UHF Leaky Feeder Overview

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UHF Leaky Feeder Overview

UHF Leaky feeder communications are part of the industry standard in mining. The Becker leaky feeder system (smartcom) is world-renowned for its reliability, robust performance, and maintainability. The system can keep your communications up and running in even the most difficult circumstances, making it an ideal choice for mines of all sizes. Becker also offers a variety of customization options to ensure that your mining site receives full coverage. 

UHF leaky feeder systems are particularly well suited for narrow-veined mines or low-back operations. The system is also four times more effective than VHF systems, making it the best choice for your mining needs. 

If you are looking for a top-quality mining communications solution, look no further than the Becker Leaky Feeder system. It is the perfect choice for keeping your mining operation connected. 

The Advantages of a UHF Leaky Feeder System

UHF leaky feeder systems are the top choice for mining communications due to their many advantages. First, UHF systems are much more effective than VHF systems, providing up to four times the coverage. This is essential for mines that are spread out or have rugged terrain. 

Second, UHF systems are less likely to experience interference than VHF systems. This is because UHF signals are less likely to be blocked or reflected than VHF signals. 

Third, UHF systems are easier to install and maintain than VHF systems. This is because UHF antennas can be placed closer together than VHF antennas, making it easier to achieve full coverage. 

Finally, UHF systems are more scalable than VHF systems. This means that they can be easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing operation. 

Becker Leaky Feeder system is the perfect choice for your mining communications needs. Its superior performance and ease of use make it the ideal solution for keeping your mine project connected. 

Leaky feeder systems offer voice and data support for clear communications in your mining site. Including a data system ensures you can use big data solutions and increase your operational efficiency. 

These leaky feeder systems are available in a range of packages that can be customized to the specific needs of your mine. Choose from various options or contact our experts to learn how we can outfit your mine to its ideal specifications. 

UHF leaky feeder systems are a standard in mining communications. With their superior performance and ease of use, they are the perfect choice for your mining needs. Contact Becker today to learn more about our UHF leaky feeder systems and how we can outfit your mining operation for optimal performance. Our teams can implement and troubleshoot these systems and deliver the best in engineering for your mining communications. 

Becker Wholesale Mine Supply UHF Leaky Feeder system is the perfect choice for your mining communications needs. Its superior performance and ease of use make it the ideal solution for your mine site. Contact Becker Wholesale Mine Supply today to learn more about our UHF leaky feeder systems and how we can outfit your mine communications with the latest technology.

Becker Varis Gas Monitoring System

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Becker Varis Gas Monitoring System

Gas monitoring in mining environments saves lives. The Becker Varis gas monitoring system SSFM-100 is an all-in-one gas monitoring station allowing for up to four integrated gas sensors into a compact package, with true flexibility and reliability for environmental monitoring. The smartsense® fixed monitor has a unique 360° Alarm® that is auto adjustable to the backlight and programmable alarm set points. The calibration record and alarm history can be invaluable in an emergency.

The smart sense gas monitor works like a black box system to store critical information such as calibration records, alarm history, and data logging.  This is a key safety feature in the event of an accident. The three programmable alarm set points for Alarm and Output controls make it possible to view the reading from up to 5M away.

In addition, the Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL) and Time Weighted Average (TWA) limits are displayed on the extra-large LCD display. The SSFM-100 is ideal for industrial applications where space is limited, yet gas monitoring is essential.

Gas monitoring with a sophisticated device like this can ensure that everyone in a mining environment stays safe. Unlike older-style gas monitoring systems, this option can detect harmful gasses at the earliest danger sign and prevent a potential tragedy.

The auto adjustable backlight features an easy-read technology that provides the best signaling to on-site crews. This device offers the surest signs of monitoring and the best options for safety for all. 

With additional detection options for:

  • Sulphur Dioxide SO2
  • Hydrogen Sulphide H2S
  • Nitrogen Dioxide NO2
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Air Velocity

A business can customize the gas monitor to the specific gas and environmental conditions they are working in.

The device is also intrinsically safe and can be used in various locations with explosive risks. If you need assistance calibrating the monitor or you need help with troubleshooting, our technical support services are available 24/7.

Becker Varis is committed to safety and providing the best gas monitoring technology for mining applications.

The monitor has an incredible temperature rating and can be used in several settings. You can rely on the Becker Varis SSFM-100 to keep you and your employees safe while working. This is a noncondensing monitor with a heavy-duty IP rating of IP67. The device is fully sealed and designed to work in the world’s most hostile environments. 

Reliability and monitoring from this highly unique 360-degree alarm can be some of the best in the world. If you are ready to outfit your mining site with the best gas monitoring from a highly compact, accurate, and reliable device, look no further than the SSFM-100 from Becker Varis. 

Contact us today  at Becker Wholesale Mine Supply if you want to learn more about the Becker varis gas monitoring system or other Becker Varis products designed for mining applications. We can help you integrate this device into your network or create a custom solution for your specific needs. When it comes to the safety of your workers, don’t take chances – choose Becker Varis.

Underground Communication: Smartcom

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Underground Communication: Smartcom

Leaky feeder systems have become a true standard for underground mining applications across the world. These networks are extremely useful for promoting crystal-clear communication and data transfer in some of the most hostile environments on  Earth. Underground communication with a leaky feeder system integrates easily into a mining site and can promote quality communication for safety and efficiency in these businesses. Keep reading to learn more about the Becker smartcom UHF.

 

The Becker smartcom UHF-H07-XX head end is the link between base station equipment and the Becker smartcom 450 leaky feeder network. The head end includes a downstream pilot and bi-directional remote diagnosis, which are backward compatible with legacy systems. For systems using European or North American frequency bands, the UHF-H07 head end is available with 12VDC (standard), 24VDC, or 36VDC output.

 

To improve the strength of the signal in these leaky feeder systems we use a series of amplifiers. The Becker 450 Smartom amp is a tool that can be placed at 350 m spacing to provide better signal strength for data networks as well as voice networks.  This amplifier can be used at the end of the feeder to achieve better coverage across the mine and improved levels of signal transfer. 

 

Controllers are often used in leaky feeder system to regulate the signal path and to provide self-diagnosis at each level of the leaky feeder system. These controllers can coordinate with a main control booth or on-site command post to provide immediate alerts at the first signs of trouble as well as maintenance alerts for the upkeep of the system. 

 

Ethernet controllers are designed to massively improve the rate of signal transfer and to monitor the condition of the the the network across a mining site. Becker mining ethernet controllers are designed to provide alerts on the leaky feeder system at the first sign of data transfer issues and to ensure that big data networks can be maintained.

 

Various additional controllers that Becker mining can include will cut down on signal interference as well as maximize the overall strength of your network to a considerable degree. By troubleshooting your VHF or UHF leaky feeder line with the engineers at Becker, you can get just the requirements that are necessary for your design and the best quality of communication techniques for your mining site. Becker mining experts are always available for customer support and they can help you with integration or outfitting your mine with the best new technology for safety and efficiency in your industry. 

 

Having these controllers in place keeps a better system uptime and  helps to improve the efficiency of communication across a mining site. Becker Mining smartcom systems are designed for safety, quality, and efficiency in mind. When it comes to leaky feeder systems, Becker is a name you can trust.

 

If you have any questions about the Becker smartcom, please contact us. Our team at Becker Wholesale mine supply would be happy to discuss your specific needs and help you find the best solution for your business.

Gas Monitoring For Underground Mining

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Gas Monitoring For Underground Mining

Gas monitoring for Underground mining has been an essential part of the mining industry since the early days of mining. Long gone are the days of canaries in coal mines. These days, gas monitoring is a critical part of mining operations, and the stakes are high. A gas leak can be catastrophic, leading to loss of life, damage to equipment, and interruption of operations.

 

Becker Mining Systems’ smartsense® line is a comprehensive solution for gas monitoring in mining operations. The smartsense® line includes a variety of sensors, controllers, and software that work together to provide real-time data on gas concentrations in the air. The system is designed to be scalable, so it can be tailored to the specific needs of any mining operation.

 

The most popular solution in many modern mines today is the use of a single gas monitoring device. These small and compact instruments are instantly compatible in your mining site and there’s no need for complex programming or troublesome calibration. The integrated device is very reliable and low-maintenance due to its design according to strict international standards.

 

The smartsense® line of products has been designed specifically for the needs of the modern mine. Atmospheric and environmental monitoring is a critical part of mining operations, and the smartsense® line offers a comprehensive solution a handheld and wireless module. 

 

These devices can run on the VHF and UHF line as well as provide data transfer support for fast alerts to your control center. Having these handheld options is fantastic but when they automatically log and come with many of the tools that you expect to find in a more sophisticated sensor-based system, it is a no-brainer to seek out one of these systems to quickly integrate into your mine. 

 

These wireless devices can easily connect with the current communication systems that you have in place and they are also available to work in some of the most hostile environments across your mining site. If you have areas where it would typically be difficult to monitor, this is an easy device that you could use attached to equipment or  in other places that might be hard to get to.

 

Expansion models are available and there are other devices that can also link alongside the gas monitoring tool. With an easy-to-read screen as well as advanced reporting for your gas monitoring needs, these are  the most popular models on the market. 

 

The SSFM-100 from the smartsense® line is one of the most advanced handheld atmospheric monitors that is currently available. It’s a great choice for those who want an all-in-one solution for their gas monitoring needs. The device is rugged and durable, and it’s been designed for use in even the most hostile environments. With a variety of features and an easy-to-use interface, the SSFM-100 is the perfect choice for any mining operation.

 

Contact us today if you are interested in using gas monitoring for underground mining. Our team is available to help with troubleshooting this device set up and  to provide any other support that you might need.

SmartCOM Leaky Feeder Wifi

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SmartCOM Leaky Feeder Wifi

One of the new ways that Becker has been moving into new markets is by applying their developments that have been traditionally used in coal and ore mining to other industries. Recently, they completed a project in Novomoskovsk where they implemented the SmartCom Wi-Fi system. This is a unique development of Becker Group that is already having success in various applications. Here we will learn all about SmartCOM Leaky Feeder Wifi.

 

The SmartCom Wi-Fi system is a leaky feeder wifi system uses low frequency electromagnetic signals to provide wireless coverage in difficult or dangerous environments. It is already being used successfully in mines, tunnels, and other challenging industrial settings. The Novomoskovsk project was the first time it had been used in a commercial setting, and it was a resounding success. 

 

This newest form of Wifi communication offers 100% coverage of the work area, and can pinpoint the location of personnel with an accuracy of 10 meters. The same Wi-Fi protocol allows the dispatcher to communicate with anyone who is in the mining complex, regardless of where they are. 

 

This is a major breakthrough for safety and efficiency in the mining industry, and it is only the beginning of what the SmartCom Wi-Fi system can do. 

 

Becker Mining Systems is at the forefront of developing new and innovative ways to keep people safe and connected in even the most challenging environments. The SmartCom Wi-Fi system is just one example of their commitment to improving safety and efficiency in the mining industry. With these forms of communication and data transfer built into mining sites across the world, we can see  a future where mines are not only safe, but productive and connected places.

 

One of the best aspects of this mining Wifi system is that it can be easily integrated into a mining site through existing leaky feeder lines.  This means that there is no need to run new cables or make any major changes to the infrastructure of the site. This makes it a very attractive option for companies who are looking to improve safety and efficiency without incurring a lot of extra costs. 

 

Becker Mining Systems is a global leader in providing advanced engineering solutions for the safe, productive, and connected mine of the future. It has now been over 2 years since the implementation of this project and Becker Varis is working towards implementing these products into multiple mining sites across the world. As we see this wifi technology integrated into leaky feeder lines worldwide, we can see greater data improvements and maintenance in mining as well as enhanced safety and connectedness in the mining environment. 

 

The SmartCom Wi-Fi system is just one example of how Becker is using its experience and expertise in mining to enter new markets and provide innovative solutions to customers in a variety of industries. With a commitment to quality and customer service, Becker is poised to continue its success in the years to  come.

 

If you are interested in learning more about  Becker Mining and the SmartCOM leaky feeder wifi system, please visit the website or contact Becker communications today.

Becker VHF Bi Directional Amplifier

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Becker VHF Bi Directional Amplifier

Becker Varispeed VHF Bi-Directional Amplifier is typically to compensate for Leaky Feeder Cable longitudinal losses in both directions simultaneously, we install compensating currents in Mining, Shipping, Tunneling, Motorway and In-Building radiating cable systems.

 

In these heavy industries, communication remains important and preventing accidents can help to save lives and prevent damage to equipment. 

 

The Becker Varispeed VHF Bi-Directional Amplifier is a tough, dependable, and easy-to-install option that will ensure clear and consistent communication in all sorts of harsh circumstances.

 

The goal of this solution is to keep up communication and ensure proper warning in the event of collisions, mine site dangers, and more. Through a superior quality of connection, alarm, and warning system, this is a product that can protect miners and save equipment. 

 

The amplifier in this product offers the lowest possible noise contribution to an already weak RF carrier when operating in collocation with a strong carrier.

 

The connectors have been designed for ease of connection making installation and repair as convenient as possible.

 

The Power Source required from the Leaky Feeder cable is 8V to 17Vdc. The Varispeed UHF BDA is also available with an optional Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector.

 

The Becker Varispeed VHF Bi-Directional Amplifier is the perfect solution for maximizing performance in UHF bi-directional communications systems. With its low noise contribution and ease of installation, the Varispeed UHF BDA is the ideal choice for ensuring clear and reliable communication in any UHF bi-directional system.

 

There are multiple channels for simultaneous voice and data transfer. Having the crucial ability to communicate on several channels or share data amongst a mining site can ensure that everyone is always aware of potential dangers. 

 

This product operates on two principle: 1. The received signal from one direction is amplified and injected into the other direction to serve as a “talk-back” function and 2. The amplifier in this product offers the lowest possible noise contribution to an already weak RF carrier when operating in collocation with a strong carrier.

 

The device also comes with an LED indicator as well as an OLED display. These features allow for quick and easy diagnosis of any potential problems. indications on the screen will help with the selection of channel features or to simply see alerts as they occur. 

 

Information collected on the device or warnings can also be cataloged and stored on the CATS database. The database is accessible by computer and can offer a variety of ways to view the data including tabular form, trend form or as a graphical display on a map.

 

The Becker Varispeed VHF BDA is the perfect solution for ensuring clear and reliable communication in any UHF bi-directional system. With its low noise contribution and ease of installation, the Varispeed VHF BDA is the ideal choice for maximizing performance in UHF bi-directional communications systems.

 

If you are looking for reliability and improved communications on your mining site, these are the perfect devices for you!  For more information on this product, please contact our sales department at Becker Wholesale Mine Supply.

Underground Communication From Becker

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Underground Communication From Becker

The Beckercom leaky feeder allows miners in the mine to utilize underground communication using standard two-way radios. This greatly increases safety and productivity. The leaky feeder system allows for the monitoring and control of electrical equipment such as fans and pumps. The Intrinsically Safe (I.S.) Leaky Feeder, when used in conjunction with the Becker I.S. can provide 100% coverage to underground mines. 

System Operation 

This system allows seamless communication between two parties in underground tunnels and mines. This is possible by using leaky feeder antenna cables. Leaky feeder antenna cables transmit radio signals underground. These signals are typically located at the surface. It is possible to retransmit the signal on the surface, and it can travel several kilometers.

Leaky Feeder Cable 

The coaxial cable was created to preserve as much signal as possible while blocking external signals. Leaky Feeder cables can leak radio signals or radiate them out. They also allow signals from remote radio transceivers within 50-200m of the Leaky Feeder cable. Traditionally, boosters or line amplifiers are placed along the Leaky feeder cable runs. They are typically installed every 350m. They are used to maintain signal levels over long distances.

System Design

In consultation with customers, certified Becker communication engineers design leaky feeders and comply with all compliance requirements.

Extensions And Repairs

Leakage in Feeder cables is a constant problem as a mine grows. To minimize downtime and maintain reliable operations, it is crucial to quickly connect and repair any damaged Feeder cables. The Becker splice can meet these requirements. Line splices can be used to connect two sections together where signal amplification is not applicable or to repair damaged sections. Line terminations must be placed at the Leaky Feeder cable to properly terminate the system. 

TWO-WAY RADIO

The Becker UHF radio is intrinsically safe I.S. The portability of radios is a great way to have reliability and versatility in a compact and rugged package.

If you would like to learn more about the underground communication options available at Becker Wholesale Mine Supply, Contact us today!

All about Smartblast Remote Firing Device

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All about Smartblast Remote Firing Device

When tunneling and mining, you need to have the best quality of tools and communications. One of the most crucial pieces of technology in many mining sites today is a reliable remote firing device with a complete communications system. Our smartblast remote firing device is a system that provides reliable firing support and communications in mining sites throughout the world. 

The Smartblast remote firing device is a revolutionary system that includes two-way communications as well as a reliable and safe cost-efficient firing device. Our system includes an automatic disarm complete with a timer and it can be configured for shock tube and electric detonation. 

Smartblast is a system that works in conjunction with a leaky feeder system in mining. The two-way blast control ensures that this is a device that can be used in surface applications as well as in underground mining applications. The leaky feeder integration provides support for increased safety and the microprocessor and validation ensure the device is going to offer an improved level of reliability in challenging environments. 

Smart blast safety reduces the risk for misfires and charge issues. The two-way communication and remote status ensures that the entire system can be monitored and improved for safe and accountable detonation. The smartblast system reduces misfires and it eliminates the chance for production delays as well. There is a chance to minimize ground stress and a reduction in face blasts within any sequence.

Even with all of this technology to improve reliability, this is a device that is completely portable and cost-effective. The smart blast system works with an existing leaky feeder system to cut costs and improve the reliability of blasts refuse. There is less infrastructure and blast wire required and the payback for the system takes just weeks rather than months with a traditional wired system. 

The flexibility and safety that you can access here are highly cost-effective, safe, and extremely useful for a wide range of mining sites. The safety features on these devices measure seismic forces that can turn off the device and prevent detonation. Full monitoring and communications prevent unsafe blasts and deliver an automatic disarm function as required. 

Sequential fire supports and an active LCD display ensure that there is an increased firing capacity and a system that allows for up to 75 electric caps and a full detonation process. The controller can also be upgraded to eliminate the need for multiple controllers and allow for greater detonations. 

If you are interested in a smart and safe device for controlled remote detonations, this is the ideal controller for your needs. The added safety that this can provide and the flexibility that it can add to your mining site can be immeasurable. If you would like to add this solution to your business contact us today to learn more. 

Worlds Largest Miners Pledge Net Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

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Worlds largest miners pledge net zero carbon emissions by 2050:

The world’s top mining companies are committing to a goal of reaching a net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner. Under the International council on mining and metals, a group of members have made a new commitment to reach a net-zero scope of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The year could mark a pivotal step in the industry as over 28 mining companies will be taking on initiatives to significantly scale back their greenhouse gas production. 

The announcement comes as a reaction to the UN climate gathering that will be achieving a more ambitious climate action plan. Over 200 countries signed into the 2015 Paris agreement and miners have established a plan to get on board with what their national government has agreed to. 

Miners that include the Anglo American company, Rio Tinto, BHP, and others are working with environmental activists as well as their shareholders to commit to new net-zero carbon emissions plans for 2050. The commitment represents a chance to cut emissions by up to one-third in the global metals and mining industry. The 28 companies that are a part of the initiative have sites in 50 countries and over 650 locations. The goal is to continue to report annually and progress the process of decarbonizing in an annual sense too. 

Mining is set to take place under a challenge to decarbonize and there are many companies that are producing metals like nickel and copper that are going to be crucial to the future of this industry. Indirect and direct emissions are going to be lowered first by using more electric vehicles, renewable energy, and a reduction in equipment that relies on diesel. 

The targets are going to look first into industries like the iron ore and steel industry which require carbon to produce. Carbon-free steel has not been proven but further research into this technology could lead to a revolution in manufacturing while reducing carbon emissions. 

If these companies are able to continually run their mines and also stay committed to reducing their carbon emissions, we will see a vast reduction in carbon emissions from the industry. The mining industry has faced considerable pressure from investors and governments because it is responsible for around 4-7% of the total greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale. Around 1% of the total methane emissions occur from coal mining and a significant share of carbon emissions occur from this industry as a result of heavy use of diesel. 

To stay on track, mining companies will need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30% by the year 2030 to follow the agreement of the Paris goals. Further scaling efforts to reach a net-zero will need to drop significantly in the 2 decades left to the deadline. 

The shifting demand for minerals in electronics and green technology are causing many companies to prioritize their efforts into mining sites that include mining for cobalt, nickel, lithium, copper, and rare earth elements for the production of more electric vehicles, equipment, and greenhouse gas reducing electronic substitutes. 

If your company is interested in signing into this agreement or you would like to learn more about technology that you could be used to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, contact us today.