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Sandvik revolutionizes underground mining automation with release of AutoMine® Access API specification

Sandvik continues to be a leader in mining automation with the introduction of the mining industry’s first interoperability platform for autonomous underground loaders and trucks: The AutoMine® Access API. Delivering on the promise made earlier this year at Goldcorp’s #DisruptMining event, the AutoMine® Access API specification is now available and is the next step in Sandvik’s continued journey to set ...

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Upgraded DinoTM DC410Ri – strong, reliable drill rig with full radio remote control

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology presents two years’ worth of upgrades on the remote-controlled DinoTM DC400Ri surface top hammer drill rig for urban areas and other applications calling for excellent mobility. The upgraded rig, renamed Dino™ DC410Ri, offers significant improvements in electrical and mechanical reliability, 15% higher tramming power and a large number of smaller but nonetheless important updates for ...

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TOMRA’s XRT sensor-based ore sorting technology significantly improves productivity and extends life of San Rafael tin mine

MINSUR SA is a Peruvian mining company, part of the Breca Group of Companies, that owns and runs the largest underground tin mining operation in the world. Located in San Rafael (Figure 1), in the Eastern Mountain chain of the Andes in Peru at a high altitude between 4,500 to 5,200 m above sea level, the mine contributed about 6 % of ...

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Ultra-clean thanks to Stage V

With the 2020 upgrade of its long proven MK-A35 model (Figure 1), GHH, the German manufacturer of heavy machinery for mining, tunnelling and special civil engineering, presents the first 35 t class dump truck, already operating in the field, with ultra-clean diesel drive according to Stage V. For the driver there is a highly innovative and practical function. The engine ...

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Tembo 4×4 e-LV now available worldwide

The “green” revolution can no longer be stopped, not in the highly competitive mining and tunnelling industry anyway: load haul dumpers (LHDs) are already removing and reducing emissions through battery, tethered electric and Stage V engines, and now it is time for light duty vehicles in the mining industry. Automotive manufacturers have impressively demonstrated in road passenger cars that switching ...

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Two new sizes of the Nokian Mine King E-4 mining tire enable its use on a wider range of drill rigs and utility vehicles

The Nokian Mine King E-4 underground mining tire is one of the most specialized products of its kind (Figure 1). Designed in collaboration with the end-users as well as one of the leading drill rig manufacturers, it has a carefully balanced set of features to match the challenges set by underground mining environment. Now, it is available for a wider ...

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Sandvik launches new solutions to reduce noise from surface top hammer drill rigs

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, Tampere/Finland, introduces two new innovative solutions to reduce noise emissions in surface top hammer drilling (Figure 1). The new options for Ranger™ DXi series and Dino™ DC410Ri surface drill rigs help to mitigate harmful noise at construction worksites and quarries. Many contractors and quarries face increasingly restrictive noise limits, particularly in urban areas. Effective solutions ...

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The Sandvik 800i series of connected cone crushers is expanded to include three new high-performing crushers.

The new Sandvik 800i series of premium cone crushers (Figure 1) features mechanical upgrades, connectivity, advanced automation and rebuild possibilities to predict performance, maximize uptime and offer the best in sustainability at the lowest possible cost. Including three new models, CH830i, CH840i and CS840i, the 800i crusher series has been improved and extended to offer reliable, intelligent crushing to any ...

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Sandvik launches updated iSURE® 8.0 underground rock excavation software

iSURE® underground rock excavation software is a purpose-developed excavation process control tool for providing instrumented face drilling rigs with all the necessary information for optimized drilling & blasting (Figure 1). iSURE® works seamlessly with Sandvik’s iSERIES drilling rigs, combining pull-out analysis with the rig’s data collection tools and providing an accurate analysis functionality to improve the work cycle and process. ...

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