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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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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...

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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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Rehabilitation of aging dam infrastructure

MEDATECH to supply innovative drilling system for rehabilitation of aging dam infrastructure

January 14, 2019

January 14th, 2019: MEDATECH is excited to announce that they have agreed to terms for the supply of an innovative drilling system. The system will be used for rehabilitation of aging dam infrastructure in the southern United States. The customer has been conducting extensive on-site assessment of their existing drilling systems for dam rehabilitation. With recent changes on the OEM landscape,...

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Nouveau Monde Graphite completes feasibility showing an “all-electric open-pit mine can be built that delivers ample shareholder returns”

October 25, 2018

Oct. 25, 2018  Nouveau Monde Graphite announced the results of their “all-electric open-pit” feasibility study. The results are favorable for the all electric solution and will have a significant impact on the future of mining. “The mine will be using an all-electric, zero-emission mine fleet, consisting of electric battery-driven 36.3-t mining trucks, battery-driven front-end loaders, cable reel excavators and bulldozers, and...

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MEDATECH invests in Expansion to Office and Shop, including 4,000 sq-ft “electronics lab”

October 15, 2018

After several successful years and significant growth in our engineering and fabrication services, MEDATECH is re-investing in their facilities at the Collingwood location. “The expansion will increase our technical capabilities and give us more room to take on larger and more challenging projects” Says Robert Rennie, President of MEDATECH Engineering. The expansion includes over 5,000 sq-ft of new shop space...

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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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MEDATECH completes 100% battery electric retrofit of diesel grader for GOLDCORP Borden Lake

April 29, 2018

April 29. 2018 Chapleau Ont., MEDATECH and its partners are proud to announce the delivery of the first ever 100% battery electric retrofit motor grader to the Goldcorp Borden Lake Mine. The project was a joint effort with MacLean Engineering who will be commissioning the system this week underground at the Chapleau mine. See our project page for the Battery Electric Motor...

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