Programs Industry-4.0 and Digital Economy of the Russian Federation opportunities and horizons in the coal sector

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30686/1609-9192-2018-1-137-22-28
Programs Industry-4.0 and Digital Economy of the Russian Federation – opportunities and horizons in the coal sector

Yu.A. Plakitkin, L.S. Plakitkina

The article analyzes four world industrial revolutions. The authors discuss the basic areas of the Industry 4.0 Program implementation. The relation is shown of the Program Digital Economy of the Russian Federation and the Industry 4.0 Global Project. It has been found that among countries proactively implementing such programs as Digital Economy and Industry 4.0 (USA, China, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Great Britain, South Korea, Sweden, etc.) Germany is a recognized leader. In many sectors of the Federal Republic of Germany the share of digital technologies is expected to account for nearly 80–90% of the total by the year 2020. The Program Digital Economy of the Russian Federation has been approved by the Government of the Russian Federation (Resolution No 1632-r of 28 July, 2017), and it determines a system of specific measures to be implemented by the year 2024. The authors have developed and presented an aggregation model of the possible implementation of the Industry 4.0 Project for the purposes of the Russian coal sector, and present in the article some specific case studies of the implementation of some elements of the Program. The article shows that Russia has accumulated good experience in the implementation of such projects as Intelligent Mine and Intelligent Open Pit. It is expected that with the implementation of the Industry 4.0 Project the Russian coal sector is set to undergo a process, which can be notionally named Restructuring 2.0. The article also contains the authors’ high-level classification of process solutions for the coal sector corresponding to the main areas of implementation of the Industry 4.0 Global Project, and allowing the formation of the process platform including the necessity of implementation of the Virtual Mine of the Future and Virtual Open Pit of the Future Projects.

Key words: Industry 4.0 and Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Projects; digitalization practice in Germany; integrated digital platform; digitalization; cloud technologies; industrial Internet of Things; BIG DATA; autonomous robots; information security; additive manufacturing; digital modeling; implementation of Industry 4.0 and Digital Economy of Russia Projects; Intelligent Mine and Intelligent Open Pit; robotized dump truck; Intelligent Open Pit; self-driving dump truck; mine electric shovel; IT technologies; drones; robotized mining site; Restructuring 2.0; Virtual Mine of the Future and Virtual Open Pit of the Future Projects; classification of process solutions for the coal sector of Russia; high-level classification of the main elements of the Industry 4.0 Project by basic process in mining

Mining Industry Journal №1 (137) 2018, p.22–28