Rescue technologies in the mining industry at MINEX


rescue technologies in the minex mining industry

The MINEX Mining, Natural Resources and Technologies Fair, which brought together for the 13th time all players in the mining industry in Fuarizmir from October 16 to 2021, received the most complete rating from its visitors with its technological products innovations that save the lives of miners.

MINEX, hosted by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, in cooperation with Ä°ZFAÅž and the Chamber of Mining Engineers TMMOB, has also provided life-saving solutions for miners with state-of-the-art products designed for worker safety.

“A lifeline” for minors

Doruk Bindal, Marketing and Sales Coordinator of May1maden; “We produce lifelines with reflectors for exit from mines, auxiliary equipment used in dynamite, water barriers used against dust explosions. We have such work safety and explosion protection products. These products are generally related to the health and life of workers. We make them from innovative materials. We produce from the material used in shields used by riot police. This material is resistant to cracking, breaking, explosions. Products made from this material in mining conditions are very durable. This is how we think of employees. “Our job is to protect their safety in the mines,” he said.

Bindal; “Most accidents in mines are not due to human error, but because of gas in the mine. To avoid them, we have accident prevention products such as measuring devices and personnel tracking devices. We have no competitor in the world in the lifeline that we produce. Our national production XNUMX%. We are also very good in terms of the quality of the products. Because it’s a different product, a product that I developed myself, ”he said.

Doruk Bindal said it was their first fair; “It was a very productive and busy show for us, it went well for us. Our local production and our youth attract the attention of our visitors.

Drones are used in mining sites

Tugay Gürler, Managing Director of Emcecare; “We provide drone support to the miners. We benefit from the help of drones in areas such as locating surface mining sites, monitoring the surroundings, detecting stockpiles if there are any, and 3D analysis if new mines are to be researched. It is a vertical take-off drone and therefore does not need a runway. It can stay in the air much longer than normal drones. It can stay in the air for 2-3 hours. You can set up different cameras and do different things. He has a camera that can shoot day or night. We can install different sensors. Chemical changes at the mine site on a weekly basis can determine the direction of mine spread. Thanks to the excavation carried out in the mine site, it can calculate the slope and determine the slip, and can produce a 3D model of it. There are models that we make ourselves, and there are those that we buy outside. We are able to produce ourselves entirely from scratch, ”he said.

Comfortable and safe products at work

Gökhan Åženses, regional sales manager for Ejendals; “We have a lot of products related to hand protection with gloves. It offers protection against the risk of impact, cuts and burns when using chemicals. We have over 500 different gloves available. We have nearly 450 models with the same standards in terms of foot protection. We have products that offer protection against approaching fire and cold weather conditions. We have systems that ensure the comfort of workers as well as health. We can go to companies and scan workers’ feet and make special insoles based on the results. We can increase their comfort in the orthopedic sense. We try to make the shoes as comfortable as possible for the workers. We apply a special system to eliminate the problems of workers who have problems such as foot slippage, foot sprains, lateral or inward step, heel spurs. We are a manufacturing company and the R&D center is constantly working on new products in this regard. We strive to produce products that provide both user comfort and safety, ”he said. Åženses said that there are many companies that come to visit, most of them are clients or companies that want to do some projects in the near future. , and therefore they are happy to be at the fair.

“Artificial intelligence” for the job security of minors

Metehan YaÅŸar, software development engineer for solution machines; “There are safe workplace practices to prevent mining accidents. We have added artificial intelligence to these job security apps. Our application here is rather in the form of image processing. We extract meaningful data from the images we receive from security cameras. These data allow us to monitor whether workers are using the equipment they should use, such as helmets, vests, safety ropes, work shoes. This way we can report to the employer instantly, daily, weekly, in audio and video form. We can instantly send the image to the employer by email or sms. It is a very productive project. We have had very good feedback to prevent accidents at work. The R&D is entirely owned by our company. We cooperate with universities and industrial organizations. Some people interpret artificial intelligence as taking our jobs, but it will help us more. In some cases, we may encounter different difficulties with human control. Artificial intelligence completely overcomes these difficulties. A system that does not sleep and operates 7 hours a day, 24 days a week. Thus, we make sure that the rules which must be followed are respected. An application with a very low margin of error. A system that renews and updates itself as it works. These systems are just starting to be used in Turkey and around the world. That’s why we kind of have a partnership with our customers in this system. We move forward by updating the system based on customer requests and issues. We are a new team, but we are progressing very quickly in this regard. I think we did well. This fair has done us good. We provided various connections to the fair, ”he said.


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