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Industry News Issue 06_2017

Industry 4.0 – a firm commitment to mining is necessary

At their annual conference on 28th September 2017, the Vereinigung Rohstoffe und Bergbau e. V. (VRB), Berlin/Germany, called for politicians to make a firm commitment to domestic raw material extraction. An industrialised society cannot survive without a reliable supply of various raw materials. This is especially pertinent when the economy is strongly oriented towards exports, as is the case with Germany. ...

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70 years of pumps for coarse fluids – in one word: HMQ

On 21st November 1947, Wilhelm ABEL founded a mining engineering company in Düsseldorf/Germany, specializing in the manufacturing of pumps for the coal mining industry. Since then, ABEL GmbH became a 100 % subsidiary of Hillenbrand Inc. In its headquarters, located today in Büchen/Germany near Hamburg ABEL designs and manufactures a wide range of products comprising membrane, solids handling, high-pressure and marine ...

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Caterpillar to supply complete longwall system to coal india subsidiary

Caterpillar recently completed an agreement to supply a complete Cat® longwall system to Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a subsidiary of India’s largest coal producer, Coal India Ltd. The system will be delivered to the Moonidih mine in early 2019. The longwall production goal of the Moonidih XV Seam project is about 2.5 mt/a of coking coal. Support services will be ...

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Caterpillar develops Battery Electric Proof of Concept LHD

The Underground Mining group within Caterpillar Inc. is preparing to ship a proof of concept battery electric LHD to a mine site located in Canada. The initial build and validation testing of this R1300G test unit began in early 2017 at the Caterpillar Peoria Proving Grounds and will continue through the fourth quarter and into 2018 moving muck in a ...

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DMT begins Seismic Survey in the Netherlands

Das Essener Explorations- und Engineeringunternehmen DMT GmbH & Co. KG hat einen Auftrag des kanadischen Öl- und Gasproduzenten Vermilion Energy Inc. zur Durchführung einer seismischen Erkundung in den Niederlanden erhalten. Die Feldarbeiten haben nun begonnen. Der Auftrag über die 3D-Sprengseismik zur Erkundung des Untergrunds besteht aus zwei Teilen. Von August bis November 2017 führte DMT in den Gebieten Akkrum und ...

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Second RopeCon® for the Booysendal expansion project

Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Ltd. (Booysendal), a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Ltd. (Northam), a South African based platinum and chrome producer, is currently expanding mining capacity at its Booysendal mining concession. Key to the success of this expansion is the cost effective, reliable, safe and environmentally low impact transport of ore over topographically challenging terrain, from mining modules in the south ...

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Complete scraper replacement: “Only feasible with rational planning“

Replacing scrapers on a conveyor belt system is almost always a lengthy process for any company. In the case of the Hohenlimburger Kalkwerke in Germany, the whole process took almost two years. Ulrich Kolhagen is a mining engineer (Figure 1 ). After completing his studies, he started work in an ore mine and since 1989 he says, “I’m a quarry ...

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TAKRAF shiploader successfully commissioned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Amidst the numerous five-star all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen in Mexico, TAKRAF USA – part of the global mining, bulk material handling and minerals processing equipment supplier, Tenova TAKRAF – has erected and successfully commissioned a 6,000 t/h rail mounted shiploader at an important limestone mine’s port facility (Figure 1). The client, a NYSE listed entity and amongst one ...

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Tiefenbach receives contract for electro-hydraulic control units for world’s largest shield support

Tiefenbach Control Systems GmbH, Bochum/Germany, won the tender for the delivery of an electro-hydraulic control system for the world’s largest shield support. In this connection Tiefenbach is responsible for the development, the design and the delivery of the entire electro-hydraulic control system as well as for the safety-related auxiliary valves. The order of the shield producer ZMJ (Zhengzhou Coal Mining ...

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