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The gearbox challenge

With increasing demand for mined minerals comes a requirement to increase output and improve efficiency and a large part of this challenge falls on the machinery and its ability to deliver reliable production from a robust, versatile and compact design

Power play

Robust and reliable power transmission and motion control products are vital to the global mining industry

Keeping product and productivity flowing

Sand and aggregate operators know how critically important it is for every machine in a comminution circuit to pull its own weight

Controlling gold’s ‘nasties’

As gold is perhaps the best known noble metal, it is a bit ironic that often its extraction from ore can cause pollution in the processes used. Maurice Jones reports

A concentration of effort

For maximum production in narrow workings the load-and-haul function requires the maximum space to be used. Maurice Jones reports

Rock and a hard place

Hammer and boom combination available for stationary primary crushing stations

Management magic - the complex framework

Project complexity and narrow margins are just two scenarios that drive management within a standard framework monitored by management computer software. Maurice Jones reports

Ultimate overview

Maurice Jones reports on the growth of non-contact geophysical techniques

Sustainable drainage for mine's rail yard

Solving surface drainage problems at an iron ore mine's integrated rail marshalling yard

Only for the big and brave?

Maurice Jones interviews Cedric Leturcq of Belgium-based plant distributor BIA Overseas that deals with Africa for the BIA Group

Continuous checks for continuous production

Remote monitoring of the condition and location of equipment and workers is an integral part of mine automation and control, but in any efficient operation it is important to know the activities on important assets. Maurice Jones reports

Twin drivers to productivity

Remote-control of a wide range of mining equipment can be adopted correctly at various levels of sophistication, with the twin benefits of both improved safety and productivity. Maurice Jones reports

Copper mine record

Swedish mining company Boliden has set a new production record at its Aitik copper mine

One set-up, many holes

Efficient exploratory drilling is one of the most important tasks in the whole mining process. Maurice Jones reports

Crane gets a lift from slipring motors

A slipring motor is a wound rotor induction machine in which the coils of the rotor are terminated in slip rings to which external impedances can be connected

Coal terminal expansion

BMT is collaborating with Adani Mining Pty Ltd to design the expansion at the Adani Abbot Point Coal Terminal at Abbot Point, north of Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Gearboxes deliver up to 1.5m Nm of torque

Bauer has launched a new Industrial Drive Applications service, which offers a huge range of torque figures and reduction ratios from a variety of gearing arrangements

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