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Russell Mineral Equipment (RME)

Central Innovation 21 September 2015

RME mines new ground with SOLIDWORKS®

Russell Mineral Equipment (RME) saves up to 100 hours of staff time a week in the design of customised mining equipment


Russell Mineral Equipment: designs, manufactures and services customised mining equipment at mine sites in every major hard rock mining region of the world.


SOLIDWORKS® Enterprise PDM, plus in-house training


Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia


Russell Mineral Equipment is one of Intercad part of Central Innovation’s longest-standing customers, having first purchased the company’s flagship product, SOLIDWORKS®, in 1996. In 2003, they purchased product data management solution, SOLIDWORKS® Workgroup PDM, which provides version control and secure design data re-use for smaller design teams. The company is now migrating to SOLIDWORKS® Enterprise PDM.

“Part of our philosophy is to always work with the latest technology,” says Dr Rick Coker, Engineering Manager, Russell Mineral Equipment. “We rely on Intercad part of Central Innovation for high-level support. Its sales engineers and support personnel know our business well enough to know what will work for us.”


“With SOLIDWORKS, its associated products, and Intercad part of Central Innovation’s services, we are able to provide our customers with their products more quickly, and have confidence that our designs are right the first time. Software like SOLIDWORKS and relevant support from Intercad enables RME to maximise the potential of its engineering personnel resources and provide rewarding career opportunities for our staff,” says Dr Coker.

RME’s philosophy on this can be summed up in a statement from Russell Mineral Equipment’s Managing Director, Dr John Russell: “Fewer, better people, armed with the right tools.”

“Its knowledge of our business and ability to adapt products to our needs are two of the core values Intercad brings to us.” Dr Rick Coker, Engineering Manager, Russell Mineral Equipment

“Fewer, better people, armed with the right tools.” Dr John Russell, Managing Director, Russell Mineral Equipment

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