What We Do

Our products are used worldwide in mining operations to keep people safe and mines open. Campbell Scientific systems are versatile, rugged, and reliable; have low power consumption; and are designed for harsh, remote locations or unsafe conditions not suitable for personnel. Examples include slope stability analysis, weather monitoring, lightning warning, environmental compliance (air and water quality), dam and tailings monitoring, mine ventilation, equipment performance, and roof and shaft stability. All of these can be integrated into a network with data output to GIS or analysis. Learn more

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In addition to our standard systems available, many of the systems we provide are customised. Tell us what you need, and we’ll help you configure a system that meets your exact needs.


We offer a variety of products that can be used to create systems for Mining. Many of the major components used to create these systems are listed below. Please let us know if we can help you configure a system.

More Details about Our Mining Systems

Data acquisition, retrieval, and communication

Reliable data can be used to make prompt decisions that reduce risk and liability; promote health and safety; efficiently manage equipment, sites, or multiple assets; and ensure environmental compliance.

Our automated measurement and control systems are capable of measuring virtually every commercially available sensor, then processing, storing, and transmitting the data to your cell phone, field office, or corporate headquarters. Data can be communicated through radios, cellular modems, satellite modems, local networks, and the Internet. This accessibility allows for easy viewing and informed decision making in response to changing conditions.

Alarms and controls are easily integrated so you can suspend operations, move equipment, evacuate an area, or resume work. Systems can be programmed to send alarms or report site conditions by calling out to computers, phones, radios, or pagers.


Campbell Scientific offers training courses that can be conducted at your location and customized to meet your specific needs. Hands-on training with our engineers helps ensure your system provides the site condition data you need today and into the future.

Application: Slope stability analysis

Slope stability data can be acquired from known problem areas or a network of measurement and control systems strategically positioned around a mine. Common parameters used by our systems to monitor slope movement include lateral displacement, water level and flow, tilt, soil moisture, crack monitoring, and precipitation.

For more information, see the Slope Stability web page.

Application: Weather monitoring

Weather stations provide data that can be used to keep mining operations running when conditions warrant and to shut down when people and equipment need to be protected. Weather stations are often used to monitor wind speed and direction, air temperature, precipitation, barometric pressure, and relative humidity.

For more information, see the Weather & Climate web page.

Application: Lightning warning

Lightning warning systems provide real-time data used to trigger shutdowns or evacuations during pre-strike conditions, as well as to identify resume-work conditions when the danger of a lightning strike has passed. Visual, email, text, and audio alarms are available to promote precautionary actions that can save lives and prevent equipment damage. Lightning warning systems are capable of measuring electric fields, lightning strikes, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, GPS time sync, barometric pressure, and precipitation.

For more information, see the Electric Field and Lightning Warning web page.

Application: Environmental compliance (air and water quality)

In surface and underground mining operations, there are often multiple air and water quality conditions that must be monitored to ensure compliance with environmental regulatory requirements.

Air quality and pollution monitoring systems automate data collection and reporting processes by measuring solar radiation, gases, particulates, atmospheric stability class, and other required parameters.

For more information, see the Air Quality & Pollution web page.

Regardless of salinity level, pollution level, or other harsh environmental conditions, our water quality monitoring and control systems are reliable. These systems measure all relevant parameters, including pH, conductivity, temperature, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, level, flow, and discharge. Specified time, event, or measured conditions can automatically trigger a water quality system to control various devices, such as pumps, mixers, valves, and gates.

For more information, see the Water Quality web page.

Other applications

Our versatile measurement and control systems are used in a variety of mining applications, including the following:

  • Dam and tailings monitoring systems measure water level, flow, and turbidity; slope stability; and air and water quality.
  • Mine ventilation systems measure barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, and air velocity.
  • Equipment performance systems keep mining equipment operating at peak performance levels by monitoring temperature, pressure, RPM, velocity, power, acceleration, position, torque, and strain.
  • Roof and shaft stability systems are used to warn of possible cave-in conditions by monitoring changing conditions, cracks, and load distribution.

Case Studies

New Mexico: Meteorological Monitoring at a Mine
Chevron Mining, Inc., (CMI) owned and operated a 6.6 million-metric-ton-per-year (6.6 million-U.S.-ton) molybdenum mining and......read more
Panama: Rain Forest Turbidity
Water and Earth Technologies (WET), a Campbell Scientific integrator, is a water resources and environmental engineering firm.......read more
New Mexico: Cavern Collapse Alarm
RESPEC, a water-resources consulting and services firm, is currently under contract to operate and maintain......read more
Peru: Cuajone Copper Mine
In 1996, Southern Peru Copper Corporation (SPCC) installed real-time meteorological monitoring stations at its various......read more
New Zealand: Water Quality Monitoring
High-grade coal has been mined on the West Coast of New Zealand since the 1870s.......read more
Montana: Susie Mine Cleanup
Near the ghost town of Rimini, Montana, located in a Rocky Mountain canyon, is the......read more
London: Underground Excavation
More than 50 CR10-based monitoring systems were used for structural monitoring during the construction of......read more
Idaho: Slope Stability Monitoring
As a warning system to protect workers at the base of an unstable slope, a......read more

Related FAQs

Number of FAQs related to Mining: 6

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  1. Yes. The monitoring system needs to be connected to the sensor wires, but small-scale/low-cost monitoring systems make it cost effective to put systems on single sensors.

  2. Yes. Satellite modems are often used to provide communications when other services are available.

  3. Almost any sensor type can be measured by a Campbell Scientific monitoring system due to our open architecture and flexible design: voltage output, vibrating-wire, resistive, digital, and more.

  4. No. A typical geotechnical monitoring system that reads up to 16 geotechnical sensors can be powered year-round by a battery about the size of a motorcycle battery along with a 20-watt solar panel.

  5. Yes. Campbell Scientific monitoring systems have a wide operating range, as low as -55°C and up to +85°C.

  6. Campbell Scientific monitoring systems can communicate with a PC using several different methods, including cell modems, Wi-Fi, satellite, and radio. One common method is to use Campbell Scientific’s spread-spectrum radios to transmit the data over tens of kilometers back to a server. The monitoring stations can act as repeaters to repeat the data stream to easily overcome long distances or line-of-sight obstructions.

Related Integrators

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