Mining Innovations on Show at Austmine 2021

Posted on May 10th, 2021 in BLOG

More than 80 of Australia’s leading Mining, Equipment and Technology Services (METS) companies will showcase the latest in innovation at the Austmine 2021 Conference and Exhibition in Perth from 25-27 May.

For many, Austmine 2021 will be the first opportunity to view products, technology and innovations in person for more than a year.

The Austmine Mining Innovation Conference & Exhibition is globally recognised as the go-to event for mining leaders to connect around the strategic priorities, emerging opportunities and cutting-edge technologies that are driving change in the industry.

Austmine CEO Christine Gibbs Stewart said the conference will be one the largest face-to-face gatherings for industry since the start of the pandemic, offering the resources sector a real opportunity to see new products, learn about the latest innovations, and speak to the experts behind them.

“We say that when the going gets tough, the tough get innovating, and that is exactly what has happened over the last 12 months. Instead of waiting for business to return to normal, many of our members developed new technologies and solutions designed to make it easier to do business in a COVID world,” said Ms Gibbs Stewart.

“The Austmine conference will showcase some of these latest innovations and will highlight just how technologically advanced the mining industry is.

“People often think of mining as an old-fashioned, antiquated industry because of the focus on the perceived low-tech commodity outputs. What they don’t know about is the high-tech inputs needed in order to extract the minerals or commodities in a productive, safe, and sustainable way.

“The Australian METS sector is an industry known for its leading-edge, advanced solutions in such areas as robotics, automation and all things digital. It contributes more than $100 billion to the Australian economy annually and is a highly internationalised sector exporting to every corner of the globe.

“METS is our own home-grown, hi-tech sector, and innovation drives our success,” Ms Gibbs Stewart said.

With a sharp focus on technology, exhibiting companies are showcasing solutions that will digitally transform operations, enhance decision making through AI, improve safety through automation, and manage and track a remote workforce.

Experts from Nokia will be present to discuss how 4.9G/LTE and 5G private wireless network solutions are powering connected digital mines.

“The fact is that digital transformation and automation can deliver significant rewards for mining companies. Advances in the industrial internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning and augmented and virtual reality make it possible to improve decision making, drive autonomous trucks, track assets and monitor operations to ensure safe conditions,” a Nokia spokesperson said.Among the attending exhibitors is Centric Mining Systems (Centric) – a suite of tools engineered to work together, to help track and control the entire flow of mining operations – from the point of extraction to the point of transport all from a single screen.

Denver is an Australian consulting and technology company brings together people, processes and technology to help clients plan and execute their digital strategies and achieve better business outcomes.

HardHat makes the most complex operations run as one, enabling companies to manage projects, people, safety and compliance all within one platform.

OnPlan has developed a ground-breaking digital asset management software platform, AssetOn, that is changing the way operators and maintainers of complex mining equipment manage and execute work.

Schlam makes mining equipment more productive by focusing on the three things that really matter for equipment productivity: payload, people and engineering.

Tait Communications design, deliver and manage innovative, cost effective, critical communication solutions for mining organisations that need total trust in the systems they rely on for productivity and worker safety.

Exhibition partners

Austmine 2021 will include live technology demonstrations, exhibitor showcases on the show floor, interactive pre-conference workshops. Expert pioneers on display at Austmine 2021 include:

· 3ME Technology · Fire Forensics · Orbiz
· ABB · Flottweg Australia · Panasonic
· AcQuire · Frontier Automation · Portable PPB
· AiSpanner · G & G Mining · Portable Spectral Services
· Alastri Software · Global Civil and Mining · Process IQ
· Alfa Laval Australia · Greaseboss · PumpEng
· APS Industrial · HardHat · Raptortech
· Aptus Business Solutions · Hexagon Mining · Razor Labs
· Armada · indurad · RCR Mining Technologies
· Austin Engineering · Inx Software · Real Time Instruments
· Austmine Lounge · JWA Oilfield Supplies · Resolve Mining Solutions
· Australian Diversified Engineering · Koenigs Australia · Rock Flow Dynamics
· Auto Control Systems · Komatsu · Rockwell Automation
· Auto-mate · Lase Industrielle Lasertechnik GmbH · Rokeby Technologies
· B&R Enclosures ·  LeasePlan · Roobuck
· BASF Intellisense · Life Ready Biosymm · Russell Mineral Equipment
· Brokk Australia · Lubrication Engineering · Safescape
· Centric Mining Systems · Mackay’s Engineering & Industry Hub · Schlam
· Challenge Networks · Management Controls · Sentient Computing
· Conveyor Products and Solutions · Maptek · SG Controls
· Coolon LED · MaxMine · Soft Rigging Solutions
· Core Innovation Hub · METS Export Hub · Solace
· CR · METS Ignited Australia · SPT Stockholm Precision Tools
· Custom Fluidpower · Micromine · Stranded Mining Solutions
· Denver Technology · Mining & Civil Integrity Testing · Tait Communications
· Deswik · Mining Skills Australia · Team Marketing Agency
· Digital Terrain · Motion Metrics · TOKN Technology
· Dredge Robotics · MRA Electrical & Automation Engineering · Tomra Sorting Solutions
· Duratray · MST Global · Tutis VReddo
· Emesent · Murray Engineering · UGT Group
· Endress+Hauser · MX3 Diagnostics · Valmet Pty Ltd
· Eriez Magnetics · Nokia · VICOM
· Euclideon International · OnPlan Technologies · Zero Automotive

For more information, or to register for Austmine 21 visit

For further information contact:

Gina Calder

BBS Communications Group


T 61 7 3221 6711