James Fisher Prolec, a world-leader in innovative machine productivity and safety systems, has announced the launch of PMX – a ground-breaking site safety solution for plant equipment. The system enables hazard mitigation to be delivered across a wide range of construction applications, addressing industry challenges associated with hazard strikes and conducting operations in close proximity to the passing public.
Through the innovative combination of two well-established technologies, excavator hazard mitigation and global geolocation systems, PMX automatically prevents plant equipment from striking predefined hazards, creating virtual barriers and ceilings with pin-point accuracy. By minimising operator input, accelerating set-up time and limiting repositioning time, PMX offers transformative benefits in site safety, productivity and cost reduction.
JF Prolec’s cutting-edge PMX solution is ideally suited for a range of high risk sectors, including rail, highways, and civil construction. PMX is the first system of its kind to receive accreditation from Network Rail for Any Line Open (ALO) projects and impressed when demonstrated with Story Rail.
For highways, PMX has already generated significant industry interest, having been demonstrated on the central reservations of the M1 and M6 smart motorway projects with a number of leading contractors. The solution has been nominated for a Highways England Blue Star Innovation Award.
The full potential of PMX is realised by the responsibility shift it introduces. The system empowers site managers to establish hazards before operators start work; letting those who know the site best, protect the site first. These hazard maps only need to be established once and can be accessed by any PMX enhanced excavator, allowing operators to move freely within safe working zones without the need to repeatedly re-enter hazard locations. This results in machine efficiency increases of up to 30% when compared with alternative solutions.
“PMX is a significant technological step towards our vision of creating one connected site. It marks the transition from a machine-centric industry standard to a site-wide solution of enhanced safety and productivity; from a hardware-orientated past to a data-driven future."
Reducing costs while transforming site efficiency and productivity, PMX combines single machine-based safety systems and site-wide fleet control into one robust and reliable solution, safeguarding operators, assets, and the public.