Next-gen mining motors

Tom Eklof and Peter Svartsjo reveal how advances in low-voltage motors can bring a range of benefits to the mining and minerals industry

'Urban mining' of LEDs

UBC’s urban miners keep LEDs out of landfills

Driving progress in electric vehicles

Vesa Kajander and Teemu Ronkainen discuss how regenerative drives built for rugged mining conditions are enabling the increasing use of electric vehicles and their associated cost savings

Gear oil revolution

The inside story on a specialist that has developed a smart calcium-sulphonate gear programme

Original and best

The negative implications of using replicator spare parts on slurry pumps

Mill makes move to automation

A Canadian mining firm has recently completed a mill automation project using some of the most advanced technologies available

True grit on display in Ireland

At Irish Salt Mining and Exploration’s Carrickfergus mine, surefooted articulated dump trucks are hauling extracted salt to keep roads safe in winter – whatever the weather

Ultrasonic flowmeter for Peruvian mining project

Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter suitable for a whole range of low flow applications

High torque drive system for longwall armoured face conveyors

System offers fast response and precise control to reduce conveyor chain wear and failures

Optimising integrated mine operations

Caterpillar updates Cat MineStar Terrain with new features that optimise mining productivity and operating costs

Ground vibration monitoring

New device will protect against structural and human vibration impact

Mining hose system with wear indication

Conti Ultimate carries various slurries, sand, crushed stone, and gravel

Roof supports to extend longwall

Order for 50 Cat longwall roof supports to extend its Narrabri North longwall from 300 metres to 400 metres

Trucks as good as gold

The efficiency and low maintenance of 15 articulated haulers are proving vital for working in a remote and vast gold mine in French Guiana

Pump up the volume

Jon Lawson explores the past, present and future of pumps used for mining applications

Progressing cavity pumps

Roger Willis describes how progressing cavity pumps dose a wide variety of auxiliary substances in extractive metallurgy

Hoists heading to diamond mine

ABB will provide four hoists to the Venetia Mine, South Africa’s largest producer of diamonds



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