Diamond miners agree to form a diamond producers association

Diamond miners agree to form a diamond producers association

The new Diamond Producers Association (DPA) is to support development of the diamond sector. Seven of the world’s leading diamond mining companies have announced their commitment to form the Diamond Producers Association. The founding members – ALROSA, De Beers, Rio Tinto, Dominion Diamond Corp, Lucara Diamond Corp, Petra Diamonds, and Gem Diamonds will work together to support the development of the diamond sector. The DPA is the first ever international representative organisation to be formed by some of the leading diamond producers, with a corporate registration in London, England. The DPA’s remit will include: Maintaining and enhancing consumer demand for and confidenceDiamond miners agree to form a diamond producers association
Komatsu passes 330 Mt of material moved with Autonomous Haulage System

Komatsu passes 330 Mt of material moved with Autonomous Haulage System

Over the past five years, global mining and construction equipment giant Komatsu has pioneered the use of its Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) in large mining operations – with its FrontRunner™ autonomous trucks recently passing a landmark milestone of 330 Mt of material moved. Based on conventional large mining trucks such as the 930E, Komatsu’s FrontRunner™ trucks run completely autonomously – they are not remotely controlled – with a full truck fleet able to be monitored by single controller located up to thousands of kilometres away. They are able to operate around-the-clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, deliveringKomatsu passes 330 Mt of material moved with Autonomous Haulage System
Wearable technologies to improve underground work conditions

Wearable technologies to improve underground work conditions

Wayne Ablitt, president of Jannatec Technologies in Sudbury, Canada has great hopes for the company’s future and its efforts to help work in deep underground mines. The business, which was established in 1989, is developing two new projects and expanding its research and development lab. It is working with the Ultra-Deep Mining Network on developing the projects. “The assistance that we are receiving from our partners at (the Ultra-Deep Mining Network) is giving Jannatec the capability of expanding its research and development program,” Ablitt said in a release. “This will allow us to achieve our goals and bring product to the marketWearable technologies to improve underground work conditions
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions opens new service centre in Antofagasta

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions opens new service centre in Antofagasta

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, the plant engineering and construction specialist of the ThyssenKrupp Group, has opened a new service centre in Antofagasta, Chile, on May 13, 2015. On an area of more than 10,000 square metres, it offers complex maintenance and repair services for customers from the Chilean mining and raw materials industry. The volume of investment amounts to around €16 million. Another service centre located in Santa Luzia, Brazil, is already in full operation providing refurbishment works and new components for the local market. These investments are part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its global footprint and to sustainablyThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions opens new service centre in Antofagasta
Terex Finlay introduces 873 tracked mobile heavy duty screener

Terex Finlay introduces 873 tracked mobile heavy duty screener

The new Terex® Finlay 873 is designed to work after a primary crusher or on its own as frontline screening machine. This highly versatile and adaptable machine is very suitable for mine sites. This aggressive forward facing inclined modular configuration screenbox has a 3.66 m x 1.52 m top deck and a bottom deck of the same size giving a total screening area of 14.4 m2. Depending on the working application of the machine hydraulic adjustment can be used to vary the angle of the screen box between 13 and 19°. The top deck can be fitted with a varietyTerex Finlay introduces 873 tracked mobile heavy duty screener
Fatigue management combining wearable technology and real-time alerts

Fatigue management combining wearable technology and real-time alerts

Successful fatigue management requires constant vigilance, especially when things seem routine and predictable. It requires an efficient and effective process. It requires proactive systems that put the right data in the hands of the right person at the right time to make the right decision. In this way, people can be kept safe and healthy, and continuous operations maintained. Bridgecrest Medical has designed an end-to-end solution that combines wearable technology and real-time alerts. With predictive analytics designed to fit your operational context, developed through partnerships with device manufacturers and industry experts, the company says it empowers “you and your team to makeFatigue management combining wearable technology and real-time alerts
What's the most significant metallurgical innovation of recent years?

What's the most significant metallurgical innovation of recent years?

We are now accepting nominations for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame – to be inducted in Phoenix, AZ, USA, February 22 during the SME Annual Conference (www.im-halloffame.com) at a gala dinner event at the Hyatt Regency. Nominees are judged on innovation and contribution made to the industry – i.e. what has this innovation achieved. Nominations are also sought for those who have facilitated the introduction of a specific technology to an operation. They can be as important as the innovators. Nominations should be for a person or team of people, who must all be named.  The 12 categoriesWhat's the most significant metallurgical innovation of recent years?
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