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High-tech from the Niederrhein in Kazakhstan – Engineering Dobersek at Mining World Central Asia

Engineering DOBERSEK GmbH, a leading expert for planning, construction and commissioning of turnkey plants and plant components from Moenchengladbach/Germany, presented its wide range of services at the Mining World Central Asia from 14th to 16th September 2016 at the Atakent Expo Exhibition Center in Almaty/Kazakhstan (Figure 1). Among other exhibit items, DOBERSEK presented a model of ContiClass® system, used for ...

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KOMATSU strengthens presence in Germany

Komatsu is one of the leading construction equipment manufacturers globally with its head office in Tokyo/Japan and employs around 47,000 employees in 140 companies worldwide. In Germany, the company is active in both the construction equipment sector and in the mining business. Komatsu Hanomag was founded in 1835 as the “Hannoversche Maschinenbau Actien-gesellschaft” (HANOMAG) and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary ...

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PFISTERER/THEnergy study: Mobile solar/wind and storage solutions for reducing diesel consumption in the mining industry

Due to the remote locations, power generation for mineral exploration camps is particularly expensive. Typically, power is generated by gensets, and the diesel fuel needs to be transported over long distances by truck or sometimes even by helicopter. The cost of solar and wind energy has declined dramatically over the last decade. Renewable energy could potentially contribute substantial cost savings ...

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TurboBelt 500 TPXL: Voith Introduces a New Coupling Generation for Intelligent Driving of Belt Conveyor Systems

Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim/Germany, recently unveiled its new TurboBelt 500 TPXL fluid coupling at MINExpo in Las Vegas, USA (Figure 9). The fill-controlled coupling is the first model in the new TPXL family, which combines the advantages of the proven hydrodynamic drive principle with intelligent control technology. The integrated controller makes it possible to adapt the output ...

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„Glückauf im Wandel“: RAG representative office and Saarpolygon opened in Ensdorf

In the presence of Federal Ministers Peter Altmaier and Heiko Maas, the new RAG representative office – a communications centre in a former machine hall – and the Saarpolygon landmark – a 30 m tall steel sculpture – have been opened in mid-September at the Duhamel plant in Ensdorf/Germany (Figures 1, 2). Peter Schrimpf, Vice Chairman of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Herne/Germany, welcomed ...

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„STEAG 2022“: Strategic perspectives in the energy sector

The framework conditions for producing electricity in conventional large-scale power plants have changed substantially for the long-term as a result of the revised German energy policy. Prioritising renewable energies triggers economies of scale and price effects that place the owners and operators of fossil-fuel power stations in particular under considerable pressure in terms of earnings. In response to this, the ...

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Caterpillar to Supply Longwall Roof Supports to CNX Coal Resources Mine in Pennsylvania

CNX Coal Resources LP has placed an order for 285 Cat® longwall roof supports destined for use in the Enlow Fork Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA. The mine is one of three in the complex, which produced 20.7 million tonnes (22.8 million tons) in 2015, making it the largest underground coal mining operation in North America. Enlow Fork currently operates ...

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Centring for reliable operation

Misalignment of the conveyor belt is a frequent cause of material loss in conveyor systems. Belt centring stations can detect this and correct it. The latest such system in the product range of Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, is the PT Pro EZ (Figure 1). One special feature is that the belt guide roller is polyurethane-coated as standard. This increases the service ...

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Soft landing after a rough flight

High-energy impacts in the loading zone are a frequent cause of material loss in conveyor systems used in coal mines, underground mines and gravel quarries. Impact beds of Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, prevent this by slowing down the material that falls onto the conveyor. The EZIB systems are an efficient example (Figure 2). Users can easily modify and fit them ...

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IBS and its innovative roadheaders at MINExpo 2016 Las Vegas

With more than 40 years of experience in the mining and tunnelling machinery business Industriemaschinen-Bergbau-Service GmbH (IBS), Bischofsheim/Germany, has developed a portfolio of products and services “Made in Germany” tailored to the needs of the industry. At MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas IBS presented its innovative solutions such as iRoadheader and more in the German Pavilion. IBS has an excellent ...

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