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[Video] Newtrax Helps Casa Berardi Mine Exceed Production Objectives by 4% in 2018

VIDEO: Newtrax Helps Casa Berardi Mine Exceed Production Objectives by 4% in 2018

Hecla Casa Berardi, an underground gold mine in western Quebec, has engaged Newtrax to integrate its OEM-agnostic mobile equipment telemetry system (MET), delivering some major results through the data.

The gold mine has focused its digital transformation on a few key areas, including autonomous vehicles and mobile equipment telemetry, to better manage machine downtime and operator abuse. Some key improvements to the mine include:

1) Increased operating times

2) Reduced maintenance costs

Increased operating times

Since implementing the Newtrax MET system, the Casa Berardi mine has been able to quantify an increase of an hour per day of operations, meaning as much as 30 minutes per shift.  Prior to their telemetry project with Newtrax which started in 2017, they would have to wait days before addressing intermittent equipment issues.  With real-time equipment diagnostics, the technicians in the control room can connect directly to the computer of the machine and can complete an immediate diagnosis by comparing it to other machines in operation.

Reduced maintenance costs

“One of the types of data we were looking at was transmission abuse, and we started seeing that some operators did not know why they were causing these alarms,” said Sonny Melancon, Control Room Operator at Hecla Casa Berardi, “The operators were trained and the change in practices have resulted in hardly having any transmission abuse at all. There has been a decrease of 50%.” After 9 months the mine is saving 7.8% in maintenance costs per ton of material hauled.

Mobile Equipment Telemetry is just one aspect of what can be a full and complete digital integration. Contact us to find out how we can work with your KPIs to plan your custom integration.

Goldcorp Cerro Negro

Newtrax receives significant order from Goldcorp Cerro Negro for Production Control

Newtrax receives significant order from Goldcorp Cerro Negro for Production Control

Cerro Negro, Argentina – January, 2017 —  Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and productivity management systems for underground hard rock mines announced it has signed its largest Production Control implementation at Goldcorp’s Cerro Negro gold mine in Argentina.

Since acquiring ISAAC Instruments’ mining division in Q4 of 2016, Newtrax has reinforced its position as the world leader in vehicle telemetry systems for underground hard rock mines. Goldcorp’s Cerro Negro mine, a high-grade gold mine located in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina, has placed a significant order to implement the vehicle telemetry solution on over 80 mobile equipment used for production. The mine has also purchased the Newtrax mobile equipment payload solution for 18 haulage trucks, making it the largest telemetry-specific order for Newtrax in Latin America.

This recent order has established Goldcorp as Newtrax’s largest corporate customer, with Fresnillo PLC in close second with safety and productivity solutions in four of their largest mines.

 

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Newtrax acquires ISAAC’s mining division and becomes the world leader in Fleet Management Systems (FMS) for underground hard rock mines

Newtrax acquires ISAAC’s mining division and becomes the world leader in Fleet Management Systems (FMS) for underground hard rock mines

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Las Vegas, NV – September 26, 2016 —  Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and productivity management systems for underground hard rock mines today announced it has acquired the mining division of ISAAC Instruments Inc., the world leader in vehicle telemetry systems for underground hard rock mines.

Jointly, both companies have systems in more than 100 mines around the world and the acquisition strengthens Newtrax’s position as the leader in underground hard rock production management systems, including fleet management systems.

After the acquisition Newtrax will provide underground hard rock mines with ISAAC data loggers with a network-agnostic communication platform compatible with Wi-Fi, leaky feeder and MineHop, intertwined with a time-synchronized positioning platform that can leverage any existing RFID technologies deployed in the mine including Wi-Fi, EPC Gen 2 and MineTrax.

“Newtrax has been successfully reselling ISAAC products for many years and both companies are neighbours in the same city, therefore the consolidation is a natural evolution of the relationship”, said Alexandre Cervinka, CEO of Newtrax.

“ISAAC came to the conclusion that the best way to grow in the mining market was to leverage Newtrax’s 100% ‘mining-focused’ global sales force, R&D and support capabilities. We are confident this consolidation will ultimately better serve our customers, including our multiple joint customers. After the transition period, ISAAC will focus 100% on the trucking industry.”, said Jacques DeLarochellière, President of ISAAC.

 

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