MTG hits its stride with GET DETECTION commercial deployment

MTG’s first digital solution, GET DETECTION, has got off to a strong start, with the first commercial deployment of the safety and productivity device making its way into a mine in the Nordic region.

After five years of intense development and successful field tests within Europe and Australia, MTG officially launched GET DETECTION at Bauma 2022, this week.

With its GET DETECTION Series, MTG says it is providing customers with increased safety and peace of mind by preventing any incidents in the crusher in the event of a ground engaging tool (GET) detachment. Based on extensive laboratory bench testing and field tests, the company can state that its solution detects a possible GET detachment in less than three seconds, with a very high level of reliability, preventing a subsequent fall into the crusher.

This new series of DIGITAL SOLUTIONS is a further step in MTG’s commitment to innovation and delivering premium products and services to its customers, it says.

The company is already planning further additions to this digital platform and plans to roll out more functionality for GET DETECTION in the near future.

The GET DETECTION series includes a suite of devices that are compatible with MTG’s TERRA cast lips, the TWINMET and new VEEMET tooth systems as well as the PROMET shrouds. The GET design of these product families enables the addition of sensors and activators to allow digital monitoring of the entire cast lip configuration.

“Thanks to a robust digital ecosystem, the signals emitted by the GET sensors are transmitted via antennas and processed by an electronic control unit,” the company says. “A tablet in the machine’s cabin displays the GET’s live status and alerts the operator in the event of an incident by means of a visual and acoustic signal.”

GET DETECTION has been developed for hydraulic excavators with an operating weight of more than 250 t and is so far available in Australia, Europe and the US. More markets will follow shortly, and new GET Systems will be compatible with the GET DETECTION System, the company stated.

MTG to launch GET detection and new bucket lip system at bauma 2022

MTG, a Barcelona-based specialist in the design and manufacture of high-quality wear solutions for earth moving machinery, is planning to present some major new innovations at the upcoming bauma 2022 event in Munich, on October 24-30, it says.

Among the mining-related launches due to be presented at the world’s biggest trade fair are the launch of VEEMET, a versatile system for excavators and loaders of between 20 and 250 t equipped with plate lip buckets; and its own ground engaging tool (GET) detection system called GET DETECTION.

As the successor to the well-known STARMET system, VEEMET has been optimised for an increased performance and user-friendliness, according to MTG. It offers improved stability due to its V-shaped fitting, which provides more resistance against torsional loads.

VEEMET also features an optimised locking option for quick and easy assembly and disassembly; reinforced pins; and a slim tooth design for enhanced penetration and increased machine efficiency, MTG says.

The wide range of self-sharpening teeth and plate lip adapter designs are suitable for any construction, quarrying and mining application, providing a better digging performance, it says.

in terms of GET detection systems, MTG says it is the first major player in the industry that has developed its own in-house platform.

The launch of GET DETECTION follows successful field tests in Europe and Australia, where the system – made up of magnetic field sensors and actuators integrated in the corresponding GET components, antennas, ECUs and an operator tablet – was able to show its ability to improve operational safety and avoid unplanned downtime, MTG said.

“MTG’s GET DETECTION system, the first series of in-house developed DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, detects GET detachment in less than three seconds with zero false alarms,” the company says.

At MTG’s booth at bauma 2022 (437 in Hall A6), there will be a display of the GET DETECTION system for visitors to learn live how it works.