Fans of new mining technology and equipment are in for a treat at the 5th Annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). In the conference hall, delegates can witness presentations from recognised C-level thought leaders such as Chris Cawood, Chief Innovation Officer, OceanaGold; and Luis Canepari, Vice President of Information Technology, Goldcorp.

On the show floor, Australian’s largest mining event will feature over 200 leading companies such as Caterpillar, Scania, Komatsu, HATCH, Mercedes Benz, Thiess and Sandvik will be showcasing mining innovations, technology and equipment both big and small.

Firmly in the ‘big’ column, the recently launched Scania XT range of trucks will be on display at the free to attend exhibition inside the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Dubbed the world’s safest truck the XT range provides significant protection for occupants in the event of a rollover.

“The new Scania XT range has been designed with mining operators in mind and with its new features, enhanced safety, comfort, and durability, we have the perfect vehicle for any application,” said Robert Taylor, General Manager, Scania Australia Mining Services.

Sandvik Loader LH517i | Platinum Sponsor of IMARCSticking with the ‘big’ theme, leading global supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries – Sandvik – will be introducing their new loader to the Australian market.

The intelligent loader was designed in response to 240 customer suggestions collected in customer forums that took place in Australia during 2015. The LH517i loader gives customers interested in tele-remote or full automation flexibility to upgrade in just a matter of days.

While Komatsu is renowned for their vast array of large surface and underground mining equipment, it’s their next generation of technology – including personal proximity detection – that will be on display on IMARC’s exhibition floor.

Each worker is fitted with a ‘small’ tag that works with Komatsu’s broader suite of technologies to monitor his or her movements through the mine, alerting them to potential hazards such and moving machinery, unstable environments and even respirable dust.

From the ‘mining tech’ side of the fence, the Australian-developed Pulse Mining Enterprise Resource Planner (ERP), is being relaunched at IMARC 2018 with its new Vantage User Interface (UI).

The ERP is the only 100 per cent industry-specific mine management system in the world which analyses data captured from any available sources including machine sensors, software and apps to display meaningful KPIs in real-time.

The free-to-attend IMARC exhibition runs parallel to conference activities over three days from the 30 October to 1 November at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and is one of the most effective ways to meet over 6,000 mining professionals all under the one roof.

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The International Mining and Resources Conference is Australia’s largest mining event. Bringing together over 6,000 decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators and educators from over 90 countries for four days of learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking. IMARC will run from 29 October to 1 November 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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