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Industry News Issue 06_2016

Aided by Cat Longwall Equipment, Two Russian Mines Surpass National Monthly Coal Production Record

Two Russian longwall mines operated by the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) recently surpassed the national monthly coal production record. The Kotinskaya Mine produced 1,050,452 tonnes of raw coal in August to set the all-time record, and Taldinskaya-Zapadnaya Mine No. 1 produced 1,020,109 tonnes of raw coal to exceed the national record of 1.007.000 tonnes that it set in 2013. Both ...

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BEUMER Group Pipe Conveyor ensures dust-free transportation of ore concentrates in the Callao port in Peru

Transportadora Callao S.A., the logistics operator of a special cargo terminal in the port of Callao/Peru, relies on a BEUMER Group pipe conveyor for the transportation of zinc, copper and lead concentrates of different mining companies from the warehouse to the terminal (Figure 1). With its ability to navigate curves in three dimensions, the conveyor can be optimally adapted to ...

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Caterpillar Develops New High Torque Drive System for Longwall Armored Face Conveyors

The new Cat® HTD4100 High Torque Drive System (Figure 1) for longwall armored face conveyors enables a higher level of automation for enhanced speed and torque control and real-time monitoring, and its modular design simplifies installation and maintenance. The innovative system offers fast response and precise control to reduce conveyor chain wear and failures, and the high-torque motors deliver maximum ...

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Clean Air in Australian Highway Construction and Tunnelling

Projects which shall improve the infrastructure are generally connected with densely populated countries. An exception is the project “WestConnex” in Australia. The population and the economy of the Australian state New South Wales with its capital Sydney combat an insufficient infrastructure since years. The congestion of harbours and streets by rising imports and increasing population caused the government to invest ...

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A new, cost-efficient compact hybrid system for solar-diesel microgrids targets the mining industry

Danvest Energy A/S, Hellerup/Denmark, and Pon Power AS, Oslo/Norway, a Caterpillar company, are launching a second-to-none, low-load compact series for solar-diesel hybrid power plants (Figure 1). This compact series offers power producers a complete, cost-effective solution that automatically integrates photovoltaic systems with diesel power. The compact series includes Danvest’s unique, low-load and reverse-power operation and fast-response capabilities. Direct annual fuel ...

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High-tech from the Niederrhein in Kazakhstan – Engineering Dobersek at Mining World Central Asia

Engineering DOBERSEK GmbH, a leading expert for planning, construction and commissioning of turnkey plants and plant components from Moenchengladbach/Germany, presented its wide range of services at the Mining World Central Asia from 14th to 16th September 2016 at the Atakent Expo Exhibition Center in Almaty/Kazakhstan (Figure 1). Among other exhibit items, DOBERSEK presented a model of ContiClass® system, used for ...

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KOMATSU strengthens presence in Germany

Komatsu is one of the leading construction equipment manufacturers globally with its head office in Tokyo/Japan and employs around 47,000 employees in 140 companies worldwide. In Germany, the company is active in both the construction equipment sector and in the mining business. Komatsu Hanomag was founded in 1835 as the “Hannoversche Maschinenbau Actien-gesellschaft” (HANOMAG) and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary ...

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PFISTERER/THEnergy study: Mobile solar/wind and storage solutions for reducing diesel consumption in the mining industry

Due to the remote locations, power generation for mineral exploration camps is particularly expensive. Typically, power is generated by gensets, and the diesel fuel needs to be transported over long distances by truck or sometimes even by helicopter. The cost of solar and wind energy has declined dramatically over the last decade. Renewable energy could potentially contribute substantial cost savings ...

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TurboBelt 500 TPXL: Voith Introduces a New Coupling Generation for Intelligent Driving of Belt Conveyor Systems

Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim/Germany, recently unveiled its new TurboBelt 500 TPXL fluid coupling at MINExpo in Las Vegas, USA (Figure 9). The fill-controlled coupling is the first model in the new TPXL family, which combines the advantages of the proven hydrodynamic drive principle with intelligent control technology. The integrated controller makes it possible to adapt the output ...

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