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Filter cleaning machine could dust thousands off maintenance bill

The movement of ore, either through surface or underground operations, generates a tremendous amount of dust. The tiny dust particles must be run through filters to avoid damaging, or impeding the performance, of moving parts located in key pieces of mining equipment, including trucks, loaders, shovels, and crushing and grinding machinery. Canadian company Diversi-Tech saw the opportunity in the problem, and the result was the “Green Machine.” The machine releases compressed air through a rotating air jet that moves up and down in a spiral motion inside an enclosed chamber. As the filter is cleaned, pollutants are captured and stored in a 55-gallon drum.

Joy Global announces acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in LeTourneau Technologies Inc. ("LeTourneau") from Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan") (NYSE: RDC) for $1.1 billion in cash.

Sandvik Unveils New Track-Mounted Impactor – the QI440 in Action

The QI440 is the latest crushing development from Sandvik that combines expertise in the design of track-mounted mobile crushers, with Sandvik’s proven ability to manufacture durable and highly productive impact crushers.

Caterpillar, in biggest deal of its history, to buy Bucyrus International

Caterpillar clearly believes in a strong future for the mining industry. It and Bucyrus International have entered into an agreement under which Caterpillar will acquire Bucyrus International in a transaction valued at about $8.6 billion […]

Doe Run showcases new lead processing technology

Environmental impact is one of the most immediate challenges facing the global lead industry, said Jerry Pyatt, COO of The Doe Run Co., at the Lead-Zinc 2010 Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia, earlier this month. […]

New drilling system uses 60% less water 
than existing systems – manufacturer

Water hydraulic drilling systems manufacturer Peterstow Aquapower has developed an environment-friendly drilling technology that could save mining companies significant capital and operational costs, while also reducing the industry’s environmental effect. Read more

SPT North Seeking Gyro locates trapped miners in Chile

Stockholm Precision Tools is proud to announce that SPT North-Seeking Gyroscope Survey instrument made a great contribution to the industry and society on August 22nd 2010 by saving the life of 33 miners in a […]

Greenbank Group and Bridgestone sign agreement to keep enclosed belt technology moving into the future

The Greenbank Group UK has signed a technical collaboration agreement with Bridgestone Corporation, Tokyo in relation to the design and supply of pipe conveyor systems for the materials handling industry. The agreement will see Bridgestone provide Greenbank’s Materials Handling division with technical services for Greenbank pipe conveyor solutions which incorporate Bridgestone’s world class belt design.

MSHA Issues Guidelines for Industry Compliance with Ventilation Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of four new program information bulletins pertaining to ventilation issues in underground coal mines. Mine Safety and Health Administration made the […]

Metso to supply mining equipment for Nordic Mines in Finland

Metso will supply mining and minerals processing equipment and services for the new gold ore processing plant of Nordic Mines Oy in Finland. The equipment delivery will be completed during the first half of 2011, […]

India starts buying advanced materials handling support for its growing mining industry

The largest ever electric haul truck to be deployed in the Indian mining sector has been commissioned by Larsen & Toubro, the distributor of Komatsu equipment in India. Komatsu’s Model 830E-AC trucks with a payload […]

ITT buys Godwin pumps to see expansion in dewatering business

TT Corp, a global leader in the transport and treatment of water and wastewater, has agreed to purchase privately held Godwin Pumps. Godwin is a leading supplier of automatic self-priming portable pumps. ”This acquisition is another example of […]

Gemcom Opens New Office in Indonesia

PERTH, Australia and JAKARTA, Indonesia – June 22, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that it will open an office in Jakarta, Indonesia on […]

Maptek founder named Innovation Hero

Maptek founder and chairman Dr Bob Johnson was recently named as an Innovation Hero by Sydney University's Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. Johnson pioneered and commercialised technology that has significantly benefited the mining, engineering and […]

Weir to buy Linatex for $200 million; major pump, valve and cyclone additions to product line

The Weir Group has agreed to acquire the Linatex group of companies, a global provider of wear-resistant products to the mining industry. The acquisition is expected to be accretive from 2011 for Weir and its returns […]

Sandvik and Gemcom Announce Collaboration Agreement on Technology for Underground Mining

VANCOUVER, Canada – June 14, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that they have signed a Collaboration Agreement with Sandvik Mining and Construction to […]

Virtual Flotation Cells Stir up Industry Interest

When it comes to separating valuable minerals from gangue, the minerals industry is perpetually striving for greater operational efficiency. But given the enormous difficulties of running physical experiments using industrial-scale flotation cells, one group of […]

Cost-efficient spillage 
system prevents 
production losses

Industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group (BMG) reports that equipment manufacturer Oscillating Systems Technology’s (OST’s) range of materials handling, screen and transmission products includes a cost-efficient spillage solution, designed to prevent production losses […]

Mining Industry in Next Phase of the Boom, Although Short-Term Volatility Remains: Report

It was a tale of two halves in 2009 for the global mining industry. The trends seen at the end of 2008 continued into the beginning of 2009, with commodity prices continuing to fall, tough […]

Cyanide ban threatens European gold mines

On May 5, 2010, the European Union Parliament approved a resolution which calls on the Commission to initiate a complete ban on the use of cyanide mining technologies in the European Union by the end of 2011. Endomines says “the resolution was based on erroneous information about the usage of cyanide in the mining industry. [...]

Eickhoff wins innovation prize at Bauma for underground mining machine

Even machines in the underground hardcoal mining industry can nowadays have 'human' traits. After years of development it is possible to equip a modern mining machine, a shearer loader, with intelligence. Read more at http://quarryworld.co.uk/article.php?id=7158

Eickhoff wins innovation prize at Bauma for underground mining machine

Even machines in the underground hardcoal mining industry can nowadays have 'human' traits. After years of development it is possible to equip a modern mining machine, a shearer loader, with intelligence. Read more at http://quarryworld.co.uk/article.php?id=7158

Massive outcry against new 40% Australian national mining tax – Xstrata, BHP and many others speak out about the damage to mine development

Dr Ian Gould, Chairman of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Experts Group has described the Henry Tax Review’s super tax on resources as a potentially unsuitable cyclical underwriter of Australia’s future health and retirement expectations. “Handled poorly, the super tax will mean Australia’s overall sovereign risk rating will fall, even if South Australia remains the best [...]

Whittle Consulting appoints Steve Burks as MD for its new African subsidiary

Strategic optimization specialists Whittle Consulting have opened a subsidiary in Johannesburg to service their growing client base in Africa. “There is considerable interest in our approach to Enterprise Optimization – it appears to be the […]

ThreeDify releases new version of pit limit optimization software

Canadian 3D software technology company ThreeDify has released a new version of their FlowPit, a pit limit optimization software that can compute a pit design solution many times faster than competing technology. Read the full press […]