Automation / Software

Smart technology that optimizes mine production and mineral processing through real-time information available to surface including ventilation on demand, telerobotic, communication systems, autonomous vehicle operation, personnel, and equipment monitoring.

Battery Electric Vehicles

One of the most innovative and environmental responsible changes to underground mining is the introduction of battery-powered underground equipment. MineConnect members lead the development of electrification and are pioneers in the industry. Removing the diesel particulates, reducing heat and noise has revolutionized the mining industry.

Blasting

Blasting entails all of the related equipment required to blast hard rock including drilling equipment/rigs and consumables such as drill bits, explosives and all other related components to detonate a charge.

Bulk Handling Equipment

This category is centered on the manufacturing of equipment used for the handling both dry and saturated materials including stationary machinery such as conveyor belts to mobile equipment such as loaders.

Consulting Services

Encompasses all of the support services necessary to properly engineer a mine site and mineral processing facilities including engineering, procurement, construction, and management firms.

Environmental

Includes all of the services required to ensure mining is conducted in an environmentally sound and responsible way as not to impact current or future ecosystems.

Fixed Mining Equipment

This category includes equipment necessary for optimum mine production that is a permanent fixture within the mine site including rock breakers, crushers, mineral processing equipment and conveying systems.

Health and Safety

All personnel protective equipment, training and detection systems necessary to ensure the employees are held out of harm's way in all mining applications including equipment operators and miners.

Metal Fabrication

Metal Fabrication entails a manufacturer that takes raw flat steel and based on engineering drawings manufactures it into components necessary for building mines and all related infrastructure.

Mine Contractors

Includes firms that specialize in constructing/developing mines and all related infrastructure through a turnkey approach or by being contracted to undertake specific developments from shaft sinking, head frame constructing, raise boring and drift development.

Mobile Mining Equipment

All self-propelled equipment either on wheels or tracks that can be moved throughout the mine site either surface or underground including jumbo drills, scoops, scissor lifts, bolters, cement trucks, loaders, and personnel movers.

Ventilation

All components required to ensure mine personnel have the ventilation necessary for a safe and productive working environment including ventilation on demand systems, air quality monitoring, chillers, fans, and ductwork.

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  • September 20, 2021  |  Industry News

    New database to help mining companies predict behavior of tailings flows

    Researchers led by a team at the University of Waterloo created a database as part of a study that presents the first global picture of the occurrence rates, behaviors and physical impacts of tailings flows, which are rapid downstream movements of mine waste following the failure of tailings dams.  The study, which was published in the journal Engineering…

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  • September 20, 2021  |  Industry News

    Ecuador expects 4 major mining projects to start up by 2025

    Ecuador expects four major mining projects to start production by the end of President Guillermo Lasso’s first term in 2025, as the conservative leader seeks to diversify the economy before oil exports, the natural resources ministry said on Friday. Lasso, a former banker who took office in May, is seeking to attract private investment to boost the…

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  • September 20, 2021  |  Industry News

    Canada’s oil patch heads for hospital triage with virus raging

    Canada’s oil heartland of Alberta has been hit with its most dangerous Covid-19 wave, with hospital intensive care beds filling up so quickly that health professionals are preparing to make decisions about who lives and who dies.  Provincial Premier Jason Kenney announced new isolation measures and introduced a vaccine passport system to allow the vaccinated…

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  • September 20, 2021  |  Industry News

    Global nickel production to rise 6.8% in 2021 – report

    Global nickel mine production is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach 2,427.4kt in 2021, after registering an estimated 4.2% decline to 2,272kt last year owing to covid-related lockdowns and restrictions, says GlobalData. In its latest report, the data analytics company noted that Indonesia (+16.3%), the Philippines (+5.1%) and Brazil (+24%) will be significant contributors to…

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  • September 17, 2021  |  Industry News

    Maestro Digital Mine garners Company of the Year at prestigious Bell Business Excellence Awards

    METS Sector digital disruptor, Maestro Digital Mine is being recognized as Company of the Year for its excellence, continuous growth and success in the underground mine sector. The Sudbury-based company was honored at the 24th annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala celebration on September 16th at the Caruso Club in Sudbury. Hosted by the Greater…

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