maintenance Mining News

SouthGobi selects Modular for mine management solution

Modular Mining Systems, Inc. (Modular), the world leader in information management solutions for mining operations, announces that SouthGobi Resources, Ltd. has chosen to implement the Modular® IntelliMine® Integrated Asset Management Suite at its Ovoot Tolgoi operation in southern Mongolia.

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.

New cone crusher features only half the number of parts in a conventional unit

Engineering company C&E Engineering, which specializes in the refurbishment of jaw crushers and cone crushers, has developed a cone crusher that features half the number of parts that a normal cone crusher would use, enabling the end-user to perform maintenance easily and cut downtime. Read more

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.

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 […]

ABB wins three-year maintenance partnership agreement in Oman

Agreement covers project planning, commissioning and long-term maintenance management to maximize efficient operation at Vale’s iron ore and pellet plant and distribution center in Oman. Read the full press release

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 […]

Software provides solutions 
to mines

Software developer Afrigle IT Innovations has 
developed a comprehensive software package based on reliability-centred maintenance principles to assist mine man-
agers with asset and maintenance administration. Read more

Sandvik and Gemcom Announce Collaboration Agreement on Technology for Underground Mining

VANCOUVER, Canada – June 14, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that they have signed a Collaboration Agreement with Sandvik Mining and Construction to […]

Weba delivers slurry screen splitter distributor system to Debswana’s Damtshaa mine

Weba Chute Systems has provided a turnkey solution including investigation, design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the BK9 conveyor transfer chute at Debswana’s Damtshaa mine in Bostwana. After eight months of continuous operation, the installation has proved to be trouble and maintenance free. The challenge for Weba was for an equal split feed between the [...]

Metso's innovative research and development has taken their line of cone crushers to the next level with the Nordberg MP1250

Metso's innovative research and development has taken their line of cone crushers to the next level. With the Nordberg MP®1250, Metso is providing up to 30% increase in capacity as a result of advanced crushing […]

Finning to supply mining trucks and support equipment to Ministro Hales copper mine, Chile

Finning International’s South American division has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from Codelco that includes the supply of 20 Caterpillar 797 mining trucks and 15 pieces of support equipment, plus a ten-year maintenance and repair contract. The approximate value of the deal, including the maintenance services, is $400 million. The equipment will be delivered [...]

Alimak lifting Boliden’s Aitik copper mine expansion in Sweden

As we finish off the Nordic technology and mining features for IM November, news comes from technology provider Alimak Hek, which is carrying out work for Boliden’s Aitik copper mine expansion near Gällivare in northern Sweden. Alimak’s contract, which is part of the mining company’s SEK 6 billion investment, will provide seven rack and pinion-driven lifts [...]

MEYCO and Sandvik sign global agreement for co-operation in sprayed concrete equipment

BASF’s MEYCO Equipment unit and Sandvik Mining and Construction have signed an agreement on global co-operation in the fields of tunneling and mining. In a first step they have agreed to initiate co-operation in the service and maintenance of machines for sprayed concrete. Meyco says “the full scope of the agreement will be communicated in the latter part [...]

Coupling range prevents bearing failure

Engineering solutions company Renold Crofts says that bearing failure in large machines can often be attributed to the effect of magnetic currents. There are many factors affecting the lifetime of bearings, regular maintenance and correct lubrication

Inaugural ESRI remote sensing and GIS summit

 This inaugural meeting is to explore integrated management and use of vector, image, and other raster data. International speakers will share experiences with using remotely sensed data in geospatial production and maintenance. National mapping agencies, state and local government, explorers and university educators are among the groups that will attend the 2008 ESRI Remote Sensing and [...]

Siemens VAI Expands Local Business in Russia – Need for Modernization in the Iron and Steel Industry Calls for Local Competence and Value Adding

Siemens VAI is reorganizing its Russian business. “The share of Russian value added to our projects in the iron and steel industry will more than treble in the next two years”, Werner Auer, CFO of […]

Mines must save water

Water is one of the major features in International Mining’s July issue - managing it, delivering it, saving it. Over in Australia, a new water truck system that is safe, sustainable and reliable has been developed at Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s (RTCA) Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) mine. “The new system uses up to a third [...]

Gemcom Announces Fiscal 2008 Year-End Results

Total Revenue Up 51%; Net Income up 47% on a Year-Over-Year Basis Vancouver, Canada – June 9, 2008 – Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced […]

Compass Minerals to Increase Prices on Magnesium Chloride-Based Roadway Maintenance Products

www.compassminerals.com – North American Salt Company and Sifto Canada Corp., subsidiaries of Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP), will increase prices on liquid magnesium chloride-based roadway maintenance products by an average of $6 per short ton, or […]

More robust and more powerful than ever

As soon as the latest generation of mature technologies concentrates solely on making opti-mum features even better, customers get much more than a basic product. And these innova-tive extras are the icing on the cake. […]

Global Steel Price Hikes Likely To Extend Into Third Quarter

US transaction prices continue to shoot up as the substantial hikes, planned by the mills for June deliveries, are implemented. Further sharp increases have been announced by a number of producers for third quarter business. […]

Global Steel Price Hikes Likely To Extend Into Third Quarter

US transaction prices continue to shoot up as the substantial hikes, planned by the mills for June deliveries, are implemented. Further sharp increases have been announced by a number of producers for third quarter business. […]

Atlas Copco improves control of core drilling

With the release of the 4th generation of the computerized control system APC, for the core drill rig Diamec, Atlas Copco takes another step to increase productivity for core drillers around the world. By using […]