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Robotics in Drilling: Safety & Production

Robotics in Drilling: Safety & Production

May 8, 2023

According to Mining-technology.com, industrial robotics sector revenues are forecast to grow from $14.6 billion in 2020 to $352.1 billion by 2030. That’s an increase of 37.5%, year over year. What’s driving robotics adoption? Safety, productivity and sustainability, with safety firmly in the lead in industries where hazards abound, such as mining and drilling. Patrick Salvador, … Read more

Hometown proud!

Hometown proud!

September 22, 2022

Some nice hometown media attention spotlighting MEDATech ALTDRIVE powertrains and the team that built our latest! Learn how we build and who put our latest battery-electric heavy hauler together

World first: a precision water pump for DTH drilling

World first: a precision water pump for DTH drilling

July 4, 2022

MEDATech Borterra WaterBox™ water hammer drill pump digital controls deliver precise pressure and flowrate The MEDATech Borterra WaterBox™ is a self-contained diesel- or electric-powered unit that pumps water at the exact flow rates that DTH water-hammer drills require. We built it to solve a specific problem. The WS6000, a drill with two drilling technologies that … Read more

Counting on Canada

Counting on Canada

April 14, 2022

Canada’s mining technology and services specialists, especially those based in historic mining hubs like Sudbury and North Bay, continue to play an important role in mines both domestically and around the world. Learn more about today’s most significant Canadian mining tech stories, including ours. Learn how MEDATech is working in partnership with ABB and AWS … Read more

Teck to pilot ALTDRIVE on-highway truck at Highland Valley Copper operations

Teck to pilot ALTDRIVE on-highway truck at Highland Valley Copper operations

February 22, 2022

Teck Resources and MEDATech just announced the planned pilot of a fully electric on-highway truck to haul copper concentrate, marking the first use of a battery-electric truck to do so, worldwide. The truck will ply a route from Teck’s Highland Valley Copper Operations (HVC) in south central British Columbia (B.C.) to a rail loading facility … Read more

Announcing a rugged, space-saving battery thermal management unit (BTMU) for industrial electric vehicles

Announcing a rugged, space-saving battery thermal management unit (BTMU) for industrial electric vehicles

January 31, 2022

Equipping big, off-road vehicles with batteries is expensive. The lithium-ion cells required for a single battery-electric haul truck could run as high as USD $1,000,000. There are 2 ways to get top performance and make them last years longer: follow a set charge/discharge schedule, and to keep them modulating optimally at a given ambient temperature.  … Read more

Accelerating net-zero mining with ABB & AWS

Accelerating net-zero mining with ABB & AWS

December 21, 2021

MEDATech, together with ABB and Amazon Web Services, has developed a proof-of-concept for digitally-integrated battery-electric mining operations. The solution includes our all-electric haul truck and brand-agnostic vehicle-level telematics systems, together with the ABB Ability Operations Management System (OMS) and AWS’ Internet of Things (IoT). It’s just what the industry needs to move quickly towards net-zero emissions goals.

Automated, remote data analysis for any machine

Automated, remote data analysis for any machine

December 9, 2021

MEDATech takes telematics to the next level As you may know, telematics is the technology of sending, receiving and storing information using telecommunication devices to interface with remote objects. It’s a high-value part of the Internet of Things (IoT), the rapidly growing network of physical objects—from smart appliances to industrial inventory systems—that can transmit and … Read more

New pilot ultra-fast charging for mining BEVs has arrived

New pilot ultra-fast charging for mining BEVs has arrived

October 28, 2021

When MEDATech and ABB decided to partner on an ultra-fast charge solution pilot for underground and surface battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), they were addressing a big worry in the mining industry: that BEVs couldn’t keep up the same work schedule as diesel machines. The new prototype ultra-fast charging solution for heavy-duty applications changes all that: BEVs … Read more

How to choose the best industrial lithium battery

How to choose the best industrial lithium battery

October 15, 2021

How to choose the best industrial lithium battery I recently returned from a large equipment Expo. My goal there was to understand the state of the heavy equipment industry with respect to adapting EV (electric vehicle) technology. There were several machines on display billed as either “Hybrid” or “Electric” but what really caught my attention was … Read more

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