power consumption within the comminution circuit can contribute up to 50% of a mine’s electricity usage,” states Jonathan Smith, sales and marketing manager …

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Mining output expected to surge further as world economy picks up

Precious metals and minerals once gain came through for the beleaguered mining industry as output surged and was expected to lift even further in the medium term. Data from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) yesterday showed that production improved with export values growing 5.6 percent month-on-month in February to R53.5 billion. Analysts said that the output …

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