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Mobile Wireless Router

Siemens has expanded its cellular router portfolio by adding the Ruggedcom RM1224 as an entry level device. With its 4G LTE worldwide connectivity and automatic fallback to 3G UMTS or EVDO cellular networks, it is ideally suited for providing data communication to and from remote locations. Thanks to its high bandwidths and performance capabilities, the mobile wireless router can be deployed in a diverse range of applications: from the integration of remote substations and feeder devices to rail wayside applications and mobile Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), as well as remote video surveillance.

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Drone Detection App

DeTect recently released the free public version of the DroneWatcher app that turns smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system into detectors for unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.

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Hilliard Unveils New Braking System

At MINExpo 2016, The Hilliard Corp. will unveil new braking systems that use caliper brakes that it has developed, tested and certified. For more than 30 years, the company has been supplying braking systems for draglines, electric shovels, conveyors, mine hoists and mills. The new systems, according to Rick Kallenborn, regional sales manager for Hilliard, will replace existing systems with a more standardized product that is more user-friendly and will allow miners to reduce their parts inventories.

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Fletcher Offers Dry Scrubber to Improve Operator Environment

J.H. Fletcher & Co. recently released a new product to improve the roof bolter operator environment. The machine, known as a dry scrubber, is supported by field testing, and backed by a long history in dust suppression. The dry scrubber is permissible and has the ability to operate in a variety of applications, making it a complement to the Fletcher roof bolting product line.

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Hybrid Motor Exceeds Premium Efficiency Performance

Baldor Electric Co. recently announced the latest motor technology: achieving efficiency performance two to four efficiency bands above NEMA Premium efficient levels (IE3) by using a hybrid motor design. Using advanced technology, which combines the starting attributes of an induction cage with permanent magnets, the new RPM XE platform can provide substantial energy savings and performance for most centrifugal load applications.

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