OEM Liebherr and the mining division of Hexagon announced at MINExpo the morning of September 14 that they have formed a global framework deal that will advance the respective companies’ goals for the next generation of mining automation.
Andrew Crose, vice president of autonomous for Hexagon Mining, noted that the two share visions of what the autonomous future will look like, and are envisioning an autonomous mission management system that can orchestrate an autonomous fleet and the movements of unmanned traffic at a mine site for optimized autonomy of haulage.
Hexagon noted it has been fully integrated with its fleet management system and enterprise analytics as well as its reporting portfolio products.
“Integration of Hexagon’s technologies enables Liebherr to provide autonomous mining solutions, consistent with our vision of open architecture next generation mine automation,” said Scott Bellamy, head of product management – Mining Trucks, Liebherr Mining.
“Today’s announcement is an exciting milestone for both Liebherr and Hexagon, underpinning the next phase [in] our collaborative partnership.”