PRESS RELEASE: The MacLean acquisition of Anchises Equipment and the hiring of Anchises' design team delivers to MacLean a proven remote-control technology, along with in-house R&D and remote-control circuit board manufacturing capacity. This means MacLean customers will soon have an additional option for remote-control technology on their units to support overall operator safety, as well as increase production by opening up access to previously inaccessible areas of mines.
In addition to the acquired capabilities in tele-remote technology and support, MacLean customers will also soon have an additional option for real-time vehicle monitoring and predictive maintenance analytics technology designed, manufactured and supported in-house by MacLean.
Kevin MacLean, president of MacLean Engineering, noted: "These recent additions to our remote control and shotcrete capabilities mean that we can now provide an even wider range of products and services that help solve our customers' problems. Electrification, automation and digitalisation continue to recast the global mining industry, and so we know as a company that we need to remain focused on equipment solutions that support these broad, long-term imperatives to drive cleaner, greener and more sustainable operations. Our rapid development of battery electric technology starting in 2015 is case in point, with six units currently working underground and another 11 units already set to be commissioned over the coming 12 months."
MacLean's participation at the CIM 2018 convention in Vancouver, Canada, next week will focus on the company's expanding capabilities in remote control, shotcrete, vehicle monitoring, ongoing build-out of battery electric fleet.