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Keeping belt conveyors perfectly clean

Operators of conveyor systems in coal mines, underground mines, steel mills and wood-processing mills need to keep their belts as clean as possible. That’s because carryback can be a significant cost factor. The best results are usually achieved with a combination of precleaners and secondary cleaners. Flexco Europe GmbH offers easy-to-mount, low-maintenance cleaners for standard and heavy-duty applications. Users can ...

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BBMV / CrossRail C510 achieves “Product Innovation Award – civil engineering“ for the use of the GTA Uphill Excavator

For the excavation of escalator shafts between London underground stations and CrossRail stations, the joint venture BBMV (Balfour Beatty, Beton + Monierbau, Morgan Sindall, Vinci) has used the “Uphill Excavator”, designed and constructed by GTA Maschinensysteme GmbH. With this new invention, inclined shafts could be excavated at a slope of 30° from the bottom upwards, safely and efficiently. The Uphill ...

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The Most Advanced Shaft-Hoisting System

Yitai Group recently awarded SIEMAG TECBERG with an order in the double-digit million euro range to install four shaft hoisting machines at the company’s new coal mine in Inner Mongolia, known as the Hongqinghe project. The project marks a new cooperation between SIEMAG TECBERG and Yitai Group as a worldwide flagship project. Two of the four machines are skip winders, ...

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New MICHELIN XDR250 50/80 R57 for 250-for 250-Tonne Dump Trucks

Open-pit mine operators are always on the lookout for ways to increase the productivity of their operations: With its new MICHELIN XDR250 tyres for rigid dump trucks with payload capacities of up to 250 tonnes, Michelin is fulfilling this demand. This latest addition to its range permits an increase of up to 24 % in the number of tonne-kilometres per hour ...

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Voith has taken over Parts of Conveying Equipment Specialist Hese

Voith has taken over parts of conveying equipment specialist Hese, headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Hese‘s current factory site in Gelsenkirchen is not part of the takeover. On 12th November 2014, the company filed for insolvency. The areas that have been taken over are to be incorporated into the Mining & Metals division of group division Voith Turbo. Hese is known ...

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New Solution for an Old Problem

Dortmund-based company Komotzki Bergbaubedarf GmbH has come up with a new solution for an old problem. In the past, the armoured face conveyors that are used in underground operations have been plagued with problems caused by the bolts on the pusher dogs coming loose, either due to vibration, being struck by fragments of rock or as a result of energy ...

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China: Coal Production falls by approximately 2.5% in 2014 compared with 2013

Coal production in China, the world‘s largest producer and consumer of fossil fuels, fell by approximately 2.5 % in 2014 compared with the previous year; the first year to experience an actual decline in production since 2000. The information comes from Jiang Zhimin, Vice Director of the China National Coal Association (CNCA) and was disclosed to EnergieAgentur.NRW at a meeting following ...

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The 9th Saxon Raw Materials Day: “The Future of Coal Mining in Germany”

The 9th Saxon Raw Materials Day took place on 29th April 2015 in the Taschenbergpalais, Dresden, and focussed on „The future of coal mining in Germany“. Presentations and discussions focussed on the general legal and administrative conditions, the geological and technological challenges and issues of acceptance in the current and future German coal mining industry. The conference made the need ...

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The Mining Forum successfully establishes itself as a Platform for exchanging Ideas

The 13th Mining Forum took place on 18th and 19th June 2015 in the Kongress Palais, Kassel. Almost 250 specialists and decision-makers from the coal mining, raw materials and energy sectors gathered together to discuss current issues in industry and research. Presentations on a mixture of classical and pioneering subjects, given by international speakers proved, as did the exhibition, that ...

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