All posts by Melanie Stark

Welding fume: now classified as carcinogenic to humans

In early 2017, welding fume was reclassified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) to Group 1 (Carcinogenic to humans). This change was primarily associated with the effects of UV exposure on the skin and eyes, for lung cancers and limited evidence for kidney cancer from … Continue reading Welding fume: now classified as carcinogenic to humans

Rugged in-vehicle computers: the answer to industry challenges

Many companies are upgrading to fleet management systems, which are wirelessly linked to computers on board their vehicles, giving them visibility into the minute-by-minute status of equipment and vehicles. This whitepaper explains how onboard computers can present operators with the information and alerts they need to get their job done safely and efficiently. To download … Continue reading Rugged in-vehicle computers: the answer to industry challenges

Walkways: a safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly solution for remote mining

The impact of the mining industry on the environment has become a major focus for many organisations. Businesses are now looking for initiatives that allow them to limit the damage to their surroundings and the environment at large. In today’s competitive market, it has also become increasingly important for organisations to introduce solutions that are … Continue reading Walkways: a safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly solution for remote mining

Would your business survive if a significant event interrupted it?

Many mining companies understand the importance of insuring a physical asset. Not only is it often a requirement of the financier that the asset must be insured, but given that particular assets are a crucial part of a business’s existence, it makes perfect sense to protect them. But what would happen if a fire, flood, … Continue reading Would your business survive if a significant event interrupted it?

H3RO plug and play fibre optics, monitoring and managing hard rock equipment

Ampcontrol was engaged by an underground copper mine to provide fibre optics to new underground automated mining equipment. Ampcontrol’s H3RO; harsh environment reticulated fibre optic solution, was deployed from the telecommunications hut on the surface, down a catenary wire through the existing open cut mine and into the new underground mine. H3RO’s robust IP68 Bots … Continue reading H3RO plug and play fibre optics, monitoring and managing hard rock equipment