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Minetek's mine air control (MAC) system seamlessly integrated with the operating layer of the mine to optimise airflow across the entire air circuit. With the ability to ramp airflow up and down based on scheduling and vehicle movements identified by using RFID trackers. Our mine ventilation control system enables seamless operation with the ability to control from above the mine's surface. 

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Linking directly to the Performance on Demand (POD) systems on the Minetek fan range, it automatically ramps the airflow up or down as required. Air quality control for mining is required on some mines as a condition of their development approval and/or environment protection licenses issued by the EPA. These conditions require mining operators to monitor, manage and report on air pollutant levels in and around their mines.

The computerised controller allows for the management of airflow, from low flow during low activity times, right through to more than double the duty point of a traditional vane axial fan. This capacity to control high-pressure ventilation from the surface gives the ability to quickly blast gases or dust out for faster and safer re-entry times.

The automated monitoring and adapting of ventilation creates an all-around safer environment, as there’s no chance of human error and underestimating the correct amount of airflow needed. Minetek’s smart system will save any site money, with a guaranteed return on investment.

Save on power, additional fan installs and delayed re-entry with Minetek’s Mine Air Control patented system. Talk to Minetek about air quality control for mining today.

MINETEK Mine Air Control System MAC


Limit the amount of fans required throughout multiple heading developments with Minetek.

As with our other applications, the high output, steel impeller design gives over double the duty point of traditional fans of the same comparable size. Quiet, efficient, with smart technology and streamlined features.

Low fan profile, single duct runs and minimal installs needed throughout the project are all advantages of using Minetek solutions.


Minetek provide innovative, customised solutions for sites all across the world. With the first steel impeller design, Power on Demand (POD) smart feature, and streamlined engineering, our fans are smaller, stronger and smarter.

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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.
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Secondary Auxiliary Fans

Keep additional fan installations and mid-project shutdowns to a minimum, with Minetek's auxiliary 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.
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Booster Fans

Strategically optimise underground air flow with Minetek. Primary fans can be installed as a booster fan for both return and intake airways and provide all the Minetek advantages. Additionally, Minetek's fans can sequence with the main ventilation, and anti-stall features, making it a reliable choice for booster ventilation.
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Multiple Heading Ventilation

Improve project performance by using Minetek ventilation solutions for multiple heading ventilation. Reduce operating costs, and decrease work required for installation with Minetek's high output fans.
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Bulkhead 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.
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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.
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Tunnel Fans

Minetek's low profile fan provides additional clearance between ventilation ducts and loaded vehicles, making them the ideal industrial ventilation solution for tunnels. Improve safety, save power, and achieve maximum performance with Minetek.
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Development Fans

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.
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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.

We found the MINETEK WATER team listened and supported our situation with helpful guidance and advice to layout the evaporator pipework maximising their efficiency. I would highly recommend the units to others needing a cost effective solution to excess water.”

Osborne Gold Mine Superintendent Environment

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.

Northern Goldfields Mining Manager

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.

Saracen Thunderbox Underground Manager

MINETEK's installations have been very successful and prompted the contracting of MINETEK to conduct a full mobile fleet and fixed plant noise monitoring assessment at the Acland mine site.

New Hope Group Project Superintendent

Our evaporators are still performing flawlessly and working absolutely great. They have been running 24/7 without a single hiccup. Thanks again!”

Klondex Mines Process Maintenance Planning Manager
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