Rajant Kinetic Mesh® Networks in Mining

Maximise Uptime in Extreme Conditions

In an industry where even short periods of operational downtime can cause millions of dollars in losses, mining operators must be empowered to continuously monitor, manage and control their large fleets of high-value equipment, vehicles and personnel—wherever they travel across large areas of rugged mining terrain.

Rajant Kinetic Mesh® provides a mobile mining network that enables these operators to meet the continuous production and safety mandates called for in the mining industry with unwavering network availability. The unique nature of Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh architecture allows open-pit and underground mines to easily introduce, relocate, or remove network infrastructure – without causing any network downtime – to deliver highly adaptable coverage and the continuous connectivity. In fact, it is the only network for mining autonomy that runs without fail.


The world’s mines depend on Rajant for total mobility & autonomy: Kinetic Mesh networks are deployed throughout more than 200 of the largest open-pit and underground mines across 60 countries today.

Manage Machine-Intensive Operations with Real-Time Oversight

An industry model for an open-pit mine producing 80,000 tons of ore per day estimates the cost of the required machinery to be in excess of $47.5M.(1) These high-value assets must be carefully managed to ensure uptime is always optimised, which in turn will maximise production.

By placing BreadCrumbs directly on these vehicles, shovels, and pumps, you can seamlessly link them together as part of an ever-moving Kinetic Mesh® network—gaining real-time information from each asset’s applications on status, efficiency, maintenance needs, and more, even as they move across and under your rugged topologies.

Optimise Maintenance Costs with Condition-Based Monitoring

While most mining operators use a time-based preventive maintenance model, studies have shown that the forced maintenance timeline often leads to wasted costs, and in some cases even equipment damage. Rajant Kinetic Mesh® networks allow mines to move to a condition-based monitoring paradigm by bringing them the data needed to proactively monitor equipment health and deploy maintenance only when issues present themselves.

Real-World Functionality for Real ROI Results

Rajant Kinetic Mesh® networks have been implemented in some of the largest mining operations around the world to reliably cover people and assets across all remote operations. Below is a screen shot of an actual Rajant mining network spanning 145 square miles with over 200 BreadCrumb nodes. Rajant’s infrastructure can even span beyond the mine itself, creating a seamless pit-to-port network for transformative communications efficiency.