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Fast charging beats battery swapping for underground electric haul trucks

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020 Share This We co-authored a paper that summarizes the results of battery swapping versus fast charging for the hardest-working vehicles underground. It turns out the fast charging provides a 48% savings over battery swapping when productivity rates are equal. Investigation of Fast Charging and Battery Swapping Options for Electric Haul Trucks in Underground Mines Md Ahsanul Hoque...

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Remembering Barry Hawton

July 18, 2020

I first met Barry Hawton when I moved to Collingwood in February of 1992. I was starting my new job at MacLean Engineering and back in those days, MacLean was still located on Mountain Road. As I began to get to know the guys in the shop, it became apparent to me that Barry had special status. That status came...

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MEDATech Co-Sponsors 2020 Raymond James Women’s Nor-Am Cup

February 13, 2020

Medatech Engineering is proud to have co-sponsored the 2020 Raymond James Women’s Nor-Am Cup in Collingwood, Ontario. Athletes in Nor-Am Cup events come from all corners of the ski racing world, including the Canadian National Ski Team, the US Ski Team and future stars on the many regional FIS Teams in Ontario.  A video of the event can be found...

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Facilities Expansion Underway

April 24, 2019

The building is well underway!  We’re adding 5,000 sq-ft of new shop space and a 10-ton crane to better serve MEDATech’s clients around the globe, and we’re excited about it! MESL’s new shop framing

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First Ever All-Electric Open-Pit Mine: The Feasibility Study Will Be Completed By 2018

June 18, 2018

June 12, 2018 Most of us relate electrification to underground mining for many obvious reasons, lower ventilation requirement and cost optimization being the two primary ones. The question is ‘Does electrification hold equally good with respect to open-pit mining?’. With a belief that electrification makes sense irrespective of the nature of mining, NMG CEO Éric Desaulniers planned an all electric...

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