Machine guidance investment upgrades technology fleet insight

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 […]

Centralising data silos advances digital transformation

Aveva, a global developer of engineering and industrial software, has launched Unified Operations Center, its command-and-control solution for infrastructure operators such as smart cities and facilities management, and for industries like oil and gas and mining. The solution integrates IT and operational technology (OT) applications in a central hub, enhanced by industry-specific customisations. Built on […]

3D desktop scanner gets macOS support

Scan Dimension, developer of 3D scanning, imaging, and realisation technology, has released a macOS version of its 3D desktop scanner, SOL. Scan Dimension’s SOL is a user-friendly 3D scanner, ideal for the engineer, maker, designer, or hobbyist. Now, customers can use SOL with macOS Mojave. Recently released, the SOL 3D scanner has been receiving praise […]

Investment advances modular construction

Autodesk is investing in Factory_OS, a company that is improving the way to design and build housing that is more affordable. Factory_OS is constructing multi-family housing through an industrialised construction model. The company is bringing the construction job site to the manufacturing shop floor, delivering housing units that are constructed 40% faster, 20% less expensive […]

AI platform investment a step towards digital engineering

Aurecon has invested in artificial intelligence company Elara, which has developed technology to help businesses of all structures and sizes maximise profit. Elara is an artificial intelligence platform that connects to an organisation’s existing digital systems, analysing all data to inform better decisions to enhance profit and cash flow. The investment reinforces the Aurecon’s focus […]

Annotated scans improves survey practices

The ability to overlay georeferenced CAD lines and surfaces and annotate scans live in the field on the Maptek handheld scanner controller allows surveyors and geologists to improve their work practices. These new capabilities help close the loop between plans and as-builts by giving a live guide to survey coverage, ensuring all the required scans […]

Drone used for major boiler inspection

Skyriders Access Specialists deployed its Elios SkyEye confined-space drone for the first time in the large internal space of the back-pass ducting at a major coal-fired power station in Limpopo. The back-pass ducting conveys the hot exhaust gases and fly ash to the precipitators, and ultimately to the smokestack. This space measures 6 m by […]

Tracking beacons simplifies site record-keeping

Comtest, a local representative of Industrial Scientific, now offers the iAssign Beacon that automatically assigns site names to Ventis Pro Series gas monitors and other compatible products within a defined range. Site assignments change automatically as a Ventis Pro user leaves one defined beacon area and moves to another, simply and accurately connecting users, sites, […]

Transition away from paper-based contractor management

Diversified mining house Anglo American has cited Passport 360 as “a real game changer” in its business across the world. Passport 360 is a cloud-based platform to enhance performance in procurement and onboarding times. It allows for improved visibility with regard to compliance, time and safety, and risk management, resulting in increased productivity. In addition, […]

Mozambican mine adopts AUV technology

A mining company in the Moatize District, western part of Mozambique’s Tete province, appointed iGlobe Mozambique to assist with aerial acquisition, as well as partially process the data. Pilot staff at the mine are being trained to fly specialised drones using RTK technology. Ebee RTK+ and Trimble UX5 drones are used to fly an area […]