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Deep down into acidity

Ambitious civil engineering projects and distant raw material deposits: When the job is to go really deep, it is not only sheer pump performance that matters. Often more important is the pH value of the water. This is where the actual selection of the pump model is essential, so that the dewatering does not collapse suddenly. If the value falls ...

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RAG Verkauf ceases its activities

For almost seven decades long RAG Verkauf GmbH, Herne/Germany, made a significant contribution towards energy security in Germany (Figure 1). A success story whose last chapter comes to an end at the turn of the year. On 31st December 2020 – a good two years after the closure of the last two RAG mines – the former marketer of domestic ...

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New conversion kits for Tembo 4×4

The electric off-road vehicle Tembo 4×4 E-LV on Toyota basis becomes a multifunctional platform: Several versions, from the classic Hilux and Land cruiser pickup to the station wagon, are already available – and another one with an extra large personnel cabin is now being added to the offering (Figure 1). The designers have given the Tembo, which is sold in ...

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First underground TOMRA sensor-based sorter starts operation at K+S rock salt mine

K+S Minerals and Agriculture, a major salt producer, turned to TOMRA Sorting Mining for a solution for the replacement of the existing sorting system at its rock salt mine in Grasleben, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The two companies have a long-standing research and development relationship, focused on exploring the application of TOMRA’s technologies to salt sorting. K+S Minerals and Agriculture ...

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100 years of innovative, reliable and customized technology from Halbach & Braun!

We are very proud to celebrate our 100th company anniversary. Halbach & Braun is well-known worldwide for innovative and sustainable mining, equipment for open pits, quarries and much more. 100 years of experience and, above all, high-quality and reliable solutions, adapted to the demands of our customers, have been and still are the most important prerequisites for our success. We ...

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Perfect for coal storage

Hard coal is temporarily stored in stockpiles and then continuously fed to be processed, as needed. The design of the depositories must ensure constant filling and reliable emptying. The required capacity is determined based on the incoming and outgoing conveying flow. Different stacking and reclaiming options as well as various layouts for the stockpiles are also needed. The BEUMER Group, ...

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GHH supplies maintenance vehicles

With several vehicles, the machine manufacturer GHH Vehicles GmbH, Gelsen­kirchen/Germany, now also supports the world’s largest copper producer Codelco, which is currently managing a mega-project in the Atacama desert – turning a giant mine upside down. Meanwhile, other utility vehicles went to India, Kazhakstan and Russia, including the newly developed emulsion charger BEC100. Codelco estimates its annual copper production at ...

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GHH sets new standards with biodegradable hydraulics

First super-clean Stage V diesel, then electric drives and now flame-retardant and biodegradable hydraulic fluids: GHH Vehicles GmbH, Gelsenkirchen/Germany, the manufacturer of civil engineering and mining machinery, is setting an impressive pace in protecting people and the environment. The company has already devoted itself to the immediate protection of drivers. GHH’s loaders, dump trucks and special vehicles are well known ...

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Metso Outotec to deliver rotary kiln system for Lynas Kalgoorlie’s greenfield project in Western Australia

Metso Minerals has signed a contract with Lynas Kalgoorlie Pty Ltd. for the supply of a large rotary kiln and combustion system (Figure 1) for baking rare earth elements. The order value of approximately 13 M € has been booked in Metso Minerals’ Q2 2020 orders received. Commissioning of the kiln is expected to take place in 2022. Commenting on the ...

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TENAX-LUMEN – the self-luminous cable safely brings power to mobile mining equipment

The TENAX-LUMEN self-luminous power cable from Prysmian Group is like a modern version of the canary in a coal mine, adding safety to miners and equipment (Figure 1). This extremely robust trailing cable supplies power to large mobile mining equipment in environments where it is crucial the cable is visible at all times: An enlightened choice in dark places. The ...

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