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Industry News 01_2019

Rosshaupten dam: Start of renovation work

Located in the idyllic Koenigs-winkel region between Fuessen, Pfronten and Schwangau in South Germany, the Forggensee lake stretches over an area of about 15.2 km2. It is Bavaria’s fifth largest lake and Germany’s largest water reservoir by surface area. The reservoir through which the River Lech flows generates electricity and provides flood protection from the water produced from melting snow ...

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Through wild nature and populated regions

Sichuan Yadong Cement Co, Ltd. in Peng-zhou, China, has been relying on a 12.5 km overland conveyor from BEUMER Group, Beckum/Germany, in order to convey limestone from their quarry to their silo. When constructed in 2009 it was the longest belt conveying system in BEUMER history. -BEUMER installed a longer system in 2016. The troughed belt conveyor runs through hilly terrain ...

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RopeCon® transports limestone across treetops in Guatemala

The countryside around the village of San Juan Sacatepéquez in south-eastern Guatemala is hilly and forested. Cementos Progreso, S. A. had been planning to build a new cement plant there for some time. Among other things, the project required a solution to transport limestone and marl from the crusher to the processing plant. Cementos Progreso, S. A. opted for RopeCon® as a ...

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Ground breaking technology for top hammer drilling monitoring

RockPulse™, a new technology and product introduced by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, is the first practical solution for real-time tool stress monitoring in top-hammer drilling. The add-on system integrates directly with the rock drill and its control system, and can be used for drilling process optimization in varying rock conditions. This also helps to reduce the stress fatigue of ...

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RAMMER – 40 years celebrated with the launch of updated Excellence Line and launch of telematics

Rammer was in 2018 celebrating 40 years of excellence. In order to help celebrate this momentous occasion, and to reflect changing customer requirements, it has renewed both its outlook and product offering. This has led to the updating and upgrading of its Excellence Line of hydraulic hammers. Following on from the launch of the Performance Line of hydraulic hammers earlier ...

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Guinea: Bauxite mining with surface miners maximizes profitability

West African Guinea is known for possessing the largest reserves of high-quality bauxite in the world. This potential has prompted the country to continually expand its bauxite mining sector in recent years, making substantial investments. Wirtgen surface miners are playing a decisive role in this development process, as many of the country’s bauxite mining operations rely on Wirtgen’s technology as ...

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