The newest release from Bis’ innovation pipeline, Razor – the cutting edge underground grader – sparked strong interest from Australia’s mining community, within weeks of launching.
Bis, a leading innovator and Resources Logistics company, confirmed that Whitehaven Coal has already secured a Razor for their operation, with another underground miner taking a further two.
The demand for Bis’ newest technology offering follows a successful product launch and customer roadshow across Queensland and New South Wales in November.
“We are delighted in the industry response for Razor, and I am pleased that two long-term customers of Bis are the first to secure the technology. Razor was designed with miners, for miners – offering a step change in efficiency and importantly, operator safety,” Bis CEO Brad Rogers said.
The key features of Razor include superior engine power and grader mass that has been optimised to increase tractive effort by over 30%. Bis designed the grader with safety front-of-mind, resulting in a modular drivers’ cabin which improves ergonomics and a safer, more reliable, braking system.
“Bis is a Resources Logistics business that is differentiated in the market by our range of patented mining solutions. We harness the talent and experience of our team and design innovations and invest in new technology which delivers efficiency improvements for our customers.”
“We have a pipeline of innovations planned for the sector over the coming 12-18 months. We believe the new products and services will add new markets and geographies to our current portfolio – which currently includes 40 operations across Australia and Indonesia.”
The release of Razor comes little over a year after Bis unveiled Rexx, a revolutionary 20-wheel dump truck to the market, earning the company several innovation awards, and the prestigious title of number four on the Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies list.