Calculate the optimum reversing path for trucks to follow
Backing into a loading position is a perennial challenge for truck operators. “Spotting” right the first time saves time, money, and keeps everything running smoothly. Getting it wrong means the shovel operator must ask the truck operator to re-position, which takes valuable time – time that every other truck must wait. The direct cost of inaccurate reversing operations can be as high as $5,000 per shovel, per day.
HxGN Autonomous Mining Reverse Assist calculates the optimum reversing path for a truck to follow when backing into a shovel pit to be loaded, or when backing to a hopper to unload. By providing a truck operator with the precise position of the truck in relation to the shovel, the operator can position themselves in the loading location quicker.
Calculating a path and providing a truck operator with guidance along that path, helps to eliminate machine damage caused by hard cornering and inadvertent contact with the shovel and/or related infrastructure, not to mention associated injuries. Re-positioning events can be minimized or eliminated. Operators are safer and more productive.