From digitalization to Industry-4.0 and Society 5.0: opportunities of the Russian coal sector adaptation; forecast of the sector development for the period up to 2040

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2018-5-141-56-61

Yu.A. Plakitkin, L.S. Plakitkina, K.I. Dyachenko

The authors analyze the industrial revolutions – from Society 1.0 to Society 5.0. Today, the Society 4.0 Project implementation is under way; it covers the period of mass computerization and technology development, as well as optimization of the average resources consumption per capita. Moreover, the advanced economies of the world go ahead with the development and implementation of the Society 5.0 conception, which means breaking of digital technologies into nearly all spheres of our life. The article discusses promising technologies and areas spurring the implementation of the Industry-4.0 Program in the Russian coal sector, as well as the classification of the main elements of the Industry-4.0 Program for basic processes of mining supplemented with two important areas: Safety-in-Operation and Manufacture of Novel Mining and Transport Machinery with the Use of Digitalization Elements. Actual case studies of the Industry-4.0 Project elements implementation in the RF coal sector by mining area. The article also contains a forecast of the main performance and economic indices of the Russian coal sector development for the period up to 2040 in conditions of the Industry-4.0 Program implementation, including such indices as coal output and exports, number of production personnel on mine books, and output per man in the sector.

Key words: digitalization, Industry-4.0, Society 5.0, coal sector, cyberphysical systems, Internet of Things, promising technologies, classification of the main elements of the Industry-4.0 Project, mining processes, artificial intelligence, classification of the Industry-4.0 projects in the coal sector, manless production, big data, drone aircraft, intelligent mine, innovation scenario of the coal sector development in conditions of the Industry-4.0 Program implementation, forecast of coal output and exports for the period up to 2040

Mining Industry Journal №5 (141) 2018, p. 56