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Mining

Wireless solutions for Exploration, Mining, Fleet Tracking & Surveillance
Mining takes place in difficult and remote environments. A reliable and effective communication system is an essential requirement to ensure safety and allow uninterrupted communication during routine mining processes.

Technology

New antenna designs are always in the works to respond to changes in the wireless world, including new antennas for CBRS at 3.7 and Band 71 at 600 MHz.

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WiFi, Cellular, and GPS Antenna Design

Mining takes place in difficult and remote environments. A reliable and effective communication system is an essential requirement to ensure safety and allow uninterrupted communication during routine mining processes.

Why is a Wireless System of Communication Needed in Mines?

Safety

Mining work takes place thousands of feet beneath tons of rock. When mining disasters occur, the ability to communicate with the trapped miners is crucial. For this reason and more, mining operations require a rugged communication system that can operate through multiple layers of rock and earth.

Durable Dependability

Wireless communication involves transmission of various types of data. A wireless system of communication is indispensable in mines as wired systems are often unable to withstand disasters. Wired systems fail when connectivity is a must: for instance, in case of a roof fall, fire outbreak, explosion, power or battery failure.

The modern, wireless technology provides the perfect solution to this problem because wireless solutions:

  • are reliable
  • reach inaccessible areas
  • work during crisis situations
  • work over long distances
  • increase productivity
  • reduce operational costs
  • can be installed at a low cost

From exploration to extraction to delivery, wireless technology has become an integral part of the process to improve productivity, reduce costs and enhance safety. Applications range from voice and data communications to fleet management and remote video surveillance. Wireless system designers serving the Mining industry are called upon to build networks that offer continuous and balanced coverage.

Mechanical integrity of the antennas can be as important as electrical performance. Mobile Mark’s wide range of antennas can help make that possible. Both our WiFi and RFID products provide effective wireless solutions. These solutions, like the HD7-868 Heavy Duty High Vibration Panel Track Trace Antenna, are made to withstand the harsh conditions of the mine, and deliver a wireless connection even if damage has occurred.

Mobile Mark’s antennas cover most commercially available wireless networks like LTE, ISM, WiFi, RFID VHF/UHF and other specialized networks. Our WiFi, Cellular and GPS antennas in the mining industry are known for being high-performing and reliable. Installers will like the fact our antennas are easy to install and service free.

  • Exploration Antennas

    Remote locations, such as offshore drilling platforms, will require antennas that continue to perform in harsh conditions, including salt water environments and heavy winds. These settings may also depend on satellite communications, such as Iridium®, either as a primary or secondary means of communications. Additional antenna options for geolocation capture and data transfer, may be needed to evaluate extraction potential in new sites.

  • Infrastructure

    Wireless connections become critical in remote exploration and mining. Rapid deployment and redundancy coverage are key for effective wireless infrastructure in isolated settings. For optimal performance, omnidirectional antennas in the mining industry can be selected to shape the radiation pattern to best fit the space available. Narrow beamwidth coverage can send the signal further down the tunnel. Omni-directional coverage with spherical radiation patterns can be used for effective base stations.

  • Underground Wireless and Asset Tracking

    Managing and tracking important assets can be a challenge in the field, and both RFID and WiFi antennas in the mining industry offer effective wireless solutions. But bringing wireless underground poses its own set of challenges, from falling rocks or excavated materials to damp environments. Reliable antennas need to be designed to resist damage from impact or corrosive environments, and to maintain the wireless connection even if damaged.

  • Vehicle Control and Fleet Tracking

    Modern mining operations rely on a battalion of vehicles, from massive extraction vehicles to more modest-sized trucks to transport extracted material. These vehicles operate in tough environments where high vibration is a frequent wear and tear challenge. The MOD omnidirectional antennas in the mining industry address this concern with foam-filled mobile antennas. For on-going communication and control, GPS Multi-band Fleet Management antennas cover Cellular, WiFi, GPS, and GLONASS.

  • Remote Monitoring & Video Surveillance

    Surveillance plays an important role in maintaining secure settings. Network deployments for mining need to be low maintenance and weather resistant. RM Broadband surface mounts offer flexibility for multi-frequency coverage and are rugged and dependable. High-performance YAGI antennas in the mining industry provide practical point-to-point connections for ISM networks. Over-molded device antennas in either straight positions or right angle positions resist moisture and dust ingress.

Mobile Mark is a Leader in the Innovation of WiFi, Cellular and GPS Antennas in the Mining Industry

Mobile Mark antennas cover most commercially available wireless networks (Cellular, LTE, ISM, WiFi, GPS, RFID and VHF/UHF) as well as specialized networks.  Installers will like that fact our antennas are easy to install and service free.

If you need something special, Mobile Mark has the facilities and the experience to take a project from initial conception through to final production. Our team of design engineers has years of experience and a proven track record for developing innovative, high-quality antennas. Give us a call toll-free at 800-648-2800 or send an email to info@mobilemark.com for more information on WiFi, Cellular and GPS antennas in the mining industry.

Related Resources

Mining Brochure
Product Catalogue
Comtelco Catalog

Locations

Mobile Mark, Inc. (Global HQ)
1140 W. Thorndale Ave.
Itasca, IL 60143 USA
Tel: (+1) 847-671-6690
Tel: (+1) 800-648-2800

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8 Miras Business Park
Hednesford, Staffordshire, WS122FS, UK
Tel: (+44) 1543 459555

 

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