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Symboticware wins multi-million dollar contract from Vale

Symboticware wins multi-million dollar contract from Vale

Mining industry embraces telemetry The year 2008 wasn’t the best time to start a business based on a new and still immature technology, but Symboticware’s Kirk Petroski weathered the storm.
Rock-Tech unveils new generation of utility trucks

Rock-Tech unveils new generation of utility trucks

Vale acquires state-of-the-art crane truck Rock-Tech, a Sudbury-based mining equipment manufacturer, has unveiled a new generation of underground utility vehicles and made its first sale of a Titanium Gen 2 crane truck to Vale.

Suppliers find answers in Fortin Discovery Lab

State-of-the-art gear includes 3D printers, injection molding machines, oscilloscopes, CNC milling machines, isolation chambers, an environmental test unit, and circuit assembly tools By Hugh Kruzel Located in the NORCAT facility in Sudbury, the Fort
Epiroc unveils two-boom battery-powered jumbo

Epiroc unveils two-boom battery-powered jumbo

Unit in production at Nickel Rim South Epiroc, the recently renamed Atlas Copco subsidiary serving the mining and civil engineering sectors, has added a two-boom jumbo to its growing fleet of battery-powered underground equipment.
TesMan delivers remote loader to Coleman Mine

TesMan delivers remote loader to Coleman Mine

TesMan, a Sudbury-based mining supplier, has sold two SP-TRL remote loaders to Vale’s Coleman Mine for cleaning and loading blastholes.
Wilson sump catches on for mine dewatering

Wilson sump catches on for mine dewatering

From Nickel Rim South to Lac des Iles and, now, Barrick’s Williams Mine Bryan Wilson, general manager of North American Palladium’s Lac des Iles Mine, 132 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, is probably the only person in the world to have a sump na
Hard-Line ramps up testing at NORCAT mine

Hard-Line ramps up testing at NORCAT mine

Auto loading and dumping in trials Hard-Line Solutions, a Sudbury-area company specializing in remote control systems for heavy equipment, is expanding its use of the NORCAT Underground Centre for testing and refining its suite of advanced teleop sys
Hydrogen: an ideal power source for remote mines

Hydrogen: an ideal power source for remote mines

By Leon Wasser Generating the power required to run a mine in Northern Canada is both a technical challenge, as well as a major operating cost.
MacLean introduces high lift, heavy-duty boom lift

MacLean introduces high lift, heavy-duty boom lift

LR3 can work in eight-metre heading and lift up to five tonnes The LR3 boom lift, the newest addition to MacLean Engineering’s product lineup of underground utility vehicles, makes working at heights a breeze.
New solution offered for mine-wide networking

New solution offered for mine-wide networking

Maestro Digital Mine eliminates installation and maintenance challenges The buzz in the mining industry these days is all about going digital, but installing, extending and maintaining the necessary communication infrastructure underground is time-co