PROXIMITY detection systems (PDS) and collision prevention system (CPS) pioneer, Booyco Electronics, believes an important contributor to the technological breakthroughs developed by the company has been its engagement with the Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT).
That’s according to the company’s CEO Anton Lourens, who said this global initiative of major mining companies to improve safety has given Booyco Electronics valuable insight into the future requirements of PDS and CPS.
“Working with the key players in pedestrian and machine safety, we have ensured that we apply the latest technology in precisely the direction that the market demands,” he said. “For instance, we were able to develop solutions to meet EMESRT’s Level 9 requirements, so that trackless machines could be ‘instructed’ to automatically be brought to a stop in a risk / hazardous situation.”
Driving this progress is a “top-class” engineering team which now comprises 25 specialists. This, he added, highlighted the need for the company to stay abreast of digital and electronic developments that can be harnessed in the PDS and CPS space.
“Globally, technology is developing at an exponential rate. To keep up with what is available, and to fully leverage new technologies into our PDS offerings, we employ a team that is young, well qualified and enthusiastic.”
This cohort, he said, does not shy away from change and advancement.
“This has allowed us to keep upgrading our products for greater functionality and versatility. The process has included making regular use of the testing services of third party providers, such as. at the Vehicle Dynamics Group at the University of Pretoria – to fully evaluate our innovations before release to the market.”