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Mining

New Rotary Blasthole Drill for holes up to 200mm

New Rotary Blasthole Drill for holes up to 200mm

This is designed to be highly transportable

New compact conveyor belt cleaner

New compact conveyor belt cleaner

This is designed for small space applications

Collaboration improves limestone quarry performance

Collaboration improves limestone quarry performance

The site in South East Missouri has worked with its machine supplier to tweak operations

Swedish cement quarry goes emissions-free

Swedish cement quarry goes emissions-free

The Vikan Kross quarry will run a ten week feasibility project to examine electrification

Generator set upgrade for ocean going diamond miner

Generator set upgrade for ocean going diamond miner

The Debmar Pacific which works the seas around Namibia will see its specific fuel oil consumption reduced

Mining truck gets fuel economy and speed boost

Mining truck gets fuel economy and speed boost

New transmission comes with eight forward gears and four reverse, higher overall ratio spread and optimised shifting under partial load

New autonomous wheel loader concept

New autonomous wheel loader concept

Amazingly this collaboration between Volvo and Lego has led to number of potentially revolutionary patents

New dozer

This features a new smart transmission to save fuel

New gold and silver extraction technique claim

Microorganisms are pulling the metals from gangue

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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...

Drills renamed and upgraded

And a new mast adds to range


Safety

AI improves safety in the quarry

Research project aims to spot people near moving machinery

New mining safety innovation

Tracking advances improve longwall performance

Maintenance

 New mobile dust suppression design

New mobile dust suppression design

Rugged construction, compact size

A helping hand

Immediate support thanks to Augmented Reality

Advances in materials handling

Re-engineering transfer points to remove the maintenance headache


Drives and Controls

Hydraulic direct drives

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

Drive systems to provide high productivity at copper mine

New drive systems, including two 25-foot, ball mill gearless mill drive systems of 15,000 kW each,...

Conveyors

Vibrating feeder

Vibrating feeder

Options include customisation to the feeder’s width, grizzly sections, punch plate and finger...

Quarry makes fuel saving

Site rearrangement eases work flow and allows downhill running

New gearless conveyor drives

These are optimised for the mining and cement sector


Technology

Integrating HPGR into minerals processing circuits

Integrating HPGR into minerals processing circuits

High pressure grinding rolls technology is now widely accepted for multiple hard rock mining

Chrome production picks up in Madagascar

Production output forecast to double in 2019

Future-proofing excavators

Excavators play a vital role in mining, this is Volvo's take new developments

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