The MTGA S60 boom gate skid is a mobile traffic control solution designed to support approximately 30 – 60 Watts of continuous power draw with an effective redundancy of up to 6 days on batteries alone. There are four 120Ah deep cycle AGM batteries providing 12V and 24V. These twelve metre boom length skids are designed to handle the harsh mining environment and are generally maintenance free. Our clients typically utilise this skid for traffic control for heavy vehicles into the autonomous zone of the mine.
This solution utilises one high-efficiency 435-Watt solar panel that is rotatable to any orientation so the skid can also be deployed in any orientation and still receive optimal sun light, and one Siemens S60 boom gate which can be remotely triggered by a vehicle mounted switch or hand held fob. The S60 boom gate trailer features a sealed waterproof battery box that houses the batteries and control panel. The S60 boom gate solution is a rugged boom gate with proven results outdoor, commonly used on railway lines, they are proven to last in any situation.
Weighing approximately 1300kg this skid can withstand winds of 80 -115 km/h. The enclosure is mild steel powder coated with the dimensions 600 x 600 x 300mm.
The basic operation of the boom gate is designed to operate with a radio receiver so that it can be signalled by an approaching vehicle. An ultrasonic sensor detects the passing vehicle underneath the boom and holds it up until the vehicle has passed. The ultrasonic sensor will stop the boom gate from closing on a vehicle if it senses one by restarting a timer controlling close time. This allows for a safe operation of the boom gate ensuring it will not close on vehicles. The user can also manually signal the boom gate to come down by a second press of the gate button.