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.
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article takes an in-depth look into the field of Heavy Engineering; in particular how companies are leveraging digital technologies and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to improve the durability and cost effectiveness of their products. The feature includes how ME Elecmetal is using DEM simulation software to allow customers to better understand the[…]
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article looks into In-pit crushing and conveying (IPCC), and variations on the theme, which is back in contention as miners look at reducing environmental impact over the long term.
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article delves into the latest in mine blasthole drilling models, applications and innovations, including Komatsu Mining’s new ZT44 offering, a versatile track drill for pre-split, production, auxilliary and other applications
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article offers another rare insight into the workings of one of China’s leading mining and mineral processing equipment leaders. Paul Moore visited the unique factory operations of CITIC HIC in Luoyang, China in 2019 witnessing the breadth of its fabrication, forging, machining and casting capabilities, its global reach & impressive mining[…]
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article covers an extensive mine visit made by IM Editorial Director Paul Moore in 2019 to the Kazzinc-owned Ridder Mining and Concentrating Complex in East Kazakhstan in 2019, including the new Dolinny operation. The polymetallic complex is already one of the world’s most productive and modern mines but is taking a[…]
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article looks at proximity detection & collision avoidance systems in mining. As Paul Moore explains, there is much more attention now being given to these systems, driven very much by greater automation take-up, an increased focus on safety and incoming South African legislation
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article covers the current moves in introducing smart lighting solutions into mining – lights that can adapt to conditions in real time, including weather, dust levels etc, but also to specific operational needs. Industry trends are also driving this. With more and more mines implementing or trialling autonomous machines, the lighting[…]
This month’s Spotlight Feature Article covers rock tools and consumables in mining, where technology continues to evolve allowing better performance and longevity. Boart Longyear says in production drilling, global field tests of its new DriftMaster™ rods and bits have exceeded expectations with customers seeing increased productivity and lower overall costs