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Dig This!

Welcome to Dig This, the blog for Hexagon Mining’s thought leaders and customers to share news and views on how we can use technology and information to be the agents of change. At Hexagon Mining, we believe that shaping change to meet the growing needs of the world is not only possible, but imperative. We hope you agree, and we look forward to continuing the conversation with you.

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We invite our readers to submit relevant and thought-provoking blog posts to Dig This. For information on our guest blogger program and how to contribute, please email: media@hexagonmining.com.



Backing into a loading position is a perennial challenge for truck operators. “Spotting” right the first time saves time, money, and keeps everything running smoothly. Getting it wrong means the shovel operator must ask the truck operator to reposition, which typically takes about 40 seconds; that’s an additional 40 seconds every other truck must wait.

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As HxGN LOCAL Mining 2017 passes its halfway mark, it’s encouraging to reflect on feedback to our free, educational seminar series. “This is not a marketing event, it’s a technology event,” stressed Hexagon Mining President, Hélio Samora, at our Tucson LOCAL in September.

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At HxGN LIVE 2017, we nominated AngloAmerican Kumba Iron Ore as a Shaping Smart Change honoree. Nominees are celebrated for using Hexagon technology to push the boundaries of innovation. The company had contacted Hexagon Mining after conducting an extensive risk assessment of its operation to understand major risks at its Sishen mine in South Africa.

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James Abbott, Karen Paul, and I pushed the master partnership agreement through the proper channels to achieve an officially signed contract. It is official – Hexagon Mining and Colorado School of Mines are now partners!

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Unlocking improvements in productivity is the smart solution for mining companies. Real-time technological innovations have opened the door to new productivity gains through automation, remote operations, safety enhancements, improved efficiency, and collaborative data collection: Information transmitted in seconds; downtime avoided; and accidents prevented mean significant benefits. 

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