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Exyn, Sandvik Expand Partnership to Provide Mine Analysis Via Underground Drones


March 9, 2021

Exyn Technologies, which develops autonomous aerial robot systems for GPS-denied industrial environments, has announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. The partnership integrates Exyn’s data into Sandvik’s analytics and processing suite, OptiMine, to help with real-time visualizations of mining excursions.

Through the platform, the companies are helping mining customers transform underground operations to be safer, more productive and more efficient. With the industrial-grade autonomous drone, mining companies can perform pilotless flights to access impossible-to-reach data with maximum safety. Data collected is processed using Exyn’s onboard 3D mapping technology, which is then integrated into the Mine Visualizer solution to analyze and optimize underground mining operations.

Customers can access aerial 3D mapping with progressive visualization that increases the overall transparency of mining operations, including for GPS-denied, hard-to-reach, or hazardous areas, or locations that would be time-consuming to survey and inspect using traditional methods, the company said.

“This step in our partnership with Exyn is critical. Our teams have been working closely together to ensure the connection between Exyn and Sandvik’s systems would be seamless and easy for operators to use,” said David Hallett, vice president of business unit automation for Sandvik. “After this demonstration, we look forward to further developing our partnership and integrating our hardware and software systems in the coming months.” 

More details about the partnership are available at this website.

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