In Underground mining, confined space and limited visibility due to dust or poor lighting increase the risk of collision with pedestrians, other machines or walls. Collision is one of the major risk on underground mining with several fatalities registered every year.
In order to increase the visibility of the operator and to limit risk of collision, Sandvik has developed cameras system for Underground drills.
Cameras system improves the safety by increasing the operator field of vision, allowing view on the blind areas. It also limits the risk of collision with walls that would cause damages on the equipment.
The systems includes on development drills and bolters two reverse cameras located on the top side of the canopy / cabin and at the back of the machine). A monitor is located on the cabin. On Production drills, there is an additional camera on the front. An optional recording device is also available.