Mining Contractor Prevents Vehicular Collisions With RFID

By Doug

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Vehicular collisions are common occurrences in mines, because it’s tricky to navigate underground in loud, dark, rugged environments. A contractor based in Western Australia needed a way to prevent vehicular collisions in a gold mine, where the scope of the project did not merit the time and resources required to install a comprehensive RFID system for tracking vehicles. Learn why the firm chose a cost-effective RFID solution to improve safety during short-term mining projects. And hear how the solution consists of placing an active tag on each vehicle, an interrogator in the cab of each hauler, and a reader antenna mounted on the body of each hauler. When a tag comes within range of an interrogator, it sets off both audible and visual alerts for the driver.