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Microtunnel boring machine breaks new ground with mineral oil-free hydraulic fluids from the Kamen specialists

The Saarbrücken civil engineering contractor SaarGrundbau has successfully completed a tunnelling project using a Herrenknecht AVN 1200 C micro boring machine running on biodegradable hydraulic fluid from the Kamen-based company Fluid Competence. This particularly challenging engineering project involved driving a 96 m-long tunnel with simultaneous casing at a gradient angle of 34.60°. One particular section along the route of the ...

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Bauer constructs cut-off wall for hydroelectric power plant in Nepal

Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal – The Arun River in Nepal flows from Tibet through the Himalayas into China. Of all Nepalese river basins, it has the largest area covered in snow and ice. A new hydroelectric power plant is currently being constructed on this river, and it is expected to produce up to 900 MW of electricity. BAUER Engineering India Pvt. ...

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Bauer cutter technology has been setting standards for nearly four decades

Since the mid-1980s, hardly any other method has changed specialist foundation engineering as markedly as the development of diaphragm wall equipment. One milestone in this process was the introduction of the first Bauer trench cutter, which was used in 1984/85 to seal the Brombach Reservoir in Franconia (Figure 1). In just four months, this innovation conceived by Bauer engineers was ...

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TOMRA Mining creates value from waste at Mina Esperanza de Caravelí in Perú

The integration of TOMRA’s ore sorting technology at the mine is a story of close collaboration between two companies that share the same philosophy: make the most of natural resources towards a circular economy. Its success is testament to TOMRA’s capacity to listen to the customer and develop tailored solutions for mining companies of all sizes – from large international ...

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Once the dust settles: Cement plants develop sustainable concepts with ScrapeTec innovations

Downtime, cleaning costs, maintenance, wear and tear of materials or health risks for employees – the cost factors relating to the transfer points to conveyor systems are not unknown, but usually go unnoticed. Whether in mining, in the production of gypsum products or cement. As a result of the cooperation with ScrapeTec, cement plants in Germany have now increasingly discovered ...

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It doesn’t always have to be new

Outdated technologies often lead to increased maintenance, and that can rapidly become expensive. A cement plant owner faced this problem with his bucket elevators. An analysis carried out by the BEUMER Customer Support team made things clear: It is not necessary to replace the whole systems, but only components. The service experts were able to modernise the bucket elevators and ...

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Sandvik introduces underground mining’s largest-capacity BEV truck

Sandvik is introducing the largest-capacity battery-electric truck for underground mining. With an unrivaled 65-tonne payload capacity, the Sandvik TH665B prototype (Figure 1) is completing factory testing in California. Finalization of the trial agreement with Barminco and AngloGold Ashanti Australia will soon see the truck trialed at the Sunrise Dam gold mine to prove its viability in a long ramp haulage ...

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Optimized recycling in waste incineration plants

Vestforbraending relies on technology from BHS-Sonthofen for a new type of fly ash treatment process BHS-Sonthofen has supplied two different technologies to assist an innovative recycling process in waste incineration: Since 2021, a rubber belt filter specially suited to the requirements of the new process and a belt filter have ensured fly ash at the Danish power plant operator Vestforbraending ...

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BAUER Technologies Ltd accredited with BES 6001 sustainability certificate

BAUER Technologies Ltd, the UK subsidiary of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, Schrobenhausen/Germany, is now a leader in the field of sustainable resourcing and has been accredited with the sustainability certificate BES 6001. BES 6001 is a certification method developed by Building Research Establishment (BRE) England. This “Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing” outlines a framework for company leadership, supply chain management, as ...

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Seeing through the eyes of the mobile worker: ECOM presents Visor-Ex® 01 smart glasses for industrial use in hazardous areas

The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments, Assamstadt/Germany, together with its cooperation partner Iristick, is introducing Visor-Ex® 01 smart glasses for industrial use in hazardous areas (Figure 1). The intelligent wearable, weighing just 180 g, combines high camera/display quality and reliable communication features in an ergonomic design for user’s utmost comfort. This provides mobile workers with an optimal companion for tasks that ...

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