The Future of Mining: Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet features TesMan for Extreme Machines Week

Lindsay Lane Blog

Each year, Discovery Channel flagship science magazine Daily Planet airs one week of episodes exploring the world’s most powerful and outrageous machines. From a helicopter with a set of giant spinning saws hanging beneath it to a giant robotic arm dubbed the future of mining, the show’s production crew travels the globe for the most unusual and awesome machines around. …

The NORCAT Undergound Centre, the former Fecunis Mine, is accessed via an adit, has two kilometres of underground workings and eight headings.

NORCAT underground test centre a beehive of activity


The NORCAT Underground Centre in Onaping, 45 kilometres north of Sudbury, is an ideal venue for testing new equipment and technology for the mining industry. The former Fecunis Mine is accessed via an adit, boasts two kilometres of underground workings and has undergone extensive upgrades in the last few years. “We have one of the largest mining supply sectors right …

Operators in a man basket 14 feet away from the face can select from a suite of tools to clean and load the holes for blasting.

Tesman’s remote loading technology makes debut


Technology keeps miners 14 feet away from the face A remote loading solution developed by TesMan, a Sudbury-based technology developer, is expected to hit the market by August or September. Development of the solution began in 2012 following the death of Vale miner Stephen Perry, 47, who was struck by a 14-tonne wedge of rock that dislodged from the face …


NORCAT: Driving social and economic prosperity in Northern Ontario and beyond


By Don Duval – for What do you get when you place Sudbury’s Regional Innovation Centre, a globally recognized Centre of Excellence in training and development and health and safety, and a vibrant innovation incubator under one roof? The answer is NORCAT. We also have a fully functional operating mine that serves as an underground technology testing centre and …

Mining Supply and Services Export Marketing Assistance Program

Program moves Northern ideas to global market


By Lindsay Kelly, Northern Ontario Business The newspaper ad was so small, Clara Steele almost missed it. But that two-inch ad was all it took to foster big change at TesMan, a Sudbury-based mining service company run by Steele and her husband, Rod. It was that ad that led the Steeles to enroll in the Export Marketing Assistance Program, which …

Coldest Night of the Year

Walking for the “Coldest Night of the Year”


Congratulations to the “NORCAT Innovative Walkers” for raising $480.00 in only two weeks for The Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. The Coldest Night of the Year is a non-competitive 5- and 10-km winter-walk fundraiser supporting select Canadian charities that serve the hungry, homeless and hurting in cities and communities across Canada. The event exceeded their fundraising goal, bringing …