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“Decision-makers often do not see the long-term savings”

Interview with Philippe Rosenfelder, Sales Manager at Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany. Mr. Rosenfelder, how important is the mining industry to Flexco and what challenges have to be overcome in this sector? We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of mechanical fastening systems for light and heavy-duty conveyors. Our solutions are used in a wide range of different industries. Amongst ...

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esco extracts the eons

Salt production here dates back to the Middle Ages, when brine was evaporated from open pans. Today, esco (european salt company) with its headquarter in Hanover/Germany, relies on modern mining equipment to extract rock salt from an underground deposit formed 250 million years ago. Mining is ingrained in the history of Bernburg, a town of 35,000 in eastern Germany that ...

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Wirtgen surface miners: Titans in Texas

Two type 4200 SM Wirtgen surface miners are bringing light to South Texas and Northern Mexico. A 4200 SM is extracting sub-bituminous coal at an open cast mine owned by the North American Coal Corp. in Eagle Pass, Texas/USA – right on the border with Piedras Negas, Coahuila/Mexico (Figure 1). The extracted coal is then transported over the border by ...

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BHS-Sonthofen presented with the German Resources Efficiency Award

BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, Sonthofen/Germany and MSW Mineralstoffwerke Südwest received the German Resources Efficiency Award 2016 on 16th February 2017 (Figure 1). The prestigious prize was awarded by the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy to the two companies to commend the development and successful implementation of the Combimix process. This process turns a previously worthless mining by-product accumulated in ...

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Major project in Uzbekistan

In January 2016, German company Engineering DOBERSEK GmbH, one of the leading specialists in plant construction, began modernising a plant for copper smelting belonging to the Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine in Uzbekistan. The large plant in Almalyk, a town to the south-east of the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, has now been ceremonially commissioned (Figure 1). The new smelting technology in ...

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Successful start-up of RopeCon® which will transport limestone

The successful start-up of a RopeCon® system which will transport limestone from the quarry to the area where it will be processed has recently taken place in Guatemala, approximately 35 km from the capital. The installation, which requires no more than four tower structures to cross a wooded terrain, has a length of approximately 1.6 km and covers a vertical ...

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The Y-type secondary cleaner by Flexco guarantees outstanding cleaning performance

Material carryback is one of the main causes of potential problems in belt conveyor systems. To prevent this, operators rely on precleaners for coarse materials and secondary cleaners for fine cleaning, and in many cases these cleaning systems can remove more than 90 % of carryback. The new Y-Type by Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, is a flexible secondary cleaner, which can ...

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Flexco skirting systems effectively stop material spillage at the transfer point

Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, offers various skirting systems to avoid loss of material in belt conveyor transfer areas in coal mines, steel mills and wood processing facilities. Fasteners combined with skirting systems effectively isolate the material on the belt without damaging the belt cover, enabling operators to easily reduce dust levels while increasing material throughput. Flexco supplies easy-to-install skirt clamps ...

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Only a researcher can discover something new

Of the 3.5 million or so companies in Germany, fewer than 1 % conduct research. This small but exclusive community includes the BEUMER Group, based in Beckum/Germany. In order to acknowledge their special commitment to research and development, the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany (Stifterverband der deutschen Wissenschaft) honoured the system provider with the “Innovation through ...

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After six years of cooperation with CASAR, Telfer draws positive conclusions

The last six years saw a close cooperation between the rope manufacturer CASAR, the distributor Nobles and the Telfer gold mine, based in the Pilbara region in the state of Western Australia. The Telfer mine is wholly owned by Newcrest Mining Ltd. Gold and copper are extracted, above ground as well as underground (Figure 1). The copper and gold deposits ...

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