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Introducing new Magna MA04+ tyre for Rigid Dump Truck

Magna MA04+ is designed and constructed based on the latest Magna Radial Tyre Technology. The high-tech casing reduces heat building inside the tyre which leads to a prolonged service life, lower fuel  consumption, higher efficiency, and optimized operator comfort.

Epiroc COP MD 20 rocks the drilling industry

“All the capabilities and features of the COP 1838 HD+ has been optimised in the COP MD20 making it hands down the toughest drill in mining,” says Business Line Manager for Epiroc’s Underground Rock Excavation (URE) Division, Vince Tyler.

New wheel-end seal from SKF offers extreme performance

Truck and trailer operators can now dramatically reduce the risk of premature wheel-end failures, as well as the high costs associated with unplanned downtime and vehicle recovery, by changing to a new wheel-end seal design from SKF.

Komatsu sales growth to slow as miners avoid new equipment buys

Miners were forced to curb spending by a collapse in commodities prices in 2015-16, but a partial price recovery since then has eased the pressure.

Caterpillar announces three new articulated trucks

Three new 2018 Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735—replace their C Series predecessors and offer new operator stations, transmission-protection features, a new hoist-assist system, an advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO operating mode. The 730 and 730 EJ have 28 tonnes payload capacity and the 735 has 32 tonnes.

Quarry saves costs and fuel with downhill hauling

Hauling shot rock downhill in order to then to go uphill may seem like a crazy way to run a quarry. But total cost of ownership and productivity have both jumped at Savage Quarry.

Metso to acquire the valve automation division of India based Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd to expand its global valves business

he acquisition will complement Metso's actuation and valve automation offering and enable a full range of actuators for all major valve markets and a broader offering of limit switches for mid-market applications. It also introduces new products to Metso's process-valve portfolio for the oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, water treatment and other process industries. 

Murray & Roberts scores $313 million worth of new mining projects

South African engineering and construction group, currently subject of a takeover bid from Germany’s ATON, said projects were located in sub-Saharan Africa, North America and Australasia.

New Cat® 24 Motor Grader improves performance, lowers costs and advances safe operation

The new Cat® 24 Motor Grader delivers high performance construction and maintenance of mine roads to improve mining truck efficiency.

Boart Longyear adds new rigs to meet the demand of expanding exploration budgets

Company is adding new exploration drill rigs to its Drilling Services fleet around the world to meet the demand of expanding exploration budgets.

Customised ELGi compressor-drill-rig combo delivers efficient drilling solutions

An ELGi diesel compressor, customised by Integrated Air Solutions to fit a state-of-the-art JCB-derived drill and blast drill rig, provides direct flow to all on-board air-dependent equipment and delivers substantial cost savings for the end user.

Liebherr to invest $45 million expanding footprint in US mining sector

Company is growing its Virginia facility, which will cover over 251,000 square feet once completed.

Alrosa launches synthetics diamonds detector

The portable machine screens polished diamonds and jewellery, identifying synthetics as well as treated stones.

Caterpillar to close facilities, could cut 880 jobs

Heavy equipment maker is also contemplating the closure of its engine manufacturing plant in Illinois.

Atlas Copco wins order from Pucobre in Chile to strengthen mining productivity

Stockholm, Sweden, March 7, 2018: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has won a significant order from Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre SA. The equipment, which will increase productivity and reduce production costs, will be delivered by Epiroc.

Rio Tinto speeds up driverless fleet expansion in Australia

Fifteen autonomous trucks will be introduced to West Angelas iron ore mine, in the Pilbara region.

Peabody orders complete Cat® longwall with advanced automation for North Goonyella Mine

Peabody recently ordered a complete Cat longwall mining system for its North Goonyella Mine located in central Queensland, Australia. The Cat longwall system includes roof supports and a face conveyor for a 300-meter face, shearer and beam stage loader. The system features advanced longwall automation technology to enhance safety and production.

Ontario wants high-tech mines up north

According to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, the Province wants to help improve mine productivity in the region, increase operating efficiencies, and contribute to the global expansion of northern businesses.

Delivering a step change in productivity and on bench safety with the next generation Bulkmaster™ 7 explosives delivery system

Designed for use in the Open Cut mining sector, the Bulkmaster 7 is the latest evolution of Orica’s market-leading delivery system technology, delivering a leap in productivity and safety on bench, and another significant step towards automating drill and blast operations in the future.

Live demonstrations of FOGMAKER fire-suppression system at Bauma 2018

“Our launch of FOGMAKER to the South African market at BAUMA 2015 was a huge success which motivated us to participate in Bauma 2018,” explains Managing Director of FOGMAKER South Africa, John Russell, who adds that they also walked away with the ‘best small stand’ award that year. “The fact that a number of our customers are also exhibiting this year is a clear indication to us that Bauma presents a most appropriate platform to showcase our FOGMAKER fire-suppression system.”

Integrated Air Solutions showcases specialist compressor engineering at Bauma 2018

Integrated Air Solutions will showcase its comprehensive range of world-class compressed air solutions for customers in the construction, mining and drilling sectors in South and Sub-Saharan Africa at Bauma 2018 (stand ES 213).

Caterpillar and Minetec announce agreement to develop underground hard rock mining technology

Caterpillar and Minetec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Codan Limited, announce an agreement for the development and delivery of technologies targeting underground hard rock mining challenges. The collaborative work will deliver best-in-class site solutions for mining customers. The integrated solutions will be offered as part of Cat® MineStar™.

Kal Tire talks retreading

The Canadian company recycles 500,000 pounds of rubber a year.

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.