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Communication, Power Supply and Detection Solutions for Mine Sites

3/9 Packard Avenue,
Castle Hill,
New South Wales 2154 Australia

At Nautitech, we are passionate about innovation and have a history of creating industry-leading solutions that are backed by a thorough research and development process. We strive to give our customers a competitive advantage by providing engineering solutions that increase safety and productivity in hazardous areas underground.

Our core products include underground broadband communications, methane safety systems, thermal and high-definition (HD) cameras, intrinsically safe lights, and a range of displays and enclosures. We collaborate and test with our end-users to ensure that the solution suits their specific needs. Our products work together to help our clients monitor complex underground spaces and machinery.

We utilise the underground internet of things (UIoT) philosophy when designing products and solutions to ensure connectivity and control of equipment that may pose a risk to human life or assets.

Since its humble beginnings in 2000 as a two-man start up, Nautitech has evolved into an enthusiastic team of engineers, assemblers, testers, and field technicians focused on researching and designing technical solutions for situations where human safety and production efficiency are important. What makes us unique is that we research, design, engineer, test and manufacture everything at our headquarters near Sydney. This allows us to deliver high quality products and exceptional service to our customers in Australia and overseas.

Nautitech supplies directly to mines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or other equipment and service providers in the underground mining sector.

Methane shutdown and start-up systems

Nautitech’s methane shutdown and start-up systems are designed to measure the concentration of methane in underground mine sites, in order to enable safe operations in potentially explosive methane rich environments.

Applications include environmental monitoring, longwall machines, roof bolters, continuous miners, as well as shuttle cars.

You can choose from the original Methane Master or the I.S. Cubex series.

Underground communications solutions

Nautitech® understands that one of the biggest challenges underground is communication between sites and the surface.

Underground sites will continue to have fewer people and higher automation to optimise personnel safety and productivity. As a result, it is critical that there is reliable communication and visibility to control the UIoT.

Thermal and HD cameras

Nautitech’s thermal and HD cameras add an important visual element that allows remote monitoring of various areas of the mine site.

Applications include mobile machines with proximity detection systems, loaders, graders, conveyor belts and transfer points.

Our IP-enabled cameras stream video to an alternate location via power line modem or a Wi-Fi router.

Flameproof and intrinsically safe lights

Nautitech’s flameproof and intrinsically safe lights can provide much needed visibility in hazardous underground areas.

Together with our HD cameras, our lighting solutions makes monitoring complex underground spaces easier. We offer products for applications such as traffic signals, hazard indicators, vehicle lighting and general work area lights.

Our lights are available in multiple colours and intensities.


Displays such as the Ranger and HawkEye offer critical data at a glance. With an intuitive menu that is quick and easy to use, multiple viewing combinations and clear graphics, Nautitech displays can provide visibility in underground environments where access to information is essential for quick decision making.

Ex-D certified enclosures

Nautitech’s Ex-D certified enclosures come in three different sizes and can be used to house cameras, lights, junction boxes, low power electronic equipment, circuit breakers, power management units or control equipment. Our enclosures can be used as engine management enclosures, a de-coupler enclosures, or junction boxes.

Effective Use of Network Technology, Communications and Data

Network technology, communications, and data will be strategic factors as mining companies strive to be more profitable. With key drivers being productivity and safety, modern network connectivity, communications, and intelligent use of data have the potential to bring huge benefits.

Longwall Maingate Safety Solution

Worker safety and hazard mitigation is a constant challenge in underground mines and although modern mines are much better equipped for safety, accidents can still happen when large moving machinery such as automated longwall systems are involved.

Successful Data Transfer Shuttle Car to DCB

Nautitech and Swanson Industries recently collaborated on a test to establish data transfer between the DCB and Swanson’s shuttle cars, affectionately known as Waracars.

Nautitech Transitions to ISO 9001: 2015

At Nautitech, we recognise the importance of compliance with the highest international standards and have been certified to ISO 9001 for more than ten years.

Nautitech QLD Office

3/16 Transport Ave


QLD 4740


Nautitech Primary Contacts

Aga Blana (Managing Director)

Mac Powolny (General Manager)

Douglas Carter (Engineering Manager)

Mitch Barnes (BDM – QLD)

Murray Bell (BDM – NSW)

Nautitech South Africa Office

Middleburg, Mpumulanaga

South Africa