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Embracing innovation is the key to achieving a digital mine, according to a 2017 Deloitte study. Integral to that relationship is a diverse, connected and well-trained workforce, says the study. Aside from keeping your mine one step ahead of the technology curve, continuous learning and improvement are great motivators for staff who are keen to build long and rewarding careers.
Mine vehicle operators face numerous distractions. Busy pit traffic, blind spots, poor visiblity because of bad weather, fatigue and the monotony of a 12-hour shift can all conspire to divert a driver from their task. The last thing an operator needs on top of all that is a cabin cluttered with display panels.
In Part 1 of our blog, Marcos Bayuelo explained how Hexagon Mining responded to calls from clients and the industry for improved protection for mine personnel working on foot. Here in Part 2, he explains the benefits of HxGN Personal Alert - a small accident-avoidance device worn by field personnel - and how it was successfully tested.
Hexagon’s integrated mining technology means companies no longer need to pursue one solution for mine planning, another for fleet management, and another for safety. It means adopting a digital strategy based on integrated solutions from one technology company, committed to connecting all parts of a mine in near- or real-time.
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.