Our Innovations

  • Introduced the concept of down-reaming to the Australian market place.
  • Developed up-hole raiseboring in the Australian market.
  • Developed the only ‘intrinsically safe’ raiseborer for operation underground in coal mines.
  • Developed a methane monitoring system to measure the methane content in the air directly at the reamer head.
  • Developed low-angle slot raises at 35º to suit shanty backs.
  • Developed a technique to minimise ‘dropping of reamers’ by installing a certified steel rope between the drill stem and lower stabiliser, now known as a ‘catch rope’.
  • Developed an alarm system to identify a crack propagating in the drill string.
  • Drilled the horizontal shaft to enable the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue.