Smartmine UG

Underground fleet and production monitoring for optimized fleet, tasks, and mine-face cycle

Smartmine UG

Smartmine UG controls all underground operations by monitoring the fleet via on-board computers and by tracking the progress of all tasks. Monitoring is performed through a dispatching interface in near real-time, using data communication infrastructure and positioning technology. Smartmine UG delivers advanced production management, process control, mine-face cycle management, and fleet KPIs in a unique 3D environment.

Besides regular-fleet management features, such as grade control, maintenance management, and crew management, a comprehensive set of functions tracks and optimizes task execution according to the short-term plan. This advanced task management offers high levels of short-term plan adherence, which lowers costs and increases efficiency.

All activities are mapped in the task management module, which is the heart of the system. Production, drilling, cleaning, roof support, and other underground activities can be itemized and assigned to the corresponding piece of equipment. All tasks are connected to a parent task, allowing seamless reconciliation with the short-term plan. The system also allows feasibility calculations through an optimization engine that generates execution scenarios targeting faster short-term plan completion.

Hexagon Mining is bringing integration and sub-surface expertise to bear on the challenging complexities mines face underground. Product Manager Carl Brackpool explains.