New Breed of Collision Detection System Developed for Mining Applications
Western Australia, January, 19th, 2017 – Perth based SITECH Western Australia announced today the release of a brand-new collision detection system for dozing and stacker/reclaimer applications in the mining industry.
SNS SiTRACK, 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.
About SITECH WA Pty Ltd
SITECH WA are the authorised representative in Western Australia of Trimble machine control systems for your entire fleet of heavy equipment, along with Trimble’s complete portfolio including Site Positioning Systems, On-board Weighing Systems, Construction Asset Management Services, software and powerful wireless and internet-based infrastructures. They are also the authorised reseller of RAJANT wireless mesh networks and Mobilaris Mining Intelligence Systems.
SITECH WA serves civil and mining contractors throughout Western Australia involved in a range of earthmoving applications and using heavy equipment from all manufacturers. They offer consultative advice on the right technology for the job, customised training, data services, installation, service and technical support. With a diverse range of highly skilled team members including Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Surveyors, Project Managers, Trimble Certified Service Technicians & Trainers, SITECH WA can provide a comprehensive range of technical solutions. To learn more, call 08 9445 2020 or visit the company online at www.SITECHWA.com.au