Mining


Alliance has partnered with industry-leading vendors to bring complete wireless networking solutions for mining. We will help you design a wireless network and supply you with everything you need from the wireless routers and bridges to the cable, antennas and towers.

Broadband wireless networks can be built quickly and inexpensively to provide a robust, reliable network in locations that are not easily connected using land lines. Broadband wireless is especially useful as a network for video surveillance, which is essential for worker safety when mines are located in troublesome areas. Broadband wireless networks are also excellent for:

  • Remote camp connectivity
  • Real-time telemetry data monitoring
  • Video surveillance
  • Network backhaul

 

 

Applications

Some of the challenges that our mining industry customers have solved using broadband wireless networks include:

Fleet management – continuously optimize mine operations through real-time work order assignment and vehicle guidance/positioning to maximize productivity and capital utilization. Fleet management systems require reliable, high performance, and flexible mobile networks to keep the mine running.

Live monitoring of mobile equipment telemetry – increases uptime, improves operational efficiencies and lowers costs, and safety of mission critical heavy duty mining equipment. This data is used for early equipment problem identification/problem avoidance, remote diagnostics, and scheduling of optimal time for routing and preventative maintenance. Common types of data collected include truck speed, tire pressure and temperature, and load.

Real-time video feeds for operations – increases situational awareness and safety, with 24 x 7 visibility into mining pit activities. Should a problem be detected operations can quickly respond while time-stamped recordings support remote correlation of alarms with actual events.

Video surveillance – enables remote monitoring of key facilities such as explosive storage locations and mixing sites; it is also used enabling perimeter security, monitoring for possible illicit activity and site entry as well as emergency situations such as fire or storm damage.

Access control – ensures that all site entry locations are monitored and access granted to only authorized personnel for security and safety. Access control methodology varies and includes keypads; fobs; key cards; and biometrics.

Safety system monitoring – enhances site and personnel safety. Examples of real-time monitoring applications include “man down” systems and streaming radar scans of pit walls to detect movement that could indicate a stability problem.

Mobile field communications – enables communications and access to data between workers in the mine fields, staff located in operations control and processing plants, improving operational efficiencies and productivity.

Field access to drill and blast data – enables workers to quickly determine the proper amount of placement of explosives.

Mining Management Software (MMS) – remote analysis applications used in making operational decisions that improve mining productivity and profitability.

Autonomous and semi-autonomous mining applications – enable remote operations of mining equipment without human operators, keeping people out of dangerous situations as well as increasing productivity.

 

Leaky Co-ax

Broadband Performance – Easy Handling – Flame Retardant

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Alliance is a distributor for RFS, manufacturer of CELLFLEX® LCF12-50JFN and RADIAFLEX® RCF12-50JFN Cables. Click to download the datasheets.

These low loss foam dielectric cables combine excellent electrical characteristics with robust mechanical performance. They feature a remarkable flexibility with high strength and superior electrical performance. The cable construction allows easy handling and easy
preparation for attachment of connectors together with high resistance to connector pull-off. Both cables utilize a flame retardant jacket.

Additionally, RCF12-50JFN Cables function as distributed antennas to provide communications in tunnels, mines and large building
complexes and is the solution for any application in confined areas. Slots in the copper outer conductor allow a controlled portion of the internal RF energy to be radiated into the surrounding environment. Conversely, a signal transmitted near the cable will couple into the slots and be carried
along the cable length. RCF12-50JFN is designed for low coupling loss with the benefit of no stop bands. This facilitates excellent underground signal radiation. RADIAFLEX® is used for both one-way and two-way communication systems and, because of its broadband capability, a single radiating cable can handle multiple communication systems simultaneously.

Contact Alliance Corporation today for help with your wireless project.