These are some shots of this year’s Con-Mine Trade fair held in Jakarta this past week from the 29th Mar to 1st of April 2016 (for the full range of photos see our facebook webpage). Con-Mine 2016 was an interesting show in itself but to boost crowd numbers the Expo was combined with the Automotive, Motorcycles, e-bikes / scooters and Forklifts and industry related manufacturers so turnout was better than expected. Interesting display from the people at Battery Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd who had on display a convenient transportable battery water filter and dispenser for filling lead acid batteries (see BAS at www.batteryasia.com.sg and see photos DSCN1496 and 7) on the go, very useful piece of equipment for people who have large fleets of battery powered forklifts opr equipment. Note that the guys at BAS are also the regional distributor for the Italian made TCE battery chargers. TCE offer many charging solutions for the latest electric powered forklift and construction machinery / vehicles so check them out on line at the BAS website or at www.tcechargers.com.

Another interesting product on display was from PT Wolf (Indonesia) who produce a Multi purpose off-road 4 x 4 truck that would be very useful for those remote sites in Indonesia (see www.wolfindo.com and see photo DSCN1505). And for those of us who have worked on remote Indonesian / Asian sites before in the past will instantly see the benefits of this one a very cost effective solution too I believe. The team at PT GEWINN Gold Hotama design and manufacture locally in Indonesia a range of Truck scales that can either be for permanent or Temporary installations and they also offer solutions for portable truck scale load cells that can be handy when you need to do spot checks on some of your trucks. I have personally come across and used these systems in the past when working in the Coal mining industry and the portable scales were used as a quick check system to determine through put capacities of a newly installed coal crusher. The load weights were used to crosscheck the output scales and calibration of load cells on the belts etc at the crusher and also downstream on belts etc for more information on the GEWINN products go to www.gewinngold.com.

For the frequent travelers amongst us I also saw a neat little product that is very handy indeed the plastic buckled rubber belt (refer to photo DSCN1506 and www.dorai.co.id). The plastic buckle means that you do not have to fumble around at a busy immigration line taking off and putting back on your belt while also rushing to put back your laptop computer, ipad, phones, wrist watch, round up children (for the parents amongst us) then rushing off to catch your flight, one less thing to worry about realy very handy indeed.

Anyway thats enough from me at this stage looking forward to hear any comments and if you need any info on the photos don't hesitate to contact me on adda.ta.info@gmail.com. In the mean time we will be busy preparing for our participation at the next trade fair in Myanmar coming up soon on the 19th to 21st May in Yangon so make sure you make time to come and see us. Also keep an eye out for feedback from our partners at Emiliana Serbatoi from Bauma 2016 should be very interesting.