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PDS data evolving beyond original use case
30th June 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The data captured by original equipment manufacturer Booyco Electronics’ proximity detection systems (PDS) not only helps enhance safety at surface mining operations but can also be used to improve... 

The Booyco CXS solution providing a comprehensive and integrated response to Level 7, Level 8 and Level 9 safety levels – as defined by the Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT).
Evolution of PDS Deepens its safety impact on mines
25th May 2023

Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) started out as a valuable mechanism to warn operators and pedestrians of imminent danger, but today they play even more powerful health and safety roles. These... 

Booyco Electronics shares collision avoidance insights in Australia
13th April 2023

Global mining majors are leading from the front in the application of proximity detection systems (PDS) in mine safety strategies, as was clearly demonstrated at the recent Collision Avoidance... 

Locally made, fully automated rock bolter launched for the mining industry
27th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A new fully automatic bolter has been launched by mining services company Buraaq into the South African mining industry for use in underground and opencast operations. The Buraaq SD212i bolter is... 

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Booyco Electronics
24th February 2023

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of proximity detection systems, continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for zero harm in the mining sector. An acknowledged leader in the field, the... 

Minerals Council safety and sustainable development head Sizwe Phakathi
Plan of action devised to prevent further fatalities
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa held a special board meeting last month to devise a four-tiered plan of action aimed at preventing fatalities. The meeting was called in... 

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Reliable Power Transmission
14th October 2022

During the last 12 years, Level 2 BBBEE agricultural and industrial mechanisation equipment supplier AIM has focused on designing state-of –the-art equipment to introduce the latest technology into... 

The take-up of Booyco PDS technology has seen over 6500 sets of mining vehicle equipment installed across
Momentum behind collision prevention on mines
13th October 2022

While Proximity Detection Systems (PDSs) have been around for little more than 15 years, the offerings on the market today are streets ahead of what was first made available; this complexity has to... 

An underground mining operation
Minerals Council says August mine safety regression a red flag
20th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the Minerals Council South Africa says the industry’s safety performance in August, during which eight fatalities were recorded, making it the worst month of the year, is a red flag... 

Anton Lourens, CEO of Booyco Electronics.
Booyco PDS global growth underpinned by collaboration agreements
18th August 2022

While global adoption of Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) – also known as Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) – is likely to accelerate in the near future, it is important to understand that... 

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SANS 1589 Failsafe Emergency Brakes
12th August 2022

Since the early 2010s, industrial equipment manufacturer and supplier AIM Equipment (B-BBEE Level 2) has devoted several resources into the design and development of true SANS 1589-certified brake... 

Booyco PDS global growth underpinned by collaboration agreements
29th July 2022

(Virtual Showroom): While global adoption of Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) – also known as Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) – is likely to accelerate in the near future, it is important to... 

All mining operations must observe strict health and safety regulations to mitigate the risk of collisions between pedestrians and vehicles and between vehicles.
Momentum behind collision prevention on mines
28th July 2022

While Proximity Detection Systems (PDSs) have been around for little more than 15 years, the offerings on the market today are streets ahead of what was first made available; this complexity has to... 

Momentum behind Collision Prevention on mines
5th July 2022

(Virtual Showroom): While Proximity Detection Systems (PDSs) have been around for little more than 15 years, the offerings on the market today are streets ahead of what was first made available;... 

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics
24th June 2022

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying, construction, forestry and materials handling.... 

Booyco Electronics builds capability, skills in SA economy
9th June 2022

(Virtual Showroom): Driven by stringent mine safety requirements underpinned by legislation, South Africa is a global front-runner in proximity detection systems (PDS) with Booyco Electronics as a... 

Companies often believe that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is all about technology, failing to see that it is actually about a new way of working
Mining leader in S Africa’s 4IR transformation
22nd April 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

While the South African mining industry in many aspects is leading the country’s Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the manufacturing sector is not as quick to adopt to new ways of working and the... 

Prioritise the people aspect in PDS installation – Booyco
7th March 2022

(Showroom): As the implementation of proximity detection systems (PDS) takes centre stage at surface mining operations ahead of the yet-to-be-announced compliance deadline, leading PDS and CPS... 

Anton Lourens, CEO of Booyco Electronics
The key role of training to drive automation in Africa
28th January 2022

While South Africa’s mining sector is still unsure of exactly what future safety legislation will require in terms of proximity detection systems (PDS) or collision prevention systems (CPS), there... 

Booyco stays at the leading edge of PDS technology
17th January 2022

As one of the earliest pioneers in proximity detection systems (PDS) and collision prevention system (CPS), Booyco Electronics has been pushing out the technology envelope for 15 years in the... 

South Africa at forefront of PDS and CPS technology evolution
22nd November 2021

Proximity detection systems (PDS) or Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) have come a long way in the  last decade, with South Africa‑based Booyco Electronics at the centre of key technological... 

Booyco Electronics extends footprint with strategic collaborations
30th September 2021

South Africa-based proximity detection specialist Booyco Electronics is broadening its global reach through collaboration agreements with selected technology integrators. Solutions from Booyco... 

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Battery Electric
3rd September 2021

Underground railway control systems manufacturer Battery Electric is a proudly South African company with a focus on the design and development of microprocessor-controlled underground mine... 

Assess risk, plan ahead before deciding on PDS
21st April 2021

As mines work to improve the safety of their trackless operations, the starting point remains a detailed risk assessment that will guide the correct selection of technology and proximity detection... 

Wireless tech enhances comms, safety
26th March 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

In addition to real-time communication and monitoring, wireless technology can improve and enhance the safety of mining operations by integrating with several solutions, such as proximity detection... 

Although Ya Batho does have on-the-shelf products, the company insists on conducting a site visit and signal propagation testing
Custom wireless required for mining
12th March 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Wireless communication technologies cannot be adopted from other industries and forced to function in an underground mining environment, states mining technology company Ya Batho. “Technology from... 

Booyco ready for global leap in mining vehicle safety
9th February 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Responsible mining companies the world over are moving steadily towards safety Level 9, and Booyco Electronics is at the forefront of fit-for-purpose proximity detection and collision avoidance... 

Booyco expands PDS footprint to Namibian mine
7th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Proximity detection leader Booyco Electronics is equipping 19 mechanised mining machines with its latest Booyco CXS proximity detection solution to enhance safety during the development phase of... 

Anglo American invests at Aquila
23rd November 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Anglo American will invest more than A$240-million at its Aquila metallurgical coal project, in Queensland, to extend the mine life of the existing Capcoal underground operations... 

Level 9 compliance dictates that trackless mining machinery in certain environments be able to slow down and stop when detecting a potential threat
Covid-19 must not derail Level 9 compliance
6th November 2020

Efforts to advance safety in the mining sector through improved collision avoidance standards have been severely hampered by the Covid-19 lockdown, says electronics manufacturer Booyco Electronics... 

Booyco field service geared up for collaboration
6th July 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Booyco Electronics’ partnership approach to its field service offering ensures that mines can manage the growing complexity of proximity detection systems. “The increased outsourcing of non-core... 

Booyco boosts in-house engineering team
17th June 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Investing heavily in expertise by actively growing its engineering department will ensure that Booyco Electronics, as the local pioneer of proximity detection systems, remains ahead of the pack. At... 

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PDS provider ready to implement Level 9 systems
22nd May 2020 By: Nadine James

South African-based equipment supplier Booyco Electronics is well advanced in testing its proximity detection systems (PDS) to comply with Level 9 safety standards – despite the fact that, while... 

Aspasa advises on preparing stockpiles for rapid post-lockdown deliveries
Aspasa advises on preparing stockpiles for rapid post-lockdown deliveries
6th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

Surface mining industry association Aspasa has advised its members to use the time between the reopening of surface mines and the delivery of products wisely, by preparing smart stockpiles,... 

Mining shifts focus to technology, automation
1st May 2020

Technology implemented alongside the correct logistics and strategy, makes a difference to age-old industries, automation company SICK Automation noted in a press release in February. As the mining... 

Mines that decide to buy machinery on auction are those that have strong maintenance teams that can undertake on-site rebuilds
Consider compliance when buying second-hand TMMs
24th April 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining companies buying second-hand trackless mobile machines (TMMs) on auction need to ensure that only proximity detection systems (PDSes) from suppliers that have been approved by the... 

Quick installation brings mine up to speed with PDS REGS
8th April 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Taking advantage of the mining industry slowdown over the Christmas period, Booyco Electronics equipped another South African platinum mine with its latest Level-9 Ready PDS system. According to... 

The State is responsible for the environmental- and other closure- related liabilities for ownerless mines
Defunct mines prompt government to address mine closure
31st January 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Of the numerous mines in South Africa that have closed down, those which are now ownerless have become the responsibility of the State. This means that the State is responsible for the... 

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics
24th January 2020

Understanding evolving customer needs as well as the legislative compliance requirements of differing sectors ideally positions Booyco Electronics to offer application-specific and safety-related... 

ANTON LOURENS As the 2020 deadline approaches, many late adopters are going to rush to be made compliant
Imminent surge in demand for PDS anticipated
29th November 2019 By: Darren Parker

Mine safety equipment supplier Booyco Electronics CEO Anton Lourens is anticipating a surge in demand for proximity detection systems (PDS) next year. In 2017, the Department of Mineral Resources,... 

Using proximity detection technology in mining safety training
Using proximity detection technology in mining safety training
23rd October 2019

While underground mines are unquestionably safer than they once were, accidents and injuries associated with mobile machinery remain a primary concern. 

Procuring equipment from an Aspasa associate member will ensure compliance with the Mining Health and Safety Act of 1996, as well as the Consumer Protection Act of 2009
Importance of supplier engagement emphasised
21st June 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Surface mining association Aspasa is encouraging suppliers, service providers and contractors, such as those in the materials handling and logistics sector, to become associate members of the... 

Surface miners seek full engagement of suppliers
6th May 2019

Surface mining association, Aspasa, has called on suppliers of the industry and those who make use of its products to become more involved and assist in the shaping of the industry to meet future... 



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