The world’s leading measurement technology company, Leica Geosystems, has joined forces many times with Infinity to develop its products over the past 10 years. For the Unified Hardware Platform (UHP), Leica Geosystems Mining approached Infinity with an idea to integrate the three key levels of mine operation: fleet management, high precision GPS guidance, and autonomous control on to one unified hardware and software platform.
The challenge was to design the one ruggedized enclosure that was flexible and scalable across these three levels.
It also needed to meet IP, shock and vibration rating, industrial temperature range and EMC certification requirements, so that it would function well in the demanding mining environment.
Infinity collaborated with Leica’s engineering teams based in Brisbane Australia and Tucson Arizona, working together to optimise the enclosure design to suit the PCB layouts that were being designed at the same time. Ease of assembly and servicing was a major driver for both teams.