Semi-autonomous dozers

Caterpillar announces use of advanced automation technology to enhance dozer productivity and safety while driving down cost per ton

What is next for key technology investments in the mining industry?

Nez Guevara looks into major technology investments in the mining industry and identifies top areas for future investment by region

Pump design and its effect on mine safety and efficiency

The technology involved in coal mining around the world has advanced a great deal over the years, especially in terms of improving the health and safety of the miners. At the same time mining efficiency and production rates have also improved

Crush hour

Jon Lawson provides the latest news updates from the worlds of crushing and conveying.

Managing mine water

The uses of water in mining operations are substantial. Philip Wood looks at the facts behind the figures

More to automation than ‘robots’

The concept of automation is neither new, nor achievable by installing a few robots. Maurice Jones cuts through the hype

Cone crusher offers reduced emissions

Advanced fastening system for the mantle and bowl liner eliminates the need for backing material, and makes liner changes safer and faster

Sustainable mining: meeting the challenge

What should we be doing improve the efficiency and sustainability our mining operations?

New coupling solution for underground mining

Innovative iLok coupling from Gates designed to maximise operation uptime

Low flow meter for nickel processing

Used to measure the flow of chemicals for three discrete applications - sodium hypochlorite based biocide, a polyacrylamide dispersant and a corrosion inhibitor comprising a mix of zinc sulphate with maleic acid copolymer

Underwater mining system

Project to design and build a robotic, underwater mining prototype with associated launch and recovery equipment

Heavy-duty connectors

Cavotec heavy-duty connectors now offered by Aerco

High-power crusher includes a constant feed opening

Nordberg GP7 is suited for both mining and aggregates applications

Rugged ATEX-certified Windows tablet

For explosive atmospheres and hazardous environments such as oil, gas and petrochemical production, mining, paint and food manufacturing

Flow meters for air/gas bubble con

ST50 and ST100 Air/Gas Mass Flow Meters from Fluid Components International provide high accuracy with virtually no maintenance

Rubber liners make an impact

Cronan Connell looks at how energy absorbing rubber liners reduce metal fatigue and stress fracture

Pumps in the mining industry

NEMO progressive cavity pumps are suited to the transport of abrasive and viscous substances

Mining in remote locations

Peter Cravan looks at how equipment manufacturers can deliver processing systems that are fit for purpose

Low-harmonic drive for tough mining environments

Janne Alatalo looks at the benefits of compact low-harmonic drives for use in the harshest environments

Borehole surveying

Maurice Jones examines the latest developments in borehole surveying



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