Each electronic system and device used underground is connected to our controllers and monitored by the Ethernet network. By making use of a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) crucial data regarding the maintenance and functioning of pumps, drilling machines, fans and other electronic equipment is communicated through the network system. Should any piece of equipment in the system start to malfunction the network automatically transmits the information to key personnel. By making use of the location tags worn by underground workers, the network can send warning messages to miners working in the surrounding area and also call out the maintenance operator who is in closest proximity.
Not only does Minelert system alarm operators about malfunctioning devices, but it also monitors production schedules. With this valuable information available to managers throughout the shift, they have the opportunity to regulate production in real-time.
Minelert mobile handsets allow underground staff voice and text communication with appropriate personnel. Each handset is fitted out with a distress button that makes it possible to send a notification to the proto team and the operating room, who are then able to locate the distressed worker through the tagging system.
Another valuable feature of Minelert Mobile Handset is that they can be remotely converted to function as a PA system, making it possible to communicate with incapacitated miners who are not in the position to operate the buttons on the phone.
Minelert Duress Systems provide complete duress solutions that will enable a safer working environment.