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Innovation combined with trusted experience brings exciting new drilling products and services to PDAC 2018

With PDAC 2018 fast approaching, Boart Longyear—the world’s leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling—will make an impact on the exploration and mining community with several new product introductions to help customers drill better.

Win one of 25 CPPG generators at MTE, compliments of Chicago Pneumatic

Designed to deliver stable electrical output and safe, user-friendly operation over a long service life, the Chicago Pneumatic’s CPPG portable generator line is all about enhancing productivity. “These generators reliably deliver the power that is needed, where and when it is needed so that customers can get straight to work and get the job done,” says Van der Vyver. 

SMT Scharf takes over Canadian mining specialist RDH Mining Equipment

With this acquisition, SMT Scharf AG is further pursuing its corporate strategy and strengthening its market position as an integrated system provider in the underground logistics area. The purchase price amounts to around CAD 8.0 million (corresponding to approximately EUR 5.17 million).

New spray nozzle system ‘Quickfit’ lowers maintenance and reduces water consumption for dust suppression

A specialised spray nozzle system that lowers water consumption and reduces maintenance expenses for dust suppression is now available from leading fine particle management specialist Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST).

ABB introduces gearless conveyor drive for wider range of motors

Already proven on larger motors, the newest drive is designed for medium power range motors (1 to 3 MW per motor) to make this technology economically feasible for a broader range of conveyor systems, including the use on mobile equipment in mining operations.

Kiruna Utility Vehicles to supply a slag ladle truck with an ultramodern cab for Boliden’s smelter in Harjavalta, Finland

Boliden has placed an order for an updated version of Kiruna Utility Vehicles’ Slag Hauler SH60 for its smelter in Harjavalta, Finland. The new truck is equipped with an ultramodern cab designed in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology (LTU) for optimum operator safety and comfort.

Startups set to transform mining with Komatsu and Unearthed

The event is a hackathon with a twist, as startups will pitch their mining technologies to senior level executives from Komatsu Japan, USA, and Australia, and then work closely with Komatsu mentors to prototype their model with the multinational manufacturing giant.

Sandvik invests $25 million to boost use of metal 3D printing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file and Sandvik wants to use it for scale production.

Metso's metal recycling solutions gained market share globally in 2017

The deliveries cover the whole metal recycling product portfolio, including shears, balers and shredders. A large part of the orders were scrap shears, ranging from the small and mid-sized N-series(TM) shears, to the heavy-duty EtaCut(TM) scrap shears, which are designed especially for scrapyards, steelworks and foundries.

Blog: Balancing grinding circuit cost and plant performance with MHC hydrocyclones

In this post, we discuss some of the key principles in evaluating potential classification equipment and how new Metso MHC™ Series hydrocyclones help to tackle some of the main challenges in balancing cost and performance of your grinding circuit to ensure maximum mineral recovery.

These are top-10 global mining trends expected for 2018

Consulting firm Deloitte has published what it says will be the top-10 global trends in the mining industry this year.

Suncor Energy implements first commercial fleet of autonomous haul trucks in the oil sands

Over the next six years, the company expects to deploy more than 150 autonomous haul trucks in the full program, which will be one of the largest investments in electric autonomous vehicles in the world.

Superior builds longest road-portable telescoping conveyor

According to Superior, the company’s solution is less than half the cost of a fixed or stationary tripper conveyor with the same capacity. 

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique ups the service anti

The uncertain and volatile economy and retrenchments is forcing qualified engineers and technicians to start their own businesses giving rise to the emergence of one-man businesses. Customers are constantly looking for ways to reduce energy bills and with compressors responsible for up to 70% of a plant’s energy consumption Atlas Copco assists customers with optimising their energy use.

Rio Tinto autonomous trucks now hauling a quarter of Pilbara material

The miner's autonomous haulage system (AHS) fleet has already moved over one billion tonnes of ore and waste material within the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

New, efficient assembly line for track-mounted crushing plants starts up at Metso's Tampere factory

The new high-speed assembly line has six assembly stations instead of the previous five, thus improving the line's flexibility and shortening the overall assembly time.

Heater selection tool

It offers the user valuable information about the recommended heater such as heater designation, heating position, technical information and useful links.

Metso Chile Life Cycle Services case wins Mining Magazine Service & Support award

A Metso Chile Life Cycle Services case has received the 2017 Mining Magazine Award for "Service and support." Life Cycle Services are designed to maximize equipment uptime, ensure the highest end-product quality, and secure continuous production for the customer.

Caterpillar beats estimates again, delivers bullish outlook for 2018

The world's largest mining and construction equipment maker beat market expectations for fourth quarter earnings and said its sales growth momentum is expected to continue in 2018.

Higher feed rate, less power consumption with LM 35.2+2 CS mill

The LOESCHE cement mill LM 35.2 +2 S is successfully operating Sri Balaha Chemicals Pvt. Ltd, Hindupur, produces Granulated Ground Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS) of 4,000 cm²/gm at 50 t/h.

Metso's valve business strengthened its presence globally with 24 new distributors in 2017

The new agreements help to further expand the coverage of Metso's valve offering in various customer industries.

Larson Electronics releases explosion proof toxic gas transmitter

This unique sensor response testing system features real gas samples, LCD graphics, internal data logger and alarms, and is ideal for alcohol level and gas monitoring in hazardous locations, chemical processing plants, and more.

Proof engineers’ ground-breaking haul road monitoring device a proven asset

A ground-breaking innovation to monitor haul road conditions has been demonstrated by researchers to have the potential to revolutionize the mining industry.

SKF quality and service value proposition improves delivery time of large size roller bearings

A long-standing SKF customer in the cement and concrete industry contacted SKF for a solution when a routine maintenance check determined that the bearings on one of their vertical roller mills needed replacement.

Sealed mini fuse holder helps design engineers add accessible circuit protection in on- and off-road vehicle applications

TE Connectivity’s latest offering part of broad portfolio of rugged connectivity products designed for harsh environments