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Newtrax to Present at the SME 2018 Annual Conference

Newtrax will be presenting at the SME 2018 Annual Conference

SME annual conference

Newtrax will be highlighted at this year’s edition of the SME Annual Conference on February 27 at 9:25 a.m. Room 101D

Today’s underground mining operations must optimize every step of the mineral extraction process in order to remain profitable in all market conditions.

At this year’s Annual SME Conference, Newtrax is excited to be presenting “Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: Mobile
Equipment Telemetry in Underground Mining
” to showcase to our peers how the Newtrax Mobile Equipment Telemetry (MET) solution enabled an underground mine to quickly identify that their trucks were hauling average payloads which were significantly below the nominal capacity of their trucks.

Please join us on February 27th, at 9:25 a.m. Room 101D as we present the many ways that MET systems can make a direct impact on a mine operation’s bottom line by delivering near real-time data to managers about the overall effectiveness of their fleets.

Our VP of Canada & USA, Craig Banks,  will be presenting at the Conference. Please don’t hesitate to contact him to book a meeting or for any questions on how we can help increase productivity and safety in your mine.

Cbanks@newtrax.com

pdac

Join us at the 2017 PDAC International Convention March 5-8!

Join us at the 2017 PDAC International Convention March 5-8!

PDAC 2017

Join us for a chat in Toronto next week at PDAC, the world’s leading convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration and finance.

PDAC 2017: March 5 – 8

 

We’re excited to be meeting with our friends and industry peers next week at the PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange.

Our two North American sales representatives, Craig Banks and Joe Heit, will be present at the Conference. Please don’t hesitate to contact them to book a meeting or for any questions on how we can help increase safety and productivity in your mine.

Cbanks@newtrax.com

Jheit@newtrax.com

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.

 

Find out more about us here.

Newtrax to Present at the SME 2017 Annual Conference

Newtrax will be presenting at the SME 2017 Annual Conference

SME annual conference

Newtrax will be highlighted at this year’s edition of the SME Annual Conference on February 21 at 3:25 p.m. Room 610

The ultimate safety goal for every mining company is achieving a zero-incident work environment. One issue that consistently ranks as a major risk by the mining industry is the potential for collisions between underground mobile equipment and pedestrians.

At this year’s Annual SME Conference, Newtrax is excited to be presenting “Proximity Detection with Reduced Nuisance Alarms, Purpose-Built for Underground Hard Rock Mines” to showcase to our peers the best-adapted Proximity Warning solution for underground hard mines and the ways that this system can save lives and help reduce unnecessary costs.

Please join us on February 21st, at 3:25 p.m. Room 610 as we present the many ways that MineProx can increase safety in underground mines with no interruptions to the mining operations.

Our two North American sales representatives, Craig Banks and Joe Heit, will be present at the Conference. Please don’t hesitate to contact them to book a meeting or for any questions on how we can help increase safety in your mine.

Cbanks@newtrax.com

Jheit@newtrax.com

Room and Pillar Mining Method

Room and Pillar Mining Method

 

In Room and Pillar mining, the coal seam is mined in a checkerboard style leaving pillars of coal to support the roof which allows for instant coal access with a relatively low invest compared to long wall mining, however,  only utilizes the coal reserves between 50 and 75 percent.

Room and Pillar

Room and Pillar mining is a mining method of its own right as well as its supporting technology to develop roadways in order to prepare the coal face for long wall operation.  In Room and Pillar mining, continuity is the key to profit. From the continuous miner to the continuous flow of material. The coal is cut by a continuous miner which delivers the product to hollers. They bring the product to feed a breaker unit and prepare and deliver it onto the belt system. While feeder breakers are moved only occasionally, the other equipment is in constant motion so maneuverability cable is operational and maximum load capacities are vital.

Watch the full video here or at the bottom of the page.

Our team will be happy to explain the specifics of our patented technology, so do not hesitate to contact us at sales@newtrax.com to arrange a meeting.

Room and Pillar

 

 

Drills & Bolters productivity

Drills and Bolters Productivity Tracking

Drills and Bolters Productivity KPI's

Our vehicle telemetry solution can monitor drill and bolter activity, either by interfacing with the equipment’s existing sensor network via the CAN bus, or with the addition of an optional third-party sensor kit (ISAAC Drilling Stats Kit 1). It can recognize cycle patterns and provide important KPI’s such as:

  • Total cycle count (# of cycles)
  • Hourly cycle count (# of cycles / hours of operation)
  • Drilling depth (m)
  • Hourly penetration (m/hour)
Indisputable Point-by-point Data with Precise Time Stamps
Indisputable Point-by-point Data with Precise Time Stamps
Automated Event Log
Automated Event Log
Summary Report
Summary Report

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