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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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From the Niederrhein to Kazakhstan – Engineering Dobersek at the Mining World Central Asia

ENGINEERING DOBERSEK, a family-owned company, has taken part in “Mining World Central Asia 2017”: international trade fair for mining, metallurgy, technology and equipment. The three-day international trade fair took place in Almaty, the largest city of Kazakhstan. “Mining World Central Asia” is the industry’s leading trade fair of Central Asia for mining and metallurgical professionals, manufacturers of mining equipment and ...

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bauma CONEXPO AFRICA: numerous industry leaders on board

The economic comeback of Sub-Sahara and positive market opportunities in South Africa are reflected in the number of companies that have already signed up for the upcoming bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. The third international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in South Africa from March 13 ...

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Bauer Resources wins contract for large-scale soil remediation in the “Schwarze Pumpe” industrial area

The Schwarze Pumpe industrial area in the city of Spremberg in Brandenburg covers a total of 720 ha and includes the former industrial site Spreewitz in the neighboring Free State of Saxony. Today, around 80 companies with some 4,250 employees are located in the area where lignite has been refined into briquettes, coke and city gas and converted into electricity ...

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B2Gold selects Caterpillar and Barloworld for 7 MW Solar power installation at Otjikoto Mine in Namibia

In August 2017 Caterpillar announced that B2Gold Corp., one of the fastest-growing gold producers in the world, has selected the company and Cat® dealer Barloworld to supply 7 MW of solar power at the Otjikoto Mine in the Republic of Namibia (Figure 1). The full system, including Cat photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and the Cat microgrid master controller (MMC), will ...

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Advanced scalable technology for the new Cat® MD6310 rotary blasthole drill improves drilling efficiency and productivity

Building on the solid legacy of the MD6420C, the new Cat® MD6310 blasthole drill offers substantial technology, efficiency and productivity improvements (Figure 1). A key advantage of the machine, Cat electronics deliver advanced troubleshooting for efficient drill operation and scalable automation. The building blocks include drill assist, semi-autonomous and remote control operation and machine health reporting to improve drilling accuracy, ...

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Caterpillar to supply face conveyor for 400 m longwall face in Russia

The largest Russian coal producer, Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), recently placed an order with the regional Cat® dealer, Vostochnaya Technica LLC (VT), for a complete armored face conveyor system to equip the company’s second 400 m longwall face (Figure 1). The longwall will operate in the mine named after V.D. Yalevskyi, Yalevskogo Seam #52 (formerly Mine #7), with commissioning ...

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Light work for heavy conveyor belts

At Katowice 2017, the international trade fair for mining, the power industry and metallurgy which took place from 29th August to 1st September 2017 in Katowice/Poland, Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, showcased solutions that allow conveyor system operators to improve their processes while greatly simplifying maintenance and repair work. Among them was the new PT EZ Pro belt centring station, which ...

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