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Wirtgen 220 SMi 3.8 Surface Miner – High-Performance Chalk Mining in France

Successful performance tests conducted at Heidelberg Cement in Couvrot with the 220 SMi 3.8 surface miner from Wirtgen (Figure 1). On behalf of the HeidelbergCement Group, Wirtgen conducted a performance test with the 220 SMi 3.8 surface miner at a chalk quarry in Couvrot. The goal was to increase production output compared to the current mining method using a crawler dozer while simultaneously reducing ...

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Peak Screening from Sandvik

Introducing Peak Screening from Sandvik – the innovative screening solution that helps customers reach their full productivity potential. Peak Screening is a complete package offer and performance concept designed to ensure every square meter of a customer’s screening is as productive as it can be for their unique operation.Most screening operations, even when they look fine, are capable of more. ...

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Question of costs

Companies often choose trucks to transport limestone, coal, ores and other raw materials as efficiently as possible to the factory and from there to the port, sometimes over distances spanning several kilometres. Most of the time, the vehicles drive on public roads, which are not always well-paved. And as the route can go through hilly areas and nature reserves, across ...

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Largest mixer in the corporate history of BHS

After winning an international tender, BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, Sonthofen/Germany, was commissioned with constructing the largest mixer in the company’s history (Figure 1). An Indian zinc mine operator required a mixer with a very large filling capacity. The proven Combimix system with overflow was custom-built by BHS in this extraordinary size and shipped off to India. Ease of maintenance, implementation of all ...

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New MK-42 to beat them all

Best of its kind: GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH, Gelsenkirchen/Germany, developed the new MK-42 dump truck with this claim in mind. In fact, in some areas it is the first in its class. The German manufacturer of heavy machinery for civil engineering, tunnelling and mining is considered a rock in the industry. Its roots go back to 1758. The company separated from ...

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Sandvik continues setting the industry standard with AutoMine® for Trucks

Sandvik AutoMine® for Trucks is a first for autonomous ramp haulage applications in the underground mining industry, providing autonomous truck haulage not only in underground environments but now also on the surface. It turns Sandvik’s intelligent mining trucks into unmanned robots, robots that keep running (Figure 1). For years, mining operations across the world have benefitted from Sandvik’s intelligent AutoMine® systems ...

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Specialists for transfer points of conveyor systems

Anyone who, like Wilfried Dünnwald, looks back on many years of working as a miner in a managerial position knows the potential problems at transfer points of conveyor systems first-hand. It makes no difference in which industry the continuous conveyor technology transports bulk materials. It also makes no difference whether it works underground or open pit. Spillages or dust emissions ...

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Connect box for waste water

“Smart” controlled and monitored wastewater pumps and aerators offer many advantages. At IFAT 2020, The Tsurumi Europe GmbH, Düsseldorf/Germany, will show how easy retrofitting is. Featuring a clever function against blockage. To make existing equipment fit for the future, all you need is the new Tsurumi Connect-Box (Figure 1). It is connected by means of a motor protection plug or ...

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Delivery capability ensured

Corona everywhere: not only for the industry no easy situation. At Tsurumi, a manufacturer of pumps for clear water, wastewater and sewage, the situation is more relaxed than elsewhere. Because the Japanese have a different supply concept. “The majority of our product range is available at short notice,” said Daniel Weippert, Managing Director for the Tsurumi Europe GmbH in Düsseldorf/Germany. ...

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