“Eagle Mine is a 2,000 tpd underground nickel mine in Michigan USA that went into production last year.
We use five Maestro AirScout™ and six Vigilante AQS™ systems to monitor mine ventilation airflow and gases on fans, raises, and mining levels. The AirScouts are hard-wired to local PLCs, while the Vigilantes are networked to MaestroLink™ and our Rockwell PLC system reads from the database. This will make it easy to add units as our mine expands. We are also in the process of installing AD4 remote I/O modules and louvers to provide ventilation flow control.
When selecting solutions for our mine, Maestro’s attention to detail, response time, and product features differentiated their company from others. Maestro has provided industry-leading support over the last year, often making changes to meet our specific needs. Maestro stands by their products and the entire team has helped us succeed in a number of a challenges associated with a startup mine.”
Mining Project Engineer at Lundin Mining
"Mike and his team are seasoned professionals with an exceptional understanding of the industry. Maestro understands after sales service and based on my experience delivers. I would like to see their product available in more markets in the future."
Strategic Sector Coordinator
Mining Supply & Services
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
"Maestro is an excellent real time monitoring solution for any mine ventilation system aiming for precision. A system like this enables predictive maintenance, system optimisation. Real time monitoring is also essential to any ventilation manger looking to employ VOD."
"Maestro Digital Mine products have been a great addition to Leeville mine ventilation on demand project. These products offer seamless integration, ease of use, flexibility, ease in installation and mobility, and above all great customer service. With my personal feedback and also from our group of expert Instrumentation Technicians I recommend Maestro Digital Mine products.
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value."
Newmont Mining Corporation
"We have successfully deployed the Maestro AirScout system in one of our Ventilation on Demand projects. The Maestro AirScout system can be connected using either a conventional analog system or an Ethernet based system. The integration of an Ethernet communication on this device allows the users to easily connect to it and to quickly configure and test the system.
The communications on this device also provides additional diagnostics which can't be provided on a conventional system. This device is well suited for an underground mine installation."
"We have worked with several different vibration monitoring packages during the past 25 years and we are extremely impressed with the Maestro FanVibe system. The Maestro system employs all the latest technology including x-y-z vibration measurement, analog or Ethernet based communications, complete vibration software and OPC software which allows direct integration into a higher level system.
I was involved in a start-up and vibration analysis of a 350 HP booster fan at Quadra FNX Mine which employed this system. Both the client and I were pleased at how simple and quick the installation went. We were also impressed with the amount of real time vibration monitoring and protection that is available with this system.
I would recommend this system to anyone that wants to raise the bar higher with real time vibration monitoring."
Fan Dynamics Ltd.
"Maestro equipment has allowed Vale to reduce installation time, deploy without the requirement of additional PLCs on each mining level and still provide control and feedback to our louvers in order to optimize the airflow in each drift. Maestro has proven to be flexible and accommodating with their specialized systems."
"Our Maestro AirQuality Station (AQS) provides airflow rate, dry bulb temperature and CO gas monitoring. The AQS also provides output and feedback to control each louver before the return air raise. In this case, the communication protocol is Ethernet Modbus TCP over a Multimode Fiber Optic Cable, thereby increasing simplicity and reducing installation costs," says Keen.
"The reason Creighton Mine purchased the Maestro Air Quality Stations was mainly because of their flexibility to meet our current and future needs as we start to bring in an automated ventilation management system. The ability of the units to be built with multiple airflow and gas sensors, along with the capability of control of our louvers and fans through our existing digital or analog communication systems was a key consideration. The addition of other sensors such as temperature, RH, and pressure made these units the ones best suited for our requirements and should help to reduce the cost of the system in the long run. We have had excellent support and have a good rapport with Synergy Controls / Maestro. When a problem has been identified, the vendor is quick to rectify the problem be it with the unit itself or adapting packaging to eliminate damage to the systems in transport either on surface or underground."
Senior Ventilation Specialist
"This marquee display has many 'plug and play' features I have not seen in other displays. For example, it can be part of an automation solution (e.g Ventilation on Demand), while simultaneously being used as an operations messaging system using the web browser interface."
A welcome and innovative product."
Operations Technology Leader
"Maestro's EthernetIO has proven to be a great tool for integrating our legacy instrumentation. The web interface is easy to use; we can add any analogue instrument to our digital network within minutes."
First Nickel Inc.
"Simplicity and cost effectiveness are two phrases seldom associated with new products in the mining industry, however with the G2Air Quality Station you get this and more. The system is robust and 'mine ready' and with plug and play capability you can be up and running within minutes and receiving real data. The G2Air Quality Station is an integral piece to be added to every mines ventilation repertoire."
Senior Technologist, Mine Ventilation
"The marquee display has an incredible number of uses. It is applicable to any application where you want to present real-time information in a highly visible manner. Operating the unit is incredibly simple and flexible. It is configured through a web browser and can display whatever parameters you need."