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Industry News Issue 02_2018

An entirely closed system

In order to improve the efficiency of its operations, Deuna Zement GmbH, a subsidiary of Dyckerhoff, will use alternative fuels to fire the main burners of the two rotary furnaces in its plant in Deuna, a town situated in the German Free State of Thuringia. Umweltdienste Bohn GmbH, based in Alsfeld, was commissioned to supply Deuna Zement with alternative fuels ...

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Caterpillar and Minetec announce agreement to develop underground hard rock mining technology

Caterpillar and Minetec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Codan Ltd., announce an agreement for the development and delivery of technologies targeting underground hard rock mining challenges. The collaborative work will deliver best-in-class site solutions for mining customers. The integrated solutions will be offered as part of Cat® Mine­Star™. Caterpillar expects the integrated solutions to focus on applications of underground mobile ...

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Peabody orders complete Cat® longwall with advanced automation for North Goonyella Mine

Peabody recently ordered a complete Cat® longwall mining system for its North Goonyella Mine located in central Queensland/Australia. The Cat longwall system includes roof supports and a face conveyor for a 300 m face, shearer and beam stage loader (Figure 1). The system features advanced longwall automation technology to enhance safety and production. Delivery of the system is planned for the ...

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Doppelmayr builds ropeway for material transport in Colombia

In North-western Colombia, approximately 72 km from the city of Medellín, CGL Sucursal Colombia, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company Continental Gold Inc., is developing the gold ore deposit Buriticá. The logistics of the project has to overcome some challenges in this very mountainous region. A ropeway will be installed to transport tailings from the valley floor to the ...

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Ropeway as a means to transport people and material

The Cerattepe underground copper mine of the Turkish Eti Bakır A. Ş. mining company, a member of Cengiz Holding, is situated in very mountainous terrain approximately 3.5 km southwest of Artvin, a city in the Black Sea region in north-eastern Turkey. The mined copper ore is transported to the river with a 4.5 km long ropeway, which covers a difference ...

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Flexco TUG HD belt clamp simplifies maintenance work on conveyor belts

When a conveyor belt is stopped for maintenance, say in a coal mine, its own weight can create problems by distributing the tension unevenly. To ensure that a belt can be safely cut and securely spliced by service technicians, the forces in the area under repair should be spread over the whole width. For this purpose Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, ...

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WX7000 screening media brings added value to the process

When it comes to the preparation of mineral raw materials, Sandvik AB, Stockholm/Sweden is renowned for its world class crushing and screening technology. Perhaps it is less well-known that Sandvik also has an outstanding range of screening media. We can expect this to change based on the positive customer feedback Sandvik is now receiving on its new WX7000 screening media. ...

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High belt speeds: a challenge for scrapers

High belt speeds represent a challenge for scrapers. Cleaning results are often less than satisfactory. But that is not always the case, as you can see at the opencast lignite mine in Jänschwalde, near Cottbus/Germany. These are some of the biggest mobile machines in the world. They are approximately 200 m wide, 500 to 600 m long, up to 80 ...

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Tenova TAKRAF defines the new generation of extreme class crushers

Tenova TAKRAF has recently developed a symbiotic niche in the oilsands industry by giving both new and incumbent production trains the supercharged boost they need to sustain profitability in a low oil price environment. At the same time as boosting production, TAKRAF has achieved a recovery increase in the downstream extraction process; critically, this combined success has been proven during ...

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