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PBE’s passive devices perform a variety of functions within a leaky feeder communications system and do not require power to accomplish their intended purpose. These devices are compatible with both very high frequency (VHF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) systems. The types of passive devices that PBE offers includes: Power Couplers, Single Branch Units, Dual Branch Units, Termination Boxes, Splice Boxes / Joiner Boxes, Antenna Couplers, Isolation Barriers, and Lightning Arrestors. For more info, contact your nearest PBE office or Distributor location: Contact PBE

PBE Passive Devices

The BDA-3 Bidirectional Line Amplifier is part of PBE’s radiating cable system which provides a reliable, simple to use underground data acquisition and communication system.

BDA-3

The Model 3700 Anemometer is used to monitor air flow, exhaust stack flow, and ventilation. The transmitter uses a heated mass flow sensor which allows for accurate velocity measurements at various flow rates and temperatures. Remote monitoring is also available through PBE Vantage. For more info, send your request to contact@pbegrp.com

Model 3700 Anemometer

The IPT-TAG is a personnel tracking tag and alert system which is connected in-line with a cap lamp’s cable. The tag is compatible with PBE’s Proximity Alert System (PAS) and uses RFID, GPS, Electromagnetics, and Radar (model dependent) to supply proximity information for the system. It offers personnel with audible and visual alerts when the tag is nearing PAS equipment. For more info, send your request to contact@pbegrp.com.

Personnel Tracking Tag and Alert System

Two versions of the EM Sensors are available, both compatible with any of PBE’s PAS systems. For more info, please send requests to contact@pbegrp.com.

PBE Em Sensors

PBE is proud to announce that the PT-TAG is MSHA approved! The tag has a long battery life, which exceeds 22 hours under the worst case scenarios and can be extended much longer under better conditions. The PT-TAG is currently set up to work in 868 or 915 MHz, but only the 915 MHz version is MSHA approved. Currently, there are thousands of PT-TAGs in use around the world, mostly in South Africa and Canada.

PBE PT-TAG is MSHA Approved

The Model PAS-O is a Proximity Alert System (PAS) compatible tracking tag for obstacles. It utilizes the same technologies as the PAS system including EM, GPS, RFID, and/or Radar. The PAS-O has a magnetic mount and steel rope safety lanyard for quick and easy installation. The tag is powered by a rechargeable 3.7V Li-ion polymer battery. There is a USB charging port on the side of the PAS-O. Charging time for the tag is < 8 hours. Contact your PBE office or distributor today for more info: http://pbegrp.com/contact

PAS-O Proximity Alert System for Obstacles

The Model 3251, Battery Operated Wireless CO Monitor, is a gas monitor capable of measuring ambient CO gas concentrations. The calibration procedure is a simple two-step process. 100% air is applied first, followed by a known concentration of calibration gas (PBE recommends 25 ppm gas). After the display has settled, press the (+) and (-) buttons until the value matches the rated value of the concentration gas. The Model 3251 is now calibrated and monitoring gas levels.

Model 3251 Wireless CO Monitor

PBE’s passive devices perform a variety of functions within a radiating cable communications system and do not require power to accomplish their intended purpose. These passive devices are compatible with both very high frequency (VHF) and ultra high frequency (UHF) systems.

PBE Passive Devices

PBE's complete collision avoidance system accounts for nearly every potential hazardous circumstance. All of the rugged components are designed to work seamlessly together offering the ultimate in safety and productivity. Contact PBE for more details: http://pbegrp.com/contact

Collision Avoidance System

A ruggedized version, the PAS-ZR is also available with the same functionality as the PAS-Z. All PAS-Z solutions have extensive reporting capabilities to allow identification of safety issues and processes in addition to replaying of events.

PAS-ZR Suction Cups Forklift

PBE’s Proximity Alert System (PAS) is designed to enhance workplace safety by reducing risk of collision through asset and personnel detection and warning. The EM Sensor, PAS-400P(N), is compatible with any of PBE’s PAS systems and can be used in any industry.

PBE PAS 400P(N) EM Sensor

The PBE Group was among 12 companies chosen to benefit from the Domestic Markets Expansion Program, which helps Virginia companies expand their businesses. For more info: https://www.genedge.org/newsroom/press-release-archives/the-pbe-group-selected-for-domestic-markets-expansion-program

PBE Group Genedge

G'day from Melbourne, Australia! PBE is attending IMARC: International Mining and Resources Conference, November 7-10, 2016! Please stop by booth# D6 today to see demos on Gas Monitoring, Responsible Ventilation and Proximity Detection/Collision Avoidance. http://imarcmelbourne.com/

PBE IMARC 2016

PBE is excited to work with its new distributor, TOO Mine Radio Systems — Group, located in Kazakhstan. TOO Mine Radio Systems is an energetic, reliable and professional company, and PBE looks forward to provide solutions within the growing Kazakhstan market. For more info, please contact: http://pbegrp.com/contact/cis

PBE will be attending Australia's IMARC event where mining leaders, policy makers, financiers, technical experts, innovators and educators are all brought together at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, November 7-10. Please come by and say hello at booth #D6. For more info: http://imarcmelbourne.com/

IMARC 2016

PBE’s Proximity Tracking Tag Charging Station (Model PT-TAG-CS) is a multi-bay charging station for the Model PT-TAG, which utilizes inductive charging to wirelessly charge multiple PT-TAGs simultaneously. Two versions of charging stations are available including the Model PT-TAG-CS-10 (10-bay option) and the Model PT-TAG-CS-25 (25-bay option). For more info, contact your nearest PBE Office or Distributor location.

Proximity Tracking Tag Multi-bay Charging Station

The Battery Operated Wireless Carbon Monoxide Monitor, Model 3251, is designed to work with PBE Vantage to continually report the concentration of measurable gases. It will be connected to PBE’s wireless communications system backbone. For more info: Environmental Monitoring

Model 3251 Carbon Monoxide Monitor

PBE Vantage is PBE’s mine wide control and monitoring software solution, allowing a single point of access to all of PBE’s safety and productivity systems. 

PBE Vantage Control and Monitoring

PBE has must-see, interactive equipment demos on PBE Vantage: Monitoring and Control, Proximity Alert Systems, and Responsible Ventilation. Visit Booth #3325 in the North Hall at MINExpo today and tomorrow to learn more!

PBE Interactive Demo

Visit PBE at booth #3325 during MINExpo 2016: September 26-28. Let us show you what's possible in Monitoring and Control, Communications, Collision Avoidance, Asset Tracking, and Personnel Tracking.

PBE Booth

The Centrian System provides high speed data, remote control, and voice communications over standard radiating cable (leaky feeder). Allowing for existing cable infrastructure to be easily upgraded. Access points on the replacement amplifiers allows for any IP device to be connected such as Wi-Fi hotspots, live video feeds or LAN/WAN extensions underground.

Centrian System

The PT-TAG is a PAS/Collision Avoidance and tracking tag which utilizes multiple technologies: RFID, Electromagnetics, GPS, and RADAR. The PT-TAG comes with your choice of 10 bay or 25 bay charging station. For more info: http://pbegrp.com/contact

PT-TAG Charging Stations

PBE will be attending MINExpo International at the Las Vegas Convention Center located in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 26-28. Please come by and say hello at booth #3325. For more info: http://www.minexpo.com

PBE Minexpo 2016

The PAS-ZR has a versatile mount that can be installed in any vehicle for any industry.

PAS-ZR Versatile

PBE's Proximity Alert Systems manage vehicle interactions for all industries and provide reliable information on direction and distance by utilizing multiple technologies including RFID, GPS, Electromagnetics and Bi-directional Radar.

Proximity Alert Systems For All Industries

PBE held its Annual Sales and Engineering Conference at its USA headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The attendees represented the various PBE global locations. The conference presented various topics including sales training, technical workshops, future product development, and market trends.

PBE Annual Sales Conference

The PBE Group, founded over 45 years ago, is a global heavy industries technology company, unique in the vertical integration of its engineered solutions. Serving multiple markets including, amongst others, mining, tunneling and construction, PBE is unparalleled in its range of internally designed and manufactured safety, communications and productivity systems.

The PBE Group Ad

The Centrian Solution provides high speed internet services between surface and underground using CMTS Technology. The system’s infrastructure combines leaky feeder, ethernet, and coaxial cable. Voice and data communications are provided through leaky feeder (VHF). Wireless Wi-Fi ‘hot spots’ may be added to the system through the Model CCU (CMTS Client Unit). http://pbegrp.com/temporary-solutions/voice-communications

PBE Centrian Solution

PBE Vantage is the cutting edge software dashboard in one application for real-time fixed and mobile asset tracking, communications and reporting. Its real-time location dispatch allows you to know who, what, when and where at all times. For more info, contact a sales rep near you! http://pbegrp.com/contact 

PBE Vantage Software

PBE’s PAS-Z provides the driver with greater situational awareness which leads to increased safety and comfort. Check out the features on the PAS-Z display! 

PAS-Z Diagram

PBE’s Proximity Tracking Tag (Model PT-TAG) is a tracking tag which utilizes multiple technologies. The Model PT-TAG can work with PBE’s Tracking System, PBE Vantage, and PAS (Proximity Alert System).

PBE Tracking Tag

PAS (Proximity Alert System) uses the most accurate of the combined technologies, dependent on vehicle type, application or requirement. Every event is recorded and can be replayed in real time or through reports. These reports can identify safety issues and help in training to increase safety before an accident happens.

PAS Report

Hello from Timmins, Ontario, Canada! PBE is attending The BIG Event, Canadian Mining Expo, June 1-2, 2016! Please stop by booth# R2-01 today to see demos on Gas Monitoring, Responsible Ventilation and Proximity Detection/Collision Avoidance. https://canadianminingexpo.com/

PBE at Canadian Mining Expo

Much more than a proximity alert system, the PAS-ZR (Zonal Rugged) has reporting capabilities for increasing safety and nearly endless configurations for multiple vehicle types in all industries.

PAS-ZR

Electricity is generally the single largest cost to an underground mine with the auxiliary ventilation system usually being a mine’s single greatest user of electricity (30% - 50%). Using PBE’s Responsible Ventilation management system, fans can be controlled by personnel tracking and environmental monitoring, in addition to scheduled events and manual controls. The cost of these safety systems can be paid for by the saving in electricity, hence potentially no capital outlay. Additionally, the system reduces the carbon foot print which has an environmental as well as a social impact.

PBE Cost Breakdown

PBE's Model UIO can be used for numerous applications requiring a general Input / Output device. The UIO can be used to turn on fans by using its digital output(s) and an external Form–C relay (with the appropriate current and voltage ratings for the fan).

PBE Model UIO

At CIM in Vancouver, PBE focuses on Responsible Ventilation, Proximity Detection / Collision Avoidance, and Asset Tracking. Stop by booth #446 today to learn more or visit www.pbegrp.com!

PBE CIM Vancouver

The World Tunnel Congress, held April 22-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, established a new attendance record with more than 2,300 attendees, according to conference organizers. The event – themed “Uniting the Industry” – also featured a packed exhibition hall and a full slate of technical presentations highlighting projects, technology and trends from around the globe.

The 2016 World Tunnel Congress was the first time in 20 years the event has been held in the United States, when it was held in Washington, D.C. The last time it was held in North America was 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The event was organized by the Underground Construction Association of SME in conjunction with the International Tunneling Association.

Mark your calendars for the next U.S. tunneling conference, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, June 4-7, 2017.

PBE at WTC
WTC Attendees

PBE will be attending the CIM 2016 Convention: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, May 1-4 in Vancouver, BC. Please come by and say hello at booth #446. For more info: http://convention.cim.org/en/Vancouver/2016/Home.aspx

CIM 2016

PBE will be attending WTC 2016: The World Tunnel Congress, April 25th - 28th, in San Francisco, CA. Please come by and say hello at booth #1406! http://www.wtc2016.us/

PBE World Tunnel Congress

PBE will be attending Expomin 2016: XIV World Mining Exhibition and Congress for Latin America, 25-29 April 2016 in Santiago, Chile. Please come by and say Hola at booth #700-2 – The Virginia Booth in the U.S. Pavilion. http://www.expomin.cl/

PBE Expomin 2016

PBE’s Centrian system provides an integrated communication system for voice and data. The system’s infrastructure utilizes CMTS technology to provide a high speed data pipeline over leaky feeder cable, as well as allowing traditional radio voice signals. PBE’s goal with the Centrian system is to combine the benefits of a continuous voice coverage system, such as a traditional leaky feeder system, with the added benefit of multipoint high speed data connectivity, without the need for additional cabling.

The Centrian System

PBE offers a wide range of gas monitoring systems that are capable of measuring ambient gas concentrations with a variety of features that make them powerful and easy to use. For more info: PBE Environmental Monitoring

PBE Gas Monitoring

In addition to Responsible Ventilation, MineTracker offers real time tracking of personnel, equipment, and material, event playback, reporting, and an electronic tag board. The software is the complete facility safety and productivity system for use with all PBE equipment and has the ability to accommodate most other components outside the offering of PBE.

Responsible Ventilation in MineTracker

The Universal Input/Output device or Model UIO was designed to provide a simple, compact, and cost effective solution for a general purpose I/O instrument. The Model UIO can be used for numerous applications requiring a general Input / Output device. For example, the UIO’s 4-20mA analog input(s) can be used to monitor water tank levels through signals provided by a water level sensor.

Model UIO

PBE’s Model PAS-C is much more than a proximity alert system. PAS-C implements the latest equipment and personnel detection technology utilizing RFID, Electromagnetic (EM) Sensors, and GPS. The system detects light vehicles, heavy vehicles, obstacles and personnel, as well as user defined geofences.

PAS-C System Configuration

PBE’s Model PAS-Zonal (referred to as the PAS-Z) is a cost effective solution which provides the driver with greater situational awareness which leads to increased safety and comfort. For more info: http://pbegrp.com/proximity-alert-system.

PAS-Z

Can you afford to ignore collision avoidance? PBE will be doing a full site demonstration of our Proximity Alert System (PAS). Please join us with our partners, SES Group. Tuesday, 15 March 2016 at SES House in Harworth Park, DN11 8D8. RSVP Required.

PBE Collision Avoidance

The Bidirectional Line Amplifier (BDA-3) is part of PBE’s leaky feeder system which provides a reliable, simple to use underground data acquisition and communication system. Features include: voice and data communications compatibility, local diagnostics, saddle and clamp connections, IP55/NEMA 4X rated enclosure, VHF and UHF. For more info on PBE's communication and data systems, go to: http://pbegrp.com/mining-solutions/communications.

Gen-3 Bidirectional Line Amplifier

Effective immediately all GEN II Bidirectional Line Amplifiers with the Minecom product labels will be replaced by PBE’s Model BDA-4 Bidirectional Line Amplifier. The new BDA-4UT is MSHA approved and provides many advanced features to improve system quality and reduce maintenance requirements. BDA-4 is also compatible with existing PBE systems where GEN II amps have been used previously. If you have any questions, please contact your PBE sales representative. To learn more about the new features of PBE’s BDA-4, visit www.pbegrp.com.

PBE Model BDA-4

PBE is proud to announce Michael Arthur as our Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific. Michael is passionate about making sure that people come home to their families. He has worked in the safety industry for over 16 years and provided companies with advice for their safety requirements with personal protective equipment and gas detection. Join us to celebrate Michael's arrival at The PBE Group and welcome him to our team!

PBE is proud to announce Les Foster as our Senior Sales Engineer for North America. Les comes to PBE with 20 years experience in the tunneling industry. He has worked in project management in all aspects of Heavy Civil Construction and tunnel projects in several countries around the world. Join us to celebrate Les' arrival at The PBE Group and welcome him to our team!

PBE’s CENTRIAN solution is the industry’s first Cable Modem Termination System & “best-in-class” leaky feeder cable, providing an integrated communication solution for voice and high speed data. The CENTRIAN solution has been engineered as the first communications solution that provides high speed internet services between surface and underground using PBE proven leaky feeder cable technology. The sophisticated CENTRIAN solution allows for use of VHF portable radios, Voice over IP handsets, and wireless hot spots, which can be deployed strategically anywhere a leaky feeder cable is installed.

PBE CENTRAIN Solution

PBE offers a Fibre/Ethernet system with communications, tagging & tracking, gas monitoring, CCTV and Telemetry capabilities. For more info, go to: http://pbegrp.com/permanent-solutions/tunnel-infrastructure-technology

Fibre Ethernet System from PBE

The Model 3251 Battery Operated Wireless CO Monitor allows for the wireless measurement of ambient CO gas concentrations. The device is powered by D-Cell batteries for remote operation without the need for wires or heavy lead acid batteries. For more info on Environmental Monitoring, go to: http://pbegrp.com/mining-solutions/environmental-monitoring.

PBE Model 3251 Infographic

Much more than a proximity alert system. PAS-Z has reporting capabilities for increasing safety and nearly endless configurations for multiple vehicle types. The dash mounted device alerts drivers of the presence of personnel, vehicles and obstacles, as well as user defined geofences. For more information, visit http://pbegrp.com/contact for a list of distributors worldwide.

PAS-Z

Much more than a proximity alert system. PAS-C implements the latest equipment and personnel detection technology utilizing RFID, Electromagnetic (EM) Sensors, and GPS. The system detects light vehicles, heavy vehicles, obstacles and personnel, as well as user defined geofences. With PAS-C, equipment operators in all industries can feel more secure even when their vision is partially obscured, in low visibility or low light levels. For more information, visit www.pbegrp.com/contact for a list of distributors worldwide.

PAS-C Online Promo

Dr. Wisam Farjow of The PBE Group received a Certificate of Appreciation from the 3rd Arabian Tunnelling Conference, which was held at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, UAE. At the conference, Dr. Farjow presented novel research on the modeling and characterization of the wireless channels in the confined spaces of mines and tunnels.

Wisam Certificate of appreciation

Wisam Presentation

PBE offers Fibre backbone technologies to enable voice and data to be transported and displayed on its monitoring and control system. These systems are deployed as a combination of different technologies to meet the needs of all the applications and services required during the construction phase. These components include Leaky Feeder Voice and Data networks, Wi-Fi Hotspots and Mesh Networks.

Fibre Ethernet Communications

PBE's Spanish version of the company's website is now available. On the English version, click on the "En Español" button at the top-right corner, or go to: http://lam.pbegrp.com/.

PBE Website in Spanish

PBE’s Leaky Feeder System is a radio system that can provide complete communications coverage for your site, including above ground site linking. The system can also be tailored to specific requirements to provide the best radio coverage and data communications. For more information please go to: http://pbegrp.com/mining-solutions/communications.

PBE Leaky Feeder System Radio Options

PBE is presenting research that was a collaborative effort with the University of Ryerson in Toronto and was recently published in the prestigious ELSEVIER journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling. Dr. Wisam Farjow will be presenting the theoretical results and their validation in practical mining environments and a number of case studies for successful system deployment completed by The PBE Group in the tunnelling systems. Be there: November 23 - 25 at Grand Hyatt. www.atcita.com

Dr Wisam Farjow Arabian Conference

Dr. Wisam Farjow of The PBE Group will present on wireless communication channels in Tunnels. The 3rd Arabian Tunnelling Conference 2015 will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, UAE. PBE is presenting a novel research on the modeling and characterization of the wireless channels in the confined spaces of mines and tunnels. The new model can set the standards in deploying and predicting reliable converges for wireless systems such as Wi-Fi and other wireless protocols. Be there: November 23 - 25 at Grand Hyatt. www.atcita.com.

3rd Arabian Tunneling Conference

PBE offers a wide range of environmental and gas monitoring systems that are capable of measuring carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, methane, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen, diesel particulates and more. Our gas monitors are versatile & can connect on many communication backbones. For more information, please go to: http://pbegrp.com/permanent-solutions/environmental-monitoring.

PBE Environmental and Gas Monitoring

The Leaky Feeder Communications System is compatible with both VHF & UHF. It has an internal battery backup, automatic gain control, internal battery backup, and saddle & clamp connections. Please visit www.pbegrp.com/contact for a list of distributors worldwide, or contact your Sales Representative for a copy of our Tunnelling Solutions Brochure.

PBE Leaky Feeder Communications System

The 31st edition of the International Mining Congress and Exhibit, which takes place from October 7 - 10, 2015 in Acapulco, Mexico, is organized by the Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas, Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México. This convention has been active since 1955 and has become one of the most important meetings in Latin America. Besides a rich technical program, the fair features an exhibition of mining machinery, equipment and related services. The PBE Group will be present at the exhibition representing our mining technologies.

http://www.expominmexico.com.mx/en/

PBE Group will be attending the PERUMIN 32nd Mining Convention, September 21-25. Please stop by and visit our stunning booth! We will be partnering with International Wheel.

http://www.convencionminera.com/perumin32/en/

PBE at Perumin 2015 Booth

Olá! PBE Group will be attending the Exposibram 2015 Trade Show in Brazil, September 14-17. We look forward to meeting you at booth L-17!

http://www.exposibram.org.br/mensagem/pub/bemvindo.php?tipo=0

PBE at Exposibram 2015

If you plan to be at The Bluefield Coal Show, September 16-18, be sure to stop by and say hello! We're at Booth 202 and can't wait to meet you!

http://www.bluefieldchamber.com/bluefield-coal-show

PBE’s CEO, Stuart Champion de Crespigny, discusses the use of technology to boost mine safety in a blog published by Voice of America in the Science and Technology News section.

Click here to view the blog

PBE receives MSHA approval on new bidirectional line amplifier for leaky feeder systems

BDA 4 Amplifier

The BDA-4 amplifier provides local and optional remote diagnostics to indicate the current state of the amplifier for ease of maintenance of a site’s leaky feeder system.  It supports voice and high speed data transmission, incorporates bidirectional amplifiers, has wired and wireless interconnectivity and a third auxiliary band. The BDA-4 amplifier’s third amplified band can be used for paging, radio or evacuation systems.

The BDA-4 amplifier also allows the PBE personnel and vehicle tracking system to become a hybrid solution by offering the underground tag reader enclosed in the amplifier.  This hybrid solution will further reduce the cost of adding key safety products such as underground tracking by eliminating the need for additional power and cabling requirements.

“The MSHA approval of the BDA-4 showcases the dedication of our design and engineering team at PBE to continually improve and provide new safety and productivity solutions for the mining and tunneling industries,” said Stuart Champion de Crespigny, CEO of The PBE Group. “The leaky feeder system performs optimally when each amplifier in the system is adjusted to minimize degradation of signal to noise ratio.  Our new BDA-4 amplifier has a provision for that adjustment to be made either manually or automatically that can be accomplished locally at the device or remotely from the surface allowing the device to operate autonomously after installation.”

The BDA-4 Bidirectional Line Amplifier is part of PBE’s leaky feeder system which provides a reliable and simple-to-use underground communications system.   The BDA-4 incorporates and provides:

  • Local and optional remote diagnostics
  • Built-in tag reader
  • Supports voice and high speed data transmission
  • Incorporates bidirectional amplifiers and a third auxiliary band
  • Has independent Automatic Gain Control (AGC) circuits to overcome signal level changes and variation in system losses
  • Incorporates SAW filter design to increase bandwidth and provide superior RF performance
  • High noise immunity
  • Three multi-platform communications adapter (MPCA) slots
  • Wired and wireless interconnectivity

Production of the new BDA-4 amplifier will begin immediately and be available directly through PBE as well as through US distribution partners beginning April 1, 2014.

“Our team is excited to bring this approved product to market, further enhancing our complete safety and productivity system solution offerings in the United States,” said Steve Petrosky, VP of Sales – Americas, The PBE Group.  “The new BDA-4 is compatible with PBE’s MineBoss™ 2.0 Mine Wide Monitoring and Control System and it adds a hybrid solution that can be integrated without the need for additional power and cabling.  This addition to PBE’s product line further enhances options that can be used individually or combined with the already robust MineBoss™ system.”

PBE’s MineBoss™ monitors and controls atmospheric monitoring, personnel and vehicle tagging and tracking systems, equipment and vehicle telemetry, leaky feeder communication systems, conveyor belt monitoring systems, fire and dust suppression systems, power supplies and battery back-up, fans and air flow, weight scales, pump controls and can relay logic and analog signals from third party products.

For more information about the new BDA-4 amplifier visit www.pbegrp.com

About The PBE Group

The PBE Group, founded over 40 years ago, is a global electronic engineering and manufacturing company serving the mining, tunneling, industrial and contract manufacturing industries.  PBE is an industry leader for safety and productivity systems, specifically providing safety, communications, monitoring and control systems to job sites around the world.  With offices in seven countries and strategic partners in over 30 other countries, PBE is the only true single source integrated solution for safety and productivity systems and is the only company able to provide timely service and engineering support globally.

The PBE Group are proud to release two new product videos in their every increasing solutions portfolio.

The Proximity Alert System (PAS) video demonstrates how PBE has designed solutions that enhance workplace safety by reducing risk of collision through asset and personnel detection and warning.

MineBoss™ 2.0 Monitoring and Control System provides a powerful platform for allowing visibility for site-wide activity and control from a centralized location. PBE provides mine-wide monitoring and control solutions for a more efficient and safe mine or tunnel environment.

The release of these major solutions demonstrates how through innovating safety solutions, PBE continues to power productivity, and why The PBE Group is an industry leader.

For more information on these or any of our safety solutions please Contact your local PBE representative.

The PBE Group is pleased to announce the opening of their new Canadian office as of November 1, 2013.  The new facility is located at:

3-2912 Poole Court
Val Caron, Ontario
P3N 1B2
Office:    +1 705 222 0020
Fax:        +1 705 222 4762
Toll Free:  +1 866 526 7963

With a growing base of customers across Canada, the new facility provides PBE Canada with a new home for our Sales, Marketing and Technical teams who support an impressive network of distributors, partners and customers across the territory.  PBE Canada's growth in the last 12 months has been unprecedented due to an excellent mix of solutions, outstanding service and recent acquisitions including Mine Radio Systems (MRS) and MineTracker, from Four Leaf Solutions.  PBE is well positioned to provide the most comprehensive safety, communications, monitoring and control solutions demanded by the market.

The PBE Group will be exhibiting at Middle East & North Africa's (MENA) Mining Show, in Dubai on 28th – 29th October 2013.As a global supplier who provide local service, PBE are excited to be at the 6th annual Middle East & North Africa mining conference & expo; the biggest in this growing region. This year’s show will be twice as big as 2012.If you are interested in ensuring safer and more productive mines and tunneling projects, come and discuss our full range of communications and safety solutions at stand D50.

The PBE Group will be attending the BTS Expo, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London UK on the 23rd – 24th October.

BTS is UK's largest tunnelling and excavation event, it is the only event supported by the British Tunnelling Society. The BTS Conference will also be running alongside the exhibition.

PBE Europe will be exhibiting all our latest tunnelling solutions at stand number F26.

For more information contact hnaylor@pbegrp.com or visit http://www.bts2013.com/content

The PBE Group will be exhibiting at Expomineria 2013; the 30th International Mining Congress of Mexico, Imperial World on the 16 - 19th October, 2013 at Acapulco Guerrero, Mexico.

The PBE Group will be at booth # 9014A in the Canada Pavilion.

Expomineria is the largest mining conference in Mexico and one of the most important mining forums in Latin America. 

Expomineria takes place every two years and showcases the huge potential of Mexico’s exploration and mining.  The PBE Group realise the importance of this region as recently Mexico has been able to position itself as the eighth most important trading economy in the world.  In Latin America, Mexico is the single most influential trading economy accounting for 44% of total exports and 49% of total imports for the region. 

For more information or to organise a time to meet with our staff please contact sales@pbegrp.com.

17-19 October, 2013 The PBE Group are excited to be exhibiting at ExpoTunnel which will take place on 17-19th October 2013 at Bologna Fairground, Italy.

ExpoTunnel is the new showcase dedicated to the world of tunnelling, drilling, mining, underground construction and research. ExpoTunnel will be in hall 19 which is directly connected with the Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi, which will host the Congress "Tunnelling and Underground Space in Europe Development", organized by the Italian Tunnelling Society.

ExpoTunnel is a great opportunity to discover more about how The PBE Group can provide the only true single source solution for integrated tunnelling safety and productivity.

For more information contact bpennington@pbegrp.com or visit www.expotunnel.it.

The PBE Group will be displaying our latest products and services at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Mining Institute on August 13-15, 2013. We look forward to catching up with all our old and new customers and dealers at this year’s event at the Pavilion of the City of Marion. The PBE Group can be found at Booth 78.

PERUMIN

The PBE Group look forward to exhibiting at the 31st Mining Convention PERUMIN 2013 (Mining: Social inclusion and Development Opportunity) in Arequipa, Peru.

The host and organizer of international mega-event PERUMIN-Mining Convention is the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru (IIMP), a private non-profit organization founded in 1943. The IIMP aims to coordinate efforts with private and public organizations to open dialogue about actions to promote the long-awaited sustainable development in this country.

The PBE Group will be attending the 15th Exposibram, to be held on September 23rd to 26th, in Belo Horizonte (MG), Brazil.

EXPOSIBRAM 2013 is the largest mining trade fair in Latin America, and is held in parallel with the Brazilian Mining Congress.

PBE (previously Mine Radio Systems) will be at Stand C17 and look forward to showing our latest editions to our Mining and Tunneling solutions. We will also be presenting our new Proximity Alert System (PAS) which is designed to enhance workplace safety by reducing risk of collision through asset and personnel detection and warning.

The PBE Group will be back at the Bluefield Coal Show, at the Brushfork Armory-Civic Center, Bluefield, WV from September 11 to September 13, 2013.

The PBE Group will be at Booth #202 & 204

We look forward to showing some of our latest products including our Proximity Warning System and latest MineBoss™ 2.0 Monitoring and Control Software. The PBE Group provides safety, communications, monitoring and control systems to mines around the world. With offices in 7 countries and strong, strategic partners in over 30 other countries, PBE is the only true single source integrated solution for mine safety and productivity systems that is able to provide timely service and engineering support globally. PBE's products and systems are sophisticated and reliable, with a demonstrated track record of ensuring safer and more productive mines.

Come and see us to find out what we can do for your mine.

PBE Australia will be at AIMEX 2013 on the 20 - 23 August 2013 at the Sydney Showgrounds.

The PBE Group will be at Stand B1102 in the Badgery Pavilion (Hall 6).

As AIMEX 2013 is the key event for the mining industry in Australia, it is a ‘must attend’ for PBE. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to come and talk to us about our latest developments, new products and future plans.

PBE Australia are excited to be demonstrating our new Proximity Alert System (PAS).

To organise a time to speak to one of our sales or technical staff, or to organise a demonstration of one of our products, please call +61 3 8877 9000 in advance or email sales.aus@pbegrp.com.

The PBE Group will be exhibiting at EXPONOR 2013 on the 17-21 June.

We are excited to be part of EXPONOR 2013 and the growing market in South America. The PBE Group will be in booth 25 and 26 with MSA, our exclusive agent in Chile. MSA have been a very active partner of MRS (now part of The PBE Group) for 13 years..

The PBE Group will be showing a demonstration of our soon to be released Proximity Alert System (PAS), and a live video link from a local mine over our Centrian System.

To organize a demonstration of one of our products, please email Cindy Chesney at CChesney@pgegrp.com. The International Exhibition of Mining Industry, EXPONOR 2013, organized by the Industrial Association of Antofagasta, will gather 1,000 exhibitors from 30 countries in Antofagasta, Chile. This region produces 18% of world copper, representing the world's top producing region.

For more information please visit: http://www.exponor.cl/

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Beeler to The PBE Group Board of Directors.

Mr. Beeler worked with Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) for 31 years in numerous locations globally, including Perth, Sydney, Geneva and Singapore. He was primarily involved in sales and marketing, with a particular focus on helping Caterpillar dealers improve their businesses. For the last 6 years at Caterpillar, Mr. Beeler served as a Vice President at Caterpillar, most recently the Vice President of Marketing and Product Support. For 4.5 years Mr. Beeler was in Singapore and responsible for all of the Prime Product and Product Support sales for all of the Asia Pacific (Korea, China, SE Asia, India, Australia, and New Zealand). As a member of the Caterpillar Strategic Planning Committee, Mr. Beeler was particularly involved with corporate strategy development and implementation for the company.

Mr. Beeler also holds the position of Vice Chairman of Basin Rentals, a company focused on building an asset rental business for the oil and gas industry globally.

Mr. Beeler's appointment to The PBE Group Board of Directors is an exciting development for the Group, and adds another accomplished individual to the Board who shares PBE’s passion for mining and mining safety. Mr. Beeler will not only hold a board position, but will also assist the global group on improving sales, service and distributor growth.


The PBE Group (formerly Pyott-Boone Electronics), founded over 40 years ago, is the industry leader for mine safety and productivity systems. The company provides safety, communications, monitoring and control systems to mines and tunnels around the world. With offices in 7 countries and strong partners in over 30 other countries, PBE is not only the only true single source integrated solution for mine safety and productivity systems, but is the only company able to provide timely service and engineering support globally. PBE's products and systems are sophisticated and reliable, with a demonstrated track record of ensuring safer and more productive mines.