Carlson DrillGrade™ Systems deployed in Finland

January 27th, 2015
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L5 Navigation Systems AB to Focus on Drilling and Mining Applications

Luleå, Sweden (January 27, 2015) – L5 Navigation Systems has deployed three Carlson  Machine Control DrillGrade™ systems on Atlas Copco C65 drill rigs at Kevitsa mine, Finland.

L5 Navigation Systems AB, based in Avesta and Luleå, Sweden, has been a Carlson Machine Control dealer for Europe with emphasis on Scandinavia since 2013. L5 distributes the complete range of Carlson Machine Control systems, but focuses on DrillGrade™ for surface drill rigs and Carlson Machine Control mining applications.

Kevitsa is located in the very north of Finland, 130 kilometers inside the Arctic Circle. Average annual production at Kevitsa is currently estimated to reach 10,000 tons of nickel and 20,000 tons of copper.

“The drill rigs are owned by the subcontractor E. Hartikainen OY,” says Martin Lindgren, L5 Navigation Systems co-founder. “The systems will be used for precise 3D navigation to every designed drill hole. In total, E. Hartikainen OY now has 8 Atlas Copco Drilling rigs running with Carlson DrillGrade™,” he adds.

L5 offers Carlson’s full range of machine guidance solutions for mining operations: Carlson Grade™ for dozers, graders, scrapers and other surface grading machinery; ShovelGrade™ for excavators & shovels; DrillGrade™ for drilling machinery, and TruckPro™, which monitors position and load information across the truck fleet. And for on-site management and inspection, L5 also offers Carlson Grade Supervisor™ and Carlson Fleet Manager Office.

For more information about Carlson machine guidance solutions from L5 Navigation Systems, visit www.l5navigation.com or call either: +46 725 289 997 or +46 722 469 381.

For more information about Carlson Machine Control, which provides site management solutions for mining, solid waste landfills, dredging and other niche markets, visit www.carlsonmachinecontrol.com.

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