Proximity Detection systems is for safety and productivity. It enables accurate tracking, increased personnel safety and, should the situation arise, a vital aid to emergency management. Using magnetic pulse technology the system alerts personnel and operators to dangerous proximity between machinery and personnel or light vehicles.
Components of Proximity Detection Systems
Magnetic field transmitter
A number of personnel proximity tags.
The Proximity Detection System allows up to fifteen transmitters and fifty tags to operate within the same coverage area. Multiple detection/proximity zones can be provided, including Warning and Danger, configurable from up to 20 metres. Zones can collapse or vary in size, dependent on the vehicle or equipment speed of operation.
For heightened safety, automated equipment Stop or Vehicle Speed Reduction can also be implemented when Tags breach the proximity zones. A Tag “Safe Zone” is provided in and around the driver’s cabin, negating nuisance alarms. Additionally, the proximity vehicle tags use 12-24VDC power, so sit easily on any vehicle
Features & Benefits of Proximity Detection systems
Personal Proximity Tag
Visible, audio and physical (vibrational) alerts, variety of options for flexibly of use, including standalone version and integrated into ICCL cap lamp
Logging & Auditing
Provides “black box” functionality to facilitate the investigation of incidents. And ability to connect to server and upload logged events.
Continuous self diagnostics
System uses built-in feedback tags to continuously self-check critical system components.
Visual and audible for increased safety
Multiple detection zones
Flexible to modify for intended use, increase levels of alert and/or action & hiighly reliable to quickly raise alerts to both vehicle driver and the pedestrian
Repeatable detection zones
Low frequency magnetics ensure repeatable detection range in a variety of environments and around mine infrastructure.
MST Global | Hardware combined with smart software solutions
MST Global (Mine Site Technologies; “MST”) provides fit for purpose hardware combined with smart software solutions to support productivity and safety processes in underground mines and tunnels, as well as surface mining. MST has been developing, manufacturing, deploying and supporting mine and tunnel communication systems over 27 years.
Data and communication networks in general business and society are the essential backbone to support systems that deliver business value. Our digital platforms are specifically engineered for the underground environment to enable and support a large range of productivity and safety systems at any mining operation, as well as tunneling projects.
Our systems are key enabling technologies for implementing Short Interval Control as a means of optimizing your underground mining processes.
With over 600 technology deployments worldwide, our underground digital networks and IoT platforms are embedded in many mines’ production and safety processes. The systems enable voice and data communications, tracking and tagging of personnel and vehicles, emergency evacuation warning, and proximity detection systems/collision avoidance. This core data is then further analysed and reported on to better manage time and attendance, asset utilisation, production measurement, emergency mustering, remote blasting and geotechnical and environmental monitoring.
Our subsidiary Nixon Communications provides specialist surface radio and networking services throughout Australia.