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IBM steps up efforts to help miners improve health and safety records

The company is working with several wearable technology providers so companies can monitor biometric and environmental data to identify whether employees are experiencing dangers or risk, beyond a equipment failure.

Not so autonomous: Wifi outage results in driverless truck crash at Fortescue mine

One of the trucks was traveling at low speed and ran into another that was parked at its Christmas Creek iron ore mine in Australia's Pilbara region.

Kamaz trucks now have computer vision eyes

Vist Group launched a robotized towing truck project together with Nazarbayev University and Russian truck maker Kamaz.

FLSmidth completes IMP buyout

The company said the acquisition is key to help miners in its portfolio know the ore characteristics within their mines.

Trudeau faces ethics investigation over SNC-Lavalin case

“Again, all we’ve heard are allegations in a newspaper. The prime minister has said that these allegations are false.”

GE to support the digitalization of ArcelorMittal’s steel plant in Belgium

"Downtime is a billion-dollar problem for the industry as unplanned outages can cause the industry to lose up to 10% of production time a year”

Surprise! robots and trucks have distinct cycles

All manufacturers have peaks and troughs — just at different times.

Sandvik introduces a new intelligent loader: Sandvik LH621i for large scale underground production and mine development

The Sandvik LH621i sets the industry standard in the 21 tonnes underground loader range.

Mining businesses vulnerable to cybersecurity risks by failing to secure their Industrial IoT deployments

A network is only secure as its weakest point

Caterpillar profit misses as trade strains start to bite

The overall economic outlook “doesn’t bode well for the whole group.”

FLSmidth to expand Hindalco’s alumina refinery in Odisha, India

The contract was finalised at a recent meeting of Hindalco’s and FLSmidth’s top managements.

Improving tire life

Tire life serves as a pulse for any open pit mine; the stronger the pulse, the healthier the mining activity.

Dyno Nobel launches EZshot®, the newest addition to its electronic initiation portfolio

EZshot combines the precision of electronic timing with the ease of the NONEL® shock tube.

ABB teams with major mining customer in Poland on new ways to use digital technologies

ABB and Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A. are working together to implement technologies that will improve mining efficiency and worker safety.

Mining meets bauma 2019: let’s produce business

Gathering all international key players, it is the mining industry’s leading platform: bauma. For you to stay on top of things. And get down to business. Are you in?

Komatsu first to operate Autonomous Haulage System over dedicated private LTE network

Komatsu announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on private long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology.

Mining companies turn to digitalization to improve efficiency — WoodMac

We expect more companies to unveil energy transition blueprints in 2019.

North America helps Sandvik to weather weaker Asia

In Sandvik Machining Solutions growth was moderate at a low single digit pace, impacted primarily by a decline in Asia and slower activity in the automotive segment

TLT-Turbo African consolidation creates a market first turn key solution

TLT-Turbo has concluded the consolidation of several South African based operations.

Sandvik launches automation upgrade package for DD422i / DD422iE

The upgrade has been developed to deliver 24/7 underground drilling for both miners and tunnelers.

McLeod Wood Associates joins forces with Enterprise in Indigenous consulting practice

Joining forces to offer the combined experience of each firm to Indigenous communities and businesses across Canada.

New software uses machine learning to refine loading and haulage processes

The program was initially designed by a master’s student at the University of Western Australia.

DRA Global awarded EPC contract for Dargues Gold Mine.

Site work will commence in February 2019 and first ore is expected to be processed in early 2020.

RCT assists Polyus gold mine’s transition to autonomous operations

RCT has successfully completed its biggest project to date for Caterpillar dealer Vostochnaya Technia.