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Farewell miners!

We will have to get used to it. The traditional German miners’ greeting “Glückauf!” will soon be a thing of the past. Mining production will be fully automated in the near future: virtual construction site plans and start-ups, automated work processes, machine-to-machine communications, augmented reality and virtual reality. Digitisation and automation should make our working life easier, make it easier ...

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First anniversary: Research Centre of Post-Mining of the THGA turns five – and is becoming increasingly complex

The history of mining is long – but the history of post-mining will be much longer. For five years now the Research Center of Post-Mining (FZN) at the TH Georg Agricola University (THGA) in Bochum/Germany has been attending to the issues that emerge as mining activity ceases. As the world’s first institution, it takes a comprehensive look at the post-mining ...

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Sigfox Glückauf: RAG AG digitises mining shafts via 0G network

RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, started to digitise abandoned surface openings, shafts and mining galleries of the coal mining sector via the Sigfox-0G network. There are around 60,000 in North Rhine-Westphalia alone. The aim of this IoT connection is the continuous monitoring of changes in real time in order to increase protection against sinkholes and reduce the effort of on-site inspections. The ...

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Book review: Dekorrelative Gravimetrie

Apart from a complete formulation of the necessary geoscientific framework, this book focuses on the geoscientific context of issues and problems that occur in gravitative exploration (Figure 1). In addition, an insight into the current status of the research is provided, by reducing gravimetry to calculable (decorrelated) models. The various unsolved questions and problems of gravimetry should be made known ...

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New conversion kits for Tembo 4×4

The electric off-road vehicle Tembo 4×4 E-LV on Toyota basis becomes a multifunctional platform: Several versions, from the classic Hilux and Land cruiser pickup to the station wagon, are already available – and another one with an extra large personnel cabin is now being added to the offering (Figure 1). The designers have given the Tembo, which is sold in ...

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First underground TOMRA sensor-based sorter starts operation at K+S rock salt mine

K+S Minerals and Agriculture, a major salt producer, turned to TOMRA Sorting Mining for a solution for the replacement of the existing sorting system at its rock salt mine in Grasleben, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The two companies have a long-standing research and development relationship, focused on exploring the application of TOMRA’s technologies to salt sorting. K+S Minerals and Agriculture ...

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Daldrup

Former Federal Minister Wolfgang Cle-ment resigned from his position on the Supervisory Board at Daldrup & Söhne AG, Ascheberg/Germany, at the Annual General Meeting on 27th August 2020. The new member of the Supervisory Board is Heinrich Goßheger, a retired bank director. Josef Daldrup has left the Executive Board and been appointed a member of the Supervisory Board by Munich ...

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K+S

At the request of the company, Fabiola Fernandez Grund, who had already been appointed as a further member of the Executive Board at K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel/Germany, last December, will not be taking up her position at the start of next year. In reaching this decision, the Supervisory Board followed the process of redimensioning the management team at K+S and will ...

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STEAG

As usual, the AGM of STEAG Fernwärme GmbH, Essen/Germany, appointed the members of company‘s Advisory Council. There were three new appointments here: Alongside Arnd Fittkau, Director of real estate company Vonovia SE, the District Heating Advisory Council now also includes Martin Harter as alderman of the City of Essen for the areas of Urban Planning & Construction and Peter Schäfer, ...

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