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Direct on-line (DOL), Variable Speed Drive (VSD) & Soft Starters

Mining Drill Starter

Minetek Power understands the unique demands of the industrial and mining industries, particularly in hard rock mining and tunnelling applications. That's why we have engineered Drill Starters that provide unparalleled motor control and electrical protection, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of heavy drilling equipment in even the most challenging underground settings.

Our Drill Starters are designed to withstand the rigours of open-cut and underground mining environments. Encased in an impact-resistant cabinet, they are built to endure the harsh conditions and vibrations encountered in all mining operations. With Minetek Power Drill Starters, you can be confident in their reliability and long-term performance.


Reliable motor control in challenging environments. 


We offer versatility in configuring our Drill Starters to meet your specific requirements. Whether you prefer a push-button start or integration into the automation layer of your operations, this flexibility allows for easy integration and adaptability to different drilling equipment and control setups. 

Minetek's Drill Starters are designed to operate within a wide voltage range, from 415V to 1000V. This ensures compatibility with various drilling equipment with seamless integration and the flexibility to choose the voltage range that best suits your application. Each unit combines a circuit breaker, contactor, and all necessary protection electronics into a single robust package. This integration streamlines installation, reduces maintenance requirements, and simplifies the overall management of your drilling equipment.

Our Drill Starters incorporate advanced circuit breaker technology, contactors, and protection electronics into a single robust unit. This integrated approach ensures precise motor control and comprehensive electrical protection. It can be scaled to suit specific applications, enabling multiple units to be connected in a series, efficiently supplying power to all active operations in an area. By utilising Minetek Power Drill Starters, you benefit from improved operational efficiency, reduced downtime, and enhanced safety.

Minetek Power Drill Starters

Drill Starter

Designed to operate in the most challenging underground settings, including hard rock mining and tunnelling applications, Minetek Power Drill Starters provide industry leading motor control and electrical protection to safely start heavy drilling equipment.​

Encased in an impact-resistant cabinet, Minetek Power Drill Starters can be configured using push button start or integrated into the automation layer of operations.

Features & specifications: 

  • 415V - 1000V​
  • Push button start or automation provided.
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starter for an underground jumbo drill

Choose Minetek Power for your drill starter needs.

Minetek Power is your trusted partner in delivering reliable and efficient motor control solutions for the mining industry. Our Drill Starters are engineered to withstand the toughest conditions and provide seamless operation of heavy drilling equipment. Experience the Minetek Power advantage and ensure the safe and reliable startup of your drilling operations.

Contact us today to discuss your specific drill starter requirements, and our team of experts will assist you in finding the perfect solution for your mining application.

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MINETEK understand our business, and our requirements, and always display a solid commitment to meeting our goals. We enjoy an open and honest business relationship, and we consider ours to be a lifelong partnership.

Liebherr Australia Mining Manager

MINETEK initially provided products for heavy mobile equipment noise abatement at the New Acland Mine. These 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

The ability to deliver equipment on time has been a feature of our dealing and we haven't had a situation where a variation has been requested. The quality of their workmanship has been good and the capability of hardware has been as expected or better than quoted”

CS Energy Kogan Creek Power Station Services Superintendent

I have used these evaporators very successfully at mine sites where I have worked in the past. They are an extremely reliable unit and worked above expectations in the environment where we had them set up. As for spray drift/mist this can be controlled by the weather monitoring systems that are available with the units. Additionally, how you set them up and the amount of fall you can achieve allows for more moisture to be stripped from the droplets]will greatly benefit your overall evaporation rates.

Rolleston Coal Operations Manager

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.

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