Article Archive

Article archive

Tool system creates synergy between rock drill bits

Designed to exploit the power of 20kW drifters to drill small-diameter holes faster, Alpha 330 signals a new era of rock-tool economy

Profitable super tooth for giant buckets

A new method extends the life of teeth on large excavators used in open-pit mining worldwide.

New truck bed profile benefits mining industry

Some mines in China have over 200 trucks and can achieve huge savings

Overcoming problems with hole deviation

A quartzite quarry in Virginia wanted to increase its production and had also been experiencing problems with hole deviation. By Steve Minett

Statistical software helps boost gold mine output

Adjusting ramp grade at an Australian gold mine improved haul speeds by 2.6 per cent which helped save more than $835000 in one year. Eston Martz reports

Teufelberger wire rope used for rescue of miners

Lives of the trapped miners depended on a rope made by Teufelberger, the manufacturer of special-purpose ropes and straps from Wels, Austria

Ultra low NOx burners in practice

In 2007 Maxon International engineered and manufactured a heating system for Boliden, a Swedish mining company. Boliden needed an ultra low NOx burner to heat the ventilation air, which is blown into the underground mining systems. The requirements on NOx levels where extremely stringent

Preventing wear on coal handling conveyors

Split bearing units used on underground coal handling conveyors are helping in preventing premature wear

Diaphragms for aggressive slurries

Diaphragms for handling chemically aggressive slurries such as those found in mining, titanium dioxide, phosphate processing and similar applications

Tool system drills straighter hole

Swedish bench-drillers prefer Sandvik T35 tool system for cautious blasting

Safety brake for mine hoists

VMS-3 is characterised by a strengthened, longer housing which integrates additional springs for improved braking force

Environmental concerns biggest for mining industry

The 2010 Stakeholders’ Views of Mining and Sustainable Development survey for International Council on Mining and Metals

Europe Mining Forum 2011 is now Global Mining Forum 2011

Exploring mining potential globally: aligning goals between governments and the extractive sector

Wake up and smell the willow

Many UK power stations are now burning plant matter, or biomass, as well as coal in a bid to cut their carbon footprint

Handheld ATEX laser measure

Suitable for offshore personnel working on high risk rigs and installations

Automated optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers

Thermo Fisher Scientific launches the ARL SMS-2500 to deliver faster process control speed in the iron and steel industry

Pressure switch range expanded

Pressure, vacuum and differential pressure switch range grows after distribution partners acquisition of complementary manufacturers product lines

Outlook optimistic for Europe’s power sector in 2011

But opinion divided on business benefits of single European electricity market

Measuring the displacement of hydraulic cylinders

Novel approach to displacement measurement for hydraulic cylinders eliminates need for costly drilling, says Thomas Birchinger

Building world’s largest smart grid

Supplying polyphase commercial and industrial smart meters which will provide digital accuracy and reliability