James Fisher Prolec unveils suite of new technologies at Plantworx 2019


James Fisher Prolec, a global leader in the design and development of innovative productivity and safety solutions, unveiled a suite of new additions to its extensive product portfolio at this year’s Plantworx exhibition.

From site digitalisation and connected technologies, to next-generation smart machine control, each innovation is the direct result of significant investment from the James Fisher group. The company demonstrated how its solutions meet the unique demands of civil construction, smart motorways, inner city construction, utilities and dredging.

James Fisher Prolec PMX – Harnessing more than 30 years’ experience in safety solutions, PMX aims to redefine on-site safety when conducting operations in close proximity to the passing public. Combining two well-established technologies – excavator hazard mitigation and geolocation – PMX helps prevent plant equipment from striking pre-defined hazards and increases machine efficiency by up to 30% when compared with existing systems.

Virtual walls and ceilings are quickly and easily set-up by site managers, allowing operators to move safely within pre-defined work zones. Hazard maps only need to be established once and can deployed to any PMX-enhanced excavator to provide consistent, site-wide safety limits without the need for operators to repeatedly re-enter hazard locations.

Ideally suited for a wide range of high-risk sectors, including civil construction, highways and rail, PMX is the first system of its kind to receive accreditation from Network Rail for Any Line Open (ALO) projects. It was demonstrated on central reservations of the M1 and M6 All Lanes Running (ALR) smart motorway projects and has since been nominated for a Highways England Blue Star