MacLean Engineering has commissioned its 400th Series 900 Scissor Bolter in January at Vale’s Manitoba Operations.
“We’re proud of the MacLean bolter legacy, and are constantly pushing ourselves to come up with the next game changer in our industry,” said MacLean Engineering president Kevin MacLean. “Safety and productivity remain the operational drivers for mines around the world, so we feel we have much to offer the global mining industry, based on our nearly half-century of manufacturing solutions for the underground environment.”
MacLean Engineering founder and Chairman Don MacLean attributed the company’s success to its commitment to innovation and partnerships.
“There’s no better example of this kind of collaboration for underground safety and productivity than the delivery of our 400th Series 900 Scissor Bolter to Vale’s T3/1D Mine,” he said.
The MacLean scissor bolter technology was originally developed in 1984. Since that time, it has evolved and gone on to become a staple in the Canadian hard rock mining industry, and is now increasingly exported to underground mining customers around the globe. The machine’s mobile platform for single-operator bolt and wire mesh installation provides application accuracy, speed, versatility, and, most importantly, greater safety protection as operators are always under protected ground.
In other news, MacLean Engineering has announced a partnership with Montabert that will optimize MacLean’s drilling product line and provide customers with improved access to parts, drill repairs and sales support worldwide.
“This announcement is good news for our global customer base that will now benefit more than ever from direct access to Montabert’s drilling R&D, as well as an expanded customer support footprint,” said MacLean Engineering product line manager Steve Denomme.