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Proximity Detection Systems

Safety-critical berm monitoring system first in SA

29th January 2021 Safety berms are critical for the safe movement of heavy machinery in openpit operations and ongoing monitoring of berms to ensure berm integrity is crucial. Traditionally berm monitoring is conducted by means of manual vision inspections, which can be time-consuming and imprecise.  ­­SICK... 

Strata Worldwide

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th November 2020 HazardAvert (R) is an electromagnetic, near-field proximity detection (PDS) and collision avoidance system with both alerting (Level 7) and equipment interlocking (Level 9) safety functions for the prevention of accidents.  

Strata Worldwide

Level-9-ready PDS system installed in platinum mine

28th May 2020 The mining industry is striving to meet Level 9 proximity detection systems (PDS) compliance, in order to enhance safety levels. At this level, electronic systems are required to take mechanical control of trackless mining machinery (TMM) and automatically slow it down or bring these to a stop... 

Exsence cap lamps provided by Booyco Electronics
Exsence cap lamps provided by Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics

15th November 2019 Booyco Electronics offers industry a turnkey, fully integrated underground and surface safety solution for machinery and personnel. The Booyco Proximity Detection System (PDS) represents the latest generation of this technology for effective and reliable communication. And it is fully compliant... 

Capacitance probes allow interference-free operation

3rd September 2019 Capacitance probes detect the presence or absence of material in contact with the probe by sensing very small changes (as low as 0.5 pF) in capacitance caused by the difference in the dielectric constant of the material versus the air. Capacitance probes are point level indicators, used mainly... 

Network camera for harsh environments

13th August 2019 A network camera designed to meet the demand for more heavy-duty pan–tilt–zoom (PTZ) cameras with built-in infrared (IR) illumination, has been launched in South Africa. The model comes with a half-inch sensor and promises superior image quality with fast pan, tilt and zoom functionality. 

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