Originally designed for the location of miners underground; the system can also be used for other applications such as portable gas sensor monitoring, remote sensor monitoring and asset tracking.
The Davis Derby WiPAN (Wireless Personnel Area Network) system is installed in our existing signalling system for surface conveyors and can retro fitted to existing systems. The module fitted to each key will communicate with every other key in turn and pass the information back to the controller through the quickest possible route and will continuously update with the current state. It will give more information than other systems in the market and highlight issues that will not actually prevent the conveyor from running but that could cause a problem in future.
Future developments plan to add handheld monitoring of the system to allow engineers to pin point location of the problems when they are on the network. This will allow engineers to reduce the down time of the conveyor systems.
Applications where WiPAN can be used