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Atlas Copco launches latest high-efficiency oil-injected screw compressor

The latest generation of GA compressors is particularly well suited to the mining industry, metal processing and power plants where its IP66 drive train offers complete protection from environmental dust and moisture ensuring reliable operation even in the harshest environmental conditions.

Simulators from Immersive Technologies preparing operators to remotely operate semi-autonomous underground LHDs

Command for Underground automates the tramming and dumping component of an underground loader’s load-haul-dump cycle. The operator has the ability to control the machine from an office or remote location away from the hazards of the underground mine. One or more machines can be controlled at once, enhancing operator safety and optimizing production between multiple machines.

A Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision in a glass labyrinth

In recent years, self-driving vehicles have become a popular discussion topic. Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years — with zero accidents involving people. To prove its capabilities, Sandvik moved things above ground and put its latest generation of automation to the test. In a new film, an 11-meter-long Sandvik LH514 self-navigates through a labyrinth of glass. While glass is clearly a different material to the rock walls the laser sensors are designed for, the loader detects the fragile labyrinth and maneuvers through its narrow aisles.

Vale truck fleet at Brazil mine going fully autonomous in 2019

Using seven Caterpillar 793F CMD autonomous trucks, the miner was able to transport 26% more ore at Brucutu mine in just a month.

New Leopard™ DI650i: more intelligent DTH surface drilling

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology expands its high-pressure DTH drill rig offering with a new model, Leopard DI650i, designed for larger hole sizes. Balancing proven engineering solutions and innovative new components, the new DTH rig offers excellent fuel efficiency, improved safety and higher productivity in challenging rock conditions.

Quality Powermite/Conductix festoon systems keep electric bulk materials handling machinery moving

Mobile electric bulk materials handling machinery found across a wide spectrum of sectors, from open cast and underground mines to quarries, stockyards and ports, require energy, data, air and/or fluids to operate. Extended uptime and high productivity levels, a consequence of equipment reliability and longevity, are fundamental to sustainable production and subsequently the profitability of these large operations. Consequently, it is paramount that festoon systems, the life blood of these machines, operate seamlessly, even under the harshest conditions.

Atlas Copco BD+ air dryer range – maximum efficiency meets ultra-reliability

Atlas Copco’s class-leading BD 100+ - 300+ heat reactivated adsorption desiccant air dryer range is designed and engineered with a focus on delivering maximum efficiency and reliability in diverse ambient conditions. The air dryer range effortlessly meets every requirement for demanding applications that require an uninterrupted, ultra-reliable supply of clean, high quality air.

The JF365 crawler crane is light and powerful

The innovative and revolutionary drive of Jekko shows no signs of stopping, and following the commercial success of the JF545, the market sees the arrival of the new JF365. A model which re-interprets the concept of its “big sister”, but sets new challenges in terms of performance, compact size, multiple applications and versatility.

Electra visitors can experience BME’s new blasting system ‘first-hand’

Blasting and explosives leader BME will be launching its new AXXIS central blasting system (CBS) at the international Electra Mining exhibition at Nasrec, near Johannesburg in September. BME’s world record breaking AXXIS surface system will also be featured at the stand, and visitors will be able to log detonators ‘on the block’, allocate timing designs and fire a virtual blast.

Sandvik Integrated Weighing System boosts efficiency

Sandvik solution for optimizing truck loads, the Integrated Weighing System (IWS), supports productivity by offering accurate real-time payload data for load and haul equipment operators. Using the IWS ensures full utilization of the truck’s payload capacity, every cycle.

BeltGenius ERIC: Digital twin increases the performance of belt conveyor systems

BeltGenius ERIC is a new software solution developed by Voith. It allows mine operators to gauge the efficiency of their conveyor belt systems at a glance. The gathered data provides operators with numerous starting points to optimize their system, thereby reducing operating costs.

Finning signs agreement to become exclusive dealer of MultiDocker

Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc.,  has signed an agreement to become the exclusive dealer of MultiDocker in western Canada. 

Caterpillar says tariffs will wipe out up to $200M

Demand for mining as well as oil and gas equipment is so strong that the company said it was taking orders for delivery well into 2019.

CAT sales in the oil and gas industry grow

Sales in the mining sector, however, showed a decrease.

Caterpillar and Newmont team up on underground vehicle automation

Newmont Mining is the largest user of Cat underground vehicle automation technology in the western hemisphere.

Strong demand powers Sandvik Q2, but inventory concerns weigh on shares

Swedish Sandvik, which makes metal-cutting tools and mining gear, reported record-high quarterly earnings and orders on Tuesday on the back of a broad rise in demand, with its mining unit a particular stand-out

India's growing cement industry: Ramco Cement Limited orders three LOESCHE vertical roller mills for its cement plants

Since 1995, the Indian cement manufacturer, Ramco Cement Limited, has been successfully counting on well-proven LOESCHE mill technology.

The new Sandvik CH800i series – a revolution in connected crushing

Sandvik CH800i comes with a range of upgrades, including a 65% stronger main shaft, and top and bottom shells that are up to 50% stronger than previous models, offering more reliability and higher availability.

Nautilus Minerals tanks on shipbuilding contract cancellation

Fresh setback for the company’s Solwara 1 project, expected to be the world’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine.

Swedwatch report highlights human rights risks in sale of mining equipment to Myanmar

 Irresponsible jade extraction has led to extensive human suffering and environmental degradation in Myanmar’s conflict-affected Kachin state.

Galantas Gold jumps after hitting main vein at Irish mine expansion

It means the company can now begin limited production, with increased feed to the mill expected in a couple of months.

BPI launch marks a new era in battery driven mining technology in SA

Battery Power Industries (BPI), an innovative battery driven mining vehicle solution provider has officially launched. BPI targets zero emission underground mining equipment with their advanced battery energy systems technology offering.

NETZSCH announces mine dewatering pumps and pump skids

Small and compact movable units ideal for addressing dewatering challenges

A big hammer with even bigger advantages – introducing the new Sandvik RH560

Sandvik combines the best in DTH drilling, both in performance and price, with the launch of the new Sandvik RH560 DTH hammer.

Alelion electrifies heavy vehicle manufacturer KAMAG with move into new segment

Alelion has proven expertise in delivery as well as a reputation for industry leading innovation in the growing field of sustainable lithium-ion battery technologies. As part of a joint development project, Alelion will deliver a first batch of batteries in 2018. The remainder of the order, valued at approximately MSEK 15, will be delivered during 2019.