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Bridgestone expands OTR line to include new tire for underground mining, landfill and salvage

Bridgestone expands OTR line to include new tire for underground mining, landfill and salvage

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the U.S. and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tire's overall life cycle performance by five percent.

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Epiroc explores digital mine in action with new Control Tower launch

The recently inaugurated Control Tower located in Epiroc facilities in Örebro, Sweden, is designed to be an innovation arena to collaborate around, and to explore and develop automation and information management solutions. The Control Tower is much more than a showroom - it is a part of the Epiroc strategy to support customers to take the right steps towards safety, productivity and improved operations.

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Caterpillar and Newmont to collaborate on underground vehicle automation

Operators of semi-autonomous underground equipment in the control room.

Caterpillar and Newmont Mining, with the support of Cashman Equipment Co., the Cat dealer in Nevada, have entered a collaboration agreement to validate and improve underground hard rock mining vehicle automation technology. The initial focus of the collaborative effort is Command for underground, the Cat system for semi-autonomous and remote operation of underground loaders. Command for underground is a technology within Cat MineStar. 

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Xcentric Ripper Mining Series for high-volume excavation and demolition is designed for operator comfort and continuous work

Xcentric Ripper's new Mining Series has been reinforced with a remodelled working platform which delivers a much higher energy impact force to the work tool with a lower frequency.

Xcentric Ripper International has taken the Xcentric Ripper range to a whole new level with the release of the all new Mining Series.

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New ALLU App, Transformer Series range to be on display at Hillhead 2018

Allu's Transformer processing bark.

Finland-based ALLU, Inc. is set to show the company's latest technological and product innovations at the upcoming Hillhead UK 2018 event, held from the 26th to 28th of June in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. The company recently introduced a new Mobile App, and will showcase their range of Transformer Series mounted buckets, which screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials, in applications including quarrying, mining, contruction, soil, C&D, waste and organics recycling.

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Volvo, Deloitte identify top 10 issues shaping mining in 2018

Mining is likely to see big changes over the next 10 years, according to a Deloitte Global report. Volvo Construction Equipment intends to help support those changes moving forward.

As commodity prices enjoy another bull run, how is the mining industry reacting to change? Professional services firm Deloitte Global identified 10 key trends facing the industry in their recent Tracking the Trends report. Here Deloitte's Global Leader of Mining Phil Hopwood explains more.

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Volvo CE tests remotely operated wheel loader in underground mining application

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has been involved in a Swedish research project that demonstrated that by applying the latest technology within communication and automation, underground mines could become more efficient and safer. In the Pilot for Industrial Mobile Communication in Mining (PIMM) project, Volvo CE developed and tested its remotely controlled wheel loader 400 metres underground – while the operator commanded the machine from a comfortable office on the surface. This was made possible with the help of other companies and organizations – including Boliden, Ericsson, Telia, ABB, RISE SICS and LTU – which joined forces on the project to explore what the next generation of mobile communication technology, 5G, could mean for business models and communications in a mine.

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Terex Trucks signs new dealer in Texas

B-C Equipment Sales’ first Terex TA400 demo in South Texas.

When it comes to the mining industry, the phrase ‘Everything is bigger in Texas' is most certainly true according to B-C Equipment Sales. With plentiful mineral resources, it is one of the main producers of cement, crushed stone, lime, salt, sand and gravel in America. It is also the leading crude oil and natural gas-producing state in the country. It is thereby no great surprise that construction equipment dealers do so well there. B-C Equipment Sales has been dominating the local market for the past 32 years, ever since Bill Lathrop and his wife Cathy decided to go into business together. With a reputation built on tradition and integrity, the family-run company has a customer network covering four major areas in South Texas: Corpus Christi, San Antonio, LaFeria and Laredo. 

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Watch This: Volvo Penta’s "Mighty Jobs" series goes behind the scenes with machine operators

Canadian presenter Lacey Rose guides viewers through all episodes of Volvo Penta's

Spectacular machines in dramatic working environments, and entertaining and informative demonstrations of power and precision; the "Mighty Jobs" series will take viewers to several fascinating locations where Volvo Penta's industrial engine and machinery range is making a vast difference to the lives of customers and ultimately to daily life.

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Maclean invests in technology & people to deliver innovative products & services for the mines of the future, today

Maclean invests in technology & people to deliver innovative products & services for the mines of the future, today

MacLean Engineering a global leader in underground mining mobile equipment innovation, improving safety and productivity and reducing costs for mining companies and contractors.  MacLean recently made notable acquisitions in remote control technology as well as shotcrete expertise that will allow the company to remain at the forefront of change in a rapidly evolving industry.

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Epiroc underground launches Minetruck MT2010 Battery

Minetruck MT2010 Battery

The newest machine to be added to Epiroc's fleet of electric-powered equipment is the Minetruck MT2010 Battery, now ready to roll in mining operations throughout North America. The Minetruck MT2010 Battery is a sleek and sturdy truck, specially built to transport heavy loads of up to 20 metric tons through narrow underground passages. The electric Minetruck shares all the merits of its internationally popular Minetruck MT2010 diesel counterpart, including a compact design, hard-wearing components, fast incline speeds and easy maneuverability. However, the Minetruck MT2010 Battery extends its own list of honors by driving away from fossil fuels towards a zero-emission future.

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