US: MineWare’s latest addition to its MineWare Pegasys dragline monitor—advanced, real-time digital terrain mapping (DTM) technology is driving down safety risks and boosting production outcomes at a Central Queensland coal mine. Developed in partnership with LC, MineWare’s Digital Terrain Mapping (DTM) system uses boom mounted laser scanners and GPS sensors to continuously scan and map the terrain around the dragline. An extension of MineWare’s Pegasys dragline monitor, the DTM system tracks movement around the dragline itself, providing live and historical comparisons between the mine plan and the actual terrain.
“Operators and foremen can now identify and correct areas not to design as they occur (especially spoil toe), reducing the need for surveyors in the pit. This is a big step forward for safety and productivity as problems can be fixed while the dragline is there with minimum coal loss from excavation,” said Andrew Jessett, MineWare CEO.
Source: Pace today