The company will use the first in-person PDAC conference in more than two years, starting today in Toronto, Canada, to showcase new and improved tools and technologies that build on its reputation as market leaders in enabling clients to find, define, and mine orebodies with precision and at speed.
IMDEX General Manager – Rock Knowledge, Mark Gabbitus said the re-engineering, design upgrades and product evolution inherent in each of the products reflected IMDEX’s approach of constantly reassessing its products to ensure they are the best in market.
REFLEX GYRO SPRINT-IQ™
Responding to customer requirements, IMDEX has re-engineered and improved its REFLEX GYRO SPRINT-IQ™ running gear, reducing the weight of the total kit by about half, from 90kg to about 45kg.
“These improvements really address user requirements. We have taken a tool that has been in the market for a long time and made improvements around the size and the workflow,” Mr Gabbitus said.
“We’ve made it lighter, shorter, easier to handle and therefore safer. The running gear for overshot applications made the tool around 3.3m long that came in three cases weighing 90kg and took two people to handle. Now it’s around 2.7m and is light enough for one person to manage easily. We’ve done a lot of work to improve it, making it smaller and lighter, easier to carry and to operate. This is particularly important in the confines of an underground environment.”
IMDEX will demo its new Gyro tool, the REFLEX OMNI-IQTM which maintains its position as the leader in survey accuracy, a position it has held for more than 40 years.
“OMNI addresses quality and accuracy of delivered data. Sprint has been the most accurate gyro on the market to date, but gyro technology has evolved and now OMNI is the most accurate; it’s the natural evolution of the technology that we have developed and pioneered. We’re testing commercial prototype tools in Australia and Canada and the workflow and data results have been excellent.” Mr Gabbitus said.
IMDEX will also present the next generation of its IQ-LOGGER, the core logging solution that provides fast, accurate structural measurements. Mr Gabbitus said the improvements were again in response to customer feedback.
“We’ve taken what is a very popular product and revamped it, making the workflow more efficient, and the tool more robust, easier to handle, and better from an ergonomic perspective. We launched IQ-LOGGER at PDAC in 2015, so it’s fitting to be able to unveil the new-look, next generation of the tool this year.”