Mining sites contain some of the most high-impact, hazardous environments known to operators where safety and efficiency are of the utmost importance.
Although perception sensors and AI technology are helpful, the need for clear and consistent true vision is critical to support them - especially as reliance on remote monitoring and autonomous equipment increases.
Our ToughEye™ cameras are designed specifically to withstand any mining site across numerous applications, making use of a patented self-cleaning technology that requires zero maintenance for the rated life of each product.
This avoids the need for costly downtime due to camera maintenance or lost vision, while ensuring the safety of personnel.
Ensure clear, consistent vision in any condition including mud, rain, and dust
Increase operational efficiency and safety by reducing truck collisions and damage to equipment, infrastructure, or personnel
Increase tire life by allowing drivers to spot and avoid driving over sharp boulders or objects
Protect the dump body by avoiding contact with the berm or shovel bucket
Provide visual assistance during spotting, especially when there is an interruption in communication between the dozer that is spotting and the truck driver
blast hole drills
For both open-pit and underground
Gain situational awareness that remains unaffected by extreme dust, mud, grease environment.
Prevent dropped steel (release of drill pipes without being fully threaded to the other)
Visually verify drill bit engagement with the ground without needing to open the hatch, especially when accurate GPS is not available
Maintain clear vision even in extreme high-impact drilling environments
Autonomous and Remote Equipment
Ensure clear, consistent visual verification of what the perception sensors detect as obstacles, avoiding the need to dispatch vehicles or personnel to verify
Increase the uptime of machinery by not requiring personnel to enter the autonomous zone for camera cleaning or inspection
Monitor haul road conditions remotely, especially useful in snow and ice conditions to determine the optimal time for dispatching graders, dozers or other vehicles
Verify the stability of autonomous equipment including the sliding of trucks
Material Transfer Point and Chute Monitoring
Implement predictive maintenance for your chutes and material transfer points by clearly seeing material buildup and impending clogs , therefore preventing blockage downtime from ever happening
Eliminate “confined space” work by alleviating the need for your personnel to get into hazardous confined spaces for inspection
Underground Load Haul Dumpers (LHD)
LHDs have severely limited vision, and operate in extremely dusty environments. Additionally, they operate in a high impact, shock and vibration environment - precisely the challenges that ToughEye™ cameras were designed to overcome
Gain situational awareness that not only maintains the same clarity from start of the shift to the end, but stays unchanged month over month
Bin and Silo Monitoring
Level sensors are prone to caking with material and malfunctioning, leading to overfilling. Regular cameras cannot be used in the extreme dusty environment found in silos.
ToughEye™ reduces downtime by providing visual verification as a layer of redundancy, even when the level sensors are malfunctioning
ToughEye™ improves the safety of your personnel and equipment by avoiding the dangers of overfilling