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Industry News 02_2015

Prognosis provides a precise time window

Nearly every business knows what it‘s like when a machine malfunctions unexpectedly. One reason for this may be that the maintenance schedule has not been properly matched to the machine. Servicing routines are done too early or too late. Cassantec now offers condition-based prognoses that can prevent this kind of downtime problem. The Cassantec Prognostics method can predict the time ...

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Wengeler & Kalthoff rolls out a new taphole drilling giant

Building on its recently established partnership with Moers-based Holtmann Fahrzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH (http://holtmann-moers.de) has enabled Wengeler & Kalthoff (W&K) to reach a new dimension in taphole drilling technology. As a well-known manufacturer of breakout machines Holtmann will be able to use the new W&K tool not only to supply complete machines to its Vietnamese clients but also to extend ...

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New Bucket Wheel Excavators for NLC in Neyveli, India

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. (NLC) has inaugurated two new state-of-the-art Bucket Wheel Excavators with an operating capacity of up to 6.800 m3 per hour for their Mines-II Project. The 1400L Excavators were erected and supplied by TAKRAF INDIA LTD., Chennai, in collaboration with TAKRAF GmbH, Germany. The giant crawler mounted excavators each of them weighing close to 2,600 t will be ...

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Flexco belt centring system prevents wear and spillage

The facility to correct belt alignment is a key factor for preventing product spillage on belt conveyor installations. Flexco Europe GmbH supplies a range of belt centring devices for this very purpose. These systems use sensors to identify and correct any off-tracking. This also helps reduce and even eliminate damage to the belt edges, which means that fitting a centring ...

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Cat’s new GH800B longwall plough system delivers high performance on a thin-seam face

Caterpillar has developed the GH800B coal plough system for the rapid extraction of very thin seams. Building on the operating features of the tried and tested GH1600 plough system the Caterpillar coal face team in Lünen (Germany) collaborated with personnel from Ibbenbüren coal mine (RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH) to design and build an installation capable of working an anthracite seam ...

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