Hunter Valley Coal Report: CMA News

01 November 2018 Hunter Valley Coal Report No 43/18 12

Conveyor Manufacturers Australia (CMA) has been named as a winner in the Australian Mining Prospect Awards for 2018 for its REDLINE Underground Conveyor System.

CMA, founded in 2014, secured the highest achievement within the Excellence in Mine Safety, OH&S category which recognises a company which has developed or carried out a programme that increases worker safety, removes risk, or cuts worker issues on a project or mine. CMA’s flagship REDLINE Underground Conveyor System was recognised for its significant positive impact in all underground roadway development; Longwall and Pillar extraction in coal mines; single entry driveage; in underground hard rock development driveage and in civil tunnelling.

REDLINE is a modular conveyor system that is hung from an overhead monorail system, and is propelled by a hydraulic traction unit. Rather than focussing all work and processes at the congested face area, the conveyor advances and retracts from a dedicated Installation and Recovery Centre (IRC), located outbye and away from the congested working/face area.

The design of the IRC and conveyor frames also allows the conveyor to be lengthened and shortened while the conveyor is still operating. This significantly reduces down-time – an enormous improvement on availability and productivity.

The REDLINE system all but completely eliminates the manual handling of conveyor construction and retraction. CMA Director and Co-Founder, Ben Smith, said, “The safety, ergonomics and productivity improvements of the REDLINE system are significant and will create a step-change in the performance of underground operations. We are already experiencing a high level of interest from tier-one mining companies worldwide keen to adopt this technology.”


The Hunter Valley Coal Report is a weekly publication which has been servicing the domestic and international coal mining communities for over twenty five years. With Australia’s coal mining industry undergoing constant change, the Hunter Valley Coal Report keeps readers in touch with the events which effect them directly: mine expansions, new developments, production statistics, contract and shipping details, port conditions. The Report provides accurate and timely information on individual companies, mines and people.

Ben Smith, Business Development Director CMA,
recieves the Award from Mark Colbourn,
Managing Director at Flexco

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