Shaping The Digital Mine

The digital mine integrates data and processes, informing and empowering people to make intelligent decisions, no matter their location in a mine. Hexagon’s Mining business is working to achieve the digital mine by connecting planning, operations, and safety in real time.

In a few days, we will present this vision at MineQuest (April 18-22), a five-day user conference that presents the best of our integrated mining technology. Since 1983, our Tucson office has kicked off this annual global event that combines a dynamic mix of workshops, presentations, one-on-one consultation, and live demos. This year’s theme, “Shaping the Digital Mine,” embodies MineQuest’s goal of creating safer, more productive mines.

Addressing this theme will be our own presenters, plus several clients delivering first-hand accounts of our technology in the field. Attendees will hear real-life examples of how Hexagon mining solutions are improving performance, simplifying workflows, protecting mine equipment, and saving lives. Summaries of the presentations and workshops can be found here.

In MineQuest’s tradeshow component, The Zone, we will highlight the integration of our survey and measurement solutions, particularly as they relate to slope monitoring. For the first time, planning, operations, geodetic slope monitoring, surveying, UAV, and radar-based monitoring systems can deliver a holistic view of your mine. Participants will see how these complementary technologies work via demonstrations of engineering/systems specialists, IDS, a deformation monitoring system, GeoMos, and laser-sensor specialist, RIEGL. The always popular Aibotix UAV will be in full flight and employed to capture MineQuest from above.

This is just a glimpse of what MineQuest offers attendees. Mines face exceptional challenges for which exceptional solutions are needed. Through technology, service, and support, we embrace those challenges as our own. MineQuest embodies this partnership and presents exceptional solutions. After Tucson, MineQuest goes on the road.

No matter the location, MineQuest attendees can look forward to seeing the true value of what Hexagon offers – that they no longer need to buy one product for mine planning, another product for fleet management, and another for safety. They instead have the option of an integrated solution from one technology company committed to connecting all parts of a mine with products that make sense of data in real time.

The digital mine represents a safer, more productive future – now that’s shaping smart change.


Hélio Samora
President of Hexagon Mining

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Hélio is integral to Hexagon Mining’s vision of smart change. Born and raised in Brazil, and fluent in English and Spanish, Hélio earned degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial marketing before traveling the Americas for 25 years, helping to start businesses, and managing all aspects of global operations. Hélio spent 18 years at PTC (formerly Parametric Technology Corporation) – one of the world’s top 15 independent software companies. He built successful teams, negotiated global deals, and managed multi-million-dollar sales channels.

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