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SMS Equipment Inc. announces collaboration with Wabtec

The Wabtec CAS system uses multiple GPS constellations to provide equipment operators with visual situational awareness of all the traffic 360 degrees around them.

June 15, 2021  by CM Staff

ACHESON — SMS Equipment Inc., a provider of mining industry solutions, will collaborate with Wabtec to supply and support the Wabtec Collision Awareness System (CAS) for Canadian mining companies. SMS Equipment has infrastructure and support capabilities within all major mining areas across Canada and is trying to promote improving safety within the industry.

With experience in supporting mining technology, “SMS Equipment is excited to collaborate with Wabtec to bring their industry-leading CAS solution to our current and prospective network across Canada,” said Mike Brown, EVP, Technology & Innovation.

The Wabtec CAS system uses multiple GPS constellations to provide equipment operators with visual situational awareness of all the traffic 360 degrees around them and warning alarms of potential interactions with other vehicles. In addition, Wabtec CAS includes features unique in the industry such as redundant receivers and antenna and continuous self-tests to increase the system’s reliability and inform the operator immediately should a component failure occur.

“Our collaboration with SMS Equipment allows us to better serve the mining industry by enabling Operations to work with leading edge of innovation via advanced technologies to keep job site running safely, efficiently and productively,” said Doug Hanson, GM & Vice President, Wabtec Digital Mine. “We are helping Mine Operators realize the value of safety, operational control and business productivity by collaborating with a strategic solutions provider within the heavy equipment industry.”

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