Real-time Monitoring of Heavy Equipment in Open Pit Mines

by James Wm. White, Hardware Engineering Modular Mining, Systems, United States,
Lyle V. Johnson, Hardware Engineering Modular Mining, Systems, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project

Abstract: This paper reports on a system with local intelligence to interpret on-board signals. Existing sensors, pressure switches, warning lights, relays, and on-board monitoring systems provide a mixture of digital signals and analog signals. The local system transmits alarm conditions and sensor values to the central computer via a UHF/VHF radio link for further decision making and storage. Because the central computer archives such data, the user can reduce, manipulate and display either current real-time information or historical data over any period of time.

Subject Headings: Probe instruments | Data processing | Mines and mining | Analogs | Construction equipment | Light (artificial) | Mixtures

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