Hexagon receives two Australian awards for mine safety solution

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Hexagon’s Mining division was recognized twice at the 2023 Australian Mining Prospect Awards for HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness System (OAS), the company’s solution to improve mine safety by preventing vehicle accidents related to operator fatigue and distraction.

HxGN Mine Protect OAS is functional both at the surface and in underground environments. With machine-learning image processing, Hexagon’s OAS enables operators to take corrective actions as soon as the system has detected compromised alertness, thus minimizing would-be accidents and incidents from occurring.

In March, Hexagon partnered with MMG Ltd to deploy the OAS across their underground fleet at MMG’s Rosebery mine in Tasmania. The partnership marked Australia’s first ever underground application of OAS and led to Hexagon being honoured for Mine Project Success of the Year during the awards program. The award is reserved for a singular engineering or contract mining project that has delivered measurable improvement at a mining site.

HxGN MineProtect OAS also earned the Excellence in IIoT Application Award, reserved for outstanding ‘industrial internet of things’ implementation within the industry.

“By combining cutting-edge technology, adaptability and operational impact, Hexagon’s OAS has set the standard for operator alertness systems in the mining industry,” Sean Perry, senior vice president, material movement, Hexagon’s mining division, said in the statement.

“With a proven track record of success in surface operations, our recent success at MMG’s Rosebery underground mine will revolutionize safety standards across all load and haul operations.”