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Newtrax Celebrates 10 years of Servicing the Underground Mining Industry

Newtrax Celebrates 10 years of Servicing the Underground Mining Industry

10 years in the making

Newtrax celebrates ten years of servicing the underground mining industry.  Over the past ten years we have seen remarkable growth, and as we celebrate this milestone it’s important to reflect on how far we have come.

Just ten years ago we were a small basement start-up with 3 employees and a vision of partnering with underground mines to facilitate their digital transformation through wireless IoT.

To where we are today

Fast forward 10 years later with over 110 employees worldwide, with systems deployed in over 90 mines across the world, with no signs of slowing down.

We are so proud of our growth and of our team.  This global movement has been possible because of the passion of the people behind what we do.  We have been fortunate to continue attracting top industry talent as a part of the Newtrax family.

Where we are going

We don’t know what the next ten years will hold, but we do know that we will continue to strive for excellence through teamwork and trust while supporting our partners productivity, health, safety and security goals.

Newtrax Diggers and Dealers Conference Australia

Newtrax is Attending Diggers and Dealers Conference 2018

Newtrax is Attending Diggers and Dealers Conference

Newtrax will once again be attending the highly anticipated Diggers and Dealers Conference in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia from August 6th to 8th, 2018.

We are excited to be supporting and participating in this essential platform where coveted speakers from around the globe are gathering to share their latest projects and ideas for the mining industry.

We will also be taking one-on-one meeting requests for those who are interested in learning more about how Newtrax helps mines achieve their digitization goals with the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) and analytics technologies

Mines and Money Asia 2018

Newtrax is Attending Mines and Money Asia 2018

Newtrax is Attending Mines and Money Asia 2018

Newtrax will be making its first-ever appearance at the 11th Annual Mines and Money Asia conference in Hong Kong, China, on April 3-6, 2018. It will our first time attending this essential conference and are looking forward to sharing our learnings, provide inspiration and most of all spend time with your customers and peers.

We will also be taking one-on-one meeting requests for those who are interested in learning more about how Newtrax helps mines achieve their digitization goals with the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) and analytics technologies.

Mining Safety: The Newtrax Mission

When trying to integrate safety technologies there are two very important component questions to keep in mind:

  1. Is the technology easy to use?
  2. Does the system reliably work?

With these in mind, Newtrax wanted to incorporate a product into their system that would create a central point of communication to connect all miners, vehicle operator’s, and safety personnel to the mining network.

Newtrax chose to make the focal point of communication attached to the miners cap lamp. Besides the fact that a cap lamp is a tool that miners simply cannot leave behind, it also provides personnel with a system that is always in reach and simple to operate. There are three key safety features that are constantly available to miners and to above ground personnel.

Proximity Alert-

A major safety issue in underground mining is the threat of vehicular accidents against pedestrian miners and between each other. In recent years, it was reported that a large proportion of mining accidents are caused by a lack of visibility. Newtrax Cap Lamps are equipped with two buttons on the side of the cap. When pressed, the systems sends an emergency stop signal to all mining vehicles in the area.

Evacuation Alert-

In the case of an evacuation, the Cap Lamps have been designed to individually start to blink, signaling the need to seek a refuge room or exit the mine. In order for the cap lamps to stop blinking and return to normal, the miner must turn the lamp off and back on again. This signals to emergency crews above ground that each of the individual miners received the message and is responding to the situation.

Man Down Alert-

In the case of a miner collapsing from injury or health issue, the Cap Lamp will begin to blink. After 60 seconds of immobility, the Cap Lamp will alert crew members in the vicinity. If the Cap Lamp remains still for an additional 30 seconds (90 seconds total), it will send the “man down” signal to rescue workers above ground while at the same time notifying team members and vehicles in the area.

For more information on Newtrax Safety Solutions, make sure to book a meeting with Simon Waghorn, VP APAC at the Mines & Money Asia conference.

Indaba 2018 Conference

Newtrax is Attending Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018

Newtrax is Attending the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018 Conference

Newtrax will be making its African debut next month at the “Investing in African Mining Indaba” 2018 conference in Cape Town on February 5-8, 2018. It will our first time attending this essential conference and are looking forward to sharing our learnings, provide inspiration and most of all spend time with your customers and peers.

We will also be taking one-on-one meeting requests for those who are interested in learning more about how Newtrax helps mines achieve their digitization goals with the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) and analytics technologies.

Mining Safety: The Newtrax Mission

When trying to integrate safety technologies there are two very important component questions to keep in mind:

  1. Is the technology easy to use?
  2. Does the system reliably work?

With these in mind, Newtrax wanted to incorporate a product into their system that would create a central point of communication to connect all miners, vehicle operator’s, and safety personnel to the mining network.

Newtrax chose to make the focal point of communication attached to the miners cap lamp. Besides the fact that a cap lamp is a tool that miners simply cannot leave behind, it also provides personnel with a system that is always in reach and simple to operate. There are three key safety features that are constantly available to miners and to above ground personnel.

Proximity Alert-

A major safety issue in underground mining is the threat of vehicular accidents against pedestrian miners and between each other. In recent years, it was reported that a large proportion of mining accidents are caused by a lack of visibility. Newtrax Cap Lamps are equipped with two buttons on the side of the cap. When pressed, the systems sends an emergency stop signal to all mining vehicles in the area.

Evacuation Alert-

In the case of an evacuation, the Cap Lamps have been designed to individually start to blink, signaling the need to seek a refuge room or exit the mine. In order for the cap lamps to stop blinking and return to normal, the miner must turn the lamp off and back on again. This signals to emergency crews above ground that each of the individual miners received the message and is responding to the situation.

Man Down Alert-

In the case of a miner collapsing from injury or health issue, the Cap Lamp will begin to blink. After 60 seconds of immobility, the Cap Lamp will alert crew members in the vicinity. If the Cap Lamp remains still for an additional 30 seconds (90 seconds total), it will send the “man down” signal to rescue workers above ground while at the same time notifying team members and vehicles in the area.

For more information on Newtrax Safety Solutions, make sure to book a meeting with Luke Clements, VP Africa at the Indaba conference in Cape Town.

Luke Clements VP Africa Newtrax

Newtrax Welcomes New Vice President for Africa region

Newtrax Welcomes New VP of Africa

Luke Clements VP Africa Newtrax
Luke Clements, VP Africa, Newtrax

Montreal – December, 2017 —  

Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines is pleased to announce Luke Clements has just joined the Newtrax team as Vice President for the Africa region.

Luke Clements brings to Newtrax over 20 years of experience introducing new technologies in underground hard rock mines around the world. Luke started a degree in Engineering at Victoria University and has become a specialist in Automation and Mobile Equipment Telemetry over the years.

Luke’s previous industry experience, in conjunction with over 20 years in the mining industry, has given him a clear understanding and unique perspective on how Operational Technology can deliver business improvements for mining companies throughout the Africa region, no matter their size, complexity or maturity level.

IMARC Conference

Newtrax is Attending & Exhibiting at IMARC 2017

Newtrax is Attending & Exhibiting at IMARC 2017 Booth B27

Newtrax will be attending the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne, Australia from October 20 to November 2nd, 2017. It will our first time attending this essential conference and are looking forward to sharing our learnings, provide inspiration and most of all spend time with your customers and peers.

Newtrax will be exhibiting from October 30- November 2 at Booth B27.

We will also be taking one-on-one meeting requests for those who are interested in learning more about how Newtrax helps mines achieve their digitization goals with the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) and analytics technologies.

Expominera Newtrax

Visit Newtrax at the XXXII Convención Internacional de Mineria

Newtrax is Exhibiting at the XXXII Convención Internacional de Minería: Booth 1196

Expominera Newtrax

Newtrax will be attending and exhibiting at the XXXII Convención Internacional de Minera in Guadalajara, Mexico, October 25-28.

Come visit us at Booth 1196 to meet with our team of experts and see a live demo of our solutions.

We will also be taking one-on-one meeting requests for those who are interested in learning more about how Newtrax helps mines achieve their digitization goals with the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) and analytics technologies.

AusIMM Underground Operators' Conference

Newtrax is Attending & Exhibiting at AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference 16-18 October

Newtrax is Attending & Exhibiting at AusIMM Underground Operators' Conference

Newtrax will be attending the 13th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference in Gold Coast, Australia from October 16 to 18 2017. It will our first time attending this essential conference and are looking forward to sharing our learnings, provide inspiration and produce an ongoing reference for years to come.

Newtrax will be exhibiting from October 16-18 at Booth 61.

We will also be taking one-on-one meeting requests for those who are interested in learning more about how Newtrax helps mines achieve their digitization goals with the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) and analytics technologies.

Mines & Technology 2017 Toronto

Newtrax is Presenting at Mines & Technology 2017 in Toronto

Newtrax is Presenting at Mines & Technology Toronto 2017

Newtrax will be attending the Mines and Technology conference in Toronto from October 2 to 4 2017. As Silver Sponsors, we are excited to be supporting this essential platform where coveted speakers from all around the world are gathering to share their latest projects and ideas for the mining industry.

Newtrax will be speaking on October 3rd at 15:30 -on the topic of “Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Underground Mines”.

We will also be taking one-on-one meeting requests for those who are interested in learning more about how Newtrax helps mines achieve their digitization goals with the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) and analytics technologies.

Newtrax Attends China Mining Congress & Expo 2017

Newtrax Attends China Mining Congress & Expo 2017

Newtrax will be attending and exhibiting at the 2017 China Mining Congress & Expo at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention & Exhibition Centre from September 23-25.

Come visit us at Booth 5224 where will be taking meeting requests and answering all kinds of questions regarding our Underground Mining Safety & Productivity solutions.

We are excited to be supporting and participating in this essential platform where coveted speakers from all around Asia-Pacific region are gathering to share their latest projects and ideas for the mining industry.

To schedule a meeting with us please fill out the form below.