Hexagon launches Hexagon Mining division

Hexagon has launched a mining focused division on the back of Africa's Mining Indaba.

The new company will combine the mining capabilities of MineSight, Devex Mining, Leica Geosystems, and SAFEmine, and "will link mine planning, design, fleet and production management, optimisation, fatigue monitoring, and collision-avoidance systems for a comprehensive flow of data across all operations," Hexagon said.

According to the company it will work in both surface and underground operations, with a focus on "integrating design, planning, and operations technologies for safer, more productive mines".

"Productive mines recognize that technology is essential to their success. Companies will need to be smarter, safer, and quicker to respond to change. Their future depends on it," explained Hexagon president Ola Rollen.

"Hexagon Mining recognises that a competitive edge depends on integrating, automating, and optimising critical workflows in the life of a mine. Efficiency, precision, accuracy, and safety are pivotal to those needs and paramount to improving any mine’s costs, productivity, and safety."