The prestigious undertaking began this year in February and is carried out by nine partners from Germany, Finland, Norway, Spain, Israel and Poland (EMAG is the only Polish partner in this group). "The ValueSec is to develop a decision support tool on security," explains Andrzej Bialas,
The Institute of Innovative Techniques (EMAG) is a research and development (R&D) organisation, which conducts research, scientific and development works, and possesses expertise within electrical engineering, automation, communications, IT, sustainable consumption of fuels and energy, and environmental protection. The company is a leader in many market segments, including safety systems and monitoring of natural hazards, and apparatus and systems for automation and control of coal-quality parameters.
Most of the R&D works conducted by EMAG are a result of analyses of the current needs of industry. The prototypes developed during this process are commercialised mostly by the sale of know-how as well as manufacturing and servicing licenses.
Automation and safety systems for the mining industry
EMAG Institute’s complete product offering contains over 90 items, most of which are designed for underground hard coal mines, copper ore mines and salt mines, as well as for IT infrastructure development and energy management.
Additionally, EMAG offers IT systems, energy audits of buildings and medical apparatus. Our offering is completed with the services of the testing and certification centre, short-line production of apparatus and devices, specialised analyses, services, training, and our own science-technical magazine and monographs.
Electrical equipment for underground mines
EMAG provides acceptance and design testing of electrical equipment to be used underground in mines. This includes accreditation certificates and notification. We offer a range of measuring systems and sensors to control gas, fire and seismic hazards.
Underground monitoring systems
The SMP-NT/A monitoring system from EMAG provides information about methane and fire hazards in underground workings, with an automatic electric energy switching-off feature at areas under explosive conditions. The system collects and records data about ventilation processes.
In addition, EMAG offers the following monitoring systems:
- The ARES-5/E system provides complex assessment of rock-burst hazards within long wall areas and is adopted to be used in potentially explosive areas
- The ARP 2000/E monitoring system is designed to monitor vibration and movement of ground and buildings for tremor hazardous areas
- The PASAT M system provides assessment of rock-burst hazards in mines; the apparatus enables seismic signals measurement and transmission of digital converted data
- The MAKS-DBC system provides wireless control of new-generation mining machines with remote monitoring of the machine operations and voiced communication between operators
Mine plant video-monitoring system
The KTC-1 system is designed for video-monitoring of industrial objects, especially for methane and coal-dust explosion-hazardous mine plants. The system’s features include a picture preview controlled from several camcorders, high-picture quality in low-light conditions, and remote settings.
Mine data transmission system
The ARAMIS M/E system is designed for recording and studying of micro-seismic events as well as location of tremors and their energy evaluation, and provides intrinsically safe, digital data transmission.
Control systems and devices, sensors and valves
EMAG offers the following:
- NaP chain stretch system for armoured face conveyors (AFC)
- SUK control system for heading machines
- Control devices, including signal concentrators, designed for operation under rugged conditions
- Sensors, valves, hydraulic and pneumatic distributors
Transportation automation systems for mine belt conveyors
ZKL1 transportation automation systems control belt conveyers with straight and branched paths of haulage, through visualization of the system operation’s condition.
Machine drive energy-saving monitoring and control systems
EMAG offers energy-saving monitoring and control systems for machine drives:
- KT-6 converters for smooth rational regulation of up to 3,150kW drives supplied with 6kV voltage (fans, pumps and compressors)
- The ZK-6/2 set for compensation of reactive power in 6kV underground power networks
Coal-quality monitoring systems
EMAG offers a range of coal-quality monitoring systems, including the following:
- GAMMA NATURA – a laboratory-technological device for fast and accurate measurement of ash content and moisture, and estimation of calorific value of coal; enables archiving of measurement results and creation of reports on coal quality; can be used and stored in any indoor space
- RODOS – an ash monitor (without isotope – measurement of coal natural gamma radiation) for continuous determination of ash content in hard and brown coal, transported by belt conveyor
- WALKER – fast measurement of ash content in coal at stockyard, in tanks, wagons and trucks (without isotope – measurement of coal natural gamma radiation)
- FOTOPYLOX – immediate evaluation of coal-dust explosion hazard directly at mine workings
- PYLOX – fast determination of non-combustible solids content in dusts, sampled from coal dust-explosion protective areas; measurement of ash and total sulphur content in coal, under laboratory conditions
- ALFA – 05/3E: on-line measurement of ash and moisture content in coal and calculation of calorific value of fine coal transported by belt conveyors
The mining mobile inspection robot (GMRI) was awarded a silver medal at the 110th International Invention Show, 'Concours Lepine', that took place between 28 April and 8 May 2011 in Paris. A prototype of the first in the world mining robot is a result of a development project carried ou
For the second time the Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG was awarded a 'Reliable Company' certificate. The ceremony of presenting the 'Reliable Company' certificates took place on the 17 February 2011 in the Governor's Office of Silesia in Katowice. Aleksandra Gajewska-Przydryg
EMAG has won three diplomas and the International Invention Achievements Award following its attendance at this year's Exhibition of Inventions. At the 107th edition of International Exhibition of Inventions, Gamma Natura was awarded with a gold medal and MAKS DBC was awarded with a Bro
The coal quality analyser, Gamma Natura, won in the 'automation/diagnosis' category at the Product of the Year 2009 competition, organised by the monthly Plant Engineering. The diagnosis and control system for mining machines, MAKS DBC, was ranked third during the same competition, hel
The biggest Chinese institute engaged in mining problems and energy issues has bought EMAG-created mobile seismic apparatus, PASAT M. This is the second implementation of the device abroad. The apparatus was implemented in July 2009 by Moscow's Research Institute for Comprehensive Explo
The Association of Polish Electrical Engineers (SEP) granted a recommendation certificate to EMAG and awarded the company for its activity with a medal of 90-years of activity with SEP. Some EMAG employees and members of the SEP were also awarded. The certificate of recommendation conce
Fully automatic, quick measurement of ash content in coal at storage yard and dumping ground, in tanks and wagons. APPLICATION Quick quality assessment of: – run-of-mine, – preparation products, – screening products, – coal blends, – unknown c