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Sandvik launches DS512i Rock bolter

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology launches its new bolter for 5 m x 5 m size headings combining a safe, ergonomic working environment with high levels of performance. Equipped with a completely new carrier, high frequency rock drill, control system and ergonomic cabin, the Sandvik DS512i offers high levels of safety and efficiency for all rock reinforcement operations (Figure 1). The safe ...

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TOMRA’s technology and partnership approach delivers record-breaking diamond recoveries for Lucara

Lucara Diamond Corporation owns the Karowe diamond mine in Botswana, which has been in production since 2012. The mine is recognised as one of the foremost producers of very large, high-quality Type IIA diamonds in excess of 10.8 ct. Historic recoveries include the 1,109 ct Lesedi La Rona – the second-largest gem quality diamond ever found – and the 813 ...

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Service life multiplied

Tsurumi made a technological leap forward: While many models already offered exceptional lifetime in abrasive applications, the market leader now achieves up to four times higher values. Older pumps can also be retrofitted. The manufacturer’s focus is particularly on the dewatering pumps of the KTV series (Figure 1). It is one of the successful models of the Japanese manufacturer and ...

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Significant progress made on closure operations in 2019

More than a year has passed since the last two mines of the RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, ceased production. Despite the halt in production, however, work continues both above and below ground at the mines of Prosper-Haniel in Bottrop and Ibbenbüren in the Tecklenburg region. Indeed, there were a number of tasks that remained to be completed in a reliable and ...

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German Works Councils’ Prize: Distinction for a centennial project

The works councils of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, and the social partners of the company were the recipients of a special honour at the most recent award ceremony for the German Works Councils’ Prize in Bonn. On the occasion of the annual Conference of German Works Councils, they were presented with a special prize that was awarded for the first time ...

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STEAG continues to grow on the renewable energy market

STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS), the most recent subsidiary of the STEAG Group, Essen/Germany, is growing steadily in the field of renewable energy. André Kremer, Managing Director of SENS, and Matej Lednicky, Head of Transaction Management Infrastructure with the investment company KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG, confirmed their cooperation in Italy when they signed the contract in Milan. ...

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Smart-Mining Conference 2019: Innovative approaches for the automation and digitization of mining machines and processes

At the Smart Mining Conference 2019 on 19th to 20th November 2019, various approaches to the digitization and automation of mining processes were presented. The conference, organized by the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) of RWTH Aachen University in cooperation with DMT GmbH und Co. KG and VDMA Mining, brought together more than 200 national and international experts at ...

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Energy consumption in Germany has reduced

According to preliminary calculations from the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen), Berlin/Germany, energy consumption in Germany reached 12,815 PJ or 437.3 Mtce (Figure 1) in 2019. This is a decline of 2.3 % compared to the previous year. AG Energiebilanzen claims that this reduction in consumption was due to additional improvements in energy efficiency, energy mix substitutions and a decline in ...

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Mining machinery manufacturers are anticipating a record year

In contrast to the general trend, manufacturers of mining machinery in Germany are expecting 2019 to have been one of the best years on record. The German Engineering Federation (VDMA), Frankfurt am Main/Germany, is anticipating an increase in turnover of 38 % that would amount to around 5 bn €. This revenue should at the very least be maintained in 2020. In ...

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Export success for mining machinery suppliers from North Rhine-Westphalia – three questions for Peter von Hartlieb

At the end of November 2019, the 12th German-Russian Raw Materials Conference took place at the Saint Petersburg Mining University. The key topics of the conference included the new global and ecological tasks of digitalisation, the way to a circular economy through the use of waste as a raw material, and collaboration in climate and sustainability research. Peter von Hartlieb ...

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