Hexagon Mining has acquired Perth-based technology company MiPlan, a developer of mobile mine software applications for field data collection, fleet management, production management and reporting.
Hélio Samora, president of Arizona-based Hexagon, believes MiPlan’s solutions suite will be a formidable addition to the company’s technology portfolio.
“Safer, more productive mines depend on making sense of their data,” said Samora. “MiPlan’s range of apps represents a scalable, real-time mobile production management solution.”
Samora said MiPlan’s MiiNT platform would be particularly significant for Hexagon as it supports the data management, analysis and reporting needs of any sized operation.
The solution streamlines data flows between traditionally disparate systems and departments, simplifies on-demand data interrogation, trend analysis and reporting over live operational data.
Samora added that blast engineers would welcome the addition of MiPlan’s MiD&B application, which provides immediate enhancements to Hexagon Mining’s blast design solution.
“This will close the loop on design, field data capture, reconciliation and reporting,” said Samora.
The MiFleet solution will enhance Hexagon’s operational offerings and appeal to a wider variety of mining operations. It will deliver lightweight fleet management capability with near real-time infield feedback.
“Applied to our unparalleled suite of technologies for planning, operations, and safety, these solutions will empower our customers to act – not react – on real-time data at any stage of the mining value chain, no matter their location,” Samora said.
MiPlan managing director Robert Daw said the range, experience and calibre of the Hexagon group would contribute to the continued improvement of its existing offerings and provide a great platform for the next generation of solutions that mining businesses need to stay competitive.
“An acquisition by Hexagon held great appeal from the beginning due to our complementary solutions delivering immediate benefit to the market. It is also a big leap forward in our vision of aligned mines,” Daw said.