Cashman, Seeing Machines Partner for Safety Offerings

Wed November 12, 2014 - West Edition

Cashman Equipment is now a Seeing Machines Limited dealer, responsible for delivery and support of operator fatigue monitoring technology. This technology aligns with the company’s core value of safety, while also enhancing customer productivity and efficiency.

Seeing Machines’ Driver Safety System (DSS) is installed on approximately 4,000 mining trucks at more than 60 mine sites worldwide, including Newmont Gold Corp’s Phoenix mine near Battle Mountain.

This system continuously measures operator eye and eyelid behavior to determine the onset of fatigue and micro sleeps, and delivers real-time detection and alerts. The operator is not required to wear any special equipment. The system has resulted in an average 80 percent reduction in fatigue and distraction events.

Seeing Machines systems will be marketed and supported by Cashman’s Equipment Solutions department for mining applications through its MineStar Support group, and for quarry and construction applications through its SITECH Nevada group.

In 2013, Caterpillar Global Mining entered into an alliance agreement with Seeing Machines Limited, headquartered in Canberra, Australia, to deliver and support operator fatigue monitoring technology through Cat dealers.