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ZVEI

Wolfgang Weber, Vice President of business communication and government relations for regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at BASF, has changed position to become the chair of business management for the central association of electrical technology and the electronics industry (ZVEI), which is based in Frankfurt am Main. On 1st January 2020, he succeeded the position of Klaus ...

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Keeping a cool head

Underground mining conditions can be extreme for man and machine – and high temperatures are just one of the challenges to be overcome. Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, offers conveyor belt system operators special solutions that can safely withstand the heat, including various blades for precleaners that still work reliably at 230 °C (Figure 1). Dust and gases can cause explosions underground, ...

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18 in one giant leap

GHH Vehicles GmbH, Gelsenkirchen/Germany, the manufacturer of mining and tunnelling machines, is significantly expanding its presence on the market: 18 more machine types will be included in the product range. GHH can thus be regarded as a new full-range supplier in his business, supplying its customers with almost everything, almost everywhere. It is a strategic move that opens up a ...

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Delegation from Turkish mining area signs cooperation contract with Halbach & Braun Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.

A core region of hard coal extraction and energy production with a 200 year mining tradition: This brief description applies to the Ruhr region, but also to Turkey with numerous state and private hard coal mines. But there is also a considerable difference. While coal mining in the Ruhr region has been history for a year, it has excellent prospects ...

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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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