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

Production record set at copper mine

144,912 tons of ore passed through the plant at Boliden's Aitik copper mine in Sweden

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

Fully automated SCADA system for water and wastewater treatment

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality upgrades its SCADA for all water and wastewater treatment operations

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

Optical encoders for hazardous areas

Posital introduces Ex 'd' units for mining and surface industries

Conduit systems for hazardous areas

Protect and connect critical power and data cabling in many different industries, including oil and gas, mining and food production

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

Shock and ore: tough and reliable drive systems get things moving

When building a materials handling or processing machine for mining the first requirements are 'toughness' and 'durability'

Solvent extraction: new aqueous coalescing technology

The goal was simple: demonstrate both low cost and effective coalescence of entrained organic to improve performance of dual-media filters; and provide a standalone solution for raffinate

Zambia: foreign investment fuels boom

The African state’s current 'rosy' picture is not without its blemishes, as Maurice Jones reports



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