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Canadian coal company signs safety deal with Hexagon

HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance System

Hexagon’s Mining division partners with Conuma Coal to help protect miners and equipment

HEXAGON’s Mining division has announced a significant safety solution deal with Conuma Coal Resources Ltd, producers of high-quality metallurgical coal for use in the steel industry. The three-year subscription package will cover Conuma’s three mines near Tumbler Ridge in north-eastern British Columbia, Canada.

The Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine mines employ around 800 staff and account for a fleet exceeding 180 pieces of equipment. The deal will ensure the peace of mind and protection offered by the HxGN MineProtect portfolio.

Used in more than 30,000 vehicles and in over 60 mines worldwide, HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance System (CAS) will give Conuma vehicle operators 360 proximity detection at any speed and in all conditions via an unobtrusive in-cab display unit. It is fully integrated with HxGN MineProtect Fatigue Pro, which uses proven computer vision technology to monitor operators unobtrusively while driving.

Further integration with HxGN MineProtect Tracking Radar will help characterize a potential threat’s position and motion, providing drivers and operators with the information they need to prevent incidents.

Conuma will use HxGN MineEnterprise Platform, a web-based reporting and analytics solution, to monitor and control critical risk events by connecting a multitude of data sources via live dashboards, visualizing all aspects of CAS.

‘We’re hugely impressed by Conuma’s commitment to safety,’ said Hexagon Mining president Josh Weiss. ‘This is a great example of how subscription licensing and an integrated portfolio package adds flexibility while allowing mines to maximize safety. We share Conuma’s core belief that protecting people and equipment is the smartest investment a mine can make.’

Conuma president Mark Bartkoski said: ‘We are extremely excited to be partnering with Hexagon to implement an integrated safety solution that provides protection for our employees. We are truly dedicated to providing our people with the tools to run a safe, productive and efficient operation that provides security for all of our partners.’

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