Machine guidance investment upgrades technology fleet insight

August 7th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Downer, an integrated services company listed on the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges, recently invested in Carlson high precision machine guidance solutions to be deployed across four mine sites in Australia. In total, 27 machine systems will be installed across a fleet of dozers, excavators, drills, and supervisor vehicles to increase productivity and optimise mine site operations. The company invested in the solutions to maximise safety, productivity, and operational efficiency across all stages of the mining lifecycle. The machine guidance products purchased include, Drill Grade, Excavator Grade, Dozer Grade, Grade Supervisor and Carlson Command (an office database solution to capture all data coming in from the machines for real-time viewing, reporting, and data analysis). Carlson’s Oceania distributor Position Partners, delivered a customised volumetrics module to get optimal productivity gains from their client’s investment. Carlson’s custom-designed volumetrics module is integrated into the Carlson Command software platform to provide office reporting tools to Downer on productivity and utilisation of high precision machine guidance systems. The solutions form a management tool that provides an in-depth understanding of machine and fleet performance, giving mine managers visibility into exactly how machines are operating, including the volume and location of material moved per hour.

Contact Barbara Fernandes, Carlson Software,

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