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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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!
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.
“The only thing that is constant, is change,” according to Greek philosopher Heraclitus. By extension, we must act and adapt to the changing environment and resolve issues proactively rather than reactively. For the mining industry, the first step is to embark on a path towards resolving problems proactively. At Hexagon Mining, we call that shaping smart change.
In the Peruvian Andes, Grupo Mexico and Southern Peru Copper Corporation, are applying Hexagon Mining technology with outstanding results. The company invited us to document this success story at Southern Peru’s Cuajone and Toquepala mines, which are among the biggest copper mines in the world.
The art of mining is to balance safety and productivity. Success today depends on improving both. Integrated solutions are helping to insure this is possible. The newly introduced HxGN Mine VIS, is one such example. HxGN Mine VIS is a vehicle intervention system that detects and prevents collisions by automatically slowing down or even stopping a haul truck if an imminent collision is detected.