The organisers of Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) are expecting thousands of attendees to gather at Sydney Showground in Australia in just 75 days’ time, where over 250 local and international companies will put their best foot forward as part of the free-to-attend trade exhibition.
From September 5-7, leading companies supplying the mining sector with technology and equipment that improves efficiency, productivity and sustainability will showcase their best at AIMEX, Australia’s longest-running mining event.
With exhibitors including Bosch Rexroth, Danfoss, CR Powered by Epiroc and XCMG Mining Equipment, the trade expo promises a one-stop destination to meet local and international suppliers and investigate new technologies, the organisers say.
Industrial hydraulics powerhouse Bosch Rexroth and ground engaging tools (GET) specialists CR Powered by Epiroc will be exhibiting in the Transformative Technology Pavilion, a new addition to this year’s event showcasing exponential technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics and data utilisation. The space will gather exhibitors who are solving specific industry issues with technology, like Bosch Rexroth’s eLION electrification solutions for mobile machinery or CR’s GET Trakka, a GET loss detection system that uses embedded IoT connected sensors.
Peter Hopewell, NSW State Manager from Bosch Rexroth, says AIMEX 2023 represents an exciting opportunity to meet face-to-face with suppliers and showcase new product lines from their Hydraulics and Industrial Automation solutions.
He said: “This year at AIMEX we will be unveiling exciting new products and technologies that will shape the future of the mining industry. This exhibition will be the first time we are showcasing our eLION solutions in Australia. eLION is Bosch Rexroth’s electrification solution specifically designed for the electrification of off highway machinery.”
While the Transformative Technology Pavilion would be dwarfed by one of CR’s Hurricane dragline buckets, CR Powered by Epiroc says it is looking forward to engaging with customers around their digital solutions for maintenance and productivity.
Hannah Sabih, Global Marketing Manager for CR Powered by Epiroc, said: “We’re delighted to be exhibiting at AIMEX this year and sharing both our hardware and complementary technology with visitors. We’ll be showcasing Titan 3330, our digger-based payload management system which visitors will be able to experience for themselves at the show. Titan has been proven across commodities to increase operational productivity by up to 22%, tighten payload spread by up to 25% and reduce associated emissions by making load haul circuits more efficient.
“Of course, we’ll also have interactive models of our lips and GET for both surface and underground machines, designed to increase payload and decrease maintenance-related downtime.”
The second new addition to the trade exhibition this year is the Decarbonisation Zone, supported by International Copper Association Australia and populated by companies like Danfoss and XCMG Mining Equipment, aiming to offer real solutions to industry’s decarbonisation challenges and ESG obligations.
Chris Page, General Manager, Danfoss Pacific Region, says the mining industry has plenty of opportunity to support decarbonisation goals through smart solutions like enhanced energy efficiency and integrated energy systems.
He added: “At Danfoss we integrate our ESG ambitions into everything we do. Our unique products and solutions provide real value to our customers through sustainable innovation and leading application know-how, supporting them in their journey toward decarbonisation in an intelligent and cost-efficient way. We are particularly proud to be supporting the mining industry as it takes a leading role in the transition to net zero and beyond. This year’s AIMEX conference and exhibition in Sydney provides a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the current challenges facing the industry and for partners to find out more about Danfoss’ energy efficient solutions.”
XCMG Mining Equipment may be a relatively new face within the mining industry, but as the world’s third-largest construction machinery manufacturer, they have plenty to offer, particularly in the decarbonisation space.
Roy Rossini of XCMG says the company has been working on electrified and natural-gas powered products for almost a decade.
Rossini said: “As the world looks for a greener, cleaner construction industry, XCMG is delivering solutions that reduce carbon emissions across the whole industry chain and total life cycle. As early as 2013, XCMG were researching and developing new energy projects. They were the first in China to launch a natural gas-powered truck crane, motor grader, loader and hybrid excavators. The energy savings equate to over 25%, when compared to diesel powered products.”