Tuesday, 21st June 2022

Have you registered yet? With just over four weeks to go until the largest-ever Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) kicks off on 19 July, exhibitors from all over Australia are gearing up for product launches, exclusive previews and workshops, targeted at mining and maintenance engineers and site executives.

With exhibitors now spread across three sold-out pavilions, we shine the spotlight on three of them: Emesent, Epiroc and FLSmidth.

Emesent is a proud Queensland-based technology company, specialising in drone data collection and analysis. Their new Hovermap ST autonomy and mapping solution will be on display at QME 2022, with demonstrations available across the 3-day event.

“We’re looking forward to showing Hovermap to mining engineers, surveyors and everyone attending QME. Hovermap uses LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor data, in real time, for collision avoidance and navigation, rather than relying on GPS,” said Dr Stefan Hrabar, Emesent CEO and co-founder. “Hovermap allows drones to fly in areas without GPS, and collect data which is then processed to produce high resolution point clouds.”

“Data capture experts worldwide have been using Hovermap to map challenging and dangerous environments, from problematic stopes in the world’s deepest base-metal mine to completing fall of ground inspections after seismic events.”

Epiroc’s new Drill Pipe Service Truck will be launching at QME 2022, with inspections available at Epiroc’s stall. Drilling specialists from Epiroc’s Tools and Attachments team will also be attending, keeping up-to-date with industry developments.

“We’re bringing our whole team to QME, and we can’t wait to launch the Drill Pipe Service Truck,” said Simon Martin from Epiroc's Tools & Attachments Division. “It’s remote-controlled with operator safety at the forefront of design. The Service Truck allows for in-field pipe change-outs, which reduces drill downtime and ultimately contributes to productivity on the site.

“The truck handles the most common drill pipe sizes in the Australian market, up to 13m in length and 275mm in diameter. For all blasthole and exploration drilling, it’s the most efficient solution on the market.”

FLSmidth and TUNRA Bulk Solids are delivering a QME companion event on Wednesday 20 July at Mackay’s Resources Centre of Excellence, focusing on Materials Handling Science. With University of Newcastle-based engineers and FLSmidth delegates leading the 2-hour workshop, attendees are promised real-world examples and hands-on experience.

Alex Bozward, Regional Product Line Manager for FLSmidth, says the workshop was developed in response to industry requests for practical training and will accompany QME’s thought leadership program and exhibition.

“We are excited about the collaboration between FLSmidth and TUNRA Bulk Solids and embraced this opportunity to deliver a technical workshop that will speak to the engineers, designers and maintenance managers already at QME. It’s an excellent opportunity for professional development, and it couldn’t be easier to attend when you’re off-site and at QME already.”

Registrations for QME are free, and open now at Organisers are encouraging pre-registration to avoid delays at the event, with the simple online process open until the event kicks off.

The FLSmidth workshop is also free to attend, with registrations available via the ‘What’s On’ section of the QME website.