GE today highlighted products and services from across its three business units—Digital Energy, Industrial Solutions and Power Conversion—that help mining customers minimize downtime and better manage their electricity needs. GE’s mining products, featured at MINExpo 2012, deliver enhanced power and productivity and are part of the GE Mining business’ broader offering, which was announced earlier this week and brings together the best technologies, people and resources from across GE to help mining customers tackle their toughest challenges.
As the global mining industry expands to deeper, more remote and extreme locations, mine operators are under increasing pressure to find and utilize electrical power more safely, efficiently and reliably. GE is fulfilling this need by offering mining customers innovative solutions that allow them to reliably transmit electricity from the generation source, safely distribute electricity to users and ingeniously convert electricity into motion.
GE’s Digital Energy business, for example, is working with mining customers to deploy network communication solutions that can withstand the harshest environments. Whether it is the monitoring of gas levels, controlling ventilation fans or providing live video, Digital Energy’s industrially hardened Multilink™ switches manage the Ethernet LAN throughout a mine. In addition, the business’ MDS™ line wireless communication devices allow secure and cost-effective data acquisition from remote sensors, meters, alarms and relays throughout a mine.
“No matter where our customers are located—from the peaks of the Andes Mountains to the arctic tundra of the Canadian North—a robust communication system is mission critical to mine safety and operation,” said Tom Mueller, industrial communications product line leader for Digital Energy. “Through offering a versatile portfolio of communications solutions tailored to the harsh environments of mining, we are able to help our mining customers around the world maximize safety and uptime and optimize production.”
Read the press release here.