Real-Time Tracking Keeps Mine Workers A Bit Safer

Nanotron Technologies GmbH and Marco GmbH are working together to improve both safety and productivity in longwall face operations in the mining industry. Marco has integrated Nanotron’s proximity detection and positioning functions into its Longwall Face Control solution. Nanotron’s swarm bee, a smart RF sensor module, is integrated into Marco’s longwall controllers, worker tags, remote control units, and excavation units.


The integrated solution makes the location of tagged underground equipment and mining personnel known always. Real-time tracking of mining workers, roof support and excavation units improves worker safety and drives compliance. It also increases longwall operational efficiency, by safely accelerating work sequences and increasing operator flexibility. For more details, visit Marco and Nanotron.

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