Reutech Mining says it has launched the fastest scanning and most sophisticated slope monitoring radar in the industry, the MSRIV Esprit.
“The exceptional high scan speed ensures early detection of developing slope failures at mines, and enables accurate movement detections of fast-moving slopes rapidly changing atmospheric conditions,” Reutech said.
Esprit uses the latest core radar technologies to increase the safety reaction time between first warning and the possible event of a slope failure, Reutech says, contributing to the confidence of mining operations continuing in a safer, monitored environment.
Reutech Mining Executive, Jan de Beer, said: “At Reutech Mining, we are constantly striving to design and produce the most effective slope monitoring solutions with radar. It has proven to minimise risk in daily operations, is critical to mining planning and increases productivity.
“Nothing satisfies us more than providing the best possible data with the least interruption to daily operations and we are certain that the fourth generation MSR will do exactly that.”
Neville Greyling, Product Manager, explains: “With the MSRIV Esprit’s exceptional scan time of less than two seconds for an entire area covering more than 22 million m² at an operating range of 4,000 m, we ensure that virtually no noise is introduced. Due to the fact that an entire area is measured instantaneously, we can provide the truest, up-to-date slope data.”
“Coupling instantaneous 3D area measurements with the fast scan speed ensures that, when doing critical monitoring, slope velocities of up to 13,500 mm/h can be attained – the best in the market,” the company said, adding that during strategic monitoring, smaller movements are detected with greater accuracy.
Greyling said: “This means predicting potential failures earlier and increasing warning times. It will result in overall safer open-pit mines in areas prone to fast moving slopes and with rapidly changing atmospheric conditions.”