RealTrac Underground mining – is a multipurpose system for enhancing industrial security in underground mining.
The RealTrac solution Underground Mining enables to detect positioning of personnel and mining machinery; it provides the functionality for collision warning system, voice communication, data transmission and telemetry.
Key benefits of the RealTrac Positioning for underground mining:
There are two directions of personnel positioning:
Detection of personnel or machinery positioning within the accuracy of the zone.
Accuracy: +/- 20 meters
Detection range: up to 100 meters
Zone configuration: from 20 meters to *
*The zones are configurable upon Customer’s request.
Installation expenses: low cost
Detection of personnel or machinery positioning with accuracy up to 1 meter.
Accuracy: up to 1 meter
Detection range: up to 75 meters
Zone configuration: from 5 sq. m.
Installation expenses: medium-price
Zonal or precise positioning tag – allows to detect objects positioning and notify about danger zone trespassing.
Embedded into cap lamp/installed on machinery
Power supply from a cap lamp’s battery/ vehicle network battery
Does not affect the operation of other reporting systems
IP 65, IP 67 rated body, PO Exia I Ma X (optionally)
Access point is installed in a mine and detects positioning of objects within radio range.
Power supply both line supply (100-240 V) and POE technology
Can send the data from tags to the system both in wired and wireless mode
The product RealTrac Positioning includes server and client software.
Computing and storing data about the tags positioning
Launching on a server based free operating system, not requiring additional licensing.
Open protocol (API) for integration with third-party systems
Several underground mines and processing plants in one server of the positioning system
Displaying the current data
Analytics and report designer
Creating metrics and business-processes based on geofences and other capabilities of the system.
Allowing a remote access to server
The product is aimed to reduce the number of accidents caused by collisions between vehicles, machinery and personnel in conditions of poor visibility.
Issues to be solved
The product solves tasks in two monitoring directions:
Enhancing traffic safety in conditions of poor visibility
Reducing the costs caused by down-times and maintenance of machinery and vehicles after collisions
Dangerous proximity detection of the vehicles and machinery
Alerting the vehicle operator about the dangerous proximity
Minimizing the number of personnel injuries caused by runovers
Makes a vehicle’s movement safer in crowded areas
Detecting runover incidents
Alerting about miners’ presence in dangerous areas
What makes the RealTrac Collision Avoidance system different from other similar products:
The system provides a situational awareness of the environment around a vehicle; detects presence of vehicles, personnel or objects within the pre-set zones. As soon as any object, vehicle or personnel equipped by RealTrac Collision Avoidance tag approaches the pre-set zones, the system emits tangible, audible and visual signals.
Alerts are emitted by:
Audible warning from machinery, activation of sirens or horns
The intensity of alerts can be configured depending on the control zone.
Personal tag PROD is a mobile equipment enabling to detect positioning of personnel regarding a vehicle with installed VBUs of the RealTrac Collision Avoidance system. The tag can be embedded into cap lamp or utilized as a portable equipment.
The system has embedded software and is completely autonomous from other systems and data networking. If a feedback channel is implemented, the system can transmit data about the detected cases of dangerous proximity, collisions and other relevant data to RealTrac server.
This enables to make further analysis of the incidents and to form activity reports.
The product provides digital, anti-interference, mobile communication in underground mine enabling communication between operator, underground and surface personnel.
The product provides mobile voice communication in two directions:
The portable voice communication between miners is arranged via one voice channel and all intercoms of a miners’ team are tuned to this channel. Also, all the conversations are recorded.
The voice communication between miner and mine operator is arranged via the main voice channel (Channel 0). Due to a possibility to integrate the RealTrac Voice Communication with a company’s telephone connection, a mine operator can forward a miner’s call to any other phone of the company or even cell phone and landline. At the same time, all the calls in the main channel are recorded.
Digital radio communication; stable operation within the entire territory of a mine within the radio coverage zone of the nearest access point;
Distance range from intercom to access point: up to 500 meters;
An intercom is attached to certain employee in a system interface;
All conversations are recorded;
The RealTrac positioning enables to detect the positioning of personnel that are using the voice communication;
In case of emergency, the system can send alarm notifications to intercoms of all personnel
Голосовой поток от раций передается на точки доступа по беспроводному каналу. Точки доступа по внутренней проводной сети передачи данных передают голосовой поток на сервер RealTrac App Server. Благодаря наличии в составе сервера программной АТС голосовой поток транслируется другому абоненту. Также голосовой поток может быть передан на SIP-телефоны или городскую/мобильную телефонную сеть.
Intercom – transmits and receives voice signals form access points.
Up to 50 digital channels
Range between an access point and an intercom - up to 500 meters *
*- depends on topology and conditions of a specific site and the technology used for data transmission
Access point – receives audio signal and transmits it in wired or wireless mode to RealTrac system server.
IP 54 and IP 67 rated body
Power-line supply 110-220 V or PoE
Range between an access point and an intercom - up to 500 meters *
Receives digital voice traffic from access points while processing it by means of the embedded software exchange.
grouping the subscribers
call recording and reporting
detection of a subscriber’s location (if the RealTrac positioning is installed)
reproducing of the recorded audio messages
RealTrac Web Client interface enables connection with intercoms and Voice Communication system management.
The interface does not require any additional software installation,
the interface and headset enable voice communication with miners (equipped with intercoms),
report designer and analytics.
Meets the requirements of safety regulations in mining operation in Russia and CIS
Capability of integration with dispatch systems and automated control systems for mining and transport operations;
Using the existing infrastructure of the mine;
Modularity of the RealTrac system enables to extend the functionality as required;
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