Equipment News

Atlas Copco launches mobile “hole opening” equipment

Atlas Copco | December 18, 2014

Atlas Copco has announced the launch of a new mobile rig for boring “opening holes”—raiseboring, boxhole boring and downreaming. Named “Easer,” the rig can boxhole bore and downream to 29 inches in diameter, as well as perform conventional raiseboring to 47 inches in diameter.

Staying ahead of the motor efficiency standards

Bauer Gear Motor GmbH | December 18, 2014

From January 1st 2015 the latest efficiency regulations for electric motors come into force in Europe whereby any new installation using a motor between 7.5 kW and 375 kW must use either an IE3 rated motor or an IE2 motor installed with a variable frequency drive (VFD). Aimed at improving the overall efficiency of the installed equipment across Europe, the regulation is supported by a new standard, EN50598, which benchmarks the efficiency ratings of electric motor drives.

Lucapa Diamond to begin mining at its Lulo project in Angola

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 18, 2014
Lucapa Diamond to begin mining at its Lulo project in Angola

In a first phase the miner plans to target high-grade diamond ore bodies, meeting a target of 14,000 bank cubic metres (bcm) per month.

Holland Pump now carrying Atlas Copco WEDA pumps

Atlas Copco | December 17, 2014

Atlas Copco announced today that Holland Pump, West Palm Beach, Florida, now carries its line of WEDA electric submersible pumps in its southeastern U.S. stores. Holland Pump also carries Atlas Copco generators and light towers.

Joy Global beats forecasts, but sees 2015 as another challenging year

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 17, 2014
Joy Global beats forecasts, but sees 2015 as another challenging year

The Milwaukee-based equipment maker warns weak commodity prices and falling industry investment in new machinery will live on.

Metso's global valve operations network is expanding – Neles Globe Valve Technology Center in South Korea is operational

Metso | December 17, 2014

Metso's Neles® Globe Valve Technology Center in South Korea is ready for global deliveries. The new facility with its modern processes ensures high-capacity and high-quality production and delivery of globe valves for oil and gas and power customers locally and globally. The plant is located in Chungju city, about 120 km southeast of Seoul.

Flexible Configurations and Multiple Options Make the Yale Global King & Shaw-Box World Series Some of the Most Versatile Wire Rope Hoists on the Market Today

Columbus McKinnon Corporation | December 17, 2014

Whether you need long lifts, special control options or features for hazardous environments, the Yale® Global King™ and Shaw-Box® World Series™ wire rope hoists can be configured to meet your unique needs.

Keeping the pressure up on mine safety

RMI Pressure Systems | December 17, 2014

There are few industries as potentially dangerous as underground mining where safety systems must be built and maintained to the highest standards. Market pressures demand that the productivity and efficiency of mines continue to increase, which puts increasing pressures on technology to improve safety equipment.

Immersive Technologies Provides Fully Staffed On-Site Training Solution at Large Copper Mine in Chile

Immersive Technologies | December 15, 2014

Immersive Technologies, the global leader in operator workforce development solutions for mining announced today that a major multinational mining company has chosen to integrate a fully staffed on-site training solution at one of its mines near Santiago, Chile.

More capacity, less wear with new Nordberg GP330 cone

Metso | December 15, 2014

Metso’s all new Nordberg GP330 cone crusher is designed to provide the highest throughput capacity in the toughest hard-rock crushing applications.

Anglo American Partners with ASI to Develop Innovative Haulage Solutions

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) | December 15, 2014

The joint effort is part of Anglo American’s FutureSmart™ initiative through which the company is partnering with third party technology groups like ASI to drive innovation within the mining industry.

VIDEO: Cat machines destroy world's tallest sand castle

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 15, 2014
VIDEO: Cat machines destroy world's tallest sand castle

Well, they built it, so they were entitled to do whatever they wanted with the new Guinness World Record holder for the highest sand-made fort.

BJM Pumps New Heavy Duty Submersible Explosion Proof Slurry Pumps

BJM Pumps | December 11, 2014

BJM Pumps® announces the release of the new XP-KZN heavy duty submersible explosion proof pumps. The XP-KZN Heavy Duty Submersible Slurry Pumps are specifically designed for tough conditions where explosion-proof, FM, C/US approved (Class I, Division 1, Group C & D) are needed.

Proven top performance: Voith’s 1.000th TPKL fluid coupling goes to a Chinese 6,4 MW belt conveyor drive

Voith Turbo | December 11, 2014

Voith recently manufactured their 1.000th fluid coupling type TPKL. This coupling will go to the DaTong Coal Mining Group in China.

Altaaqa Global Breaks Ground for Its Headquarters

Altaaqa Global | December 11, 2014

Located at the Dubai World Central (DWC), the facility will serve as the worldwide hub for the company’s global operations

All wired up to reduce unplanned downtime in mining

Street CraneXpress (SCX) | December 11, 2014

Removing aggregates and transporting them safely requires reliability and confidence in the equipment used in this safety conscious industry. The chance of unplanned downtime and accidents resulting from defective crane equipment within the mining industry has been cut with advanced diagnostics from SCX.

Dialight’s New DuroSite Low Profile Linear Lighting Solution Now Meets CE Compliance Standards

Dialight | December 10, 2014

The energy efficient, low maintenance luminaire delivers up to 7,000 lumens at 106 lumens per watt and is designed to replace conventional fluorescent fittings in industrial applications.

Stieber launches multi-language website and product catalogue to offer customers improved product knowledge

Stieber GmbH | December 10, 2014

Stieber has launched a new website, which is packed full of useful product information and downloads to help customers quickly find the best components for their applications. The brand, which is part of Altra Industrial Motion, is known as a global leader in the manufacture of one-way clutches and backstops.

Metso's new Barmac VSI Orange Series Rotor adds operational uptime and secures quick parts change

Metso | December 8, 2014

Metso has developed the new Orange Series Rotor for vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers. With the new rotors, productive uptime can be increased substantially through longer parts lifetime and faster service.

Auto Supplier Reduces Maintenance Costs With KB-Series Submersible Pumps

BJM Pumps | December 8, 2014

Automotive manufacturer needed a durable dewatering sump pump that could process an abrasive slurry.

Sandvik relocates global equipment unit to India and China

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 5, 2014
Sandvik relocates global equipment unit to India and China

The firm is closing several facilities in the U.S. and Europe, as part of a two-year business reorganization set to conclude in the next fiscal.

SOUTH Australia has launched a 3D model of its Eastern Gawler Craton to aid new mineral discoveries.

The Lead South Australia | December 5, 2014

3D model will provide explorers a new way of looking at the State's mineral resources held within the Eastern Gawler Craton.

Canada’s Largest Heavy Equipment Show To Offer Education Seminars + More Exciting Features

National Heavy Equipment Show | December 5, 2014

Canada’s largest heavy equipment show barrels back into Ontario March 5th and 6th, 2015.

Martin Engineering Designs Custom Work Cell To Mold Conveyor Belt Cleaners

Martin Engineering | December 5, 2014

In a move designed to deliver global product availability and consistency with the fastest possible response to customer orders, Martin Engineering has announced the design and manufacture of a custom molding cell for its polyurethane conveyor belt cleaners.

Apollo Safety launches mining division

Apollo Safety, Inc. | December 4, 2014

Apollo Safety, Inc. a veteran-owned, Fall River, Mass.-based company specializing in safety products and services, recently announced the formation of a mining division to better the mining industry in general and other entities that work underground.

Experse is new name for leading explosives emulsifier supplier

Experse | December 4, 2014

Mining explosives giant AECI has renamed its emulsifier subsidiary as Experse, adopting the name of its key product range. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa with offices in Europe, South America, Australia and China, Experse was previously known as Lake International Technologies.

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