INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERED TO PERFECTION
MINETEK aims to create the most sophisticated innovation & technology for mining solutions through world class engineering, breakthrough technology and intensive Research and Development. Every aspect of MINETEK’s solutions offer rich economic, operational and safety benefits not seen elsewhere in the world.
The result of MINETEK’s focus on excellence is a series of products that seamlessly connect to the industry and solve economic, operational and safety problems through clever use of technology and design.
SMALLER.MINETEK fans are 40% shorter in length and 10% lighter than the marketplace standard for 1400mm (55″) twin axial fan. This means our fans are easier to move through the tightest headings and safer and easier to install than any other fan on the market.
STRONGER.Tested against a standard 110kW axial fan used in underground gold and copper mines with the same duty and burden, MINETEK fans lasted almost 7 times longer. With our robust steel impeller designed to withstand the most challenging environments on the planet.
SMARTER.Our Mine Air Control (MAC) system seamlessly integrates with the operating layer of the mine to optimise air flow across the entire air circuit. With the ability to ramp air flow up or down based on scheduling and vehicle movements, MINETEK fans offer true performance on demand.
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PERFORMANCE ON DEMAND (POD)
Our Performance On Demand (POD) innovation & technology allows operators to tailor pressure and power consumption – without the need for VSD control. The result is a seamless, responsive solution which optimises performance, reduces power consumption costs and increases overall operational efficiency.
DESIGNED TO SCALE WITH YOUR OPERATIONS.
Our innovation & technology modular design enables operators to plan for the future with a range of adaptors, silencers, booster fans and additional controls enabled to optimise the solution to meet the demands of the mine. As the mine evolves, so too can the ventilation solution offering a scalable approach to delivering air.
Primary Ventilation Fans
MINETEK can supply the largest available fans for main fan ventilation. Innovative engineering and premier quality have resulted in world first features like MINETEK’s Performance on Demand (POD) controls. Experience power saving, durability and flexibility not achieved with traditional fans.
Keep additional fan installations and mid-project shutdowns to a minimum, with MINETEK’s auxilliary fans. Compact in size , while the high pressure capability results in less fans needed for the development. Benefit from automation, syncronisation and control from the surface.
Strategically optimise underground air flow with MINETEK. Use primary booster fans for both return and intake airways and benefit from all the MINETEK advantages. MINETEK’s fans can sequence with the main ventilation. The anti-stall feature makes it a reliable choice for booster ventilation.
Multiple Heading Ventilation
Use one fan instead of many, by using MINETEK for multiple heading ventilation. Reduce operating costs, decrease requirements for installation, and get MAC controlled ventilation with MINETEK’s high output fans.
Synchronise bulkhead fans with MINETEK’s Performance On Demand (POD) and Mine Air Control (MAC) system. Halve the amount of fans required, and stop inefficient power wastage, stalling and duct friction with MINETEK.
Long Duct Runs
The concentrated power of MINETEK’s High Output (HO) Axial Fans, makes them the ideal solution for long duct runs. With more than twice the pressure capacity of a standard bladed axial fan, less fans are needed throughout the development.
MINETEK’s low profile fan provides additional clearance between ventilation ducts and loaded vehicles, making them the ideal solution for tunnels. Improve safety, save power, and achieve maximum performance with MINETEK.
Utilise MINETEK’s Pressure, Power, Performance on Demand (POD) system throughout development and reap the economic benefits. Control from the surface, and only use the air pressure and power you need at each stage of the development. MINETEK’s fans will grow with your project.
Mine Air Control (MAC)
The Mine Air Control (MAC) system, in conjunction with the fans Performance on Demand (POD) technology enables synchronization of both the primary and secondary ventilation fans to increased performance, economic benefits, and efficient use of power. Control the ventilation system remotely for ideal performance from the surface.
In Our Client's Words...
“It was completed with no incidents or injuries, with no delays, and ahead of schedule. The plan was for 10 shifts, and it was completed in 7 shifts. ”
“We are always looking at new innovations and technologies that will benefit both us and our clients. Minetek has been able to display that with the use of their modern ventilation technology, where we can look to see production increases through faster re-entry times and reduced capital costs in the total life of the development, delivering value to both us and Mincor.”
The relatively small fans allowed us to utilise our existing bulkhead, where we were severely limited by space, which allowed us to use our existing infrastructure and dramatically reduce downtime in the mine during the change out. The installation was completed safely… and allows us to scale our ventilation flow with their pressure on demand system to suit our production profile.