Improving safety in a mining site often requires finding underground communications and tracking strategies that will keep employees safe and equipment well-protected. At Becker Wholesale Mine Supply, we are proud to now offer the Venture Design MineTracer Communication and Tracking System.
This system was approved for use in underground mines by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in January 2008, making it a reliable way to improve safety in your mining operation. The MineTracer system uses wireless technology to track both people and equipment in real-time, allowing you to know the location of your employees and assets at all times.
Not only does this system improve safety by helping you keep track of everyone and everything in your mine, but it can also help increase efficiency. The MineTracer system allows you to view data on a variety of factors including travel times, equipment utilization, and more. This information can be used to optimize your mining operation and make it run more smoothly overall.
It offers flexible coverage areas and is MINER Act compliant for survivability and standby power capacity. The typical MineTracer System provides continuous or zonal tracking of miners and equipment along with main travel entries, work areas, and escape ways.
Miners have the option of wearing a tracking device called a Mobile Communicator which also has an emergency alert capability or a two-way Text Messaging Mobile Communicator with built-in tracking. Wireless Access Points (WAPs) collect and communicate location and message data via networked RFID readers to the MineTracer System Server.
The server application can be configured for different types of maps, views, and reports, providing the user with graphical representations and data analytics to support real-time decision-making. In the event of an emergency, the system can be used to quickly locate and account for miners in the affected areas.
If you are looking for a reliable way to improve safety and efficiency in your mining operation, the Venture Design MineTracer Communication and Tracking System is the perfect solution. Contact us today to learn more about this system and how it can benefit your business.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.