Multidisciplinary rock engineering solution implemented

The iGlobe Group were contracted to develop a rock engineering solution for a well-known coal mining company in Witbank. The goal was to develop a GIS system for surveyors to capture the data and post it into a database environment where the spatial visualisation of features could be used for post processing and future plans. […]

Smart antenna for high accuracy data collection

The release of the Leica Zeno GG04 Plus smart antenna realises the full potential of the Zeno Smart Antenna concept. In addition to Android and Windows, the data collector now enables centimetre accuracy on Apple devices. It brings GNSS technology and 555 channel tracking power to expert and general users. Users will benefit from a […]

Tech for mining safety

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has showcased some of its latest technologies to improve safety in the mining sector at the Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town during February 2018. The inaccessibility of some underground areas makes it difficult and dangerous for inspections after blasting. The CSIR has developed a […]

Mobile mapping platform increases smart city applications

Leica Geosystems’ new Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate is an upgrade to its current mobile mapping platform and brings higher quality digital reality capture to the market. Users can service new market segments, including smart city applications by digitising road and rail infrastructures while expanding into new markets in support of autonomous vehicles, with seamless 360° and […]

Real-time automated mine monitoring solutions

Two scanner and software packages, developed by 3D Laser Mapping, are set to boost safety, efficiency and productivity for underground and open pit mining operations. Sitemonitor software gets an upgrade with the introduction of Sitemonitor Live, a scalable solution for mine surveying, asset monitoring and inventory management, which provides real-time data and automated reports for […]

Information management to improve project coordination

Sirius Minerals aims to be a leading producer of multi-nutrient fertiliser, with its immediate focus being the development of its North Yorkshire Polyhalite Project in the UK. The project involves the construction of an underground mine, a 37 km tunnel for the transportation of ore, and infrastructure for processing and shipping up to 20-million tonnes per […]

Architectural student of the year competition

Eight finalists from universities around South Africa have already won the regional competitions and will meet at the Hilton Hotel in Johannesburg between 16 and 18 April 2018 for the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards evening. The annual award is one of the country’s premier event to highlight the creative and technical […]

Automated test drive in South Africa

In the fourth leg of the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent World Drive, the company’s test vehicle – based on the current S-Class series-production saloon – is facing up to South Africa’s idiosyncrasies with automated test drives on the roads of the Western Cape and in the city of Cape Town. Mercedes-Benz started the Intelligent World Drive at […]

Mining software solutions on show

Micromine will showcase its entire suite of software solutions at Mining Indaba 2018, including secure and flexible data-management solution Geobank, 3D modelling and mine design solution Micromine, and fleet management and mine-control system Pitram. Both Geobank 2018 and Micromine 2018 have been developed on the back of extensive client consultation. The latest iterations of both […]

Engineering institute chooses 3D design tool

Ugraneftegaz Project, a Russian engineering design institute specialising in the oil and gas industry, has selected Intergraph Smart 3D software from Hexagon PPM to improve design integrity and interoperability between different engineering disciplines. Among the key reasons cited for choosing the software are its rule-based architecture combined with positive references from other design institutes in the […]