Acquisition helps improve mining digitalisation: read the latest feature in the February 18th edition of the
Engineering News and Mining Weekly, Mining in North America section.
Digital reality solutions developer Hexagon acquired drilling technology provider Minnovare last month; its solutions improve the speed, cost and accuracy of underground drilling.
Hexagon Mining division CTO Rob Daw says this acquisition by Hexagon’s mining portfolio is “welcome news” for any mine in North America looking to improve drilling accuracy and optimise blasting and production.
“Mines are increasingly mining deeper underground for minerals and metals. Underground is a global positioning system-denied environment, communication is challenging for locating assets and work progress can be difficult to follow.”
He adds that the acquisition accelerates and enhances Hexagon’s underground development capabilities, as well as its “formidable” drill and blast portfolio, MineMeasure.
Similar to those of MineMeasure, Minnovare’s systems focus on upstream processes that have a multiplier effect on mine efficiency. Minnovare helps customers to make sense of their data through a sophisticated analytics platform.
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