Last week, GroundProbe attended the first International Conference on Underground Mining Technology (UMT 2017) in Sudbury, Canada, in order to launch our latest monitoring solution, the GML-Underground.
The event was attended by 230 delegates from around the world and was organised by the Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG).
The event aimed to provide an opportunity for underground mining practitioners to meet and explore the latest mining technologies and methodologies which will drive the industry into the future.
The event was well organised and attracted a high calibre technical audience from both mine sites and companies involved in the mining industry from around the world.
The GML-Underground, GroundProbe’s industry-disrupting convergence monitoring solution, was unveiled at our booth which was located within the exhibition area of the conference.
Through our booth we were able to present our new product to a geotechnical focus group that could quickly see the benefits of the GML-Underground.
As a result, GroundProbe enjoyed a number of positive responses from companies looking to discuss collaborative opportunities as well as companies interested in getting to know new fellow professionals in the underground mining market.
“Overall, we generated a lot of interest in the GML with underground geotechnical engineers needing very little convincing of the value it will provide to improve their knowledge of underground rock movement and stress redistribution,” said Chris Bijsterveld, GroundProbe’s Business Manager for North America.
“The GML-Underground will help geotechnical engineers all over the world to validate or recalibrate their modelling of underground conditions and risks in near to real-time, which is a world first.”
GroundProbe was also excited to make contact with various leaders in the field of underground geotechnical engineering and discuss potential partnerships in the future across Canada, Australia, and Europe.
“We were also able to find out about other new complimentary technology advances and came away feeling very excited about the future of underground mining,” said Tanya Law, GroundProbe’s Underground Geotechnical Consultant.
The rapidly advancing technologies on display at UMT 2017 promise to offer innovative opportunities for mining companies to optimise safety and productivity across the underground sector in the near future.
“We’re very excited to have officially launched the GML-Underground to the underground mining market after years of research and development; and it’s great to see a strong positive reception already becoming apparent,” said Lachlan Campbell, GroundProbe’s VP of Marketing and Technology.