Showcasing Australian excellence in mining innovation to Canada

Thanks to our partnership with Austmine, Ampcontrol has joined their trade mission to Canada this month to showcase the iMAC monitoring and control system which recently received Canadian Standards Approval (CSA).

Representing over 630 METS companies nationally, Austmine are Australia’s leading not for profit industry association for the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector. Austmine provide opportunities to build relationships, understand industry needs, and boost industry profile.

Ampcontrol Strategic Sales Manager Stephen Sneddon is part of the Austmine delegation to Canada where he is speaking to miners and suppliers about our Canadian Standards Approved (CSA) iMAC monitoring and control system.

Achieving Canadian Standards Approval

Canadian Standards Approval is another achievement to add to iMAC’s growing list which includes a National Engineering Excellence Award won when it was first developed in 1998.

Having more than two decades of use within Australia, iMAC helps to meet the challenges of maintaining safety within a mine site, while maximising productivity on complex conveyor systems.

What sets Ampcontrol products apart is how they are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Our unique iMAC system is customised and includes features such as emergency stop, prestart warning, intercom, and broadcast messaging functionality.

Complex conveyor systems are easily controlled using the iMAC remote I/O modules, so high integrity E-stop can be undertaken even with multiple drive locations. The system is designed to minimise conveyor downtime and streamline work processes with advanced self-diagnostics assisting in maximising conveyor equipment availability.

iMAC is our first Canadian Standards Approved product. It will be used for the first time at a large Potash mine in Saskatchewan Canada with work commencing on this conveyor system in late 2022.