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.