Mining Environments Impose High Reliability and Performance Demands for Precise Tracking ...
Mining Environments Impose High Reliability and Performance Demands for Precise Tracking
WHAT IS AN INDUSTRIAL RTLS?
The industrial environment imposes high reliability and performance demands for precise indoor tracking, delivered by a real-time location systems (RTLS), that needs to meet high quality standards and provide an industry-specific feature set.
The range of indoor tracking technologies is wide, yet only Ultra-Wideband (UWB) can provide the accuracy, scalability and reliability needed in process-planned production in which the cost of every minute counts. Unlike other tracking technologies, only UWB provides an accuracy of 30 cm with unrivaled reliability, even in harsh metallic environments.
We use GPS, Wi-Fi, Cellular, Bluetooth and UWB location technologies to ensure the availability and desired accuracy of asset location monitoring.SATiS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES
We supply indoor/outdoor tracking and sensing solutions to the manufacturing and utility sectors through partnerships with sector leaders, to enhance overall productivity.
Our SATiS Tags were first created in collaboration with the aerospace sector, to be powered by harvesting minute amounts of energy from the vibration of an aircraft’s wings in flight. The ultra-low energy solution now powers our SATiS Tags and is the source of their small size and long battery life.
The long battery life fits with our customer’s asset procurement cycles, so the tags can be fitted and remain functioning throughout. There is no need for any maintenance during the asset’s useful lifetime.
Our locationing technologies were originally created to track shipping containers around the world. A simple and repeatable user experience, accurate positioning and a long battery life were the key issues faced in some very difficult environments for communication and GPS. Once these technologies were proven in the logistics and freight tracking industry, it was natural that upon further development, there were many commercial applications for SATiS technologies, with the Mining Sector an ideal candidate.FLEXIBILITY OF ZONING
A virtual zone is used to define the process stage using the tracked object’s location.
An unlimited number of custom-shaped virtual zones are drawn and defined using SATiS and can be updated instantly as the setting of the facility changes in the “zoning” or “geofencing” process. In a mine scenario, there are many virtual zones, frequently close to each other. Consequently, high accuracy, reliability are needed to ensure that zoning data can be used. for example, for production monitoring and planning or to simply trigger a necessary action based on the tracked item’s current location.HARSHEST ENVIRONMENTS
The industrial environmental conditions vary among facilities – from surgical cleanliness to the dustiest environments. However, in all of them, any radio-based tracking technology faces one enemy – a filled and dynamic space with metallic objects. The higher the presence of metallic objects, the higher the deflection of signals and the lower their quality.
Unlike other tracking and positioning technologies, SATiS RTLS operates on dedicated, unoccupied and interference-free UWB technology that is fully industry certified to guarantee reliable and scalable performance in even the harshest environments.DATA GATHERING
Data gathering tools determine the type, quality, volume, resilience and reliability of data available to your application. Our tools have been designed to allow more high-quality data to be gathered more economically than ever before. To achieve this, each component in our system has been designed with the others in mind. By controlling the hardware, firmware, architecture, server software, communications, security & manufacturing process, we ensure end to end performance without compromise.
SATiS-Aware is our device management tool. It provides complete remote control of all devices in a portfolio. Its intuitive tools make it easy to know what’s happening and act accordingly. Complete visibility and control of all devices across all sites. Devices can be viewed in any location –outdoors and indoors. Sites can be set up to indicate internal position: in terms of coordinates, address and also building, floor and room. Devices can be viewed together or on a per site basis.FULL FM REPORTING
While the specifics of maintenance management differ across industries and individual companies, all Facilities Managers must develop systems and processes for tracking assets and equipment and ensuring that equipment and essential business services systems, like lighting and electrical systems, are functioning optimally.
SATiS Asset tags are used for identifying assets, monitoring equipment, and tracking maintenance activities, providing a foundation for efficient facilities management systems, doing all this is real time and with ease of use.