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Underground Metalliferous Mining

Fan starters

Minetek's Fan Starters are meticulously designed to provide safe, reliable protection and precise control over ventilation systems, including secondary, booster, and auxiliary fans. With a focus on durability and performance, our fan starters are built to withstand the harshest metalliferous mining conditions, offering peace of mind to underground operators.

Our Fan Starters are engineered for longevity and resilience, encased in a rugged impact-resistant cabinet for convenient mounting or installation in a hanging frame, allowing for flexible deployment in various applications. This versatility ensures seamless integration with your ventilation system, providing optimal performance and ease of operation.


Enhancing ventilation control in harsh mining environments with Fan Starters.


Minetek's Fan Starters support voltage ranges from 415V to 1000V, catering to diverse electrical and ventilation systems commonly found in mining operations. Our Fan Starter range in capacity from 55kW to 1100kW, with built-in automation features, streamlining the control and operation of ventilation systems. With optional soft starters, direct on-line (DOL) starters, and variable speed drive (VSD) options, allowing for precise control and efficient power utilisation. This versatility ensures optimal performance and energy efficiency tailored to your specific requirements by providing the necessary power control for your ventilation operations.

Minetek Power is proud to be ISO 9001 certified, ensuring the highest quality standards in our fan starters. Designed and manufactured in Australia using premium materials, our fan starters complement the Minetek ventilation system, offering a reliable turn-key solution for your mining operation.

In addition to supplying new fan starters, we offer comprehensive services, including programming services encompassing motor control centres (MCC), soft starters, and PLC integration through our Performance On Demand (POD) control system. We work closely with you to ensure seamless integration and optimal performance of our ventilation system within your mining operation.

Minetek fan starter for mining ventilation

Fan Starter

Designed specifically for harsh underground mining environments, Minetek Power Fan Starters provide safe, reliable protection and control of ventilation operations, including secondary, booster and auxiliary fans.​

Complete with a rugged, impact-resistant cabinet design, which can be mounted or installed in a hang frame, Minetek Power Fans Starters provide peace of mind for underground operators.

Features & specifications

  • 415V - 1000V
  • 55kW – 1100kW
  • Automation included
  • Optional soft starter 
  • Direct on-line and VSD
  • Mounting or hang frame
  • Tailored up to Form 4
  • Optional control voltage 24DC 
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Choose Minetek Power for your fan starter solutions

Minetek Power is your trusted partner in delivering reliable and efficient fan starters for the mining industry. Our focus on quality, customisation, and responsive support ensures the seamless operation of your ventilation system, promoting safety and productivity in underground mining environments.

Contact us today to discuss your specific fan starter requirements, and our experienced team will assist you in finding the perfect solution for your mining application. Experience the Minetek Power advantage and harness the power of reliable ventilation control.

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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

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Rolleston Coal Operations Manager

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

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Liebherr Australia Mining Manager

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Tiger Resources Process Superintendent
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