FleetSafety, a patented solution by HighService Technology, provides greater safety to vehicle operations, by extending the range of visibility around equipment and measuring distances, activating braking systems and alarms.

An innovative solution that reduces the risk of accidents in mining operations has just launched HighService Technology, a subsidiary of the holding HighService Corp.

This is the latest version of FleetSafety, an innovative development patented by the company for the protection of people and operators of mining equipment, which results in greater productivity and safety in operations.

“Our solution raises the visibility to 360 degrees around the equipment and provides alerts in cases of risk, defining security zones based on the speed and direction of the equipment,” explains Guillermo Vidal Rudloff, General Manager of HighService Technology.

Timely reaction

FleetSafety has a useful life of between five and six years and has the ability to operate autonomously, without relying on a GPS.

“Each of the components of FleetSafety are rigorously tested to provide the highest possible reliability,” the executive precise.

This system is available in three formats, according to the needs of each client.

One of them avoids collisions of mining trucks. Since the visibility for the drivers of these large vehicles is low, the system includes cameras and antennas that activate an alarm each time the truck approaches an area with the possibility of a collision.

Emergency braking

A second format of the solution aims to avoid accidents in the loading areas, thanks to the incorporation of antennas installed around the extraction blade. In this way, when the truck is loaded the auxiliary equipment enters the interaction zone of the shovel to clean the remaining material on the floor, warning by means of an audible alarm.

The third variant of FleetSafety is headed at the safety of pedestrians and minor cargo equipment at work, using portable devices that pedestrians carry in their pockets.

“The system measures distances with precision to warn of an imminent accident and generate emergency braking,” says Vidal.

The company will present this and other technological innovations at Expomin, a specialized fair that will be held in April, where the latest technologies and developments related to mining will be announced.