Hexagon Mining president Hélio Samora and Trysome CEO Eddie Smith strengthened the long-standing collaboration between the organisations by signing a new agreement at Trysome’s head office in Johannesburg, South Africa, in April.
The partnership ensures the continued availability of Hexagon Mining’s SAFEmine suite of collision avoidance solutions in the South African market. It also means strengthened service and support for Hexagon Mining’s wider portfolio of integrated solutions. Besides collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring, these solutions include technologies for surveying, design, fleet management and production optimisation.
Trysome has represented Hexagon Mining in the sub-Saharan African region since 2008. Today, the flagship Collision Avoidance System (CAS) is running in more than 25,000 mining vehicles in more than 60 mines worldwide.
Samora commented: “Deadlines are looming for many mines to comply with South Africa’s new safety regulations, so this is a timely agreement between our companies.
“CAS and our new HxGN Mine Vehicle Intervention System (VIS) will help customers protect their people and equipment, as well as meeting those deadlines."
Under new laws, mines will soon be compelled to enhance safety for all trackless mobile machinery, such as haul trucks.
Smith noted: “Hexagon’s international experience and Trysome’s 26 years of African market expertise, infrastructure and footprint are ideally suited for customers facing second-phase legislation.”
HxGN Mine VIS will be launched in June at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s user conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.