Mine Tech Australia has continued to move the company’s Patented SAFEGUARD EWP closer to mass production and begun engineering trials with global Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP) manufacturers.
The SAFEGUARD EWP is the only sensor mechatronic collision avoidance and crush protection system on the market for MEWP’s and is manufactured in Perth, Western Australia. The interest from OEM’s has resulted in Mine Tech and partner company Protective to strengthen the existing relationship and offer Protectives patented Going Up Safely (GUS) high voltage detection system integrated into the SAFEGUARD. This exciting collaboration protects MEWP operators from crush and electrocution risks.
MTA Managing Director Tobias Byrne has announced he will be stepping down from the role and now the company has moved into commercialisation and passed the baton to MTA Operations Manager Mr. Brendan Tritton. Brendan has driven the commercialisation and was instrumental in MTA recently being awarded an IVP grant to fast-track commercialisation.
Protective’s CEO Director Mr. Shane Ballingall and his technical team (pictured above with Tobias Byrne and Brendan Tritton) were instrumental in the development of SAFEGUARD for Mine Tech which has led to a technological collaboration between the two tech firms. In preparation for new industry-led regulations, MEWP workers in surface and underground operations will now be safe from crush injury and from contact with live High Voltage with the SAFEGUARD – GUS EWP.