Working directly with coal is literally dirty work. Additionally, it has inherent dangers from gases like methane, and explosions can occur when falling rocks cause sparks.
We design our coal mine networks with these hazards in mind, ensuring all applicable equipment is intrinsically safe (IS), while still providing the most reliable and durable communication solution for your mine.
Our focus is very simple: to develop and deploy the most current and adaptive technologies to make coal mines safer and more efficient.
Monitoring vital conditions is critical element of making informed production and safety decisions for your operation, regardless of industry.
Northern Light Technologies (NLT) partners with leading-edge providers of environmental, ventilation, gas, and geotechnical monitoring systems to provide solutions that are innovative, reliable and accurate, enhancing operational efficiency and safety.
Software & Applications
NLT’s Digital Mine Software is a fully web-based mining platform solution providing controlled global access to data. Equipment status monitors and system health are easily viewed, while personnel information can be interfaced with other systems, including card access. Any vehicle or tag movement patterns can be monitored, ensuring both the safety and efficiency of your equipment operators.
Video & Security
The NLT Digital network supports the use of IP cameras to monitor key locations underground or on surface. In coal mines, Intrinsically Safe (IS) cameras are required in hazardous areas. These can be connected to NLT’s US Digital Network via Wi-Fi, or with a direct connection.
On-site security is enhanced using Access Readers and turnstiles or boom gates. The NLT Digital Network enables both technologies, supplying all related components and enabling a secure site where all personnel and vehicle movements are controlled and monitored.
Voice communications are critical for improving safety while maximising productivity in a coal mine. The ability to converse in real time with an individual, group, or all personnel simultaneously ensures everyone is working optimally. NLT’s Intrinsically Safe (IS) VoIP Phone, the Ranger, is purpose built for the arduous environment of an underground coal mine.
Text & Messaging
A major advantage of the NLT Digital Network is the ability to send short messages to personnel using our Reverse Tracking Messenger (RTM) cap lamps. Though typically generated on NLT’s Digital Mine Software by an operator, messages can also be automatically generated via third-party software. The message is transmitted over the Wi-Fi network and received by the relevant person, group, or all personnel members.
Your transition to a more connected mine demands the speed, reliability and functionality of an NLT Digital data backbone. We offer the high-speed (1 GB) fibre, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity demanded by leading applications including voice, data, and video communications.
Our open-standards design philosophy safeguards your investment while adding maximum compatibility with third-party applications. Our fit-for-purpose, IP67 rated networks are designed to evolve and grow in tandem with your business. Experience the difference NLT Data Networks make.
Automation & Telemetry
The NLT Digital Network provides a reliable and robust data highway that enables both simple telemetry and complex automation of equipment. Monitoring and controlling electrical equipment, like fans and pumps, results in considerable cost savings and improved efficiencies. Similarly, automating equipment saves time, improves safety, and enhances productivity.
Cap Lamps & Lighting
Since 1984, NLT Cap Lamp Systems have been crafted for maximum durability and comfort, while offering the superior light pattern and focused spot you’ve come to expect from NLT cap lamps.
NLT supplies a range of industrial standard, high quality LED lighting solutions for both surface and underground applications. These long-life LED lights yield considerable financial and environmental savings, no matter what the application.
Northern Light Technologies (NLT) provide a wide range of professional expertise and capabilities that cover system design, commission and installation, training, project management, and aftersales service.
We understand that our success is dependent on our performance. Keeping our solutions fully operational, 24/7 to provide our customers with peace of mind and confidence in their investment is our number one priority.
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Tracking & Proximity
NLT’s Tracking Solution provides a reliable, detailed, and flexible approach to tracking personnel, vehicles, and assets throughout your mine.
Our partner, Matrix, provides a reliable, highly accurate (sub 0.5m) proximity detection system suitable for large vehicles. It detects both personnel and other vehicles in close proximity using unique software to triangulate the accurate positioning of a miner around a vehicle.