Proximity Detection & Collision Avoidance
At the forefront of personnel safety, Booyco has revolutionized the way operations protect their human assets amidst the ever-evolving mine safety regulations. The Level 9 standard, the latest in safety requirements, raises the bar significantly, requiring Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) to intervene mechanically, bringing a vehicle to a stop when a dangerous situation is detected. Booyco has elevated the functionality of their flagship PDS to meet these standards, continuing to give mine operations peace of mind that their most valuable asset – their people – gets home safely.
For both surface and underground mines
Pedestrians and drivers in the mine wear personal two-way RFID communication tags while vehicles or other static danger zones are fitted with VLF (very low frequency) antennae that energize as soon as the vehicle moves and creates two stable warning zones with predictable shape and size (up to 15m) in front of and behind the vehicle.
If a pedestrian approaches the danger zone near a vehicle, they will receive a warning, and because the system is two-way, the vehicle operator will also be alerted to their presence. Similarly, drivers are alerted if another vehicle comes too close to theirs for safety.
Safeguard your personnel from injuries caused by unexpected contact with a mine vehicle
Avoid vehicle-to-vehicle accidents that can injure operators, cause expensive equipment damage, and lead to work stoppages and production delays
Stay compliant with current and proposed legislation (e.g. impending regulation changes in South Africa [kw1] that will extend the application of Level 9 safety standards)
Booyco Electronics (Pty) Ltd. is a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) based in South Africa that specializes in the production of innovative, reliable, quality electronic mine safety equipment. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has supplied equipment for over 6,500 mining vehicles and 55,000 RFID tags for pedestrians.
Contact us now to find out more about the Booyco Electronics Proximity Detection System (PDS).
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