Hexagon Mining Collision Avoidance and Fatigue Monitoring Systems

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World-leading collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring systems are at the heart of Hexagon Mining’s commitment to safer, smarter mining.

Our proven technology is at work in more than 20,000 vehicles in over 50 surface mines worldwide, with a wide range of advanced traffic safety solutions. Hexagon Mining’s solutions include collision avoidance, real-time full-fleet tracking, fatigue monitoring, systems to protect cleanup equipment around heavy rotating machines, and sophisticated displays that intuitively integrate vital safety information in cabins.

Hexagon Mining develops and supplies traffic safety and collision avoidance systems (CAS), and fatigue monitoring technology to improve safety at surface mines.
The company’s technology is suitable for all types of vehicles to protect both machines and workers from collisions onsite.

Traffic safety technology for the surface mining industry

As part of a comprehensive, integrated system, Hexagon Mining offers a range of advanced collision avoidance technologies designed to target each risk point of a surface mine.

The modular nature of the system means clients can choose which elements are most suitable for their operation, or if they wish to deploy the entire solution for the best results.

The traffic awareness range includes the following modules:

  • CAS to increase traffic awareness and avoid collisions for the entire fleet
  • TRACK to track and receive reports of activity in the entire fleet
  • TrackingRadar to detect unprotected objects, such as ground personnel
  • SafetyCentre to protect haul trucks and surrounding vehicles
  • ShovelAssist to avoid incidents between shovels and surrounding vehicles
  • FatigueMonitor to detect fatigue and increase traffic awareness

Combined with the real-time fleet tracking and reporting module, this system saves lives.

Collision avoidance system for mining vehicles

CAS provides vehicle operators with 360° proximity detection when travelling at any speed and in all conditions, via non-intrusive cabin display units.

Not only is vision improved, but situational awareness is heightened, as a GPS unit calculates the vehicle’s speed and path of movement. Positional information of each vehicle fitted with the system enables real-time traffic alerts. Operators can see where other vehicles are and where they are heading. The system’s in-built safety zone feature predicts potential collisions in advance and alerts the drivers.

CAS is easy-to-install, quick to configure and cost-effective. To complement the CAS, Hexagon Mining offers a selection of optional extra features:

  • BoomGate opening trigger
  • SyncStation firmware updates during operations
  • DriverID to monitor and report on vehicle use
  • KeyControl to prohibit unauthorised use of mining equipment

The Hexagon Mining safety suite additionally includes:

  • Vehicle monitoring interface: TRACK monitors mine fleets in real-time through a web interface, offering customisable reports, as well as enabling users to send text and email alerts to system users.
  • Traffic path detector: TrackingRadar works with the CAS to detect the path of moving mine vehicles or obstacles, such as ground personnel. The radar integrated with CAS locates multiple objects and tracks them simultaneously, while differentiating between threatening and non-threatening objects in the surrounding area.
  • Collision avoidance and camera views for haul trucks: SafetyCentre is a single operator interface for all information pertaining to traffic safety. The Hexagon Mining SafetyCentre enhances safety operations of haul trucks with a single display showing surrounding vehicles from TopView, integrated with up to six different camera views, TrackingRadar alarms and CAS alerts.
  • Shovel assisting proximity detector: ShovelAssist enables shovels to work efficiently with minimal risk, by adding visual information together with radar and collision avoidance alerts of the entire loading and swing area.

Operator fatigue monitoring technology

Hexagon Mining FatigueMonitor system provides an intuitive display within the vehicle, which integrates multiple technologies associated with both fatigue-level detection and collision avoidance.

The system monitors mine operators to spot early signs of fatigue and lack of attention, to ensure safety levels are maintained. Operator data is then recorded in profiles for reports and performance indicators.

System display monitors for mine vehicle cabs

Hexagon Mining offers three types of display screens for vehicle operators, depending on the level of complexity required.

The most basic model is a simple display with LED indicators and auto-dimming function. The moderate display provides a TopView of surrounding area and vehicle identifications. The most advanced screen provides split camera views as well as the TopView.

Hexagon Mining’s Safety Division

The Safety Division of Hexagon Mining works with its sister technologies to offer mining clients a complete solution from planning to operations, in order to improve safety and productivity.

Hexagon Mining’s safety product suite is recognized globally and protects more than 20,000 vehicles in over 50 mines worldwide.

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22 January 2017

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19 July 2016

Hexagon Mining will be previewing new advances in mining technology at the quadrennial MINExpo show, 26-28 September, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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8 January 2016

Hexagon Mining is introducing a new campaign to appeal to the aggregates and industrial minerals sector of the mining industry.

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20 July 2015

Another South African mine has turned to Hexagon Mining for a safer, more productive future.

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11 June 2015

Hexagon Mining is being praised for its contribution to HxGN LIVE, Hexagon's annual user conference in Las Vegas, which concluded on 4 June.

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27 May 2015

As of today, the South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources regulations are in force, calling upon surface mines to enhance safety for all trackless mobile machinery (TMM) such as trucks.

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25 February 2015

Hexagon Mining has announced the appointment of Helio Samora as president, effective immediately.

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10 February 2015

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19 September 2014

"The SAFEmine CAS went off and alerted me that a vehicle was coming and within a second there was big 793 dump truck coming down on me, so the system basically saved me."

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17 September 2014

Based on the successful SAFEmine CAS and scientific research, SAFEmine has developed the first multi-technology fatigue detection system for monitoring driver alertness within the mining environment.

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9 September 2014

A leading mine in South America recently conducted a survey, polling their vehicle operators on the view of and experience with the SAFEmine’s Collision Avoidance System (CAS).

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24 July 2014

SAFEmine is presenting their revolutionary TrackingRadar at the Queensland Mining & Engineering (QME) Exhibition on 22 to 24 July at stand A162. The new TrackingRadar offers improved protection for mining personnel and the vehicles they operate, while increasing overall efficiency of mining operations.

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4 July 2014

SAFEmine, which provides the market leading collision avoidance system (CAS) for open pit mines, will be exhibiting at the Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition in Mackay, Australia, during 22 to 24 July.

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1 July 2014

The Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil has installed the SAFEmine Collision Avoidance System (CAS) on 120 vehicles, consisting of haul trucks, graders and light vehicles.

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8 May 2014

SAFEmine will speak and exhibit at the HxGN LIVE 2014 conference in Las Vegas, US, from 2 to 5 June. Top experts, customers and partners from the world of technology will gather to exchange their knowledge and experience of the latest trends and solutions across various industries.

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14 March 2014

SAFEmine has announced the company's acquisition by Hexagon AB. Founding members, Urs Rothacher, Andrea Schlapbach, Urban Maeder, Peter Stegmaier, released a statement on behalf of the company.

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17 January 2014

SAFEmine Ltd will be exhibiting at the event at Booth 1532.

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19 November 2013

Hecla Mining Company is pleased to announce the Greens Creek mine near Juneau, Alaska, received the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award.

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5 November 2013

Samarco Mineração, an internationally known Brazilian mining company, has received an award for purchasing the Collision Avoidance System (CAS) unit number 15,000 from SAFEmine for the Germano mine. SAFEmine's partner in Brasil, Devex Mining, had initiated installation of the SAFEmine CAS in late 2012 and now over 160 vehicles are protected at Samarco Mineração.

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30 January 2013

At the 142nd SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Feb. 24-27, 2013 in Denver (CO, USA), Todd Ruff, SAFEmine's business development manager for North America, will present the results of a trial of SAFEmine's Collision Avoidance and Traffic Awareness Technology at Teck's Line Creek Operations.

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16 October 2012

SAFEmine has released a free white paper on Mining Technology about a surface coal mine that needed a way to track the location of their service trucks to dispatch them efficiently to the closest equipment in need of service.

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8 October 2012

A six-week trial of SAFEmine's Traffic Awareness and Collision Avoidance System was conducted at a surface coal mine in British Columbia, Canada.

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1 October 2012

SAFEmine presents the world's first all-in-one Collision Avoidance System, the SafetyCentre. The patented SafetyCentre de-clutters the cabin of mining equipment and optimises traffic safety alarms by intelligently integrating SAFEmine Collision Avoidance, radar, cameras, and other traffic safety related systems onto a single monitor.

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6 September 2012

SAFEmine will be exhibiting at MINExpo International, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, on the 24-26 September 2012.

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11 June 2012

SAFEmine has released a free white paper on Mining Technology about the challenges associated with traffic on single-lane mine access roads, in particular the Hecla's Greens Creek Mine in Alaska.

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29 November 2011

SAFEmine Technology (USA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Ruff as Business Development Manager for North America. Todd brings over 24 years of experience in mine safety technology research and development to SAFEmine.

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9 November 2011

SatNetCom has announced that it is promoting, selling, installing, and servicing the collision avoidance system (CAS) from SAFEmine to enhance traffic safety in surface mines and minimize economical risk due to shutdown time.

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28 September 2011

On 9 September 2011, during the Asia Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) in Sydney, SAFEmine presented Thiess Australia with an award to mark the delivery of the 10,000th SAFEmine unit.

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3 March 2011

SAFEmine are to present 'Assessing the Effectiveness of Collision Avoidance' technology at the Collision Avoidance in Mining conference in Brisbane, QLD, Australia from March 8th to 9th. As part of SAFEmine's attendance at this year's Collision Avoidance in Mining conference in Brisbane

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28 February 2011

As part of SAFEmine’s attendance at this year’s SME show in Denver, Mr. Cyrille Sauvain, Director Americas, will be giving a talk on how traffic awareness technology can improve operator performance on vehicles in surface mines. This talk will be taking place on Wednesday, 2 March, from

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10 February 2011

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25 January 2011

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Hexagon Mining

c/o SAFEmine Ltd

Lindenstrasse 4

6340 Baar

Switzerland

+ 41 41 760 8563 + 41 41 760 8565 www.safe-mine.com
SAFEmine Technology (Australia) Pty Ltd

Unit 4/59 Riverside Place

Morningside QLD 4170

Australia

+61 7 3399 3355 www.safe-mine.com
Davesmen

20/8, "MANSA" South Tukoganj

Indore (M.P.)

India

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Av. Afonso Pena, 3130, 7º Andar - Cruzeiro

Belo Horizonte, MG CEP 30.130-009

Brazil

+55 31 3289 9000 www.devexmining.com/smartmine
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Beltway Office Park Tower B 512 5/Floor

Ji. TB. Simatupang No.41

Jakarta 12550

Indonesia

+62 21 2985 7200 +62 21 2985 7201 www.safe-mine.com
SAFEmine Technology (USA), Inc

5901 Telegraph Avenue

CA 94609 Oakland

United States of America

+1 510 473 7233 +1 510 263 5978 www.safe-mine.com
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