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Newtrax Underground Wireless Network Solutions Featured at the CIM MEMO Conference

Newtrax Underground Wireless Network Solution Featured at CIM MEMO Conference

Newtrax will be highlighted at a Conference during this year’s edition of the CIM MEMO Conference in Sudbury, Ontario, between October 16th-18th.

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Benjamin Ollila, Ground Control Engineer at Kidd Operations, Glencore, will be presenting a research paper titled “The Benefits of a Wireless Underground Network At Kidd Creek Mine”.  The talk will be given from 13:20 – 13:40 in the Palladium North Room on October 17th.

As will be discussed, Newtrax products played a key role in improving operational procedures at the Kidd Creek Mine.  Mr. Ollila will be able to describe in detail how they were able to save time at each shift by implementing the Newtrax wireless network in their mine.

Our two North American sales representatives, Craig Banks and Joe Heit, will be present at the Conference.  So if you have any questions pertaining to our technology please do not hesitate to reach them:



Newtrax Selected By Ernest Henry Mining for Labour and Equipment Monitoring System

Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining Selects Newtrax Solutions

We are very happy to announce that Newtrax has been selected by Ernest Henry Mining, a Glencore company, to supply and install a Labour and Equipment Monitoring System.
Located 38 kilometres north east of Cloncurry in north west Queensland, Australia, Ernest Henry is an underground copper and gold mining and processing operation.

After conducting an extensive tender evaluation of several vendors, Ernest Henry will trial Newtrax’s MineHop™ MineTrax™ and MineProx™ solutions as their latest Labour & Equipment Monitoring System. MineHop, Newtrax’s flagship solution, is unique in its ability to provide wireless connectivity to the most critical part of the mining process: the face. This enables mine operators to identify in real-time the bottlenecks that could be preventing them from getting the face utilization they need to achieve maximum productivity. MineTrax™ is an application that uses the RF signals from the MineHop network infrastructure and mobile terminals to determine the position of all people on foot (via the monitoring of cap lamps) as well as vehicles (through the monitoring of vehicle devices). MineProx, Newtrax’s cutting-edge Proximity Warning System utilizes sub-GHz RF technology to create a peer-to-peer network of vehicles and miners. Not only will it give out proximity warnings, the system can also be used to alert bogger operators that a truck is on its way even before it appears in its line of sight, enabling operators to prepare for the truck and improve mine production. Once implemented, all three solutions will work in tandem to provide Ernest Henry Mining with valuable tools and information to improve operational performance.

“Newtrax is rapidly growing its footprint in Australia,” said Charlie Forrest, VP Strategic Accounts, Newtrax “given current market conditions, the selection by Ernest Henry reinforces the importance of Production and Safety Solutions to reduce bottlenecks and operational costs, and ensuring zero incidents in mines in the region.”

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