The implementation on EMC’s hauling fleet, included the integration to Belaz payload and fuel management systems, along with Carlson Software Machine Guidance (HPGPS) across the drills and loading equipment.
MICROMINE’s COO, Michael Layng said: “This is the first deployment of the Pitram machine guidance solution utilising Carlson technology in the world.”
MICROMINE said the integration between Pitram and Carlson technology provides a seamless experience for the operator with both machine guidance and fleet management functionalities visible on the same screen at the same time. Equipment operators are able to perform activities such as drilling, excavation and loading more precisely, ensuring the mine’s objectives are achieved more efficiently.
EMC has been using MICROMINE software since 2011. The addition of Pitram to the existing Micromine and Geobank technologies on site provides integration from exploration and mine design through to production, allowing for increased operational management in real-time and tightly controlled delivery of ore to the mill.