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St Barbara Leonora Operations Selects Newtrax as its Mine Control and Resource Tracking Provider

St Barbara Leonora Operations Selects Newtrax as its Mine Control and Resource Tracking Provider

St Barbara Leonora

Brisbane, Australia – February, 2017 —  Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and productivity management systems for underground hard rock mines announced it has been selected by St Barbara Leonora Operations to supply and install a Mine Control and Resource Tracking System.

After conducting an extensive tender evaluation of several vendors, St Barbara will roll out Newtrax’s MineHop™ MineTrax™ and MineProx™ solutions as their latest Mine Control and Resource Tracking 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 (LHD) 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.

 

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Newtrax Release 7.0

Newtrax Release 7.0

With this latest release, the biggest addition is the introduction of the Newtrax-Enabled Brando Personal Safety Device.

7.0 also includes a new payload feature for monitoring of load scales, the mobile equipment activity widget, a new look and feel for enhanced user experience and more.

Newtrax-Enabled Brando Personal Safety Device

The Brando PSD is the first device of its kind in the market to support a wide range of safety and production features including Proximity Warning, Location Tracking, Evacuation Notification and more.

  • 30% lighter, much brighter, wider spot, brighter outer ring
  • Improved LCD display for user interface
  • Three form factor options all utilizing one charging station: cordless, semi corded, and corded

— MineTrax —

MineTrax Payload Feature

The MineTrax system integrates with mobile equipment scales to ensure that every bucket load and truck load is full before being transported to its destination. This is done by using high precision onboard loader scales that relay information through Newtrax’s MineHop network to the surface about the quantity of material being moved from point A to point B as it is happening in real time.

With the ability to accurately monitor the weight being transported, mine operators will be able to increase the loads to the maximum capacity and in turn be more efficient.

— MineFace —

Mobile equipment widget

Mobile equipment activity can now be displayed as a dashboard widget with a graph option.

— MineHop —

External DC power on nodes

Wireless nodes can now be powered by AC or DC current as well as running off battery power only.

The input could be:
AC, range from 85 to 305 VAC;
DC, range from 4.5 to 18 VCD

For more information on the features released in Newtrax 7.0, please contact support@newtrax.com

MineTrax: monitoring payload activities in real-time

MineTrax integrates with load scales

Newtrax is introducing a new feature in its MineTrax system for payload monitoring which allows the data generated from material being moved by loaders to be generated in real-time and stored in a database for analysis and historical data monitoring. This feature is key to optimize mine planning and to provide reliable production KPIs. 

Monitoring payload activities

With MineTrax, valuable time can be saved at each shift by automatically transmitting precise and accurate data about the weight and location of the loads directly to a unified database in the Newtrax central server. The ability to monitor payload activities in real time from the surface eliminates the risk of erroneous data and time wasted due to operator input both over radio and through manual log sheets. This captured data can be used at any time for analysis to optimize the production performance by providing insights on ways to reduce cycle time.

In order to be more profitable, mines need to increase the amount of ore being moved by tons per hour. The MineTrax system integrates with mobile equipment scales to ensure that every bucket load and truck load is full before being transported to its destination. This is done by using high precision onboard loader scales that relay information through Newtrax’s MineHop network to the surface about the quantity of material being moved from point A to point B as it is happening in real time. With the ability to accurately monitor the weight being transported, mine operators will be able to increase the loads to the maximum capacity and in turn be more efficient. If a mine’s cycle time is the same at 10 minutes, filling a bucket or truck by an average of 10% more has a significant impact on tons per hour and reduces cost. 

About Loadrite:

Newtrax’s MineTrax system integrates with Loadrite’s newest L2180 high precision loader scale. The integration with the L2180 is an aftermarket solution that can be retroactively installed on any make and model of LHD. The Loadrite scale measures the weight of the load automatically, without the need for the operator to press any button and does not require a 30 second wait time for the data to register, decreasing the delays in cycle time.

Also, with an automated and highly precise monitoring system such as MineTrax, the accuracy of the production data that mines publish on management reports and stock market updates will increase significantly.

 

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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