Sandvik released xCell Cyclops, a convergence system for ground support in underground mining that provides wireless, continuous, remote and real-time measurement of ground movements. The system enables remote assessment of rock mass behavior, which leads to safer, more efficient and cost-effective ground support and optimized ground rehabilitation, Sandvik said.

xCell Cyclops sensors are installed on existing rock bolts, are battery-powered, use laser measurements, and can be connected via WiFi or Bluetooth. The system can be customized to capture and track any changes in a mine’s ground conditions, Sandvik said. It offers built-in notifications and alarms.

The system is available today as a subscription service with three levels: Basic, Silver and Gold. Number of users at a site and devices in remote mode vary across the levels. Local service is included in all three levels, and remote service is included in the Gold package.