Engineering and Innovation

MineARC’s team of in-house, highly qualified engineers span three continents to form a global network. Working from our manufacturing operations in Australia, South Africa and the United States, the team embodies a motivated and supportive culture who thrive on challenging projects.

MineARC’s success in the industry is achieved by listening closely to our clients’ requirements; allowing us to continue to develop products that are safer, more user-friendly and more cost-effective.

Our Mechanical Engineers are all highly skilled in their fields and work both independently and in teams on a range of custom projects for clients. They are the nucleus of MineARC Systems; designing new products, providing technical assistance to clients, and liaising with industry bodies. The team is provided with the best software and resources available in order to facilitate their continual focus on product development and improvement.

MineARC Systems’ team of Electrical Designers are also available to consult on new and custom projects, as well as general site support and troubleshooting. MineARC’s Software Designers develop software, graphics and write code for new MineARC products such as the GuardIAN Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics System, designed to provide real-time monitoring, communication and diagnostics of refuge chambers whilst in standby and during an emergency.

MineARC’s global engineering team share skills, knowledge and research regularly, resulting in efficient problem resolution and strong idea generation. Working together as one border-less team means that our product is consistent around the world and MineARC Standards are always met.

Research and Development

As leaders in our field, MineARC Systems are highly focused on market research and product development, which has proven critical to keeping MineARC at the forefront of technology and design. Fostering a culture of innovation; we encourage the proposal of ideas to create more effective processes, products, and existing services. Our Innovation Committee works alongside internal and third-party personnel to design, build and implement dynamic safety solutions.

Before a new product is developed, significant time is spent at the R&D stage. MineARC’s Innovation Committee is dedicated to continuous innovation; idea generation and problem resolution for the development of new products, processes and services to fulfil requirements in the industry. Extensive product and market research are undertaken by the committee to ensure the viability of each new idea before it moves on to the product development phase.

The Innovation Committee implement a ‘Build-Measure-Learn’ feedback loop mentality company-wide, so MineARC can learn what our clients want, rather than what we think they should want. This process incorporates a minimum viable product assessment approach, effectively receiving feedback faster to ensure we are developing the right product and process for our clients.

In-House Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Facilities

SMT stands for Surface Mount Technology – the process of mounting electronic components directly onto the surface of a printed circuit board (PCB).

SMT lines provide numerous advantages over traditional PCB production methods, including cost savings, minimised material wastage, better accuracy and great efficiencies. 

Bringing this process in-house gives MineARC full control over the quality, quantity and timeframe of our printed circuit board production; whilst allowing us to expand our R&D capabilities in this area.

Collaboration Opportunities

At MineARC, we believe in the collaboration of ideas and resources to ensure the safety of all personnel.

We are open to new concepts, with a willingness to work with individuals and companies to transform great ideas into viable solutions which add value to clients. As global leaders in safe refuge technology, partnering with MineARC will provide you with undeniable support and reach across multiple sectors.

The Innovation Committee aims to work with viable partners to overcome common commercialisation obstacles and accelerate their launch into the market place.

Close the gap in your commercialisation planning by partnering with MineARC.

Strategic and Technical Forms

MineARC is focused on supporting the development of products and services which align with the company’s brand and values. When considering a project, the Innovation Committee review its parallelism to the MineARC ethos, based on the following criteria.


Benefits of Working Alongside MineARC's Innovation Commitee

MineARC’s Innovation Committee provides the necessary commercialisation support for the technical innovations being developed in the areas of safety, communications, and emergency response within the mining and resources sector.

The advantages of collaborating with our innovation team include:

  • Access to technical and industry experts as well as business support. Engineers, business development professionals and marketing work hand-in-hand with you to provide personalised assistance and advice.
  • An engaged, multidisciplinary committee to help determine market viability.
  • Support of a global, multi-industry company

Other MineARC Client Support

During daily activities or emergencies, refuge chambers can operate in an externally mode. This state occurs when a refuge station is active and remains connected to primary utilities.

Contact our friendly support centre seven days a week for troubleshooting assistance, on-site induction opportunities and chamber commissioning.


Free training courses, providing clients the opportunity to upskill in areas such as service, electrical and the general operation of our chambers.

refuge chamber commissioning

Regularly servicing and performing maintenance checks on a refuge chamber will help ensure your equipment is ready in the event of an emergency.


Transform damaged, second hand chambers into a new fleet that is certified and fully functioning. Available for MineARC and non-MineARC chambers.

MineARC-Engineer R&D

MineARC’s in-house engineering & innovation team are on hand to provide customised design solutions and explore collaboration opportunities.