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IREDES is a global non profit initiative founded by major players in the mining and construction industry for development and maintenance of a practice related standard. It is jointly financed by the members on a cost sharing basis.

The “International Rock Excavation Data Exchange Standard” (IREDES) makes mining equipment and underground worksite computers talk to central IT systems. Within a real-time process optimized mining environment, IREDES thereby conforms the standardized electronic language used by all the computers to talk to each other.

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Let’s check list of available profiles, profiles under ongoing development and planned projects.
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Any time, new application profiles and equipment profiles can be added without affecting th already existing components. The implementation effort can be kept at a reasonable level.
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development of mining equipment and assures connectivity


investments in software development by re-use of interfaces developed once


the comparability of equipment


process optimized and real time coordinated mining operations

Speeds up

“data acquisition” projects and IT integration of underground equipment

Saves costs

by eliminating most of the individual interface programming for machine data exchange

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Since January 01 2021 IREDES has a new full time Technical Officer taking care of all the IT related aspects of the IREDES standard: His name is Christoph Cibis, he is M.Sc. in Information Technology graduated from the RWTH Aachen in Germany. Christoph is already introduced in the matters while actively working with the VDMA […]


Right now we are working together with the OPC UA Mining working group of the German mechanical industry Association (VDMA) on publishing a companion specification for OPC UA for the BAUMA 2022. Currently we are developing a converter that will be able to transform IREDES XML data into a OPC UA compatible format to assure […]

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Goethestrasse 52, 49549 Ladbergen Germany
+49 5485 830141