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Mining

Remote maintenance for mining machinery

Remote maintenance for mining machinery

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

Impressive results from quarry project

Impressive results from quarry project

The Electric Site research project is near Gothenburg, Sweden

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

New electric-drive mine trucks

New electric-drive mine trucks

These have a 320 or a 400 ton capacity

Mining milestone reached by autonomous vehicles

Mining milestone reached by autonomous vehicles

Over a billion tonnes of iron ore, copper and oil sands have been transported

New methods for hydro transportation

New methods for hydro transportation

Agreement seals an attempt to reduce lump coal and magnetite costs

Hauling in Horokiwi

Hauling in Horokiwi

Major road infrastructure work is under way in Horokiwi, New Zealand, and Bryce O’Sullivan Contracting is busy sourcing rock for asphalt at the Horokiwi Quarry with the help of two articulated haulers

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 maintenance

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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

The digital evolution

The digital evolution

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

Protecting processing equipment

Innovative coating prevents corrosion of steel hoppers and other mining equipment exposed to...

Networking Operations

Robust and reliable data communications support effective mining operations at Vršany Lom in the...


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

Real-time gas monitoring

Real-time gas monitoring

Carl J Kamme reveals how mining applications can benefit from direct optical monitoring methods

Breaking their own records

Christian Schorr-Golsong reports on record-breaking ropes that have even surpassed their creators’...

The digital evolution

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

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