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Hard-Line’s Teleop Teleremote Control System allows tele-operation of heavy machinery (e.g., rock breakers, drills, excavators, lhds, wheel loaders, dozers) from a remote control station, allowing the operator to be totally out of the proximity of danger.

Hard-Line RRC (Radio Remote Control) allows operation of heavy machinery (e.g., lhds, excavators, drills, wheel loaders, excavators, dozers, rock breakers) from a distant location.

Hard-Line also provides Mobile Video Equipment such as Farsight™ Portable Video thats provides video for conventional radio remote control systems and Tram Cam Quad which is an excellent on board quad camera system that can be used on any vehicle in a mine, covering all the blind spots an operator experiences.

Teleremote Systems (Teleop)

Hard-Line’s Teleop Teleremote Control System allows tele-operation of heavy machinery (e.g., rock breakers, drills, excavators, lhds, wheel loaders, dozers) from a remote control station, allowing the operator to be totally out of the proximity of danger.

Radio Remote Control

Hard-Line RRC (Radio Remote Control) allows operation of heavy machinery (e.g., lhds, excavators, drills, wheel loaders, excavators, dozers, rock breakers) from a distant location.

Mobile Equipment Video

Farsight™ Portable Video provides video for conventional radio remote control systems. The extended line of sight increases the range allowing heavy machinery to be maneuvered around corners or farther into a draw point. The use of this product heightens the efficiency of the LHD remote cycle and can be adapted to easily transfer between machines. The Farsight Video System consists of a Master Unit, Video Unit, and a Camera Unit.

Production Specifications

Teleremote Control System

Overview

Teleop

“We can Remote Teleop™ Anything”

Hard-Line’s Teleop Teleremote Control System allows tele-operation of heavy machinery (e.g., rock breakers, drills, excavators, lhds, wheel loaders, dozers) from a remote control station, allowing the operator to be totally out of the proximity of danger.

The stand-alone WiFi based infrastructure has the ability to easily expand with a mine’s progression, and the capability of interconnecting mine-wide for eventual surface control. The system saves time, heightens operator safety, improves comfort, and allows a greater percentage of the workforce to operate equipment. Applications for the Teleop;

  • Rock Breakers
  • Drills
  • Load Haul Dump (LHD)
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Excavators
  • Dozers

Features

  • Designed to withstand the underground environment
  • Long distance coverage
  • High quality digital picture
  • Infrastructure can be easily relocated by mine personnel
  • Real-time transfer of data, no delays
  • Radio is adaptable to any machine
  • Allows customization of functions


Radio Remote Control

Overview

Hard-Line RRC (Radio Remote Control) allows operation of heavy machinery (e.g., lhds, excavators, drills, wheel loaders, excavators, dozers, rock breakers) from a distant location.
The radio remote control is designed and produced to achieve superior performance while being exposed to the harsh conditions of underground mining. Bi-directional controls allow not only the control of the machine, but a responsive touch that gives the operator the ultimate level of security and safety.

  • Rock Breakers
  • Drills
  • Load Haul Dump (LHD)
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Excavators
  • Dozers
  • Gates
  • Locomotives

Features

  • Adaptable to all machines (regardless of manufacturer, size, existing control)
  • Compact, modular, and user-friendly
  • Designed for Harsh Environments (Mining)
  • Less down-time equals more production
  • Solid state valve drivers
  • 900MHz spread spectrum radios
  • Proportional hydraulic valves
  • Customizable (Customization of functions)

Specifications

Wireless Medium: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Radio
Opening Frequency Range: 902-928 MHz
Approvals: USA: FCC 15.247, Canada: 2311101331A3 17
Radio Data Rate: Up to 860 Kbps (FCC, CANADA)
Maximum Radio Data Rate: 1.35 Mbps (not FCC approved)
Frequency Resolution: 300 kHz
Frequency Stability: +/- 5kHz
Chipping Rate: Selectable up to 9.457 Mcps
Spread Ratio (min/max): 5:1 / 50:1
Processing Gain (min/max): 11 dB / 17 dB
Output Power: +26.5 dBm / 450 mW
Sensitivity (@ 10-5 bit error rate): -95 dBm@215 Kbps, -87 dBm@860 Kbps
Adjacent Channel Rejection: 23 dBc
Receive/Transmit Turnaround Time: 1 ms
Modulation: BPSK


Mobile Equipment Video

Overview

Farsight™ Portable Video provides video for conventional radio remote control systems. The extended line of sight increases the range allowing heavy machinery to be maneuvered around corners or farther into a draw point. The use of this product heightens the efficiency of the LHD remote cycle and can be adapted to easily transfer between machines. The Farsight Video System consists of a Master Unit, Video Unit, and a Camera Unit.

Features

  • Can be customize to fit any client’s needs
  • A system designed for rough transportation industry standards
  • Extends the range of operation of remote controlled machinery
  • The bucket camera ensures the operator has a full load before backing the LHD out
  • Master unit, video unit, camera unit

i. Farsight

Farsight™ Portable Video provides video for conventional radio remote control systems. The extended line of sight increases the range allowing heavy machinery to be maneuvered around corners or farther into a draw point. The use of this product heightens the efficiency of the LHD remote cycle and can be adapted to easily transfer between machines. The Farsight Video System consists of a Master Unit, Video Unit, and a Camera Unit.
o Mobile equipment
o Attachable Screen
o Portable System
o Stope Inspection


ii. Tramcam

Tram Cam Quad is an excellent on board quad camera system that can be used on any vehicle in a mine, covering all the blind spots an operator experiences. The system can hold up to 4 cameras and show all 4 on the monitor, making driving easier and reducing the risk of collisions. The system is designed to withstand the demanding shock and vibration requirements of on board monitoring. In addition to its high impact rating, Tram Cam Quad is IP68 rated to protect your investment against dust, water and other environmental contaminants. Each kit contains monitor, one camera and 65’ of cable (additional cameras extra).
o Quad Camera
o Single Camera

iii. Low Profile Loader

LP401 Loader
Hard-Line’s LP401 is a remote control operated low profile loader (skid steer) that can be used in a variety of restrictive areas where a normal man-operated machine cannot operate. A safe and easy way to collect or move ore and clean. The machine has been developed following mine requirements and user needs.
Applications include: culvert cleaning, conveyor cleaning, military missions, building defensive berms, push blasted ore, removal of spillage, removal of materials, cleaning slopes after blasting, mucking operations in thinly bedded deposits, pushing ore, and carrying ore.

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