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Industry News Issue 04_2019

Profitable green mining is a reality with TOMRA’S advanced sorting technologies

TOMRA’s advanced sensor-based sorting technologies offer mining operations the dual benefits of energy efficiency and the ability to recover valuable ore even from sub-economic deposits or dumps. This has become increasingly relevant as the mining industry – a very large consumer of energy – is shifting towards a Green Mining approach to reduce its environmental footprint in the face of ...

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ABEL received order for 14 diaphragm pumps

ABEL GmbH, Büchen/Germany, received a large order in March 2019 for the delivery of 14 diaphragm pumps (Figure 1). A Mexican mining company commissions the German pump manufacturer to supply 14 hydraulic diaphragm pumps to be used for the transport of sulfuric acid-containing jarosite sludge in the course of zinc production. The entire process of hydrometallurgical zinc extraction is also ...

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World record: Bauer trench cutter technology reached 228 m

On 17th June 2019, BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Schrobenhausen/Germany, together with a joint venture partner successfully completed the first 228 m cutter bulk sample on FalCon project in Canada. This depth has never been reached by a trench cutter in any commercial application worldwide before and proves that Bauer cutter technology cannot only be used in specialist foundation engineering, but is ...

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Building blocks for the future: Continental reinforces focus on digital solutions for the construction business

In tough conditions such as mining and construction sites, efficiency and safety are key. However, underinflated tires are still a major cause of breakdowns and service calls. On average, one third of fleet tires are underinflated. This not only has an effect on fuel consumption but also on the tire life – with 10 % underinflation, tread life is reduced by ...

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Pleuger Industries supplies process water pumps to Chile’s leading copper mine

The Chilean Collahuasi Mine in the Pica district of the Tarapacá region produces more than 5,000 t/a of fine copper, making it one of the largest copper mines in the world. Two opencast mines, Rosario and Ujina, provide the necessary copper ores, which are smelted on site into copper concentrate and cathodes. Destination: Far East and the Chilean copper industry. For ...

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At the heart of the process

Basalt production has increased by 20 % since Vogelsberger Basaltwerk modernized its processing plant by installing a new high-reduction secondary crusher. 60 km northeast of Frankfurt in south-western Germany, Vogelsberger Basaltwerk GmbH & Co. KG (VBW) extracts basalt from a 19 million year old formation beneath the Vogelsberg mountain range, Central Europe’s largest contiguous volcanic region (Figure 1). VBW produces gravel, ...

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