New MineWare technology meets growing demand for real-time, actionable mining information
- LIVE DEMONSTRATION AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AT MINEXPO -
LAS VEGAS: Global technology leader MineWare is showcasing the most advanced guidance and terrain mapping technology for loading equipment at MINExpo this week.
Helping mine sites improve operational efficiency and stay competitive, the new technology is making it easier for mine staff to obtain higher quality spatial terrain data in real-time—both in-cab and on their desktops.
MineWare’s Senior Technical Account Manager and terrain mapping specialist, Gary Robertson, said advanced guidance and terrain systems meet a growing requirement in the market for improved accuracy of real-time data and reporting from operational equipment such as draglines, hydraulic excavators and electric shovels.
“As commodity prices remain at depressed levels, demand is growing for new mining systems and processes to improve mine site operational efficiency to keep mines competitive,” he said.
“In the current global environment, there is increasing pressure on mining staff, particularly on the site survey team to provide up-to-date survey information more often.
“This growing need for accurate, day-by-day or shift-by-shift data is applying pressure to current technology and resources, making it harder to produce actionable information in a timely manner.
“Working with industry to ensure this level of high quality data is available, we have identified that the excavator tonnage, volume and spatial data all needs to be accurate and in real-time to take immediate action.”
MineWare has actively addressed this challenge with technology that integrates on-board 3D guidance with mobile mapping systems—virtually eliminating over or under digging.
MineWare CEO Andrew Jessett, who will also be present at MINExpo, believes that their guidance module for loaders and digital terrain mapping module for draglines are a step-change in technology that improves how mine sites approach scanning work areas.
“High precision GPS and laser scanning technology mounted on the machines continually scans and updates what is happening in the machines immediate surrounds during normal operations,” he said.
“Gaining this amount of spatial data becomes the cornerstone for determining accurate volumes that are closer to the actual quantity being moved or dumped.”
“This real-time information allows site staff and operators to immediately understand where improvements can be made.”
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MineWare’s booth #1052 will be located in the North Hall at MINEXPO from the 26-28 September 2016.
Senior Technical Account Manager and Terrain Mapping Specialist, Gary Robertson will be available on the Monday and CEO Andrew Jessett will be available on the Tuesday and Wednesday for interviews and comments.
A live demonstration of MineWare’s Argus shovel monitor will be on display including a scaled down electric shovel model in action, showing how the system manages and improves payload and mine compliance in real time.