Solids pumping for profit flow

Maurice Jones reports on advantages and disadvantages of long-distance mineral transport

Noise management

Noise Sentinel has been used at tunnelling and construction projects, mines, ports, industrial premises

Pumps aid the recovery of rare industrial mineral

Chemical reagents metered include methyl isobutyl carbinol, sodium isopropyl xanthate, sodium carbonate

Geo-processing and data conversion

Software package provides a single user interface for digitising, geo-referencing, re-projection, viewing and overlaying data, and mosaicking imagery

Unmanned aerial vehicles for mining applications

The Aibotix Aibot X6 and SwissDrones Dragon 35 are the new generation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from Leica Geosystems Mining

X-ray inspection system for diamond processing operation

System will be installed to screen employees as they enter and leave the processing facilities to ensure that diamonds are not removed from the site unlawfully

Rubber/metal grates for gold mine

Materials experts have developed a new rubber/metal grate that improved safety, increased production and achieved approximately 60 per cent longer life than metal grates

'Augmented reality' for the mining industry

Software brings together 3D modelling, laser scanning and handheld communication devices, allowing operations to effectively monitor excavation progress by comparing actual surfaces against designs

Level meter for liquids and solids

Dynamic parasitic rejection technology eliminates false reflections from disturbances and product build-up

Longwall shearer designed for low- and medium-height seams

The EL 1000 will feature massive, one-piece-mainframe construction, exchangeable modular components, advanced automation

Cranes take the strain

Mining Machinery Developments (MMD) has undertaken a multi-million pound factory expansion featuring new cranes from Street Crane Company

Generating strategic pit and dump designs

Mine planning engineers can create mid-bench based designs, and generate phases and reserve reports

Lasers picture it

Laser technology has revolutionised surveying in mines. Maurice Jones reports

Taking the 'wonder' away

Developments in mine communications tend to be based on widespread computer communications in digital form and employ Wi-Fi

Longwall systems supplied to four mines

US$300 million is being invested in mines in the USA’s Appalachia region



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