Torqn: The new app driving collaborative innovation in mining


The mining industry has long been characterised by its rugged nature, where knowledge-sharing and problem-solving often occur in siloed environments.

However, a new app called Torqn is challenging this paradigm by fostering a collaborative community focused on mining equipment.

Launched with the vision of streamlining communication about equipment, Torqn has quickly gained traction, attracting over 45,000 users from 115 countries worldwide. At its core, the app serves as a centralised platform where mining professionals can access detailed equipment information, share experiences, reviews, safety tips, and real-world solutions to equipment-related challenges.

One of the key features that sets the app apart is its “loop” system, which allows users to create curated equipment lists tailored to their specific needs. Whether exploring the intricacies of a particular machine or a broader equipment category, the loop system ensures a personalised experience for each user.

But Torqn is more than just a repository of information; it’s a collaborative ecosystem where innovation thrives. Companies like Elite Powered Mirrors have leveraged the app to share their cutting-edge solutions, addressing common challenges faced by operators of large plant equipment.

“Torqn has been instrumental in connecting us with potential clients,” Elite Powered Mirrors product manager Mark Gream said.

“By sharing our innovative powered mirror solution on the app, we’ve not only helped address a long-standing issue but also gained valuable exposure and new business opportunities.”

Torqn founder Troy McDonald (L) and Elite Powered Mirrors product manager Mark Gream (R). Image: Torqn

What sets Torqn apart is its commitment to continuous evolution, driven by user feedback and the ever-changing demands of the mining sector. The app’s developers actively seek input from the mining community, refining and expanding Torqn’s offerings to meet their needs.

Looking ahead, Torqn has ambitious plans to expand beyond the mining industry, integrating other industrial equipment sectors and has recently introduced a business listing module. This move would position the app as a comprehensive platform for companies to share information securely within their organisations while accessing external content and connecting with suppliers.

“Torqn is about fostering a community where knowledge is shared, challenges are collaboratively addressed, and the mining industry is continually propelled forward,” Torqn founder Troy McDonald said.

As the mining industry continues to prioritise safety, efficiency, and sustainability, platforms like Torqn are poised to play a crucial role in driving innovation and knowledge-sharing.

By bridging the gap between professionals, equipment manufacturers, and solutions providers, Torqn is redefining the way the mining industry approaches equipment-related challenges, one collaboration at a time.

Torqn is free to download and use on both the Apple and Google Play Stores. 

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