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Hexagon’s Mining division today introduced the Power of One platform, a holistic, life-of-mine smart solution connecting sensors, software, infield apps and cloudware. Available and ready to implement, this technology connects the mine to the boardroom via a single onboard ecosystem comprising a smart computer, antenna and display. It will empower customers’ digital transformation, connecting key mining workflows for a safer, more productive and sustainable future.

Hexagon unveiled the platform at HxGN LIVE Global, Hexagon’s digital reality solutions conference. Harnessing data from multiple sensors in a simple and consolidated software architecture, the platform helps mines to become situationally aware, self-learning and autonomously connected in the field and in the cloud.

2020 02 14 111214For the customer, the platform offers an effortless experience with a seamless UI/UX and consistent functionality. Reduced cost of ownership, reduced deployment and training time, reduced supply chain complexity and increased operator adoption are just some of the platform’s many benefits.

“The Power of One platform is a landmark enabler for next-generation autonomy,” said Nick Hare, Hexagon’s Mining division President. “It offers mines a uniquely intelligent approach based on open architecture to autonomously connect key mining ecosystems, such as exploration, planning, drill and blast, material movement and mine monitoring.

“It’s the scalable, platform-agnostic answer to challenges previously addressed by point solutions and multiple vendors.”

Rob Daw, Hexagon’s Mining division Chief Innovation Officer, described the platform as unique and profoundly disruptive.

“For the first time, one technology partner connects the mine to the boardroom via a single onboard ecosystem comprising a smart computer, antenna and display,” said Daw. “This marks the fulfillment of a commitment to connect all parts of a mine and for the industry, it points the way to a safer, more productive and sustainable future.”

For more information, please contact: Ian Leones, Content Marketing Specialist, Hexagon’s Mining division, 520-495-1518, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.6bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB

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Hexagon’s Mining division has just strengthened its leadership in production material monitoring and measurement by introducing HxGN MineMeasure Detect, a 3D camera hardware, software and data solution. MineMeasure Detect enables real-time optimization for plant production with automated digital-image analysis offering continuous, accurate and rapid measurement of oversize, volume, rock fragmentation and color analysis.

Mines demand consistent, predictable, high-volume production with plants intended to operate 24/7. Changing geologic mineral and structural conditions within mining benches can sometimes mean oversize particles block crushers, chutes and conveyors. Blockages can halt operations, in severe cases resulting in lost operational revenues worth millions of dollars.

MineMeasure Detect minimizes production interruptions and costly downtime with oversize detection of large particles. It enhances production efficiencies and reconciliation by calculating volume, density and tonnage. Advanced detection reveals an aggregate of previously unmeasured ancillary variables, such as material density and hardness, which is essential to throughput maximization and ore liberation.

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The solution’s fragmentation analysis capabilities enable continuous monitoring and improvement of production throughput while managing costs. Industry-leading research and proven algorithms for direct measurements of particle identification and fines identification set MineMeasure Detect apart for its measurement accuracy in mineral processing. It includes the largest set of data availability applied across the international mining industry. Color-analysis data for ore detection empowers operators with additional opportunities to adjust material handling, material blending, clay detection and ore treatment recipes.

“MineMeasure Detect is built on more than 25 years’ experience partnering with international mining operations, allowing systems to be fully integrated with customer technologies,” said James Dampney, VP-MineMeasure, Hexagon’s Mining division. “Combined with our fragmentation tools, the solution’s immediate detection capabilities offer a critical early warning for operators to avoid catastrophic production stoppages.

“With its image-analysis techniques ensuring that fragmentation is managed and optimized, MineMeasure Detect fits seamlessly in the MineMeasure portfolio, which delivers scrutiny and transparency in every step of the ore extraction journey.”

To see HxGN MineMeasure Detect in action at Capstone Copper’s Pinto Valley Mine, click here.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 22,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.1bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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Hexagon’s Mining division today announced it has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Phoenix Drill Control, a technology company specialized in implementing autonomous technology to the open-pit, blast-hole drilling process. 

Applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine control to drill automation, Phoenix Drill Control’s autonomous drill technology overcomes the constraints typically associated with traditional drill automation platforms, such as removal or replacement of existing machine controls, extensive operator training and reliance on operator input. 

AI algorithms monitor all input signals and take dynamic corrective action, without operator input and before catastrophic hole failure or a stuck drill bit occurs. Phoenix’s autonomous drilling platform has a proven production track record demonstrating that it outperforms the industry’s existing automated drills.

Optimized drill operations have the potential to significantly improve a mine’s bottom line by protecting machine life, ensuring high-quality blast holes and reducing overall drill costs. Consolidating the necessary technology into one connected platform is how Hexagon is helping to empower its customers’ autonomous future.

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“Partnership with Phoenix Drill Control will further enhance Hexagon’s autonomous capabilities,” said Ryan Hawes, COO, Hexagon’s Mining division. “Phoenix Drill Control’s simplified, scalable automation platform is commercially available immediately. It will bring profound benefits to customers, including faster decisions with greater accuracy, improved health and safety, greater efficiency by eliminating errors and a smaller environmental footprint.

“Like Hexagon, Phoenix Drill Control creates technology that is scalable and platform-agnostic. This ensures data is accurate, without operator induced noise, and does its best work, arming customers with a feedback loop that points the way to a safer, more productive and sustainable future,” said Hawes.

Mark Baker, President of Phoenix Drill Control said: “We’re excited to partner with Hexagon and believe our collaboration will benefit customers. The combination of Phoenix’s AI technology with Hexagon will propel autonomous drilling to the forefront of the industry. After all, drilling is at the beginning of the mining process, and when done right, the entire value chain benefits.”

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 22,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.1bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com

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Hexagon’s Mining division has just announced completion of a significant safety installation with Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia. Primary mining vehicles at the mine are now equipped with HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness System Heavy Vehicle (OAS-HV), a full two months ahead of schedule.

The customer’s commitment, engagement and willingness to adapt to COVID restrictions played a large part in the project’s success, said Andrew Crose, Managing Director-EMEA, Hexagon’s Mining division.

“Hexagon shares Rossing’s commitment to safety and the core belief that people are a mine’s most precious asset,” said Crose. “The resourcefulness displayed by everyone involved was impressive. It ensured that we completed the project successfully and ahead of schedule.”

2022 02 02 104532OAS-HV is an integrated fatigue and distraction-detection, alerting, and reporting solution that helps operators maintain the level of attention necessary for long shifts. Integrated with HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance System, OAS-HV uses sophisticated computer vision technology to provide a real-time fatigue and distraction risk status and traffic awareness to operators via unobtrusive, operator-friendly displays. 

Included with Rossing’s deployment is Hexagon’s 24/7 Remote Monitoring Service, ensuring impartial monitoring without imposing on the customer’s IT & Server infrastructure.

A successful trial among operators of OAS-HV in Q4 2020 led to full deployment, said George Murasiki, former Principal Advisor: Pit Operations and current Principal Advisor: Long Term Planning. “The system was fully adopted by the operators,” said Murasiki.

“We noticed an increase in the productivity of operators and machinery, which improved our production. Good communication between all parties ensured we achieved the efficiencies needed to reach targets early.”

Located in the Namib Desert, 70 kilometers from the coastal town of Swakopmund, Rossing Uranium Mine is one of the largest open pit uranium mines in the world.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.6bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com

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Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, acquired Minnovare, a leading provider of drilling technology that improves the speed, cost and accuracy of underground drilling.

As surface ore deposits are exploited, mines are increasingly pushing deeper underground for minerals and metals. Minnovare specializes in eliminating the manual, labor intensive, and unproductive processes in underground mining that lead to blast-hole deviation, dilution and downtime. Its advanced hardware and data-capture software combine to deliver drill-data faster and more accurately than ever before—improving the efficiency, productivity and overall profitability of underground drilling operations. Its solutions combine sensors, software and data analytics to address deficiencies in existing drilling processes across the resource definition, development and production phases.

2020 02 14 111214“The integration of Minnovare’s innovative mining solutions will be invaluable for customers striving to improve the speed, cost and accuracy of underground drilling,” said Hexagon’s Mining division Chief Technology Officer, Rob Daw. “Today’s acquisition accelerates and enhances Hexagon’s underground development roadmap as well as strengthening our formidable drill and blast portfolio.”

“We are excited for Minnovare to join the Hexagon group and embark on the next leg of the company’s growth,” said Minnovare Managing Director, Callum McCracken. “Being part of Hexagon will provide Minnovare with established global channels and an engaged customer base, which will enable us to deliver our industry-leading technology and downstream benefits to mining companies across the world.”

The transaction sees private equity investors Viburnum Funds and RCF Jolimont realize a successful exit of their investment in Minnovare, following a multi-year period of supporting the growth of the business in conjunction with its founders.

Founded in Perth, Western Australia in 2012, Minnovare has established a proven track record, with more than 150 contracted systems in over 90 mining operations worldwide, sold as a recurring revenue package. Minnovare will operate as part of Hexagon’s Mining division.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.  

Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

About Viburnum Funds
Viburnum Funds is a specialist private equity investor that focuses on investing in industrial companies in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on Mining Equipment, Technology and Services companies that drive productivity gains for mining customers. Viburnum’s portfolio companies provide technology, consumables, equipment and services to the mining industry. Viburnum was established in 2007, and has offices in Perth, Singapore and Melbourne. Viburnum is now investing its V4 fund, having invested in Minnovare in 2016 from its V3 fund.
www.viburnumfunds.com.au

About RCF Jolimont
RCF Jolimont invests in high growth mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies, assisting these companies to be globally successful. The METS sector presents outstanding investment opportunities, with sustainable growth in an environment of volatile commodity prices and historically high operating costs. Mining companies rely increasingly on METS companies to provide incremental as well as step-change solutions to improve productivity and lower costs. RCF Jolimont is part of Resource Capital Funds, a leading Private Equity group established in 1998 with a mining sector specific investment mandate spanning all mineral commodities and geographic regions. Since inception, RCF has supported 200 mining companies, with projects located in 51 countries and across 32 commodities.
www.resourcecapitalfunds.com

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Hexagon’s Mining division has just announced an agreement with Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) that would allow Volvo CE off-road mining vehicles to be equipped with Hexagon Level-9 vehicle intervention technology. 

The award-winning independent and interoperable HxGN MineProtect Vehicle Intervention System (VIS) provides brake and drive-by-wire technology, automatically taking control of the propulsion system of the truck in defined situations, if the operator fails to do so. VIS is now being deployed in three continents across 20 mines with trucks expected to be deployed by the end of 2022.

2020 02 14 111214Today’s agreement empowers customers of both companies to accelerate their pursuit of zero harm. Visitors to MINExpo in Las Vegas this week can see VIS integrated and demo-ed at the Volvo CE booth (# 8127). Demonstrations of Hexagon’s latest autonomous capabilities are also scheduled today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. These include a preview of Hexagon’s autonomous mission management system, which provides intelligent routing in the mining environment, and Hexagon-AutonomouStuff’s drive-by wire capabilities.

Hexagon is the market-leader in mining safety solutions, offering a holistic and integrated platform for proximity detection, collision avoidance and operator awareness as part of a broader sensor, software and autonomous portfolio.

“We are thrilled to have this agreement with Volvo Construction Equipment, who share Hexagon’s belief that the most important assets coming out of a mine are the people who make mining possible,” said Nick Hare, Hexagon’s Mining division President. “VIS is a key enabler of autonomy in our drive towards delivering a truly autonomous connected ecosystem, helping customers to improve efficiency and effectiveness safely and sustainably.”

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.6bn US. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB

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Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions, have just announced the launch of HxGN MineMeasure, a tailored solution combining blast design software, high-precision drilling, blast movement monitoring, fragmentation analysis and enterprise analytics. Backed by a consultative team of dedicated technical experts, MineMeasure brings accuracy and precision to every step of the drill and blast (D&B) process with the potential to save companies millions of dollars.

MineMeasure drives excellence and focuses on the incremental improvements that ultimately lead to elite performance, putting data to work in the delivery of high-value ore. It empowers customers with a data-driven feedback loop, calibrated to increase profit from every blast while minimising ore loss.

“Improving ore recovery by even just one per cent can mean millions of dollars for a mine,” said Hexagon President and CEO, Ola Rollén. “Not only does MineMeasure address the small, compounding errors that lead to costly consequences throughout the notoriously complex D&B cycle, but also it addresses sustainability of precious resources — as ore grades decline everywhere, mines are digging more earth for less ore.”

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MineMeasure’s proven mine planning software allows creation of blast designs by incorporating geology properties from the block model, the simplified representation of an ore body. Machine-guided, high-precision drills execute the blast plan while integrated blast movement sensor and software technology accurately tracks the blast to minimize loss (unintentionally sending ore to a waste dump) and dilution (unintentionally sending waste to the mill). Advanced image-analysis techniques ensure that fragmentation is managed and optimised.

MineMeasure’s holistic approach delivers scrutiny and transparency in every step of the ore extraction journey. It incorporates a vibration monitoring system and slope stability analysis, supporting the safety of employees as well as the planned value of the pit. Greater collaboration between teams and insight into costs and opportunities to increase ore recovery means that each blast is smarter than the last.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.  

Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. 

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com

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Hexagon’s Mining division has been awarded a fleet management project at Sepon gold mine in Southern Laos. The deployment will see HxGN MineOperate OP Pro implemented in trucks, excavators and auxiliary equipment at the mine by the end of the year.

2020 02 14 111214Sepon is an open-pit gold and copper mine located in Savannakhet Province in Southern Laos. The mine is owned and operated by Lane Xang Minerals Limited, one of the largest gold producers in Laos. Since operations commenced in 2003, Sepon has produced 1.2 million ounces of gold doré and more than one million tonnes of copper cathode. In 2020, Sepon produced more than 39,730 tonnes of copper and 64,809 ounces of gold doré. The mine already uses Hexagon’s drill and blast solutions.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Lane Xang as they enhance operations at Sepon mine,” said Shane Boak, Business Manager & General Manager Sales, Hexagon’s Mining division. “OP Pro helps mines maximize efficiency while improving safety, and we are excited to see Lane Xang implement our system across their fleet.”

“HxGN MineOperate OP Pro will be critical for LXML to optimize the use of our mining fleet,” said Jimmy Yana, Senior Superintendent - Mining Operations Excellence and Contracts, Lane Xang Minerals Limited. “We are excited to start this new journey in Sepon and look forward to working with Hexagon to maximize the value from their solution in our operation”

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.6bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com

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Hexagon’s Mining division has been awarded a multi-solution project at Toka Tindung gold mine in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The phased deployment will see Hexagon systems for fleet management, operator alertness, blast monitoring and enterprise analytics implemented by the company’s Indonesian staff at the mine between now and October 2021.

2020 02 14 111214Toka Tindung is operated by subsidiaries of PT Archi Indonesia, one of the largest gold producers in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The company has produced more than eight tons of gold per year for the past three years. Toka Tindung began commercial development in April 2011 and is in the process of expanding to increase capacity.

“We look forward to building our relationship with PT Archi Indonesia as it further develops the potential of Toka Tindung,” said Shane Boak, Business Manager & General Manager Sales, Hexagon’s Mining division. “Like PT Archi, Hexagon firmly believes in safety and efficiency, which makes this partnership all the more exciting.”

Ian Wraight, Fleet Management Systems Advisor for PT Archi, said: “In following management’s ‘Technology Transformation Project’ outline, Hexagon’s suite of integrated products and industry-proven technology solutions played a major part of the decision-making process.”

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.6bn US. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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Hexagon's Mining division and the University of Arizona have today announced the launch of Mining 4.E, an online course designed to broaden the understanding of modern mining and its associated technologies. 

Developed in partnership, Mining 4.E will cover the complete mining cycle, from discovery to reclamation, as well as the innovation and technology spurring improvements at each step. Participants will learn about the overriding importance of safety in all aspects of mining and the radical changes in mining and processing methods that are expected to reshape the industry over the next 20 years.

2020 02 14 111214Online learning tools will include video lectures, virtual field trips, auto-graded quizzes and
E-interviews with industry professionals. Mining 4.E’s first cohort will be Hexagon employees this spring before being offered to the public through open enrollment.

“As a company focused on the future of mining innovation, Hexagon is excited to partner with the University of Arizona, one of North America’s foremost mining schools,” said Hexagon’s Mining division COO/CFO, Nick Hare. “It’s fitting that this is taking place in Tucson, which is fast becoming a global center of excellence for the mining industry.”

The trend towards automation and data exchange is commonly referred to as Industry 4.0. Mining 4.E will take students on a seven-week learning journey through big data analytics, sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), 3D simulation, modeling, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

University of Arizona Professor and Head of Department Mining and Geological Engineering, John Kemeny, said: “Students can expect to achieve a solid understanding of the mining cycle and its associated steps, including ore deposits, mine valuation and economics, planning and design, operations, and safety and risk management.

“All of this will be presented through a 4.0 lens for context and perspective on the industry’s direction.”

For further information, please contact:
Neville Judd, Communications Director, Hexagon’s Mining division, +1.604.505.6154, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.  

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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