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Booyco spreads its wings into South America

August 2021 News

South African proximity detection system (PDS) specialist, Booyco Electronics, has extended its global reach with a recent contract to supply a surface gold mine in Chile.

According to Anton Lourens, CEO of Booyco Electronics, over 50 Booyco CXS systems have been installed on vehicles and other machinery at the mine. Installations followed a demanding testing phase, which confirmed the customer’s trust in the technology. The project was carried out in collaboration with Booyco Electronics’ distributor in the region, Insucam.

“South America is a key focus in our drive to open markets abroad, so we are excited about the take-up of our latest CXS offering in that region,” says Lourens. “Safety on site is always a core concern for mines and we value the opportunity to help them ensure that all their teams get home safely at the end of every day.”

Carlos Pinto Reyes, business development and new technologies manager at Insucam, says the customer analysed several systems in the market, finding that the Booyco CXS gave them the greatest reliability.

“After installation, every operator on the mine is now aware of the exact location of machines and their distance away,” adds Pinto Reyes. “They are quickly alerted to any possibility of collision as the system tracks the trajectory, speed and position of each machine. Operators also appreciate how intuitive the system is, while not overwhelming them with persistent alarms.”

He highlights that the Booyco Electronics CXS uses direct GPS signals from three constellations of satellites to determine spatial positions, so it is not reliant on the GPRS coverage used by mobile phones. This is an important advantage for mines located in remote areas without a reliable GPRS signal.

Lourens emphasis that the success of Booyco Electronics is based on its high level of support wherever its products are installed, through which it builds long-term relationships. “We therefore partner with credible companies like Insucam, with the requisite technical skills, resources and footprint to ensure the optimal performance of our PDS products,” he concludes.




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