J.H. Fletcher & Co.™ would like to say "THANKS" for Another Great MINExpoOn .
MINExpo is a trade show sponsored by the National Mining Association. The show is held once, every four years, and showcases the latest in mining technologies. MINExpo 2016, was held this past September, from the 26th through the 28th. The show boasted a total registration of over 44,000. The exhibit space included 1,950 exhibitors, and spanned 840,000 ft² . .
Fletcher Booth Space #2615
In the middle of this, J.H. Fletcher could easily be found. Fletcher was proud to present their largest display yet, including six machines spanning over 4,500 ft² of booth space.
Fletcher featured two roof bolters from their world renowned roof control product line. Both models, the N3016-AD/E and the N3112-AD/E, are designed for operation in narrow heading conditions.
Fletcher also featured three drill jumbos of varying sizes. The J101-AD/E single boom drill jumbo is designed for use in narrow vein applications. Also featured, was the J152-D/E dual boom drill jumbo designed for development and production drilling in mid-size headings. The third displayed was a single boom drill jumbo, model J251-LS. This machine is built for larger headings and designed to handle face, bench, and roof bolt drilling requirements.
The last of the featured machines, was the Fletcher Dry Air Scrubber. This is a narrow machine designed to be positioned between the rib and vent curtain. There the machine pulls flowing air into the filters and directs the filtered air back into the main air stream.
In addition to the display machines, Fletcher featured display modules of some of their latest innovations. One featured the new larger crawlers, along with highlighting their new forged track pads. The other display module featured the latest in air filtration in regards to the Fletcher dust system.
While MINEXpo 2016 was a proud moment for Fletcher, even more could be said for their presence in many of the educational sessions. Fletcher lead three educational sessions during the week, featuring Mechanizing the Bolting Cycle in Narrow Stopes, Innovations in Underground Dust Collection, and the Advancement in Automated Remote Roof Bolting in South Africa. The broad range of topics only touches the surface of the wide range of capabilities Fletcher has to offer.
Fletcher was also honored as a recipient of the 2016 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award. The award was based on work between Small Mine Development and Fletcher, developing a machine designed for hanging auxiliary fans in underground metal/nonmetal mines. The machine alleviates many of the hazards currently associated with working around a large, suspended load.
Fletcher says Thanks
Fletcher would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that made MINExpo 2016 such a success. The incredible amount of work the National Mining Association puts into this event is always incredibly evident. The dedication and hard work of Fletcher employees both behind the scene and at the show, reveal the ethics behind J.H. Fletcher & Co. Lastly, the customers, we want to say “thank you,” for your commitment to our company and everything you do for the industry.