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Bis’ Rexx recognised for innovation in mining

Mining services company, Bis, has won an award for Rexx, its mining haul truck that launched October last year.

The Future of Mining 2019 Innovation Award recognises collaborative innovation involving a mine owner, project developer or contractors and suppliers that directly results in an outstanding commercial outcome or outcomes.

Bis CEO, Brad Rogers, said that the award win is great recognition for Bis and the company’s commitment to being an industry leader in mining technology and innovation.

“At Bis we are constantly searching for better ways to deliver safe, efficient and flexible solutions for our customers, all while being at the forefront of innovation,” he said. “It was this mindset that led to Rexx.”

According to Bis, Rexx was developed following discussions with Bis leaders regarding the challenges associated with double-handing product when it moves from pit to processing. The solution was a 20-wheeled, long range, out-of-pit hauler that would combine the distance capacity of a traditional off road haulage solution with the ability to go out of pit.

Rogers praised Bis’ in-house engineering team who designed and constructed Rexx in Perth, Western Australia.

“What our engineering team have delivered in Rexx is exceptional,” he said. “They can be proud to say they have been instrumental in creating a real game changer for mine haulage.”

Rexx is reportedly capable of managing a turning circle of 13.6m – four-times greater distance capability than a conventional dump truck and the capacity to carry enough fuel for at least two 12-hour shifts, eliminating downtime needed for refuelling.

Bis claims that Rexx is unique in its ability to be used with a range of interchangeable bins to suit different commodities and applications.

In line with Bis’ focus on zero harm, Rexx has also been designed with the highest safety requirements in mind, and is equipped with Bis’ fatigue management system, 360-degree view cameras and reversing cameras for greater hazard management.

“Rexx delivered impressive results in recent trials carried out at a working mine in the North Eastern Goldfields,” Bis said in a statement. “Testing at Minara’s Murrin Murrin mine, carried out in ‘real-life’ operating conditions, has shown that Rexx has the capacity to deliver up to a 30 percent reduction in operating costs compared with conventional dump trucks.”

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