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Mining

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

New dozer

This features a new smart transmission to save fuel

New gold and silver extraction technique claim

New gold and silver extraction technique claim

Microorganisms are pulling the metals from gangue

Chrome production picks up in Madagascar

Chrome production picks up in Madagascar

Production output forecast to double in 2019

AI improves safety in the quarry

AI improves safety in the quarry

Research project aims to spot people near moving machinery

Future-proofing excavators

Future-proofing excavators

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

Experimental 5G tech goes underground

Mining machinery to trial uprated communications infrastructure designed to enhance autonomy

What miners need to know about the future

Here are 10 key trends in the industry

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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

New mining safety innovation

New mining safety innovation

Tracking advances improve longwall performance

New respirable crystalline silica rules due in June

Some thoughts on how to reduce the dust

Robust joints mean longer service life

Tyron Adam reveals how progressing cavity pumps speed up the delivery of ammonium nitrate emulsion...

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

Truck milestone reached

Caterpillar produces 5000th 793 mining truck

Harmonic filtering on board a diamond mining vessel

How a transformer problem was solved

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