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Mining

A manufacturing tour of Spain

A manufacturing tour of Spain

There’s more to the country than beaches

Mine safety partnership yields new product

Mine safety partnership yields new product

The Collision Avoidance Solution (CAS) is for open-pit applications

New wireless bearing health monitors

New wireless bearing health monitors

Applications include conveyor maintenance in mining or food production

New coal hauler with increased payload

New coal hauler with increased payload

High dump clearance makes for handling at a lower cost per ton

Graphene nanotubes use increases

Graphene nanotubes use increases

A range of industries including mining are benefitting

Canadian miner acquires drones for survey work

Canadian miner acquires drones for survey work

Benefits include sub-5-centimeter georeferenced topographic maps

Graders get GNSS control to aid accuracy

Graders get GNSS control to aid accuracy

Optional on-site lasers improve positioning further

Health and safety trends in global mining

Autonomous technology continues to develop

Remote maintenance for mining machinery

New monitoring schemes allow machines to keep working while diagnostics take place

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Drilling

Larger steel drills straighter holes

Larger steel drills straighter holes

A specialist, drilling contractor in New England has recently switched to Sandvik’s new,...

Overcoming problems with hole deviation

A quartzite quarry in Virginia wanted to increase its production and had also been experiencing...

New line of drill bits

These are for severe rotary blasthole applications


Safety

Driving down dust

Mark Strebel explains how a dust control strategy in a limestone mine is preventing fugitive dust...

Hazard perception

Does the mining industry have the most workplace hazards? Glyn Jones explores the most common...

Maintenance

Pumps impress in Africa

Pumps impress in Africa

Roger Willis reveals how smart pumps have ably assisted a mine drainage scheme in Johannesburg

Durable pumps for challenging tasks

Benoît Martin explains how a vertical turbine sulphuric acid pump increases mean time between...

The digital evolution

Adele Huard & Gabriel Janakaraj explore how the development of innovative technology has enhanced...


Drives and Controls

Safety without compromise

Safety without compromise

In the development of alternative drives for mining and construction equipment, lithium-ion...

Hydraulic direct drives

In the continuous operations of the mining and materials handling industry, availability and uptime...

Banishing breakdowns

A new drive system is improving conveyor reliability at Norwegian mine

Conveyors

Overland conveying

Overland conveying

Danny Slonka reports on conveyor belts and the solutions to make them durable enough for mining...

The myth of “guarding by location”

Daniel Marshall & R. Todd Swinderman put forward the case for global standards in conveyor safety

Bright ideas

Innovative technology that can help minimise the impact of power failures in mines


Technology

New excavators to launch in January

New excavators to launch in January

Liebherr R 9100 B and R 9150 B: machine upgrades to increase productivity and reduce cost per ton

Impressive results from quarry project

The Electric Site research project is near Gothenburg, Sweden

New electric-drive mine trucks

These have a 320 or a 400 ton capacity

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