Learn about the expected impact, expected growth and expected job outcomes of the collaborative projects supported by METS Ignited and industry.
Electric Battery Underground
This project includes the integration of 3ME Technology designed and built battery systems into two underground vehicles.
Measurement While Drilling
Measurement While Drilling System for use with Reverse Circulation Drilling: The solution proposed is to provide hard rock miners a Log While Drilling capability for use with RC drill rigs.
Remote Grinding Optimisation
PIQ and OMC have entered into a Joint Venture contract arrangement (PIQ-OMC). Data streaming from clients’ processing plant historians will be set up to a secure cloud-based storage facility.
M2M Value Ignited
MaxMine, from Resolution Systems, is an IOT type solution which monitors and automatically analyses mobile fleet to identify and prioritise opportunities, then lock in and track improvements.
Beneficiation Plant Automation
This project develops sensors for iron ore grade and automation controls to respond so that variable upgrade ratios can be implemented in the beneficiation plant, delivering a more constant output from the plant and therefore higher on average grades with higher returns.
METS Career Pathway Program
METS Career Pathway Program to open it up to both male and female students studying STEM subjects.
CHS Continuous Haulage System
The Premron CHS Continuous Haulage System will revolutionise gateroad development in underground coal mines and provide safety and productivity enhancements to existing systems.
Pulp Chemistry Monitor
The on-line pump chemistry monitor (PCM®) was developed to measure the pulp chemistry and was installed in a number of copper concentrators (e.g. Phu Kham, Boddington, EHM, Prominent Hill, Peak and Ridgeway).
Environmental Mining Data Platform
Developing a multi-scale and multi-source environmental data platform to monitor, manage and reduce mining’s footprint.
Instrument the Bench
Material physical property measurements are provided at the time of blast hole drilling to inform decisions regarding blasting, screening and stockpiling, among others, before these materials are subject to processing.
The BHP-supported Living Lab@UWA is aimed at the pre-mine site stage of the development process, with a novel test-bed to develop and demonstrate products for real-world mine site testing.
The Ore Body Knowledge project originated from discussions between Miners and METS in the Austmine Co-Lab. The project aims to improve plant throughput by developing and trialling technologies to manage and distribute ore body information into the mining value chain.
Automated Oversize Detection
This niche project is focussed on the development and deployment of a low cost sensor and communications unit on mobile equipment.
About METS Ignited
METS Ignited is an industry-led, government-funded, Growth Centre for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.