Traffic signalling and communications for mine

January 24th, 2012, Published in Articles: EngineerIT

Becker Mining Systems has been awarded a contract by a Zambian mine for the supply and installation of a traffic signalling and communications system. A highly sophisticated system is being designed especially for the high speed tramming system at 875 mL – Chililabombwe, Konkola Copper Mines Plc Zambia, part of the Becker company group. This project encompasses the installation of the first underground digital trunking network at this mine, as well as tagging and tracking and the latest technology in collision avoidance – the CAS430. The modular collision avoidance systems developed by Becker Electronics prevent fatalities, injuries, damage and down- time, resulting from the operation of vehicles in the proximity of personnel – on the surface, or underground. The two control rooms at the mine – one on surface and the other underground – will be linked via 24 core fibre-optic cable. Each control room will have a server with software and hardware for monitoring and manipulating the pathways of locomotives moving between loading boxes and tip boxes. These control rooms will also have video walls fitted for the visualisation of all operations.

Contact Luther Grobler, Becker Electronics,
Tel 011 801-5900,

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