Through the earth mine communications is a type of radio signalling that is used commonly in the mining industry. The use of this technology ensures that radio signals are able to penetrate deep into the ground to offer the best support to teams for their communication. Communications in mining sites are often limited but with the help of ongoing repeaters and antenna it is possible to overcome the restrictions via an ultra low frequency setup.
The radio frequencies here are able to travel through several hundred feet of rock and antenna cables can be located along the surface of mining sites. The antenna may also be placed in a loop formation along the perimeter of the mine with a magnet field to carry signals throughout the source. The terrain dictates the loop of the communication relay and if the antenna area is deemed too impractical to install, the antenna may be installed in an underground and non magnetic style of loop.
These types of communications are extremely important in mining technology today. Two way radio systems are often the primary line of communication throughout the supply chain and in emergency situations throughout a mining site. Reliable communications with a crystal clear signal require the best technology.
Through the earth mine communications can include not just radio communications but typical transmission loops for emergency devices. PED systems are designed to ensure that alerts can be sent through a mine even in the event of an emergency or collapse. The creation of these emergency systems was developed in 1994 as a result of a disaster in Australia. The introduction of these emergency systems has since worked to help mining operations introduce a new line of defense for the worst case scenario.
Through the earth mining communications are a solution that is needed for almost any mining site. Having reliable communications will help in an emergency scenario and it can be widely beneficial for helping a company in day to day productivity.
The latest technology in through the earth mine communications often uses a wifi solution using a series of hubs throughout the mining site. Using this wifi support system ensures that devices, communications and emergency services can see continued support throughout the entire mining site. By installing a series of wifi hubs, it is possible to direct communications and to continually monitor software, equipment and personnel in the mining site. Our company is now installing these new technologies that support text, voice, SOS and data transfer throughout successful communications. If you are interested in learning more about through the earth mine communications or you would like to use a wifi system for your mining communication needs, contact us today. We can assess your mining site and determine if through the earth mine communications could be a useful solution for your company to maintain safety, organization and efficiency in the mining site.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in radio communication in tunnels and electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.