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A Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision in a glass labyrinth

In recent years, self-driving vehicles have become a popular discussion topic. Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years – with zero accidents involving people. To prove its capabilities, Sandvik moved things above ground and put its latest generation of automation to the test. In a new film, an 11 m long Sandvik LH514 ...

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thyssenkrupp awarded contract for continuous mining system in Thailand

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Essen/Germany, a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems, has signed a contract to supply a large-scale continuous mining system to Italian-Thai Development PLC (ITD). ITD is a Thailand’s leading integrated construction firm with wide experiences and expertise in construction activities. The mining system, including two newly developed barracuda bucket ...

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Wirtgen Surface Miners – Limestone mining without drilling and blasting in Ukraine

PJSC Ivano-Frankivskcement (IFCEM) produces clinker and 300 other cement and gypsum products. The raw material for the cement plant comes from a deposit located 15 km to the north. The Carpathian mining area is rich in sedimentary rocks such as limestone, marl and gypsum. For years, the material was extracted by drilling and blasting and then wet-processed into clinker in ...

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Coal imports declining significantly – coal achieves CO2 reduction targets

The use of coal to generate electricity in Germany declined dramatically in 2017 (-17 %). This is expected to decrease by more than 20 % in 2018. This is primarily due to the increased use of renewable energy sources, particularly wind energy. Coal has therefore already made its contribution to achieving CO2 reduction targets as set forth in the federal government’s climate ...

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DEBRIV criticises study by the Institute for Applied Ecology on employment trends in the lignite industry

The extensive withdrawal from electricity generation using lignite in Germany is possible without the need for any compulsory redundancies. This was the assertion made by the Institute for Applied Ecology after carrying out an analysis on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency, which was subsequently quoted in the media. The German Lignite Industry Association (DEBRIV), Bergheim/Germany, has made a clear ...

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BEUMER Group wins contract for overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal facility in Illinois/USA

BEUMER Groups’, Beckum/Germany, U.S. subsidiary, the BEUMER Corporation, has been awarded a contract to design, supply and install a nearly 6.5 km overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois (Figure 1). The Knight Hawk project is a strategic win for BEUMER, allowing the company to broaden its mining sector footprint, according to Brad Williams, Vice President ...

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Epiroc releases fully automatic functionality for the Serpent ventilation system – Serpent Automatic

Epiroc now takes its successful Serpent ventilation system to the next level by launching automatic functionality. Serpent Automatic (Figure 1) optimizes air quality, air flow and energy expenditure automatically and can radically reduce energy consumption and ventilation costs. “This is more than an efficient ventilation system,” says Diana Baldeon, Global Product Manager for Serpent Ventilation at Epiroc. “With the launch ...

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Keeping it simple!

The SIM 2018 trade fair will take place from 17th to 19th October 2018 in Clermont-Ferrand/France – and in Booth F40, Flexco Europe GmbH, Rosenfeld/Germany, will be presenting future-oriented solutions that will make life much easier for conveyor system operators, because now material carryback, belt misalignment, material loss and belt slippage can be avoided from the outset. Among other products, the ...

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New standard in the 14 t class

The German manufacturer, GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, presents its new LF14 which is the world’s strongest LHD in the 14 t payload category (Figure 1). Thanks to substantial progress also in other areas, i. e. the operating ergonomics, the LF 14 is easily setting standards in this product field. And once again, GHH has raised the bar in the market: ...

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“Mining Experience” – Minister of Economic Affairs Pinkwart finds out about digital technologies in modern mining in Wuppertal

Following an invitation by Komatsu Germany GmbH, Düsseldorf/Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia´s State Minister for Economic Affairs, Digitalisation, Innovation and Energy Prof. Andreas Pinkwart visited on 22nd August 2018 the Kalkwerke Oetelshofen quarry in Wuppertal. Together with the members of the company management of Komatsu Germany GmbH, Taiichiro Kitatani, Ralf Petzold and Göksel Güner, the minister learned about the use of digital ...

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