Sick MINESIC100 TPS truck protection system for the mining industry

Thursday, 03 July, 2014 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Sick’s MINESIC100 TPS (truck protection system) is a warning system for collision prevention and lane monitoring, designed for all types and sizes of dumpers and suitable for use in open cast mining applications. The largest of these vehicles is over 15 m long, almost 10 m wide and weighs 570 tons when loaded. This corresponds to a weight of around 330 medium-sized vehicles.

With these larger vehicles, it is practically impossible for the driver to maintain an overview of all areas of the vehicle in all driving scenarios - this is where the TPS system can be used.

The system monitors the two critical areas in front of and behind the truck and warns the driver as necessary. It also determines the position of the truck on the road. If the truck veers too close to the edge of the road or unintentionally infringes on the opposite lane, the driver is warned. If the driver intentionally leaves the road, to make a turn or dodge an obstacle, the system recognises this and does not emit a (false) warning.

The system has a 5″ touch screen with integrated computer - similar to modern navigation systems. All the sensor data is routed here where it is processed by the TPS application software. If a critical situation is detected, it alerts the driver visually, according to the situation in question. An audible alarm also helps to attract the driver’s attention.

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