It’s a goldmine for some manufacturers


The strong performance of the Australian mining industry in recent years is now having a positive flow-on effect to other manufacturing industries.

The resource processing industry (a part of the manufacturing industry) is a clear example of positive downstream effects from increased mining activity.

A large proportion of mining related manufacturing occurs in the industry primary metal and metal product manufacturing.

The initial upswing in mining capital expenditure was matched by capital expenditure in this downstream manufacturing industry.

Local communities in Queensland and WA are also benefitting from the mining and resources industries. The inaugural Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo held earlier this year was hailed as a great success by event organisers.

Advanced Robotic Technology (ART) was among the 400 exhibitors, and according to National Sales Manager Rod Brown, who attended the two-day event, the show was a tremendous success for the specialist supplier of CNC routers and plasma cutting machines based in Brisbane, QLD.

“There have been many people interested in becoming involved with the mining and energy sectors,” he says.

“The Toowoomba region hosts many manufacturing shops servicing the booming mining sector, and those companies have a huge demand for quality equipment to manufacture parts on time and to the desired quality.”

For heavy-duty manufacturing environments as frequently found in the mining sector where power, precision, speed, quality, low cost, productivity and durability are demanded by business owners, ART has developed a high definition CNC plasma cutter series.

“The HDP CNC plasma cutters are highly accepted in Australian heavy-duty manufacturing shops and generated a lot of interest among leading engineering companies for the mining industry during the Toowoomba show,” Mr Brown says.

The HDP plasma cutter offers precise heavy-duty cutting of steel, stainless steel and aluminium and comes with a process area from 3700mm x 1900mm up to 15000mm x 3200mm.

Advanced Robotic Technology (ART) Pty Ltd
Ph: 07 3393 6555