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Wireless machine guard monitoring system.

Authors
Reyes-MA; King-GW; Miller-GG
Source
2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting: Forty-seventh IAS Annual Meeting, October 7-11, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012 Oct; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20041666
Abstract
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) researchers are developing an intelligent machine guard monitoring and proximity detection system designed to mitigate machine entanglement and maintenance-related injuries and fatalities prevalent in the mining industry. This experiment was designed to develop a monitoring system consisting of mechanical/magnetic switches and sensor beacons capable of wirelessly transmitting information about a belt conveyor's machine guards to a remote computer. The data transfer was carried out via an off-the-shelf wireless communication system and displayed on a web-based user interface. Successful operational tests demonstrated the functionality and effectiveness of the system in monitoring guard placement status and remotely identifying the location of any removed guards using each sensor's unique identification number. The integration of wireless safety technologies such as this system is expected to improve the safety of miners by providing additional protections against machine guarding-related injuries.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Monitoring-systems; Monitors; Detectors; Maintenance-workers; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Author Keywords: conveyors; intelligent guarding; machine guarding; machine safety; mining; wireless monitoring
Contact
Miguel A. Reyes, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 626 Cochrans Mill Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Publication Date
20121007
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Email Address
MAReyes@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B20121218A
ISSN
0197-2618
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting: Forty-seventh IAS Annual Meeting, October 7-11, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
State
PA; NV; NJ
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