Lessons Learned on Collision Avoidance Systems implementation in the region of Africa

To watch our exclusive Webinar about the Challenges of implementing Collision Avoidance Systems in Underground Mines, Download our Free Webinar here In the region of Africa, many underground mines have become early adopters of Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS). By adopting these game changing systems early on, South Africa experienced some challenges and learned a few lessons.  Figures from the mining industry show that 30-40% of fatalities were based […]

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The Top 3 Challenges of Implementing Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS) in Underground mines

To watch our exclusive Webinar about the Challenges of implementing Collision Avoidance Systems in Underground Mines, Download our Free Webinar here   Implementing Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS) in underground mines is, to this day, still a complex feat.   Why, you ask?   Currently Proximity Detection and Collision Avoidance technologies are divided into three different levels, which were determined by the Earth Moving […]

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Newtrax Donates PPE To Health Centers Hit Hard by COVID-19

The Newtrax Headquarter is located in Montreal, Quebec, which also happens to be the epicenter of COVID-19 in Canada currently. Since health care workers on the front lines are high at risk, Newtrax wanted to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to health centers in order to keep people safe and healthy. Unfortunately, Long-Term Care Facilities for the aging population are being […]

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ERIK MASELLA APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS

MONTREAL, QC. – May 4th, 2020  Newtrax Technologies Inc. announced today that Erik Masella has been appointed Vice President ofProduct Development and Operations. As VP of Product Development and Operations, Erik Masella will be leading Newtrax’s product development, managing the manufacturing department and providing support and training to our team. “Erik’s experience leading product development organizations […]

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Using real-time data to maximize underground mining efficiency

In underground mines, one of the most common areas where efficiency is lost, and by extension productivity is in the haulage process. Maximizing underground mining efficiency can only be achieved using real-time data. It’s very difficult to load the bed of a truck or fill a bucket to its maximum capacity simply by eye. Variations in density, rock size, and the differences between […]

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How Newtrax is Responding to COVID-19: A Message to Our Customers

Like you, we are closely tracking COVID-19 and adapting our business as the situation changes. Our highest priorities have been protecting the safety of our employees, customers, and community, while also ensuring that we continue to provide reliable products and solutions to support your operations during this unprecedented time.

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Measuring LHD Productivity in Underground Mines

A common challenge experienced in most underground mining operations, is the difficulty in achieving optimal productivity in the hauling process. There are two primary reasons for this challenge.

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Measuring Truck Productivity in Underground Mines

In most underground mining operations, truck and LHD operators are unable to consistently load haulage trucks to nominal load capacity. The variables preventing consistent loading include the variation in the density of materials, rock size, and the differences between development and high-grade ore. Inconsistent loading means trucks only haul a fraction of what they have been designed for.

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The Top 10 Technologies with the Biggest Impact in the Mining Industry in the Next 15 Years

According to Innovation State of Play’s 2019 Mining Industry Survey, the technology areas that will have the biggest impact in the next 15 years are the following…

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Newtrax and Sandvik drive digitalisation at Kemi mine

Newtrax and Sandvik OptiMine® selected by Outokumpu to drive digitalisation forward at Kemi Mine

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Join Newtrax at Mining INDABA in Cape Town February 3-6

Why meet with us? Looking to integrate your mine with CAS L9? Not sure where to start or what is next? Our experts can help with that! Does your information live in silos? Did you know that your mine can have full connectivity? Curious as to how we can integrate into your current setup to […]

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Newtrax Launches “IoT Hub” at Digitalization in Mining Event

Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and productivity systems for underground hard rock mines – launches its brand new IoT Hub at the Digitalization in Mining event in Brisbane, Australia.

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“Newtrax Vehicle Device” Launches at Digitalization in Mining Event

Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and productivity systems for underground hard rock mines – launches its brand-new Vehicle Device “NVD” at the Digitalization in Mining event in Brisbane, Australia.

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AI in Mining: Myths and Facts

MYTH or FACT? Can AI really be applied in the Underground mining sector?

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Artificial Intelligence is the Next Frontier of Improving Underground Mining Operations

Artificial Intelligence is the next frontier of improving underground mining operations, but, we’re not talking about turning your mine into a hive of drones.

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Newtrax Joins Sandvik Group in Strategic Acquisition

Montreal, Quebec – June 17 2019 — Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and productivity systems for underground hard rock mines – has been acquired by Sandvik to be run as an independent business unit within the Rock Drills and Technologies division of the Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology business area.   Newtrax is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, where the company generated revenues of approximately 26 million CAD with 120 employees in 2018.   […]

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Newtrax Joins Sandvik in Strategic Acquisition to Offer Most Comprehensive Digital Solutions for Underground Mining

Newtrax and Sandvik join forces! The two underground mining digitalization leaders will deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency, and productivity through a seamlessly integrated solution that is OEM independent.

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LaPresse Interviews Newtrax CEO Alexandre Cervinka

Newtrax CEO Alexandre Cervinka was recently featured in LaPresse in an interview about the growth of his company and his vision for the future of mining.

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Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Underground Mines with Newtrax

Newtrax has enabled underground mines to improve truck effectiveness by calculating their current OEE to find areas of improvement and implementing real-time monitoring systems.

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Why Measuring Loads Per Cycle is so Important in Underground Mining (PART 2)

In part 2 of our Q&A on Loads per Cycle, Craig talks about the advantages and benefits of using Mobile Equipment Telemetry systems and what the emerging technologies will offer.

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Why Measuring Loads Per Cycle is so Important in Underground Mining

Glencore Matagami recently was able to increase their Loads per Cycle by 5% using the Newtrax Mobile Equipment Telemetry system. Why is measuring Loads per Cycle so important? We explore this KPI in an Q&A with Craig Banks, VP Canada USA at Newtrax

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Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Underground Mines with Newtrax

Newtrax has enabled underground mines to improve truck effectiveness by calculating their current OEE to find areas of improvement and implementing real-time monitoring systems.

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Join Newtrax at the Mining INDABA in Cape Town February 4-7

Newtrax is attending the 25th Anniversary Mining INDABA in Cape Town from Monday, February 4th to Thursday, February 7th, 2019.

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How Data Collection and AI Will Change The Future of Mine Safety and Profitability

This AI Slide Deck prepared by Newtrax VP of Artificial Intelligence, Michel Dubois, shows how to create value with data collected in underground mines using Artificial Intelligence algorithms.

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How to Calculate ROI for IoT and AI Solutions in Underground Mining

Every mining operation is different, therefore calculating ROI needs to be determined case by case. Even two mines utilizing the same mining method would have different variables to calculate what their ROI would be. ‘’We demonstrated that by getting just 10 more minutes of active drilling per shift per drill could increase net revenue by more than 1.2 million dollars a year”.

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Sandvik and Newtrax partner to provide the most comprehensive digital offerings for the underground metal mining industry

Sandvik is proud to announce it has partnered with Newtrax, the global leader in wireless IoT for the underground metal mining industry, to deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency, and productivity to underground metal mines through digitalization.

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

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.

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How Newtrax can help your journey with AI in Mining

“The mathematical model for underground mining that I have developed during my PhD studies provides the tools for optimization of mine planning given fixed inputs. The combination of machine-learning techniques with such a model will allow for a greater precision and reliability in these fixed assumptions.”

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Newtrax and Sandvik Drive Digitalization of a Hindustan Zinc Mine

Sandvik and Newtrax have received a strategic order to implement a major digital transformation at a mine in India. It will be one of the most comprehensive digital offerings globally in the mining industry, enabling an integrated mine management solution for the entire mobile underground fleet.

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Newtrax Ranked Among Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™

Newtrax is excited to announced it has ranked Number #166 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™ and #38 Fastest Growing Company in Canada

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Newtrax Technologies Inc. awarded Canadian Patent for Collision Avoidance & Proximity Detection

“Newtrax invests significant amounts in R&D every year to remain the market leader and filing for patents is part of our strategy to protect our investments.” said Alexandre Cervinka, President & CEO of Newtrax Technologies Inc.

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EMESRT Level 9 – Intervention Controls for Collision Avoidance

The ninth level (L9) of PDS solutions is the performance requirement best suited for Newtrax involvement in the group. L9 will help establish technologies that automatically intervene and take some form of machine control to prevent or mitigate an unsafe interaction.

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Making Underground Mining Safer through Industrial Design

“I predict that we will be releasing products that set a new standard for the mining industry,” says Raymond Jepson, an Industrial Designer in R&D at Newtrax when asked about the current and future projects at Newtrax.

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Newtrax is Attending & Exhibiting at IMARC 2018 Booth B90

Newtrax is attending & exhibiting at IMARC 2018 in Melbourne, Australia from October 29 to November 1, 2018. Visit us at Booth B90!

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VIDEO: Using Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Customer Value in Under 3 Months

Watch this video to find out more about how Newtrax utilizes Big Data to deliver value to customers through AI in less than 3 months.

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Newtrax is Presenting at Mines & Technology Toronto 2018

Newtrax is presenting at Mines & Technology 2018 in Toronto on October 16 at 2:15 pm, come and join us for an exciting discussion on Artificial Intelligence

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Best Practices for a Safe Underground Evacuation

Newtrax recently spoke to Michael Place, Unit Manager at Gold Fields’ Granny Smith mine, about the best practices to follow during emergency evacuations. Michael has spearheaded the implementation of the Newtrax Evacuation Notification system at Granny Smith, and will be speaking about the benefits of this digital system at the upcoming IMARC 2018 conference in Melbourne.

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Will underground mining replace surface mining in the future?

Newtrax discusses the future of mining being underground and how their pioneering work of eliminates the current digital divide between surface mines and underground mines to make operations safer, environmentally sustainable and more profitable.

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Using Technology to Increase Safety during Mine Evacuations

Through the Newtrax enabled-cap lamp technology, mines are able to improve one of the biggest challenges underground mining operations deal with: the visibility of events happening underground from the surface when monitoring an evacuation situation. Newtrax tech improves:
1. Safety
2. Performance
3. Profitability

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The Future of Mine Safety and Profitability through Data Collection

Mines have started digitizing their fleets and collecting data.  This is where data contextualization comes in. Through the fleet and network agnostic systems at Newtrax, the data collected can be connected and contextualized.  Louis-Pierre explains “Being able to have the full context of any data will bring more possibilities. Using trends and algorithms trained by multiple mines to predict events in any given mine.”

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How Big Data is solving three of mining’s biggest challenges

Big Data from Industrial IoT systems in underground mines is more accessible than ever before. Thousands of sensors can now automatically upload millions of data points, revealing potential insights that were previously unattainable.

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Newtrax Celebrates 10 years of Servicing the Underground Mining Industry

Newtrax celebrates ten years of servicing the underground mining industry.  Over the past ten years we have seen remarkable growth, and as we celebrate this milestone it’s important to reflect on how far we have come.

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Newtrax is Attending Diggers and Dealers Conference

Newtrax is attending Mines and Money Asia 2018 in Hong Kong, China from April 3 to April 6 2018

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Australian Underground Mines Leading in Technology?

We spoke to Simon Waghorn, VP APAC at Newtrax, about the opportunity for underground mining technology to really boom in the Australian market, where technology adoption is high compared to the rest of the world.

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Newtrax heads to Europe and the Middle East with the help of Charlie Forrest

After 15 years of implementing technology solutions in various mining operations to improve productivity and safety underground, Charlie Forrest heads to Europe to establish Newtrax in the region

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Join Newtrax at the CIM Convention in Vancouver from May 6-9

Newtrax will be attending and speaking at this year’s CIM Convention in Vancouver from May 6 to May 9 2018, as well as sponsoring the GMSG yacht cruise.

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Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Underground Mines with Newtrax

Newtrax has enabled underground mines to improve truck effectiveness by calculating their current OEE to find areas of improvement and implementing real-time monitoring systems.

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Newtrax Moves APAC Regional HQ to Larger Premises in Perth, Australia

Newtrax has moved its APAC Regional HQ to the beautiful Parmelia House at 191 St Georges Tce, in Perth, Western Australia.

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Reducing Risk of Collision at Fresnillo’s Juanicipio Project

The Newtrax film crew went down to Zacatecas, Mexico to visit Fresnillo’s Juanicipio Project and see the MineProx Proximity Warning System in action.

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Behind The Scenes: MineProx Video, Fresnillo

Our film crew recently went down to Zacatecas, Mexico to visit Minera Juanicipio, one of Fresnillo’s Silver mine projects to film footage of our MineProx system in action.

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