Hexagon introduces HxGN MineOperate Asset Health

Hexagon’s Mining division has introduced HxGN MineOperate Asset Health, a platform of servers and data-loggers designed to extend the life of mining equipment
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The new software platform tackles machine failure before it happens, extending equipment life

Asset Health can help maintenance and operations staff to identify machine health trends in real time, empowering them to improve efficiencies and minimise equipment downtime. 

Asset Health addresses concerns such as unplanned equipment failures, visibility of equipment health, and provides analytics to make smart decisions in real time. By solving these issues and addressing potential failures before they happen, Asset Health can increase production via equipment uptime and lower maintenance costs.

Marcelo Romero, senior product portfolio manager at Hexagon, said: "The integration of health products with our fleet management system (FMS) will help customers to not only improve equipment performance, but also equipment availability and productivity. Offering an integrated solution enables maintenance, operations and planning to continuously improve the processes between their teams."

Integrating with FMS on a common hardware platform that efficiently uses networking and server resources provides customers with a standard Hexagon solution for the life of their mine. It also simplifies Asset Health installation for existing FMS customers. 

Asset Health can be used to connect OEM-agnostic platforms for onboard data logging, telemetry and messaging. On-board alerts can be synchronised with the office, dispatch, reliability engineering, and maintenance centres.

Romero added: "Customers will now have unprecedented insight into their equipment fleets and will know when to take action."

Future development will see Asset Health implement analytics with machine learning models. The company stated that this level of predictive maintenance will enable repair engineers to plan for and prevent downtime and lost revenue.