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QUICK INSTALLATION BRINGS MINE UP TO SPEED WITH PDS REGS

Taking advantage of the mining industry slowdown over the Christmas period, Booyco Electronics equipped another South African platinum mine with its latest Level-9 Ready PDS system. According to Pieter Wolfaardt, chief operating officer at Booyco Electronics, this rapid installation and commissioning was an important compliance step for the mine, and was achieved with minimal impact

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BOOYCO ON TRACK WITH DEADLINE FOR PROVING LEVEL 9 SAFETY

In the light of impending safety regulations governing South African mines, South African-based Booyco Electronics is well advanced in testing its proximity detection systems (PDS) to comply with Level 9 safety standards. The importance of this testing arises from recent changes in Chapter 8 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, which require mines to

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LOCAL TECHNOLOGY AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF PROXIMITY DETECTION

With mine safety legislation getting progressively tighter, Booyco Electronics continues to ensure compliance with its proudly South African proximity detection system (PDS). One of the most significant advantages of the Booyco Electronics PDS is that it can effectively detect as many as seven TMMs and 20 pedestrians within one field, in the underground environment.

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ONGOING EVOLUTION KEEPS BOOYCO PDS AS FIT FOR PURPOSE

In line with the Mine Health and Safety Act’s regulations on machinery and equipment, the onus is on mines to ensure that their proximity detection systems (PDSs) are ‘fit for purpose’ when it comes to preventing collisions between trackless mobile machines (TMMs) and pedestrians. In terms of the 2015 gazetted regulations, the employer must take

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HOW BOOYCO USE OF VLF TECHNOLOGY MAKES MINES SAFER

The application of very low frequency (VLF) technology in the development of underground safety equipment has been an important step towards achieving the mining sector’s objective of zero harm, according to Booyco Electronics engineer and developer Frank Schommer. Booyco Electronics began developing collision warning systems over a dozen years ago, using VLF technology to build

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