WipWare President Tom Palangio spent last week in the UK with Mike McLoughlin, the Director of Rockmate Ltd (middle) and Alexander Kartashev from DSK Limited (right), attending meetings and Hillhead 2016, which took place over three days at Tarmac's Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire.
While on-site, Tom was able to offer live demonstrations of WipWare's latest fragmentation analysis software, with recently implemented GIS capabilities. "The new iPad interface looks great, and the auto-scaling feature will allow users to get real-time, accurate data at the blast pile." said McLoughlin, whose Rockmate blast optimization software will work hand-in-hand with WipWare's latest offering.
The promo video for Hillhead gives a good representation of the scale of the event.
A record 18,961 visitors attended this year's event - representing a 7.2% increase in attendance over the previous show in 2014 - with 476 exhibitors expressing great satisfaction with the number and quality of visitors who came. The second day's rain did little to dampen attendance and kept the dust down at the working face where numerous machines demonstrated their features.
Billed as the largest working quarry show in the world, Hillhead hosts this event every two years and plans are already underway for Hillhead 2018.