Roobuck’s subsidiary, Kinyun Australia has received an order for 568 KH3U-Ex cordless caplamps and charging banks from AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi gold mine in Ghana.

The company supplied more than 4,000 units of cordless caplamps to the mine over the last three years, and this order reflects Obuasi’s confidence in the product.

Roobuck international business development manager, Richard Barton said: "Obuasi mine is the harshest underground mine I have seen.

"It is extremely humid and the temperature can be up to 40 degrees. However, that is exactly how we want to test our lamps. Our lamp is designed to withstand the worst underground conditions."

Obuasi does not assign each caplamp to an individual miner, although they have a lamp room to manage all caplamps in the whole site to ensure efficiency.

Caplamps can always be used unless it is charging. A simple estimation of the 40 hour operation per week does not work anymore, which is challenging for the product.

Kinyun’s exporting promotions are supported by the Austade EMDG programme. The company exports to most Oceania countries, the Middle East and South-East Asia.

The company invented the cordless caplamp, which was certified by IECEx in 2006.