Working with Nerospec SK, Strata can now offer equipment automation packages.

Strata Worldwide announced a new strategic partnership with technology expert Nerospec SK. Together the companies will offer a range of intelligent machine controllers and data loggers that interface with machinery and vehicles to provide health and maintenance data, real-time monitoring and productivity analytics. This connected machine technology works to improve the safety, monitoring, maintenance and productivity of machinery.

Nerospec SK specializes in research and development, product design, application design and solutions architecture. It is a joint venture between German-based Schmidt-Kranz Group and South Africa’s Nerospec Group and based in Velbert, Germany. Nerospec SK’s expertise is fully focused on making mines, machines and miners safer, more efficient and more productive.

“Our company has a history of technology partnerships that allow us to remain nimble and responsive to our customers’ needs,” Strata Worldwide CEO Mike Berube said. “We have worked with Nerospec SK on mining projects in South Africa and now through this partnership we are excited to bring this worldclass technology to the rest of our global markets and customers.”

The Nerospec SK technology is OEM-independent and can be tailored specifically for individual customer requirements. The solutions can add maximum value to customers by offering reliable connectivity, informed decision-making and real-time automation for any brand, type, and generation of heavy machinery and vehicles.

“This partnership combines each of our firm’s strengths,” Nerospec SK CEO Eric Pohlmann said. “Strata excels in a variety of technologies for mine safety and communications, and Nerospec SK has developed best-in-class data acquisition and machine control systems.”

Strata Worldwide now offers the StrataHub range of controllers for intelligent machine interfacing to the global mining and tunneling industries.