NORTH BAY, ONT. — Schauenburg Industries Ltd. has announced the opening of its new office within the NORCAT Underground Centre, located in Sudbury, Ont.
Schauenburg produces ventilation products for the mining, tunnelling, forestry and other related industries. Access to the underground mine and associated businesses will allow Schauenburg to install and test products and showcase them to potential buyers, stated a recent release.
Schauenburg currently has KMAX rigid ventilation ducting installed underground at NORCAT, along with a portable refuge station and an inflatable stopping system.
A part of its installations, Schauenburg has introduced a waterproofing membrane system in association with W. Giertsen Tunnel AS of Norway. The membrane seals areas from moisture and humidity and the self-extinguishing fabric can be easily repaired using a heat-weld process if needed.
The firm’s next initiative in co-operation with NORCAT will be installing the Ventchoke product, which assists mine operations by diverting the maximum amount of available secondary ventilation to all active headings after firing has taken place.
“The original launch of our KMAX rigid ducting could not have been as successful without the cooperation and strength of NORCAT in the mining sector,” said Don Croteau, managing director of Schauenburg, in a statement. “Northern Ontario is a hub in mining, and NORCAT has played a major part in this growth. We are excited to build upon our partnership with this new location.”