How Hexagon creates value for the heavy machinery and equipment industry
Digitalising heavy machinery from design through operations
The social and economic drive toward sustainable operating models has never been greater in agriculture, construction, mining, material processing and manufacturing. Hexagon is putting data to work in the heavy machinery and equipment industry to enable more autonomous and productive operations.
Heavy lifting in the drive to sustainability
Heavy machinery and equipment is becoming ever more sophisticated, incorporating new technologies and increasingly integrating with operating environments to improve productivity in key industries such as agriculture, construction, mining, material processing and manufacturing.
From farming and mining equipment to yellow goods, machine tools to robotics, modern heavy machinery uses advanced electronics, software-driven features and extensive sensor integrations to maximise efficiency for more sustainable outcomes.
To deliver this new generation of heavy equipment, the industry is embracing digitalisation from the design and production of equipment to service operations. Digital-first design and engineering approaches allow simulation of complex mechanical and hydraulic assemblies as well as production process validation. When combined with sensor data from the operating environment, simulation can also optimise and autonomise operating strategies in the field.