Jun 19, 2020

Safety on the radar as technology flags no-go zones

Safety on the radar as technology flags no-go zones

Hexagon has dovetailed systems for mining operational safety and radar-based slope stability hazards in a new technology offering.

The single platform is part of the newly released HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance System (CAS) 4.6, which is integrated with IDS GeoRadar’s IBIS Guardian software.

It means mines can receive real-time equipment visualisation with timely alerts about hazardous areas for people and machinery, the company says.

No-go zones are identified in IDS GeoRadar’s IBIS Guardian software, which creates geofenced zones and hazard maps, and is correlated with radar alarms.

Guardian’s integration with CAS 4.6 and complementary HxGN MineProtect solutions, Personal Alert and Tracking Radar, ensures that alarms are automatically triggered when a no-go zone is approached.

“The additional layer of information created by this integration means better risk evaluation and is one more way to ensure everyone gets home safely,” Hexagon Mining division president Nick Hare said.

“It’s also a great example of our autonomous connected ecosystems strategy – connecting previously siloed processes in one platform that will save lives.”