Mining is a highly specific industry relying greatly on large equipment for its operations. Despite being rather distinctive and dealing with the issues that other industries do not have to, mining companies can manage their daily activities seamlessly thanks to technology. Our GPS tracking devices will help meet the challenges that the mining industry is facing today and, at the same time, will prevent unwanted expenses and complications.
In the mining industry, there are numerous challenges at various stages within the business cycle. Logistically, mining equipment is in constant motion, and often times operate in extremely remote areas. Some of the equipment depends on other means of transport to move heavy equipment and transporting mined products as mining sites are usually located in remote areas.
Due to such remoteness and extreme terrain in these mining sites, oftentimes, the conventional radio might not be available, i.e. none of cellular networks (2G, 3G, or 4G) can be used for communication. Meanwhile, Thanks to the Iridium satellite network which covers the entire Earth surface giving a unique possibility to transmit data.
Ineffective management of this heavy-duty equipment can lead to an untimely breakdown of this precious equipment, this will not only affect productivity but rather have significant maintenance cost of such equipment.
Using Our Tracking device with CANBUS capability can provide vital information about the state of the vehicles at a predefined time agreed by our client. Our Tracking device with additional devices accessories such a Fuel Levels sense can also prevent about 99% of fuel theft and reduce fuel consumption cost between 15-25%,
The key to a successful business lies in strategic planning, critical thinking, and coordination, to have intelligent trackers that can provide real-time information continuously and without delays, e. g. the location of vehicles even when the GSM signal is unavailable or lost. This way, a company will never lose track of its fleet and will properly update its delivery chain that involves different kinds of transportation. All this allows reaching the ultimate goal – to deliver cargo on time.
Besides, it is important to possess accurate data of the loaded cargo. Otherwise, there is a risk of mistakes in accounting and – what is even more significant – a part of cargo can be stolen without even knowing it. In the mining industry, where large quantities of products are constantly circulating, theft prevention is a very relevant issue indeed.
Siliconfusion GPS tracker provides you with the most accurate tracking data, and by having such information at hand, you can make up-to-date decisions and save time needed for cargo delivery. As a result, more deliveries can be accomplished in the same period of time.
Additionally, when GSM network is not available, our satellite terminal TSM232 can be used to transfer data to the server via the Iridium satellite network. From the North Pole to the South Pole – it is the only network system to work at each and every corner of the globe. Hence, the information will be available without interruptions letting you always be in control of your fleet.
Getting accurate data of the loaded cargo is possible by using load sensors that measure weight. This functionality will help both keep precise accounting records and prevent theft. If somebody tries to steal a part of the cargo, the operator will get information on cargo weight difference.
Also, to protect cargo, setting vehicle geo-zones is a must, i.e. marking manually a virtual fence or a perimeter of a physical location. The vehicle will be allowed to be operated in a certain zone only. In the case of trespassing a geo-zone, an instant notification will be sent.
Another safety measure is enabling driver identification so that only the authorized person can ride a vehicle. As for keeping drivers safe, in case of danger, a panic button can be pressed to request immediate help.
The functionality of fuel monitoring is used to read a vehicle’s fuel level and consumption. Thus, mining companies are able to use their resources more efficiently and save costs.
Siliconfusion has advanced trackers with professional applications with external GNSS and GSM high-gain antennas. They are especially suitable for mining equipment and can secure a high-quality network connection. Otherwise, in the case of trackers with internal antennas, GPS and GSM signals can be easily blocked by the solid metal surfaces of the vehicle.
Our Tracking devices is designed for complex solutions where one device can do multiple tasks. Features like CAN data (J1939), fuel CAN data (J1708), satellite terminal TSM232 connected via RS232, Dual-SIM, possibilities to identify the driver with iButton or RFID via 1-wire will maximize your fleet’s efficiency.
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Efficient cargo delivery – made possible by having accurate tracking data and instantly getting information even when GSM network is unavailable
Protecting cargo to the fullest extent – using geozones to make sure that cargo does not leave the specified territory and always knowing the exact weight thanks to load sensors
Keeping drivers safe – panic button gives an opportunity to react fast in emergency situations