Hexagon introduces autonomous mining portfolio

12 June 2023

Las Vegas, NV

Hexagon’s Mining division today introduced HxGN Autonomous Mining, a portfolio that protects people and equipment while addressing the challenges of operational productivity and decarbonisation. By helping to autonomously manage vehicle traffic, improve fleet situation awareness and introduce drill automation, the new portfolio empowers mines to future-proof operations with the foundational building blocks of full operational autonomy.

These building blocks include tools providing autonomous world perception, path planning in both manned driver-assist and autonomous operation, and machine intervention up through control on mining vehicles and drills primarily in open cast environments and haulage operations. 

HxGN Autonomous Mining unites Hexagon’s Power of One hardware with its Core computing platform, connecting a unique ecosystem of sensors and software. “The portfolio can help mines to succeed today while preparing for tomorrow,” said Andrew Crose, Vice President, Autonomous Mining, Hexagon’s Mining division. 

“Bringing autonomy to reality in production is complex and takes strategic focus,” said Crose. “But HxGN Autonomous Mining will bring immediate benefits for customers, from better blast outcomes with drilling automation to improved equipment performance and production via autonomously managed vehicle movement.

“By partnering with us on their autonomous journey, customers enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that Hexagon is working from an unparalleled technology stack. A future generation of interoperable autonomous systems is around the corner, and no one can deliver it like Hexagon can.”

Hexagon made today’s announcement at its flagship digital reality conference, HxGN LIVE 2023, in Las Vegas, NV. The company’s Mining division also introduced HxGN Underground Mining, an integrated sensor-software portfolio addressing the unique challenges of underground environments.

Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.4bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.
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Autonomous Solutions: Mining division
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