A brand new 8-page brochure outlining the Annual WipWare Training Seminar has just been published on the WipWare website.
The full-colour brochure describes what to expect at the seminar, focused for 2015 on Big Data. Learn how to apply particle size analysis data to improve your blast fragmentation, optimize your SAG/AG feed, and reduce maintenance or energy costs under the guidance of Jack Eloranta of Eloranta and Associates. Jack’s extensive experience with blasting and fragmentation data can help make the difference for your operation.
Of prime interest to metallurgists, mine managers, mill superintendents and quarry operators, this year’s seminar shows how to connect the particle size information dots to realize huge benefits in terms of throughput tonnages or cost savings. Mark September 15-17 on your calendar and get more info or register here.
WipWare is proud to play a continuing role in a North Bay innovation centre that just received almost $872,000 in federal funding for an expansion project.
Canadore College will use the FedNor funding announced today to grow its Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) and hire a project and outreach manager to support new and existing businesses. The funding will also be used to purchase and install state-of-the-art equipment such as a 3D metal printer, design simulation software and advanced productivity tools.
“In today’s rapidly changing and competitive world getting a product to market quickly is essential for success,” WipWare President Tom Palangio said at the announcement. “Being able to create a working prototype literally ‘overnight’ gives us the edge to compete and win in international markets.”
The Centre, which opened its first phase in September 2013, is a unique partnership arrangement focused on business development and expansion that allows companies to conceptualize, design, prototype and improve or test new products for the commercial marketplace.
“We are pleased that our government recognizes the critical role that entrepreneurs and manufacturers play in northern Ontario,” said George Burton, Canadore College President and CEO. “Innovation is key to ensuring that all sectors contribute to our region’s economic well-being by stimulating business growth and Canadore is proud to play a supporting role in this advancement. “
Since opening in 2013, more than 100 companies have shown an interest in using ICAMP to develop or refine new products and processes and more than 150 projects have been completed in this time frame. The Centre has also helped industry retain 16 jobs and create an additional 57 in the region’s economy.
The wraps came off a revolutionary new particle size analysis system today at one of North America’s biggest mining events.
The Future of Fragmentation was revealed as the new WipWare M4 Photoanalysis System was unveiled at the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) 2015 Convention in Montreal, where we’re exhibiting from May 10 to 13. If you’re in Montreal this week, drop by booth #305 for a demonstration.
Significantly smaller and lighter than previous generations of automated fragmentation analysis systems, M4 is also more versatile. Capable of monitoring bulk material on either conveyor belts or moving vehicles, M4 replaces our portable conveyor belt solution, Solo, and Reflex, our moving vehicle solution. M4 can be controlled and results accessed via a central workstation or from any location on Windows, iOS or Android tablets.
The M4 contains an integrated camera, lighting, sensors and CPU using superior edge detection parameters to detect bulk material, collect image samples, and provide accurate, continuous, non-disruptive particle sizing results. This production data can be used for quality control, compliance and automation.
Because M4 is capable of detecting relative changes or contamination in your process it can reduce energy and maintenance costs, enhance personnel safety and improve throughput and quality control.
Benefits include: blast optimization; SAG/AG mill optimization; pre/post crusher evaluation; quality control on load-out conveyors; oversize detection on run-of-mine material; and temporary runs of material in quarry operations. M4 is also featured in a review of emerging Canadian Technology in the April issue of International Mining magazine.
WipWare is headed to Montreal this weekend for the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) 2015 Convention for a major new product launch.
We’ll be demonstrating the Future of Fragmentation in Booth #305 from May 10-13, so stop by for a look if you’re in the neighborhood.
Watch this space next week for more news about this exciting development!
The WipWare sales team had a busy time last month with two European trade shows.
Response was hot at both the International Mining Congress and Exhibition (IMCET) 2015 in Antalya, Turkey, and the European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE) 8th Annual World Conference in Lyon, France.
WipWare teamed up with value added resellers Elite AS. (Turkey) and Syscom BV (Netherlands) to man the booths generating contacts and interest in particle size analysis technology.
This month WipWare is at the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) 2015 Convention in Montreal from May 10-13 where we will be unveiling a significant new particle sizing solution.
WipWare is in Turkey this week meeting clients and exhibiting at the International Mining Congress and Exhibition (IMCET) 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.
If you happen to be attending IMCET drop by Booth #20 and say hello to Thomas Palangio, WipWare’s Technical Officer, and our value added reseller Elite AS.
Later this month WipWare will be at the European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE) 8th Annual World Conference in Lyon, France, from April 26 to 28. Join us along with our value added reseller Syscom BV in Booth # 34 for a demonstration of our leading fragmentation analysis technology.
WipWare congratulates particle-size analysis user Detour Gold on doubling their year over year production. Detour’s recently-announced 2014 output of 456,634 ounces, almost doubling 2013’s 232,287 ounces, represents an impressive 97% increase in annual production.
2015 production is forecast to be between 475,000 and 525,000 ounces at a cost between $1,050 and $1,150 without factoring in a number of ongoing optimization efforts which could yield additional improvements. See more here and here.
WipWare Inc. is kicking off our 2015 trade show circuit next week with the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Conference in New Orleans, February 1 to 4, 2015.
Company President Tom Palangio is looking forward to meeting old and new friends and clients at the ISEE or any of our other trade show appearances. To schedule a meeting please contact Tom through our website here.
Later next month WipWare will be in Denver, for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Conference & Expo & Colorado Mining Association (CMA) 117th National Western Mining Conference from February 15 to 18, and at the Ontario Stone Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA) Conference & Annual General Meeting in Toronto, from February 25 to 27.
WipWare representatives are also attending the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention in Toronto from March 1 to 4. In April we will be exhibiting in Booth # B20 at the International Mining Congress and Exhibition (IMCET) 2015 in Antalya, Turkey, from April 14 to 17, with our value added reseller Elite AS, and later that month with value added reseller Syscom BV in Booth # 34 at the European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE) 8th Annual World Conference in Lyon, France, from April 26 to 28.
Later this year we are introducing some exciting new innovations at the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) 2015 Convention in Montreal from May 10 to 13, where we will be exhibiting from Booth # 305.
Participants jetted in recently from seven countries across four continents to join Canadian attendees for WipWare’s most successful training seminar ever.
The sold-out 5th Annual WipWare Training Seminar at the Canadian Ecology Centre in Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, near North Bay, Ontario, from September 16-19, drew positive reviews from attendees from Australia, South Africa, Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Chile and the US.
This year’s Pit-to-Plant theme featured prominent speakers highlighting the importance of fragmentation data on both the blasting and processing end of operations in addition to WipWare technical staff outlining software features and automated system maintenance. Guest speakers covered a range of topics starting with an in-depth look at various blasting parameters and some exceptions to the Kuz-Ram model by the renowned Dr. Calvin J. Konya, President of Precision Blasting Services and Director of the Academy for Blasting and Explosives Technology.
International training course features three guest speakers
WipWare’s sold-out 5th Annual WipWare Training Seminar is looking to be the firm’s best ever training event. There are no spaces available as participants from Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Chile and
Brazil gather at the Canadian Ecology Centre near Mattawa, Ontario, in September to hear a trio of powerful guest speakers expound on theories, practices and successes related to bulk material particle-sizing technology.
An internationally-renowned blasting and explosives expert, a pre-eminent mine-to-mill metallurgy consultant and an industry-savvy, WipWare-embracing metallurgy superintendent are on the speaker lineup transforming this year’s sold-out training seminar into a veritable international fragmentation analysis summit.
A trio of powerful guest speakers is helping transform this year’s training seminar into a fragmentation analysis summit.
The 5th Annual WipWare Training Seminar features an internationally-renowned blasting and explosives expert, a pre-eminent mine-to-mill metallurgy consultant and an industry-savvy, WipWare-embracing metallurgy superintendent.
Bringing more than 40 years of explosives industry experience, Dr. Calvin J. Konya, founding member, president and first executive director of the Society of Explosives Engineers, director of the Academy for Blasting and Explosives Technology and president of Precision Blasting Services, holds a truly impressive resume of significant achievements in blast design, education, research, legal consultation, and management.
Konya has authored more than 130 technical papers, books and reports and overseen numerous technically challenging blasting projects worldwide. His accomplishments include blast design for wall control for the 1000-foot deep pits at BHP’s Ekati mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, dance
Dr. Adrian Dance, principal metallurgy consultant at SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. a doctor in mineral processing, has more than 20 years in both industrial and consulting experience, working at operations in Australia, Canada and Peru.
He has established himself as an authority on comminution (crushing & grinding) circuit operation and practices a proven methodology in gaining improvements from “Mine-to-Mill” optimization projects.
Dance has published numerous technical papers, presented at international conferences as well as conducted training courses around the world on topics including: Mine-to-Mill Plant Optimization, Advanced Control Systems and Image Analysis, and Comminution Circuit Design, Commissioning and Control.
Francois Robichaud SMFrancois Robichaud is metallurgy superintendent at Agnico-Eagle Mines Technical Services and has extensive experience using WipWare automated systems in a production environment. He was involved with preparations to commission the AEM’s Goldex operation, designing the metallurgical laboratory, hiring mill staff, focusing on the gravity circuit and refinery commissioning and optimization.
Throughout 2010 and 2011 Robichaud worked extensively with the maintenance department to commission/optimize the surface secondary cone crusher with the help of WipWare on-line particle size analyzers, a project he intends to outline for seminar participants. For more on the seminar click here.
It was a crowded house today at WipWare while the spotlight shone on Technical Specialist Cory Sloan during a FedNor announcement.
Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin, on behalf of Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) Greg Rickford, announced funding towards a youth intern to assist with product research and development.
WipWare is proud to be part of Hillhead 2014, the largest quarry show in the world which kicked off this morning in Buxton, England.
Our European Value Added Reseller, Syscom BV, from the Netherlands, is displaying a WipWare Solo bulk material particle size analysis instrument at Booth C PC14. WipWare’s President Tom Palangio, Technical Officer Thomas Palangio, and Director of Marketing Elaine Ball are all in attendance.
At the last show in 2012, 459 exhibitors took part while 16,675 visitors attended over three days. Overseas visitors came from 87 countries and represented approximately 8% of total.
The showground covers an area (gross) of approximately 140,000m2. The net stand space occupied in 2012 was 55,590m2 and the demonstration areas extend to around 30,000m2.
There are three categories of working demonstration area:
Quarry Face: large wheel loaders and excavators load dumptrucks from a 10,000-tonne rock pile and hydraulic breakers are used for secondary breaking.
Rock Processing: a wide variety of screens and crushers are used to process material into single-size or graded products.
Recycling: well over 1,000 tonnes of waste material is sorted, crushed, shredded, screened, and stockpiled into reusable aggregate or waste material.
Industries served by the event include: quarrying, mining, recycling, heavy construction, materials handling, concrete, asphalt, road-surfacing, civil engineering, plant hire, demolition and landfill.
WipWare is heading to England next week for the world’s largest quarry show.
Hillhead 2014 at Lafarge Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton, Derbyshire, will play host to 450 UK and international suppliers of plant, equipment, materials and services for the quarrying, construction and recycling industries featuring a huge range of static display exhibits and live demonstrations.
From June 24-26 some of the largest equipment manufacturers in the world will roll out and demonstrate new products for thousands of visitors. At the last show in 2012, more than 17,000 visitors toured the exhibition grounds.
Syscom BV, WipWare’s European Value Added Reseller in the Netherlands, will be demonstrating a WipWare Solo automated photoanalysis instrument at booth C PC14. WipWare President Tom Palangio, Chief Technical Officer Thomas Palangio and Director of Marketing Elaine Ball will all be in attendance.
Johannesburg, South Africa
WipWare is set to stretch its wings further, by signing up Micron Scientific South Africa as Silver Value Added Reseller (VAR). This is the second signed VAR after Micron Scientific Australia in April 2014.
WipWare Marketing Director Elaine Ball congratulates Albrecht Truter, Managing Director of Micron Scientific South Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa
WipWare designs and manufactures industry leading photoanalysis software and hardware that offers real-time analysis of material in the field, laboratory and on-line production settings for underground and surface mining, quarries and aggregate production.
Elaine Ball, newly appointed marketing director is on a mission to improve WipWare’s international reseller network and expand the firm’s global reach.
“WipWare have some good resellers and a little structure with a solid plan for growth is what this company and its network need,” said Ball. “These are exciting times and great for its growing client base globally.”
Micron Scientific South Africa are leaders in material characterization. They are perfect to grow sales in South Africa and support the local customer base, thus improving on customer service.
Excited about the future, Albrecht Truter became Managing Director of Micron Scientific in 2007 and has plans to double the company’s growth in the next 3 years.
Federal Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford met with North Bay mining leaders at a Mining Forum at WipWare Inc. last week.
Senior representatives from nine mining-related companies and the City of North Bay spent more than an hour presenting their views and concerns to the minister and Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin. In attendance were personnel from Stantec Consulting, Mining Technologies International, Atlas Copco, Boart Longyear, WipWare Inc., Minesteel Fabricators, Cementation Canada, City of North Bay, Miller Technology and Stroma Service Consulting.
Topics discussed ranged from Ring of Fire infrastructure needs to difficulties attracting skilled workers.
Dr. John Franklin Dedication
WipWare was on hand at a dedication ceremony at the University of Waterloo this weekend to honour Dr. John Franklin, friend, colleague and former business partner.
WipWare President Tom Palangio (left) and Technical Officer Thomas Palangio stand beside the black granite donated to commemorate Dr. John Franklin.
Dedication ceremony announced for WipWare developer Dr. John Alan Franklin (1940 - 2012)
The University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum
invite you to attend the
Dedication Ceremony for John Franklin
Sunday May 4, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
in the University of Waterloo's Peter Russell Rock Garden
Reception to follow in the Atrium of the
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (CEIT) Building
University of Waterloo Campus
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON
Today WipWareVAR Rollout rolled out our New Valued Added Reseller (VAR) structure to our existing network of resellers.
Over the next few months, we will be building a stronger and more focused team of technical sales experts who can help you evaluate rock fragments in Mining and Quarry operations.
Module enhances pioneering fragmentation analysis software
Initial reaction to a new blast prediction module recently developed by WipWare Inc. has been extremely positive.
WipWare unveiled BlastCast®, an innovative blast fragmentation forecaster and one of the latest improvements to the high-tech firm’s ever-evolving WipFrag software, at the 40th Annual International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Conference in Denver last month.
Hailed as a major enhancement to WipFrag, the software that pioneered photographic fragmentation analysis now used throughout the mining, mineral processing and aggregate industries, users input the parameters of a particular blast in the BlastCast window and it automatically generates a graph displaying the predicted fragmentation.
After blasting, users measure the resulting fragmentation using WipWare photoanalysis technology and superimpose the results on the BlastCast graph to compare actual fragmentation with the prediction.
The parameter sliders in BlastCast can now be adjusted for various factors in order to shift the curve in the desired direction. As the process is repeated over time, BlastCast predictions become more and more accurate.
BlastCast is accessed by pressing the BlastCast button in the Tools section of the WipFragToolbar.
WipWare Inc. is the world leader in photoanalysis of fragmented material, with more than 20 years development experience assisting mines and mills optimize blast procedures, improve plant throughput and increase production.
A global network of distributors ensures its clients local access to sales and service. WipWare’s systems are employed throughout the mining, forestry and aggregate sectors.