Mining is a high-risk and high-tech industry. Using information and communications technology allows site managers to monitor all activities at mines and supervise day-to-day operations. Coming to the assistant is NEXCOM VMC 1100 which integrates GPS tracking, wireless communication, remote monitoring, and onboard diagnostics to help with overseeing occupational safety and health, tracking mining progress, and facilitating the management of mining trucks.
Mounted on mining trucks, NEXCOM VMC 1100 gathers a wide variety of data from various sensors for different purposes. To enhance onsite safety, NEXCOM VMC 1100 monitors a truck's surroundings and stops the truck when detecting obstacles to reduce collision risks. In regard to driver management, drivers' hours are electronically logged to ensure the compliance with mining safety and inspection regulations, while signs of fatigue are observed through work shifts.
The location of all VMC 1100-equipped trucks is tracked, enabling site managers to quickly locate a misplaced truck, dynamically assign tasks to current active trucks, and keep onsite traffic under strict control. For the sake of productivity, telematics data about a truck's health is generated by NEXCOM VMC 1100 to avoid unexpected truck breakdowns.