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Taking proximity detection to new heights

August 2019 News

Proximity detection systems (PDS) specialist, Booyco Electronics is once again raising the bar for safety, quality and local content in the mining sector, through a technology collaboration with fellow South African supplier Mernok Elektronik and Selectronic.

Anton Lourens.
Anton Lourens.

Anton Lourens, managing director of Booyco Electronics, says the companies are cooperating to bring the substantial advantages of new generation technology to the PDS market. Significantly, Booyco Electronics pioneered the use of PDS in South Africa and today has around 5000 of its PDS units in the field. These have delivered over a million hours of service to date. “The experience we have gathered in the field with our existing technology has informed the direction of more recent technology, and this collaboration agreement allows quicker development and rollout of technology,” adds Lourens.

According to Mernok Elektronik founder and managing director Schalk Janse van Rensburg, his company’s strength lies in its in-house design and engineering capability. “This expertise, which we have been developing for over ten years, drives our research and development efforts,” he says. “The result is a world class product range developed for the specific needs of the South African mining sector.”

With its extensive branch footprint developed over the past 13 years, Booyco Electronics will ensure that the new generation technology is within reach of customers and is constantly supported. The company’s strategically located service facilities are manned by trained field technicians, capable of both installing and supporting hi-tech equipment.

“Our proven levels of field support will ensure that the technology benefits of the latest PDS design are translated into bottom-line and safety benefits for our mining customers,” says Lourens. He also highlights that regulatory compliance has been an important factor in driving the application of PDS in mining. All products are therefore certified in terms of Department of Mineral Resources requirements.

For more information contact Anton Lourens, Booyco Electronics, 086 126 6926, anton@booyco-electronics.co.za, www.booyco-electronics.co.za





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