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Mining Solutions

Prairie Mobile Communications is proud to be an Authorized Distributor of Pyott Boone Electronics Canada Limited (PBE Group Inc) in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta.

PBE has a reputation for having the most reliable products on the market, designed to improve productivity and safety in mines and is an excellent complement to our existing products and services. Their solutions are sophisticated and reliable, with over 45 years of experience of ensuring a safer and more productive mine.

At Prairie Mobile, we have a commitment to bring our customers only the best platform of products on the market. With strong partnerships, Prairie delivers a broad range of products that inter-relate that can bring our customers a distinct advantage is having a reliable service from a partnership with Prairie Mobile Communications.

Currently we sell equipment to:

  • Coal Mines
    • Underground
    • Surface
  • Metal and Non-Metal Mines
    • Underground
    • Surface
  • Natural Gas Producers
  • Tunnelling Operations
  • Construction Industries
  • Water Treatment Plants

At Prairie Mobile Communications, our focus is to bring you the best in complete control system solutions for your mine. For more details on the PBE solutions, please CONTACT US and we will have an account representative get in touch with you.

Communications - Leaky Feeder Systems

PBE communication and data systems offer clarity of communication and high speed data transfer capabilities from the mine surface to the underground levels of your mine.

Description

Prairie Mobile Communications partnered with PBE provide communication and data systems that offer clarity of communication and high speed data transfer capabilities from the mine surface to the underground levels of your mine.

Features & Benefits

PBE’s Leaky Feeder Systems are designed to bring leading technology to the mining industry. The Leaky Feeder System is a mine radio system that can provide complete communications coverage for your mine site, including above ground site linking. With PBE technology and radio system technology, Prairie Mobile Communications can deliver customized system requirements to ensure the best in radio coverage and data communications for each unique mine site.

BE’s Leaky Feeder System can be tailored to specific site requirements to provide the best radio coverage and data communications. The Leaky Feeder System is a mine radio system that can provide complete communications coverage for your mine site, including above ground site linking.

Leaky Feeder systems have been a proven technology for many decades, although recent innovations enable Leaky Feeder to also become the backbone for vital monitoring and tracking systems. PBE’s new BDA-4 amplifier not only boosts the signal along the cable but can be used as a tag reader, modem and in-line controller. Multi-Platform Communications Adaptors allow the BDA-4 to perform as part of an Atmospheric Monitoring System and a Mine-Wide Monitoring System.

Prairie Mobile Communications provides a wide range of radio options for site, surface and underground linking and mine radio communications, including Motorola, iCom, and Kenwood two-way radios.

OTHER RELATED SOLUTIONS:

Bidirectional Line Amplifiers

At Prairie Mobile Communications, our focus is to bring you the best in complete control system solutions for your mine. For more details on the PBE solutions, please CONTACT US and we will have an account representative get in touch with you.

Tagging & Tracking

Tagging and tracking accurately identifies the location of your personnel and equipment mine-wide.

Description

Tagging and tracking accurately identifies the location of your personnel and equipment mine-wide.

The PBE mine-wide Tracking and Tagging systems are capable of determining the location of equipment, personnel and vehicles. Stationary and portable tag readers (wireless or wired) are available for transmitting data over either leaky feeder communication systems (VHF or UHF) or over existing infrastructure without the need to install a new backbone.

PBE’s Tracking System can be used with an Emergency Preparedness System, Automatic Personnel Registration or as an Access Control System.

Standard hardware and peripherals include:

  • Long range RFID transponders
  • Long range RFID reading stations
  • Position markers
  • Antennas
  • Handhelds and displays
  • RFID activation / deactivation stations
  • Lights and sounders
  • Information displays

Tracking information can be displayed, monitored and controlled using PBE Vantage.

PBE Vantage

The complete PBE Vantage system includes:

  • Alerting system
  • Asset management system
  • Basic and customisable reporting
  • Communication module
  • Electronic tag board
  • Historic playback
  • Map maintenance and real time updates
  • Muck manager
  • Network diagnostics
  • Real time tracking
  • Vehicle monitoring and diagnostics

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Check Point Monitoring System

At Prairie Mobile Communications, our focus is to bring you the best in complete control system solutions for your mine. For more details on the PBE solutions, please CONTACT US and we will have an account representative get in touch with you.

Monitoring & Control Systems

Our monitoring and control systems are a complete solution to keep your mine running at peak capacity. We call it PBE Vantage.

Description

With PBE Vantage, any site can have monitoring and control systems as a complete solution to keep your mine running at peak capacity.

Whether you are a mine operator or a member of the management team, knowing the status on all aspects of the operation is critical. The PBE Vantage is engineered to centrally monitor and control all aspects of a mining operation, including displaying the location of miners and the status of equipment.

PBE Vantage allows for continuous monitoring of priority systems such as gas levels, air flow, ventilation fans, water pumps, power status and other systems critical to the operation of your mine. PBE Mine Monitoring Solutions allow PBE products or third party sensors to be utilized for continuous monitoring and immediate response to critical and essential mine safety functions.

PBE Vantage

PBE Vantage software provides real-time and last known location reporting and tracking using imported mine maps. PBE Vantage has the ability to monitor speed, telemetry, oil pressure, temperature and more in vehicles. PBE Vantage features include:

  • Real Time Tracking
  • Historic Playback
  • Electronic Tag Board Compatibility
  • Muck Manager
  • Reports
  • Map Maintenance
  • Alerting System
  • Asset / Hardware management
  • User Access Security

MineBoss™ 2.0

MineBoss™ 2.0 is a full-scale, centralized control system that mine operators have come to rely on for everything from basic atmospheric monitoring to complex, real-time operations information that allow operators to quickly leverage production data with more intelligence.

MineBoss™ 2.0 provides the integration and visibility for site-wide activity and allows control from a centralized location for a more efficient and safer mine environment. Designed with a user-friendly navigation interface, MineBoss™ 2.0 provides audible and visual warnings and alarms, contains an integral database management system and is designed with future scalability and mobility in mind.

The MineBoss™ 2.0 has multiple alarm and warning levels that are user defined. It also allows different sound files to be associated with different events and alarms for customized alerts to various changes in the pumps and fans being monitored by the system.

MineBoss™ 2.0 monitors and controls atmospheric monitoring, tagging and tracking systems, leaky feeder communication systems (with BDA-4), belt and conveyor systems, fire and dust suppression systems, power supplies and battery back-up, fans and air flow, weight scales, pump controls and can relay logic and analog signals from third party products.

Environmental Monitoring

PBE environmental monitoring is the smart way to take care of your mine personnel.

PBE offers a wide range of environmental and gas monitoring systems that are capable ofPBE 3700 - Mining measuring carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, methane, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen, diesel particulates and more.

PBE’s environmental monitoring solutions are modular and can be combined with other systems. Individual gas unit options include: wired (320 or 4800 Baud), wireless, UHF, VHF, Bluetooth, 4 digital inputs, Transient Voltage Suppression / Data Line Isolators, 4-20mA versions.

Environmental monitoring systems can be monitored and controlled using MineBoss™ 2.0.

Responsible Ventilation

Reduce energy and maintenance costs by adding a Responsible Ventilation system.

Utilizing PBE’s monitoring and control systems, the location of personnel and equipment in the mine can be determined and utilized to create zones to control the auxiliary fans of the ventilation system. This fully automated system utilizes PBE tagging and tracking components to determine the real-time location of personnel and mobile equipment and idle fans in areas where miners and diesel machines are not present.

As soon as mine personnel or mobile equipment enter a zone where the ventilation systems has been idled, the software, MineTracker can restart the fan or the control system will send a command through the existing SCADA software and restart the fans in this zone. A command can also be sent from the control center prior to workers arriving at a particular zone and the system can be restarted before they arrive in this zone.

Eliminating the constant use of fans in unoccupied areas of the mine where personnel are not working will greatly reduce energy consumption by the mine and lower operating costs. Additional cost savings will be realized by the reduction of maintenance on the fans due to the reduced run time of each unit and ultimately increase the life expectancy of each fan due to reduced hours of operation.

Conveyer Belt Monitoring

Conveyor belt monitoring solutions help avoid downtime caused by accidents and damage to equipment.

Designed to increase safety and productivity by preventing costly damage or accidents, PBE’s conveyor and motion monitors are ideal for use with conveyor belts, rotating devices, ventilation fans or any other equipment. PBE belt monitoring equipment has proven to be rugged, reliable and easy to use in some of the harshest mining environments on the planet and yet are flexible enough to fit any application in any industry.

BeltBoss control stations are capable of monitoring:

  • Slip / Sequence Detection
  • Overspeed and Underspeed
  • Power Loss
  • Material Spill
  • Fire Suppression
  • Dust Suppression
  • Belt Brakes
  • Bearing Temperature
  • Motor Currents

PBE’s BeltBoss control and monitoring solutions can either stand-alone or be networked together through PBE’s MineBoss™ 2.0 and monitored from the surface in the mine’s control center.

Fire Suppression

Fire suppression solutions detect and suppress fires to prevent damage and downtime at critical points such as mine conveyer belts.

PBE’s fire suppression solutions can detect and suppress fires at the conveyor belt, air compressors, rescue chambers, battery change-out stations and also activate audible and visual alarms.

Fires can occur anywhere electrical devices or conveyor belts are present. The PBE system detects and suppresses fire with water by means of fusible alloy sprinkler nozzles mounted around PBE Fire Suppressionstationary equipment. PBE has chemical suppression and water based systems, both of which use temperature sensors placed around the area to be protected. The top of the line system in this category is the FlowBoss system designed to exceed MSHA and NFPA pressure requirements. These solutions are customized to cover any belt head, take up or underground belt storage area in the mine.

The fire suppression systems can be monitored and controlled using PBE’s MineBoss™ 2.0.

Fan & Pump Control

Fan and pump control systems remotely manage every corner of your mine job site.

PBE has solutions to monitor air flow, ventilation fans, water control and other critical aspects of your mining operation. Our solutions allow third party sensors, or those of our own design, to be utilized for continuous monitoring of priority systems. Details like power status, vibration, speed, water levels and bearing temperatures can be monitored and linked directly from the computer map screen.

For more information on these systems and solutions, please Contact Us to learn more about how PBE can help make your mine safer and more productive.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Responsible Ventilation
Power Productivity

At Prairie Mobile Communications, our focus is to bring you the best in complete control system solutions for your mine. For more details on the PBE solutions, please CONTACT US and we will have an account representative get in touch with you.

Proximity Alert Systems (PAS)

Proximity Alert System is designed to enhance job site safety and reduce the risk of injury through active situational awareness.

Description

PBE takes mining safety to a new level with its Proximity Alert System (PAS). PAS detects on-site physical hazards and then transmits the data over a PBE Leaky Feeder System to notify the operator that something or someone is near.

PBE’s multi-range Proximity Alert System (PAS) is designed to enhance workplace safety by implementing the latest equipment, personnel and vehicle detection technology. The proximity detection system has been developed to minimize the risk of injury and possible loss of life due to the operation of heavy machinery near workers or other hazardous equipment and obstacles on job sites.

Proximity Alert System by PBE is the first proximity detection system to integrate above ground and below ground technologies into one complete solution covering multiple ranges with optimal accuracy. PAS has numerous applications for both surface and underground operations that enhance the operator’s situational awareness enabling a safer, and therefore more productive workplace.

It’s visual, it’s effective and it prevents injury and possible loss of life.

The unique characteristics of the Proximity Alert System are:

  • Vehicle to vehicle collision and proximity detection
  • Vehicle to personnel collision and proximity detection
  • Vehicle to fixed asset collision and proximity detection
  • Personnel detection alert system
  • Hazardous area Geofencing capability
  • Audio and visual warnings
  • Real-time video surveillance
  • Multiple object recognition
  • Multiple detection technologies for redundancy and safety
  • Flexible user interface options
  • Detailed customizable reporting capabilities

With PAS, equipment operators can feel more secure even when their vision is partially obscured. The proximity detection system can be set up so the system controller displays live video feed from mounted cameras and at the same time also display other objects detected on the PAS radar screen.

Using geofencing technology, a virtual perimeter that can be set up by defining a specific area using latitude and longitude coordinates, PAS can be used to alert drivers when they approach pre-defined physical hazards, including feeders, dump zones, load-outs, dangerous travel ways, bottlenecks and more. The geofences act as invisible barriers providing alerts and warnings when equipment approaches, as well as indicating the known distance away from the custom designed border.

Proximity Alert System by PBE utilizes multiple technologies including RFID, GPS and near-field electromagnetics in asset and personnel detection. The user-friendly system also has a start-up system check and built-in system diagnostics to keep the system performing at peak efficiency to ensure each job site utilizing PAS is safer and more productive.

PAS provides detailed reporting capabilities enabling jobsites to not only improve safety via enabling peer to peer alerting, but also by providing management with data and reports to improve driver behavior and increase productivity.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PAS-C Proximity Alert
PAS-Z Proximity Alert
PAS-Z and PAS-ZR
PAS-C


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