Mining sites for iron, ore, copper or other minerals are typically vast areas with hidden zones where workers often work alone with heavy machinery or explosive materials. The use of RTLS in mining and open pit operations helps you to know the whereabouts of people even in areas that are out of sight. This increases safety in mining operations. Outdoor or underground positioning provides a transparent overview of all work processes and production steps. In particular, the digitization of the so-called last mile in mining offers enormous potential for increasing productivity.
Tracking in mines, which are usually a mix of indoors and outdoors, uses a special combination of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and GPS positioning. This allows you to seamlessly locate people and objects in real time – in open spaces, underground or indoors. For this hybrid solution, Favendo integrates Actility/Abeeway’s multi-mode trackers into its RTLS. The trackers have a special dust-proof housing and can withstand the extreme stresses of a mining environment. In addition, the tracking solution can be installed completely on-site, independent of the local network connection.