Dynamic Rock bolts for humans, the environment and the economy

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Coordinator NORTHERN MINING PRODUCTS AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration February 2015 - December 2015
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for mining and metal recovery – STRIM

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.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-00939

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