Leica Geosystems will show its Jigsaw fleet management software for the first time on Stand 4320 during Reed Exhibitions ' AIMEX 2007 – Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, to be held at Sydney’s Olympic Park from September 4 to 7, 2007.
Leica Geosystems’ parent company Hexagon increased its commitment to the mining industry by acquiring Jigsaw Technologies in May 2007. Its fleet management software has a unique method of optimising truck allocation, which is said to be more efficient than legacy technologies, and a unique distributed database that solves the radio communication black spot problems inherent in many legacy systems.
According to Leica, it can incrementally upgrade legacy systems without having to stop operations, and revolutionises dispatching and blending by using a unique method of optimising truck allocation, which uses precise arrival time prediction to minimise shovel idle time and truck queuing times.
The fleet management software integrates with Leica Geosystems’ GPS navigation and production monitoring systems for mining machines.
These include new generation Leica DrillNav Plus; Leica DozerNav Plus; Leica DigNav Plus and Leica DragNav Plus for high precision guidance on drills, dozers, excavators, shovels and draglines respectively; Series 3 Dragline Monitor for production monitoring on draglines; Leica SIMS for structural monitoring of dragline booms; and Leica PitOps software for managing all machines on a mine site from the office.