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Avoiding A Collision Course


Proximity Detection


Collisions between large mining shovels and auxiliary equipment have the potential to cause injuries or fatalities and can result in up to US$50,000 per hour in lost revenue. This paper explains the importance of shovel-based collision avoidance systems, and tells readers which features to look for.

In this article you will understand:

  • Why collision avoidance systems are essential to avoid the most common accidents at mine sites.

  • The pros and cons of the most common collision avoidance technologies.

  • How patented ShovelMetrics™ Proximity Detection uses warning zone sizing and alarm differentiation to reduce nuisance alarms and help equipment operators work more safely.

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