Hexagon introduces HxGN MineOperate Asset Health to address machine failure before it happens
Hexagon’s Mining division introduced HxGN MineOperate Asset Health, a platform of servers and data-loggers that will extend the life of mining equipment. Asset Health will help maintenance and operations staff to identify machine health trends in real-time, empowering them to improve efficiencies and minimize equipment down-time.
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.
“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,” said Marcelo Romero, Senior Product Portfolio Manager. “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 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 synchronized with the office, dispatch, reliability engineering, and maintenance centers.
“Customers will now have unprecedented insight into their equipment fleets and will know when to take action,“ said Romero.
Future development will see Asset Health implement analytics with machine learning models. This level of predictive maintenance will enable repair engineers to plan for and prevent down-time and lost revenue.