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Innovation competition to secure tunnels in underground mining
August 27, 2018 - October 1, 2018
Ennomotive, the leading open innovation platform for engineering challenges, just launched a competition for the effective pre-installation of a metallic mesh inside small mine tunnels.
The construction and reinforcement of tunnels in mining consist of several activities, including unrolling and placing a metallic mesh on the
tunnel walls using big-sized machinery. However, in “Block or Panel Caving” mining projects
with tunnels smaller than 4m x 4m, standard machinery does not have enough space to
The goal of this competition is to find solutions to unroll and place the mesh on the tunnel walls before the workers enter that section.
This online competition is open worldwide to any professional, student or Academia with Mechanical Engineering backgrounds and/or knowledge that want to propose a solution.
Ennomotive offers US$14,000 in prizes for the best solutions of this challenge.
Interested participants should sign up at www.Ennomotive.com/innovation-challenge-tunnel-construction/
and submit their solutions before Oct. 1, 2018 .