Finding 24/7 Solutions for Real-Time Information
Safety and efficiency are paramount to a
successful coal mining operation. With coal serving as a valuable,
low-cost resource for many power plants, mining operations are being
equipped with sophisticated industrial controls and sensors to address
Environmental conditions in a coal mine can
be extremely harsh. Dust, dirt and dampness can threaten signal
transmission equipment and performance. In some mines, caustic chemicals
and potentially explosive ambient conditions exacerbate the threat.
In many mining applications, live video data
is joining with information from sensors and industrial controls,
pushing the bandwidth requirements up and causing serial technology to
be upgraded to Ethernet over fiber media. Belden's cable, connectivity and networking products are preferred for their interoperability, flexibility and cost effectiveness.
With essential environmental controls running
24/7, Belden's mining solutions open up the ability to have an
industry-standard common network for all real-time information, a
crucial component of safe operations.