A clever reinvention of the dragline roller and an innovative light tower project are among the contenders for the QME Best Product Launch award this year.
Now in its 23rd year, the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition kicked off in Mackay today (July 26) and boasts more than 200 brands showcasing their newest developments.
“The QME exhibition is Queensland’s premier industry event to showcase new technologies and methods of production in mining as well as participate in forum discussion on topics pertinent to industry,” exhibition director Robby Clark said.
The Queensland Mining Contractor Awards is part of the week of industry events and features a category that celebrates new products.
The 2016 QMCA finalists include:
Best Product Launch Category: Auxilium light tower refurbishment, Consolidated Plastics & Epoxy ‘Dragola’ dragline roller assembly, Hella ZeroGlare, NSK Australia sealed spherical roller bearings.
Time Saving Category: BMD Constructions Bingegang pipeline realignment, MDMJV civil underground project, SMW Group revolutionising fabrication with robotics.
Cost Saving Category: 2MT Mining Products dragline spreader bar, C&C Civil & Mining Construction fibre reinforced shotcrete, COR Cooling 793D core re-design and replacement, Fuel Plus Technologies fuel burn reduction, TEAM Engineering Grosvenor stacker and reclaimer transport.
Innovation Category: 2MT Mining Products dragline spreader bar, Global Tech Group portable vehicle training system, SMW Group revolutionising fabrication with robotics, TEAM Engineering Grosvenor portal frame lift.
Staff or Community Engagement Category: Hornery Group 4U2 Family Concert, HSE Mining mining safety initiative, Morris Corporation Collinsville Village community engagement, Murphy Pipe & Civil FIFO crew mental health and wellbeing app.