By Soren Cánepa Weyrauch
December 2020 / No. 132
Rumbo Minero Magazine
Many of the new developed technologies provided to the mines require high speed digital networks to be able to support the ever-growing data generated in underground mining. The great quantity of data can vary between video and voice communications, all the way to vehicle telemetry, dispatch, fan monitoring, pumps, etc.
The digital mine is based on the use of critical data to boost production, reduce costs and improve the safety of the workers. Most times, underground mines choose fiber optic cable to extend connectivity from the level all the way to the face. A power cable is also required independently for the wireless access points.
Fiber optic presents a series of challenges for the underground mining industry. Working fiber underground is difficult, it requires a lot of time to install, as well as specialized and costly training, which is frequently the most limiting factor for the advancement of connectivity.
Identifying the mining industry’s growing demand for real-time data, Airtec S.A., exclusive representative in Peru for the Canadian brand Maestro Digital Mine, puts the best technological solution to this need right into the reach of your hands. Plexus PowerNet™ provides a coaxial communication infrastructure solution, broadband and low latency that delivers robust network connectivity for the interior of the mine, with a simple use design that does not require specialists.
The Plexus PowerNet™ is easy to install, using a coaxial cable that carries both electricity and connectivity, eliminating the need to install a fiber optic cable with a different cable for power. The easy advance nodes provide a simple way to do terminations, troubleshoot and implement IP based devices from the integral network switch of Plexus PowerNet.™.
Airtec S.A., as a mining specialist knows that the activity with highest value to the mine is done at the face. The mine area with the least connectivity, as well as the darkest is the excavation face. For an industry that recognizes the value of connectivity and data, it is imperative to solve these challenges together! It is important and necessary to do this in a direct and economical way.
TOP 10 REASONS TO USE THE PLEXUS POWERNET™ IN THE UNDERGROUND MINE:
- Simplicity & Speed of Advancement.
- Bandwidth, Latency and Jitter.
- Provides data & power over the same cable.
- Flexible and robust coaxial copper cable.
- Fully Managed.
- Network Security.
- No licensing required.
- Open and Standard Based Network.
- Low total cost of ownership and installation.
- We leave no one stranded.
Airtec S.A. helps make the complex applications simple based on its expertise in the mining sector, accompanied by the best technology developed for the underground mine.