The mine of the future is carbon-dioxide-free, digitalized and autonomous. To set a new world standard for sustainable mining at great depth, LKAB, Epiroc, ABB, Combitech and AB Volvo have joined forces in a partnership and are starting a unique testbed in the orefields of northern Sweden.
Mine rescue teams from throughout British Columbia came together this past weekend to test their mettle in the 63rd-annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caterpillar recently completed assembly of the 5000th Cat 793 Mining Truck. Caterpillar data show that the milestone production figure far exceeds the manufacture of any other brand of 250-ton (227-tonne) size class truck. In production since 1991, truck number 5,000 represents the fifth generation of the 793.
One year after acquiring the underground mining expertise of Tyre Corporation, and combining it with the surface mining expertise, tyre management innovation and culture of Kal Tire—Kal Tire's Mining Tire Group has become a respected force in Southern Africa.
The first 700-ton hydraulic excavator from XCMG has rolled off the company's assembly line in Xuzhou, China, heralding a new era for Chinese heavy equipment manufacturing. The successful development and production of the new XE7000E makes China the fourth country in the world to have the capability of producing 700-ton excavators after Germany, Japan and the U.S.
All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company's Motherwell facility in Scotland. Guests got their first glimpse of the new machines, which consist of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E. The star of the show was the R100E, a completely new rigid hauler that combines a wealth of market and customer knowledge with proven components, new technologies and a striking new design – all providing a cost-effective and productive solution to fulfill the needs of today's mining and quarrying customers. The new four-model range is initially available in less regulated markets.
Building on the strong heritage of the M Series motor graders, the new Cat 24 motor grader delivers high-performance construction and maintenance of mine roads to improve mining truck efficiency. The 24 Motor Grader is equipped with a 7.3-metre-wide (24-foot) moldboard and is application-matched for medium to large mines running trucks over 180 tonnes (200 tons) payload. An innovative, modular design means components can be removed and installed quicker and easier, in some cases, up to 70 percent faster when compared to the 24M. Standard Cat GRADE with Cross Slope improves operator productivity and haul road quality, which lowers truck tire wear, decreases rolling resistance and reduces premature tire failure.
As the next level of EU emissions regulations comes ever closer, manufacturer Sandvik has chosen Volvo Penta as the ideal provider of Stage V solutions for its mining equipment. With some of the toughest working conditions in confined areas, underground mining has many physical aspects to consider and more requirements than most industries for stringent rules on emissions.