Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, together with Newtrax Technologies, is introducing the next generation of the OptiMine® solution, which combines the Newtrax digitalization offering with the existing Sandvik suite of digital process optimization tools as one integrated OptiMine® product.

OptiMine® is the most comprehensive OEM-agnostic digitalization solution for underground hard rock mines with the key capabilities the market needs for improving safety and productivity:

  • Operations Management including worker safety, mixed-fleet monitoring and short-interval control
  • Collision Avoidance for the first time as an integral part of the OptiMine® system
  • 3D Mine Visualization including features such as onboard navigation and heatmap diagnostics

In late 2018, Sandvik announced its partnership with Newtrax to offer the most advanced and comprehensive digitalization solution for underground mines with OptiMine® software as the ‘brain,’ and the Newtrax products as the ‘nervous system’ monitoring machines, people, and the environment. Today, by merging the ‘brain’ and ‘nervous system,’ underground mining customers can benefit from a streamlined, focused and holistic approach to digitalization under OptiMine®.

“Our commitment to providing underground hard rock mining customers with the world’s leading digitalization solution is reinforced by this offering integration to make the technology easily accessible and deployable,” said Alexandre Cervinka, Newtrax CEO.

“We’re thrilled to bring together the best of both worlds combining the Sandvik and Newtrax offerings as a single OptiMine® package that empowers our customers to boost efficiency and safety,” said David Hallett, Vice-President of Automation at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.