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Proximity detection

On January 13, 2015, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a federal rule requiring all continuous miner systems to use proximity detection systems.

Proximity detection systems help train personnel to avoid danger zones while working around large machines, such as continuous miners and mobile haulage equipment. These systems detect workers in low visibility and obscured operator line-of-sight locations and can be used on a wide variety of equipment.


  • Designed for all mobile equipment; including mobile haulage, continuous miners and other industrial equipment
  • Allows zones with wide or narrow linear shapes and sharp angles that can expand and contract based on a vehicle’s speed and direction

SmartZone proximity detection

  • Recognizes and monitors personnel movement around equipment
  • Compatible with all Joy room and pillar products