Collision between vehicles or between machines and pedestrians is one of the major risk on underground mining. Collision with another vehicle or person could cause death or severe injury.
Proximity Detection System (PDS) is technologies or devices that actively detect close encounters between two or more objects and transmit this information to an interface system that takes automatic action to render the equipment to a safe state when potentially dangerous interaction occurs.
PDS are generally designed to inform the machine to slow down and/or eventually stop the equipment in case of collision risk with a person or an object carrying a tag.
The Sandvik Proximity Detection System Interface allows to link third-party Proximity Detection System and the Sandvik equipment.