Autonomously Assisted Mine Equipment
Reverse assist and vehicle intervention are stepping-stone technologies towards autonomous mining.
Step towards autonomy with reverse assist and vehicle intervention
Full autonomy can mean radical change for a mine. Vehicle intervention and/or reverse assist solve immediate problems.
Automation and autonomous solutions are cited as being integral to smart mines of the future. Some Hexagon customers are seeing more immediate benefits today from semi-autonomous solutions, such as vehicle intervention and reverse assist.
Flexibility, seamless integration and open architecture all the hallmarks of Hexagon technologies for autonomously assisted mine equipment.
Its autonomous mission management system orchestrates autonomous fleet and unmanned mine traffic movements throughout the mine for optimized autonomous haulage.
In the safety realm, Hexagon’s vehicle intervention system provides brake and drive-by-wire technology, automatically taking control of the propulsion system of the truck in defined situations, if the operator fails to do so.
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.
Hexagon’s reverse assist solution 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. A truck operator equipped with the precise position of the truck in relation to the shovel can target the loading location quicker.
We’re climbing the automation curve
Our transition to Intelligent automation is accelerating. Ultimately, our innovations will give rise to new technologies and applications - many of which we’ve yet to imagine. Today, every Hexagon solution is mapped and tagged according to its level of automation, so customers can clearly track our progress towards the freedom of autonomy.
Human performs all tasks, no data being used
Human is in charge of performing tasks but certain functions are automated to simplify control
Some tasks are automated so that operation can be autonomous for short periods (or within specific circumstances)
Autonomous operation is possible within certain bounds, but human intervention may be necessary at short notice
Designed to complete required tasks autonomously, but may require human intervention if circumstances change beyond specific bounds
Control tasks automated under all conditions, but human may request to take over; can complete all expected tasks without human intervention
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