Key Functions of The VHF Leaky Feeder System

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Key Functions of The VHF Leaky Feeder System

A VHF leaky feeder system offers the widest bandwidth of amplification available and a amplifier platform. Having a robust and easy to use leaky feeder system for communication in a mining site can improve safety and maximize productivity. The Becker Varis VHF leaky feeder system is a smartcon integrated communication suite known for its amazing performance and reliability as well as easy maintenance set up. 

Becker Varis ensures that this is a device that can satisfy customer needs and meet the strategies for any budget and any mine site. This is a leaky feeder system that integrates well with premium communication suites with the option to also upgrade your path so that you can enhance the system as your mine site expands. 

This system ensures that all operators and technicians can use mine phones and communication streams at the same time. The system offers a narrowband radio modem as well as a low maintenance VHF communication platform. The 9600 bps fixed mobile data connection provides data transfer over the entire leaky feeder network. With this level of data transferred, it is easy to plug in and access any type of logistics tools or a wide range of other systems while maintaining simultaneous and clear communication. 

The 30 MHz bandwidth offers an industry-leading level of bandwidth for voice data and for quality communications. Signal remains crystal clear throughout the voice channels with the option to operate with superlow intermodulation noise levels as well as an RFP pilotless amplifier. These enhancements ensure that work takes place throughout the system with very low maintenance cost and the option to adjust levels independently if the system continues to grow.

Your maintenance costs can be significantly reduced as this is a controller that can integrate well with almost any current leaky feeder system on the market. Modes are encouraged to reduce the maintenance and to considerably reduce your maintenance costs by offering substantial readjustment when required. Noise free voice and data radio channels are robust and the low maintenance solution can offer the best in clear data transfer and communication no matter where an operator may be in the mine site. 

Included with the device is a local diagnostic standard in any amplifier providing a faultfinding system and troubleshooting used to identify components throughout the leaky feeder network that could be causing trouble. Local diagnostic onboard with our LED diagnostic system ensures you can find faults quickly and detect problems early on with predictive maintenance and ensuring the best results for your mining site.

If you’re interested in learning more about the key functions of the VHF leaky feeder system or you’d be interested in integrating one of these systems into your mining site, contact us today. We can share more information about our VHF leaky feeder controls and how they can be easily integrated into your mining site or used for expansion for your current communication and data sharing needs.

How Does a Becker Mining 4 Gas Monitor Work?

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How Does a Becker Mining 4 Gas Monitor Work?

The Becker Mining 4 gas monitor is designed as a fixed monitor support item and in all in one gas measurement meter. With up to four integrated gas sensors in a compact package this offers a true level of flexibility and reliability for environmental monitoring. The multigas format includes a four channel high-capacity gas monitor with temperature compensation and 360° alarm function. This is the only gas monitor of its type that is capable of monitoring the combination of gases in a wide range of external inputs. Having this option ensures that the customer can easily continue expanding on the capabilities of the device and link it with other monitors in the future. 

Controller functions are integrated into the fixed monitor such as a black box storing for critical information an accident records as well as calibration records, alarm history, data logging and post accident investigation reports. Operating temperatures include -20°C up to 40°C and at a 90% humidity rate. The alarm system is IPv67 rated and it offers a power rating at 9 to 17 VDC IS. Conductivity takes place there and RS 485 mod bus enters the digital and analog input as well as independent programmable output. Quick connectors and glands offer a simple system for integration and easy calibration with any device. 

The unique 360° alarm feature ensures that this is a customer tool that will serve as an excellent fixed monitor with points and alarm outpost control. The monitor can also be set up with a short-term exposure limit and time weighted average length display on the LCD display for easy viewing up to 5 m away. Having a quality readout and a simple picture for setting up the device ensures that any employee will be able to configure the device and they can be well integrated with a variety of systems. 

The auto adjusting backlight ensures that it is a durable solution for underground and surface applications and also comes with a massive range of mounting and connectivity accessories the easiest in connections. Fixing the platform and getting the system set up requires very little maintenance and the solution will continue functioning for years on a job site with ease. 

Gas sensing parameters range from 0 to 1000 ppm or 0 to 50 ppm for carbon monoxide or CO2, 0-5% VV methane and your 5% vv for carbon dioxide. Additional guest databases available for sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, nitrogen dioxide, with temperature, humidity and air velocity all capable of measurement on the device. 

This is a crucial piece of mining technology and safety equipment that can save lives in a mining site and also detect the presence of harmful gases. If you’re interested in monitoring software that you need it set up and capable of providing crucial safety functions in your mine site, contact us today to learn more about the smart sense fixed 4 gas monitor from Becker SMC.

Becker Releases Smartethernet, A Leaker Feeder Solution

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Becker Releases Smartethernet, A Leaker Feeder Solution For Underground Networks

Becker Releases Smartethernet, A Leaker Feeder Solution

Becker mining systems as an international mining company has recently announced a revolutionary new product for underground networks known as the smartethernet. The new Ethernet solution works through leaker feeder infrastructure to deliver communications without having to integrate new lines. The benefits of these latest smartethernet is the ability to place it into the leaker feeder infrastructure and integrate a new form of data based technology to operations throughout a mining site. The entire system is easy to install and offers a high speed Ethernet solution for a mine without the added expense of integration.

Installing high speed Ethernet in an affordable manner will ensure that clients can use data based tech in any aspect of their operations. Customers appreciate the new system and its reliability and it can also offer a massive cost savings for clients as well. The system introduces three units including the controller, e point and amplifier which is equipped with an Ethernet repeater. The system will extend the distance of the eithernet considerably and offer its controller a lead into communications for the future of a mining business.

Having Ethernet integrated into a mining site can be crucial for communications in the mine, equipment and staff tracking, controlling mining equipment and for monitoring IP cameras. Control points in the smartethernet are fed along a series of ports for clients to connect devices in the field. A worker could easily connect up a laptop or diagnose a piece of equipment with an Ethernet port at any point in the mining site. Having these ports can be crucial to maintaining quality communications and ensuring that staff are able to get extended system distance improvements. The clarity of Ethernet ensures that a team is able to have an extended level of clarity in communications and data sharing. The network will manage all points easily and offer a huge cost savings for any business that is interested in establishing better data flow in mining.

Becker’s ethernet mining solution over the leaky feeder system will ensure that data based technology can be added to mining operations across the world and in the most hostile environments. Some of the top advantages of this system include being able to offer more tools to your workers in the field, enhancements to safety, improvements to efficiency and monitoring and the option to capture more data points which can shape the future of your business. No matter what type of underground mining you normally work on, these solutions can be a huge cost benefit and safety improvement for your future. Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about our Becker mining ethernet solutions through a leaky feeder system and how we can help you maximize your underground network.

Will Underground Mining Become the Only Way to Mine?

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Will Underground Mining Become the Only Way to Mine?

It seems possible that underground mining will soon surpass surface mining, and become the only method of mining. Surface mining is the most preferred type of mining operation right now. Surface mines are preferred by many large companies because they are less expensive to operate and require fewer steps. However, several factors could force the entire industry to reconsider its operating policies. These include changing economic needs, political and public pressure, and technological advances.

There Is a Growing Demand For Polymetallic Ores Deeper Below Ground

Concerns over carbon-induced climate changes are driving a global push to move away from coal as a source of fuel and towards renewable energy.

The mining industry is now seeing greater demand for raw materials used in the manufacture of batteries, solar panels and wind turbines, as well as electric cars and other clean-energy products.

Consider the pressing demand for metals to make communication tech such as cell phones, computers and tablets. Combine that with the growing market demand for raw materials for renewables. This could lead to a major shift in the mining priorities.

The new most important target material for mining companies is polymetallic ores such as cobalt and lithium, copper, and rare-earth minerals are being replaced by coal.

Where Can We Find These Metals, Then?

Contrary to coal, which tends to be closer to the Earth’s surface than these ores, most of these ores require much deeper mining activities. Finding these metals requires a underground mining operation.

Major mining companies will have to change their policy priorities due to the shift in demand. Instead of focusing on surface mining, they will have to dig deeper shafts and make deeper investments to achieve the safety and efficiency required to mine in the 21st century.

A shift in demand might not be enough alone to bring about a significant change. Other factors can make this shift not only prudent but also necessary to prevent irreversible damage to the mining industry as a whole.

Space exploration is a prime example of growing demand. Although it is not yet proven to be as groundwater aquifers can degrade the water supply to areas that are most in need. This makes the land inaccessible for agriculture and places pressure on the local population.

If you are interested in learning more about underground mining or the products needed to run such an operation then contact us today!