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Radio Remote Control from GHH

Safety first in mining and tunnelling: For this reason, the German machine manufacturer GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, is pushing the use of radio remote controls whereever it suits the application. Its T-RX100J model (Figure 1) is particularly light, comparatively inexpensive and also works with other OEM equipment. It can be used to control heavy equipment by radio remote, from a ...

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Sandvik introduces Stage V compliant underground loaders – no compromises to performance

After extensive development work and thorough field testing, Sandvik prepares to launch its first Stage V compliant underground loaders for hard rock mining applications. Achieved with more than 10,000 h of LHD testing underground, on multiple customer sites in Europe, and with millions of hours of on-highway experience from Volvo, the new technology meets customer expectations, equipment performance requirements and the ...

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New Drive in European Business

At Tsurumi, not only the pumps are running smoothly, but business is also flourishing: In Great Britain, the pump manufacturer took over a well-known supplier at the turn of the year. “Obart Pumps has done a lot for our brand in the British market. To take the next step together in order to grow further was obvious for both sides”, ...

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Innovative solutions at Conexpo by Manitou

Las Vegas, March 10, 2020 — Manitou Group, world leader in material handling, personnel lifting and earthmoving, presents a comprehensive range of connected solutions to meet the needs of the construction industry and the mining sector at the Conexpo trade show in Las Vegas in the United States. Innovations include two new work platforms for the North American market and ...

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Komatsu approves Continental EM-Master for Dash 8 Wheel Loader Series

The Japanese manufacturer of construction, mining, forestry and military equipment Komatsu recently approved the Continental EM-Master tires (Figure 1), both in E3/L3 and E4/L4 version for use in applications with different ground conditions. Starting January 2020, customers in Europe are able to select the Continental radial tires in the sizes 20.5 R25, 23.5 R25, 26.5 R25 or 29.5 R25 if ...

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Keeping a cool head

Underground mining conditions can be extreme for man and machine – and high temperatures are just one of the challenges to be overcome. Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, offers conveyor belt system operators special solutions that can safely withstand the heat, including various blades for precleaners that still work reliably at 230 °C (Figure 1). Dust and gases can cause explosions underground, ...

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18 in one giant leap

GHH Vehicles GmbH, Gelsenkirchen/Germany, the manufacturer of mining and tunnelling machines, is significantly expanding its presence on the market: 18 more machine types will be included in the product range. GHH can thus be regarded as a new full-range supplier in his business, supplying its customers with almost everything, almost everywhere. It is a strategic move that opens up a ...

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Delegation from Turkish mining area signs cooperation contract with Halbach & Braun Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.

A core region of hard coal extraction and energy production with a 200 year mining tradition: This brief description applies to the Ruhr region, but also to Turkey with numerous state and private hard coal mines. But there is also a considerable difference. While coal mining in the Ruhr region has been history for a year, it has excellent prospects ...

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Sandvik launches DS512i Rock bolter

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology launches its new bolter for 5 m x 5 m size headings combining a safe, ergonomic working environment with high levels of performance. Equipped with a completely new carrier, high frequency rock drill, control system and ergonomic cabin, the Sandvik DS512i offers high levels of safety and efficiency for all rock reinforcement operations (Figure 1). The safe ...

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TOMRA’s technology and partnership approach delivers record-breaking diamond recoveries for Lucara

Lucara Diamond Corporation owns the Karowe diamond mine in Botswana, which has been in production since 2012. The mine is recognised as one of the foremost producers of very large, high-quality Type IIA diamonds in excess of 10.8 ct. Historic recoveries include the 1,109 ct Lesedi La Rona – the second-largest gem quality diamond ever found – and the 813 ...

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