Signals emitted by the GET sensors are transmitted via antennas and processed by an electronic control unit. A tablet in the machine cabin displays the GET’s live status and alerts the operator in the event of a detachment by visual and acoustic warnings.
The system is the product of a five-year development programme and MTG says that it will help reduce damage to crushers and minimise downtime, delivering major cost savings for operators. Because the system is simple, there is no need for additional training to use it.
Being able to stop the excavator quickly when a tool detaches addresses the risk from these hard components ending up in the crusher, which would otherwise cause extensive and costly damage as well as halting processing operations.
MTG says that the system is available for use on excavators weighing 250tonnes or more in Australia, Europe or the US, but will be available in more markets in due course.