Equipment News

First seabed mine to go ahead as Nautilus solves dispute with PNG

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 24, 2014
First seabed mine to go ahead as Nautilus solves dispute with PNG

Under the agreement, the Papua New Guinea government paid Nautilus $7 million, which entitles it to a 15% stake in the project, with an option to increase it by another 15% in the next 12 months.

Reverse Pulse Bagfilters for PPC plants

Tenova TAKRAF | April 23, 2014

Tenova TAKRAF Africa has been awarded two contracts by South Africa’s leading cement producer, Pretoria Portland Cement Limited (PPC), to supply reverse pulse bagfilters to replace existing electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) at PPC’s Slurry facility near Mahikeng, North West Province, and its De Hoek cement plant in the Western Cape.

350ºF Belt Conveyor Oven from Grieve

The Grieve Corporation | April 22, 2014

No. 864 is a 350ºF, natural gas-heated belt conveyor oven from Grieve, currently used for drying gold ore samples at the customer’s facility.

New Combustible Gas Detection System for Wacker Neuson’s HI 770XHD GD Heater is Third Party Tested to Detect Hydrocarbon Vapors for Safe Operation

Wacker Neuson | April 22, 2014

The new combustible gas detection system for the Wacker Neuson HI 770XHD GD indirect-fired heater continuously samples the air surrounding the heater for the presence of hydrocarbons. If the system detects even trace amounts of hydrocarbons such as methane, the burner is immediately shut down to avoid the possibility of igniting the combustible vapor.

Tenova Pyromet Plate Cooler design successfully installed on six-in-line furnace for Northam Platinum

Tenova Pyromet | April 22, 2014

Electric furnaces and associated plant equipment specialist, Tenova Pyromet, has successfully completed an engineering contract for the design of a complete furnace cooling system.

Satellite for Tracking West Africa’s Mining Vehicles


With little or no cellular coverage in remote regions, mining companies have limited options for tracking and monitoring their fleets of vehicles. Anu Sood, Channel Marketing Manager at SkyWave Mobile Communications, discusses how one mining company adopted satellite messaging terminals to manage their fleets and reduce ore and fuel theft.

Caterpillar to sell its Rantigny plant in France

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2014
Caterpillar to sell its Rantigny plant in France

Over the past year, Caterpillar has closed or announced plans to shutter several plants in the US, Canada and Europe.

Terex® Finlay introduce new 893 Tracked Mobile Heavy Duty Screener

Terex Finlay | April 20, 2014

Terex Finlay are pleased to announce the immediate launch of the NEW 893 heavy duty screen. This product is the latest in our stable of 8-Series tracked mobile heavy duty screens. The product has been robustly tested in numerous applications throughout the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe and also the Southern Hemisphere.

New Cat® D9T Dozer Delivers Enhanced Productivity, Operator Safety and Serviceability and Meets Latest Emissions Standards

Caterpillar | April 17, 2014
Cat D9T Dozer pushing dirt front view

The new dozer features a Cat C18 ACERT™ engine, which meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions standards, and delivers 436 net horsepower (325 kW) at 1,800 rpm. High torque rise of 36 percent enables the dozer to power through tough material.

Metso rejects Weir’s $5.5 billion merger approach

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 17, 2014
Metso rejects Weir’s $5.5 billion merger approach

The combined equipment manufacturer would be listed on both the London and Helsinki Stock Exchanges.

One company innovation leads to dramatic change

R&D Contracting | April 16, 2014

R&D Contracting, a specialist maintenance company for the commercial and industrial sectors, has recently introduced a product by Dynarail to their list of value added services of which has already resulted in massive maintenance-cost reduction.

Altaaqa Global Opens East Africa Office

Altaaqa Global | April 16, 2014

The new Nairobi office will serve as a hub for Altaaqa Global’s sales and operations in the East Africa region.

Is the automated mine a threat to recruitment?

Is the automated mine a threat to recruitment?

With the growing trend for automated mines and 3D virtual training platforms the impact on future recruitment in mining should be considered.

More than CA$40 million of equipment sold at Ritchie Bros. Grande Prairie, AB auction

Ritchie Bros | April 11, 2014

Large selection of equipment attracts more than 5,000 bidders from 32 countries to two-day unreserved public auction in Grande Prairie, AB (April 9 – 10, 2014)

Joy Global Announces Acquisition of Certain Assets of Mining Technologies International, Inc.

Joy Global | April 11, 2014

Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to purchase certain assets of Mining Technologies International, Inc. ("MTI") for $51.0 million Canadian dollars.

Metso to publish its Interim Review for January-March 2014 on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Metso | April 10, 2014

Metso will arrange a news conference for media, investors and analysts in Helsinki on Thursday, April 24, 2014…

Ritchie Bros. to conduct Grand Opening auction in Manchester, NH on April 17

Ritchie Bros | April 10, 2014

New 54-acre auction site is the Company's first in the state of New Hampshire

Metso strengthens its industry leading services presence by opening new mining service centers in Peru and Mexico close to our customers operations

Metso | April 9, 2014

The new service center, which will open in Peru's Arequipa in April, strengthens Metso's already solid position in South America and provides access and direct contact with the biggest mining companies in the area.

Reliable and Economical Bin Level Control

Conveyor Components Company | April 9, 2014

Conveyor Components Company’s Model CR Roto-Level Control™ is a reliable and economical level indicator that provides storage bins with protection from material overflow, empty bins, abnormal levels and plugged chutes.

Caterpillar Upgrades Room and Pillar Mining Equipment Manufacturing in Pennsylvania

Caterpillar | April 8, 2014
Cat SU488 Scoop to be manufactured in Pennsylvania plant

Caterpillar is updating and upgrading room and pillar mining equipment manufacturing facilities in Houston, Penn. The facility, located south of Pittsburgh, currently manufactures continuous miners used in underground coal and soft rock mining, and it is being readied to manufacture …

IROCK Launches New Website for Easier Use and Mobile Access

IROCK | April 8, 2014

The new site provides quick access to detailed product information to help customers make informed decisions about crushing and screening equipment. The mobile-friendly site also links customers to the latest technologies and industry news.

Ritchie Bros. prepares for its largest Canadian auction of 2014

Ritchie Bros | April 8, 2014

Unreserved auction in Edmonton, AB on April 23 – 25 features 5,350+ equipment items and counting

Doran Unveils New Literature Detailing New OTR TPMS Sensors & Systems

Doran | April 8, 2014

Designed specifically to withstand the extreme operating conditions of OTR tire applications, these purpose-built tire pressure monitors are ideal for rubber tired loaders, articulated trucks, tired excavators, graders, and wherever OTR tires are used.

Atkins chooses AVEVA Everything3D and AVEVA Laser Modeller

AVEVA | April 8, 2014

Leading Oil & Gas Engineering and Design Consultancy adopts AVEVA software to drive Engineering and Design for Lean Construction

Further order from leading Italian steel producer

Tenova TAKRAF | April 8, 2014

Tenova TAKRAF Italy has been awarded a contract by ILVA S.p.A., the leading Italian steel producer, for the design and supply of a bucket chain continuous ship unloader for handling iron ore and coal at the ILVA steel plant in Taranto, Italy.

New issue of Metso Mining and Construction customer magazine out now

Metso | April 7, 2014

It introduces The Game Changer, also known as Lokotrack® LT220D(TM) mobile crushing and screening plant.

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