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The ‘Deswik’ of Underground Fleet Electric Vehicle Electrification

September 24, 2021

After four years of development, MEDATech’s Electric Vehicle Fleet Optimization Software (EV-FOS) launched at MINExpo 2021. Built in MATLAB in collaboration with McMaster University’s Bauman Lab for Electrified Powertrain Research, our software delivers mine ROI metrics of many kinds, including dollars per tonne. Read the full International Mining article

A picture of a Torex ALTDRive with it's panel opened. Designed by MEDATech a mechanical engineering company

A battery-electric locomotive for precision mining

June 8, 2021

ALTDRIVE  Rail Locomotive When Fred Stanford, former President & CEO of Torex Gold Resources first imagined a more efficient way to mine ore, he foresaw a return to rail. The culmination of this thought, over 30 years later, is the Muckahi System engineered by MEDATech in close collaboration with Stanford.  Muckahi is a monorail mining system, a surgical way to … Read more

GeoDrilling International on the WS6000

April 30, 2021

We’re not the only ones who like the new WS6000 hybrid sonic / DTH water hammer drill rig, a world first. The rig combines robotic rod handling for increased safety and speed, remote access to drill data, and switching between drilling methods with the push of a button. The rig, ordered by Southern Company, is now in use in Alabama. … Read more

Fast charge-ready EV version of Western Star 4900XD

March 17, 2021

Canadian Mining Journal just published BEVs emerge from underground, a feature article detailing the development of our fast charge-ready 24-tonne Western Star 4900XD for open-pit mining…. Read more

Borterra RodBot™

March 11, 2021

Robotic drill-rod handling boosts workplace safety, supercharges productivity One of the great things about technology is that it’s quickly making workplace injuries into a thing of the past. Better ventilation systems protect miners from fumes and dust, while all manner of mechanized equipment puts operators safely into the driver’s seat and out of harm’s way.  One big exception, until recently, … Read more

A picture of MEDATechs 24 Ton All Electric Haul Truck

The World’s First Fast Charge-Ready 100% Electric Haul Truck

December 3, 2020

Along with partners Tardif and ABB, we are pleased to release a 24-Ton all-electric haul truck that is super-fast charge capable. Runs 24/7 with no delay in operations. If you are looking for sustainable material handling, we’ve got you covered. … Read more

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 … Read more

Putting dam remediation into overdrive

July 30, 2020

With approximately 5,000 embankment dams over 40 years of age, utilities and local governments in the eastern United States have their work cut out for them. There are many methods of stabilizing dams that are leaking. One of these involved the consolidation of the bedrock upon which the dam is situated as well as the earth, boulders, gravel and rock … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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A picture of a Torex ALTDRive with it's panel opened. Designed by MEDATech a mechanical engineering company

A battery-electric locomotive for precision mining

ALTDRIVE  Rail Locomotive When Fred Stanford, former President &…

GeoDrilling International on the WS6000

We’re not the only ones who like the new…

Fast charge-ready EV version of Western Star 4900XD

Canadian Mining Journal just published BEVs emerge from underground, a feature article detailing the development of our fast charge-ready 24-tonne Western Star 4900XD for open-pit mining…. Read more

Borterra RodBot™

Robotic drill-rod handling boosts workplace safety, supercharges productivity One…

A picture of MEDATechs 24 Ton All Electric Haul Truck

The World’s First Fast Charge-Ready 100% Electric Haul Truck

Along with partners Tardif and ABB, we are pleased to release a 24-Ton all-electric haul truck that is super-fast charge capable. Runs 24/7 with no delay in operations. If you are looking for sustainable material handling, we’ve got you covered. … Read more

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