Matrix and Monitech Form Africa Partnership
Matrix Design Group, LLC has formed a partnership with Brentwood Electronics T/A Monitech for distribution and integration of the Matrix product line, including proximity detection systems, to mines and other industrial operations in Africa. The partnership’s initial venture has delivered full section, leading-edge proximity detection solutions to Sasol Mining for some of its underground operations.
“Matrix is proud to team up with Monitech to deliver innovative technologies to the African market. Monitech’s premier technical service teams are highly respected in the African mining industry, and we are excited to be working with them,” said David Clardy, president of Matrix.
“Superior service, safety, integrity and technology are the core of our business at Monitech. Matrix brings new technology solutions to the African mining industry, and together with commitment and local service from Monitech, African mining operators will find the Matrix systems to be the best performing, most reliable and lowest cost to own,” said Jarrod Hassett, president of Monitech.
Of particular interest to African mining operators, the IntelliZone proximity detection system is a state-of-the-art machine-integrated system that will automatically warn personnel if they are in close proximity to mobile machinery or entering an unsafe working area. The system’s advanced control system interfaces with machinery, providing the ability to slow down or stop the machine should personnel or other secondary machinery move into warning or shutdown (red) zones designated around the machine. The system is intended to enhance miners’ awareness of potentially dangerous areas around working machinery and instill safe operating practices.
About Matrix Design Group
Matrix is a designer, developer and marketer of safety and productivity for use in mining and industrial markets. Its innovative, industry-leading systems include proximity detection, communications, tracking, mine atmospheric monitoring, lighting and cameras. Matrix is a subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
Monitech is a specialist provider of safety and monitoring solutions to the mining industry in South Africa, sub-Southern African and across the globe. Monitech products are designed to exceed the most stringent safety and quality standards applicable to mining operations all over the world. Monitech design, manufacture, install and maintain a wide range of mining-related products and systems. Monitech’s mission is to continually improve the safety of mining personnel, from both a health and an engineering perspective.