Smart design and engineering, new and intuitive digital tools, and safe and quick maintenance practices are all combining to ensure process plant and mine site equipment runs more efficiently over the long term. In this month’s Spotlight Feature Article, we peer into the heavy engineering and wear parts space to find out how solutions such[…]
The mining haul truck market is changing fast, as mining groups commit to decarbonisation targets and invest in autonomy to up producivity. But other aspects are changing too – in on-board fire suppression systems for example, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are under scrutiny due to environmental persistence. Johnson Controls is leading the way with[…]
Comminution and crushing continues to be a focus area for mining companies looking to cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint and, as discussed in this month’s Spotlight Feature Article, there are plenty of solutions out there seeking to address both of these pain points. Homing in on the primary gyratory crusher side of the[…]
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article covers surface loading innovations – with the talk of the town currently being developments in remote control mining shovels by Hitachi, Komatsu and others. Komatsu has also reported very positive results from its hybrid shovel following trials, which can help customers on their lower environmental impact journey with reduced fuel[…]
No modern mine is short of data, but what these operations continually lack is an ability to fully leverage this data across operations due to data/process silos, interoperability issues and the like. In this month’s Spotlight Feature Article, IM looks at how the mining software community is addressing this issue, with companies like Eclipse Mining[…]
Remote Operations Centres are appearing with regularity now, but as discussed in this month’s Spotlight Feature Article, the difference with these new ROCs versus those from the early and mid 2000s is that they are largely allowing concentrators to be managed and operated remotely without the need for regular human intervention.
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article looks into the underground hard-rock cutting sector, detailing updates on major industry projects involving Vale, Komatsu, Epiroc, Sandvik, Robbins and more.
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article looks at the latest in mine safety technology, including advances in collision avoidance, mine rescue and refuge chambers, gas monitoring, and more. Also featured is Phoenix Lighting’s tailored lighting systems, which enable equipment operators of all ages to reduce eye fatigue in various operating environments.
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article reviews a visit by IM to China’s LiuGong Machinery in Liuzhou. A pioneer in China’s construction & mining equipment sector, it started seeing success in the global market in the early 2000s and has continued to refine its product range and marketing strategy since then
In our latest Spotlight Feature Article, we look at some of the recent innovations that have vastly improved the management, storage and delivery of fuels and oils, including Total’s filtration tools to improve filter and fuel life, as well as reduce premature fuel component failures.