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What is groundHog?

groundHog is a mobile fleet management system optimized for use in underground mines. It is designed to work out of the box for all underground mine operations. groundHog controls production, tracks and schedules workforce, and helps you get deep insights to drive higher process efficiency. With groundHog, you can build a mine that is highly efficient, safe and profitable.

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Who uses groundHog?

Mine operators

groundHog helps mine operators in the underground mine cycle utilize the power of mobile technology to see their tasks and report progress during shifts. groundHog lets operators know the impact they create in real time.

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Mine supervisors

Mine Supervisors can enable better safety inspections, eliminate mine downtime and manage fleet remotely. More importantly, groundHog’s advanced reporting helps supervisors drive higher process efficiency throughout the mine.

See how your mine works with groundHog

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STEP 1

Create a new schedule

Supervisors or managers can quickly create schedules for every operator role in the mine including themselves via the command center or the groundHog command mobile companion.

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STEP 2

Transmit new schedule to fleet

Once a new schedule is created, schedules can be transmitted to respective devices in your fleet. groundHog features powerful short interval control systems allowing you to transmit schedules according to mine operator shifts.

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STEP 3

Operators complete assigned schedule

After operators log into groundHog on the machine they are operating, they see their schedule for the shift or the day. Operators then work against the schedule and update progress on the app.

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STEP 4

Monitor from the command center

groundHog provides powerful dashboards with data and actionable insights for mine managers or supervisors to easily monitor mine progress from the command center. Supervisors can also get updates for specific tasks using the groundHog command mobile companion.

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See how groundHog's features enable full digitization in your mining life cycle

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Enhanced production scheduling

groundHog's cutting-edge scheduling system imports long range schedule and “tunable parameters” from your production plan. A capability matrix identifies skill and effectiveness index, identifies and matches operator to the most effective equipment, creates shift task lists for supervisors to review and dispatch. KPIs and reports to allow supervisors, operations managers and management to get insights and facilitate optimization as required.

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Digitized data collection

Recording and capturing data on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets enable quick operational assessments from the command center, streamline health and safety inspections, and maximize compliance with environmental impact regulations. groundHog supports tablets and screens of all sizes.

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Automated equipment and work-site inspections

Tracking and analyzing equipment performance is crucial to consistent performance. groundHog features a fully customizable digital inspection process for effective and precise auditing. Reports integrate with back-end systems and can be viewed anytime, anywhere. Digital fleet inspections work in conjunction with production scheduling and location tracking to empower mines to keep their equipment running at 100 percent.

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Real time location tracking

groundHog integrates easily with next level technology to track the precise location of equipment to help optimize current shifts, and plan upcoming shifts. Integrated with the production scheduling and control system, groundHog's real time location tracking system is comprised of an integration with a GPS transponder overlaying real time location information of equipment over a navigation display.

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Tailored interfaces for operation type

Good applications solve difficult problems, but to consistently outperform, operators need to be empowered to know the impact they create in real time. Our team understands that a modern underground mining solution must optimize clicks (or taps) required to perform an action or reach a goal. Underground mining is a complex and dangerous process, groundHog re-invents and simplifies the user experience for every operator type to power your mine to stay at the cutting edge of production control, efficiency and safety.

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Analytics and intelligence

Outputs produced from equipment and infrastructure are integrated to deliver insights. groundHog's intelligent analytics system simplifies complex data and presents data that is easy to understand for miners, and empowers operations to optimize plans. More importantly, with the use of machine learning technology, analytics systems understand your mine, and become crucial in automatically dispatching a renewed schedule in the wake of disturbances in underground mining operations to ensure optimum production.

Plug and play mine digitization software

We built groundHog to work out of the box, however groundHog can be fully customized to meet your mining and process requirements. Check out some of the product screenshots.

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Digitalization example: A tablet mounted to a loader to help the operator capture accurate data, and consequently, help the supervisor optimize production
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Technology integrations

groundHog has adapters that offer smooth integrations with Deswik's modules such as Deswik.Sched, Deswik.IS, Deswik.OPS and many more.

groundHog integrates easily with other industry standard software using our open APIs, making it a full end to end solution for your mining life-cycle.

With groundHog, your mine management, scheduling, and operations are now faster, easier and sharper than ever before.

Digital keeps mining uninterrupted

  • Optimize scheduling, material and equipment flow
  • Track and maintain performance in real-time
  • Anticipate and equip team to deal with failures
  • Achieve better actuals versus plans
  • Get more productivity, and safer operations
  • Develop targeted strategies

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