New collision detection system developed for mining applications

first_imgPerth based SITECH Western Australia has released a brand-new collision detection system for dozing and stacker/reclaimer applications. SNS SiTRACK, said to be the first system of its type, doesn’t need expensive radar or other high cost sensing devices to detect obstacles but instead leverages GPS technology and Wi-Fi infrastructure to position multiple machines together with fixed infrastructure. This reduces the complexity of the system, increases reliability and lowers the cost of entry for collision detection systems.SNS SiTRACK gives operators visual warnings or provides mechanical shut-offs for manually operated, remote or autonomous machines. It detects unsafe situations or impending collisions be it with other machines, fixed infrastructure, to prevent machines falling into voids or to prevent machines operating under falling objects. The system can easily handle at least 50 assets, per network, of varying types and each asset can be individually tailored in 3D for warning and alert zones.Designed to increase safety to operators, prevent damage and loss of machines and reduce production delays, the SNS SiTRACK system has already been successfully implemented in a Western Australian mine.last_img read more

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