Dynamic Rock bolts for humans, the environment and the economy
|Coordinator||NORTHERN MINING PRODUCTS AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||February 2015 - December 2015|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Swedish mining and metal producing industry - SIP Swedish Mining Innovation|
Purpose and goal
The purpose and goal of this project was to take NMP´s dynamic frictionrock bolt to the market for validation that teh rock bolt; - Significantly reduced the risk of collapse and thus increases personal safety. - Operate in corrosive environments, - Increases durability by reducing the use of environmentally harmful substances, - Improves production economy. All stated aims and objectives are fully met. NMP has collaborated with; SSAB / Rukki, Galvano Tia, Swerea Mefos, Business Sweden, Arctic Business Incubator in Luleå and a dozen mining companies visited with in three continents.
Results and expected effects
The objectives of the project was to have: - A validated rock bolt friction type that can handle dynamic loads, - that has passed dynamic tests in accredited testing house, - Which is adapted for mass production ( > 100 000st / year) - That is quality assured according to ISO standard, - That can be provided with corrosion protection. - Test installations, test orders and distribution channels. All points are fully complied with, except the last where far advanced negotiations are ongoing. Expected effect was to conclude distribution agreements for distribution through one or more channels
Approach and implementation
The set-up to achieve the targets have been of traditionall industrial character. I.e; Hard work and lots of traveling out to customers. The owners´ total networks and experience has shortened time to market through personal their networks. This has resulted in short technical analysis times, effective negotiations and short decision-making processes. All external contacts is based on building long lastning personal relations.