MICROMINE, leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the global exploration and mining industry, continues to strengthen its partnership with Carlson Software Inc. after a recent week-long visit at MICROMINE’s Perth HQ.
Pitram, MICROMINE’s leading Fleet Management and Mine Operations Solution for underground mines will be integrated with Carlson’s machine control solutions. The objective of the integration is to enhance Pitram’s machine guidance and fleet management capabilities.
Introduced to the market in 1997, Carlson’s machine control solutions have a solid history of machine guidance in mining, landfill, dredging and 3D drilling markets. Through the provision of hardware and software for High Precision GNSS guidance, Carlson ensures machine units are operated precisely and according to plan, eliminating inefficiencies and unesccesarry costs.
Pitram is an essential and proven system for the management, control and process improvement of mining operations. Pitram is used to record and process equipment, personnel, locations and materials data, providing an overall view of mine status, thereby increasing control and efficiency. Pitram’s analytical tools help mine controllers and engineers identify operational constraints, improve the utilisation of resources and increase production.
The integration between the two systems will increase Pitram’s surface fleet management capabilities by providing high precision machine guidance. Equipment operators will be able to perform activities such as drilling, excavation and loading more precisely, ensuring objectives are achieved more efficiently.
MICROMINE Chief Operations Officer, Michael Layng said “MICROMINE’s partnership with Carlson will provide significant benefits to both existing and future Pitram customers globally. Through the introduction of machine guidance within Pitram, we are strengthening the solution’s fleet management capabilities”.
“MICROMINE is looking forward to working directly with Carlson and to integrating and developing new solutions not only with Carlson but also with the company’s extensive dealer channels in selected regions”.
The synergies between the two leading companies extend beyond their technology offerings. MICROMINE and Carlson have similar histories. Bruce Carlson, a surveyor and civil engineer, founded Carlson Software in 1983 to provide solutions for surveyors and the civil market. Graeme Tuder, MICROMINE’s Managing Director, also a surveyor by trade, founded MICROMINE in 1986 with the aim of providing leading solutions to the mining sector.
The strengthening partnership between MICROMINE and Carlson will further reinforce this outstanding reputation. Since their establishment, both companies have experienced significant growth and international expansion, and now provide a diverse suite of solutions widely regarded by the mining sector as the most advanced offerings available.
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