equipment Mining News

Swanson Industries acquires Australia’s Waratah Engineering

Swanson Industries, a global leader in engineered hydraulics, announced the acquisition of Waratah Engineering (formally known as Kopex Australia) located in Newcastle, New South Wales (NSW).

GRP Pipes reign supreme in mine dewatering applications

Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes’ proven resilience in harsh terrains, extreme climates and unpredictable site environments make them the superior choice over HDPE, steel and DICL (ductile iron concrete lined) pipes in the demanding environment of a mine dewatering system.

Six tech advancements changing the fossil fuels game

Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with new technology chipping away at “peak oil” concerns.

Putzmeister to partner with GHH and Mine Master

Putzmeister has reached an agreement with GHH and Mine Master for the distribution and service of drilling jumbos, bolting rigs and load haul dumpers to complement the company's shotcreting equipment for tunnelling. The cooperation between the companies will start with Putzmeister distributing and marketing GHH and Mine Master machines in the Spanish market, possibly leading to global cooperation. Read more

Caterpillar launches new MineStar System

The new Cat MineStar System builds on existing Cat mining technologies and adds new capabilities to create a comprehensive mine operations and equipment management system. The system is configurable and scalable to enable mine managers to define the size and scope that best serve the needs of the mine. Read more

Filter cleaning machine could dust thousands off maintenance bill

The movement of ore, either through surface or underground operations, generates a tremendous amount of dust. The tiny dust particles must be run through filters to avoid damaging, or impeding the performance, of moving parts located in key pieces of mining equipment, including trucks, loaders, shovels, and crushing and grinding machinery. Canadian company Diversi-Tech saw the opportunity in the problem, and the result was the “Green Machine.” The machine releases compressed air through a rotating air jet that moves up and down in a spiral motion inside an enclosed chamber. As the filter is cleaned, pollutants are captured and stored in a 55-gallon drum.

Joy Global announces acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in LeTourneau Technologies Inc. ("LeTourneau") from Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan") (NYSE: RDC) for $1.1 billion in cash.

Wabtec signs $21 million contract to provide ECP braking equipment to Rio Tinto in Australia

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has signed a $21 million contract with Rio Tinto, a leading international mining company, to provide electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking equipment for a portion of the company's freight cars and […]

Boart Longyear Introduces Lightning Rod™ Series Surface Rock Drill and Blast Rods with Quick-Change Capabilities

Boart Longyear (www.boartlongyear.com, ASX:BLY), a leading integrated drilling products and services provider, has expanded its line of rock drill and blast products with the new Lightning Rod™ Series. This new line of rods is specifically designed for the surface drill and blast market and features a quick-change male and female rod that is engineered for high-durability and air flushing. Read the full press release

Ausdrill raises A$129.5m for equipment and plant purchases

Leading mining contractor Ausdrill Ltd has announced a major capital raising to raise gross proceeds of up to A$149.5m, to be used as growth capital to fund purchases of plant and equipment for projects commencing […]

Sandvik Unveils New Track-Mounted Impactor – the QI440 in Action

The QI440 is the latest crushing development from Sandvik that combines expertise in the design of track-mounted mobile crushers, with Sandvik’s proven ability to manufacture durable and highly productive impact crushers.

Atlas Copco Announces the EDGE Drill Monitor for DTH Drilling

Atlas Copco is revolutionizing down-the-hole hammer drilling by providing a simple graphical display to show the driller what is happening with the hammer and, therefore, the bit at the bottom of the hole.

Finning Canada wins Mt Milligan fleet contract

Finning International has announced that its Canadian division has been selected as the mining equipment supplier by Thompson Creek Metals Co for their Mt Milligan copper-gold project. Read more

​Sandvik Mining and Construction receives major project orders in materials handling

​During October and November, Sandvik Mining and Construction secured a number of orders for bulk materials handling and continuous mining/crushing systems in South America, Africa and Asia.

Emergency braking systems for hydraulic machines

A new range of hydraulic brake valves 
 from French hydraulic equipment 
 specialist company Poclain Hydraulics will stop a vehicle in case of a failure on the hose or spool and is used on […]

World’s biggest wheel loader maker, LiuGong posts record first half 2010

LiuGong Machinery, the leading global China-based heavy construction equipment manufacturer, continues its juggernaut-like growth, posting record sales, profits and export volumes during the first half of 2010, company officials reported. It set a sales record of […]

ABB commissions the most powerful gearless mill drives ever built

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has commissioned automation and power equipment that increases production at Boliden’s Aitik copper concentrator plant, located near the town of Gällivare in northern Sweden. Read more

Mobile Equipment Life Cycle Management: Live Webcast

by Michael Currie 28-29   September, 2010 The aim of this webcast is to create an analytic framework to impartially assess haul truck investments using reliable financial modeling and sensitivity analysis. Particular attention will be […]

SPT North Seeking Gyro locates trapped miners in Chile

Stockholm Precision Tools is proud to announce that SPT North-Seeking Gyroscope Survey instrument made a great contribution to the industry and society on August 22nd 2010 by saving the life of 33 miners in a […]

South African Miner Turns from Trial Mining to Acquiring Equipment

Central Rand Gold has completed trial mining and has now talking with equipment dealers about developing its underground mine, reports Mining Weekly. "With the completion of trial mining, the focus now shifts to developing the […]

MSHA Issues Guidelines for Industry Compliance with Ventilation Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of four new program information bulletins pertaining to ventilation issues in underground coal mines. Mine Safety and Health Administration made the […]

Metso to supply mining equipment for Nordic Mines in Finland

Metso will supply mining and minerals processing equipment and services for the new gold ore processing plant of Nordic Mines Oy in Finland. The equipment delivery will be completed during the first half of 2011, […]

Caterpillar picks NC for mining powertrain plant, will get $40mn in incentives

As Caterpillar continues to emphasize the expansion of its mining equipment division, the company announced construction of an 850,000-square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Read more

India starts buying advanced materials handling support for its growing mining industry

The largest ever electric haul truck to be deployed in the Indian mining sector has been commissioned by Larsen & Toubro, the distributor of Komatsu equipment in India. Komatsu’s Model 830E-AC trucks with a payload […]

Dux Machinery offers articulated four-wheel drive personnel carriers

DUX articulated four-wheel drive personnel carriers offer safe and reliable personnel transport for underground hard-rock mines and tunnelling projects worldwide. Their heavy-duty oscillation roller bearing guarantees minimum maintenance, a smooth ride and 4-wheel ground contact […]