Bunting Magnetics Co., the leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Global Magnetics, Inc. The Florida-based company sells and distributes magnetic systems and mineral separation equipment designed and built by Master Magnets Ltd. throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and South America.
Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has announced a strategic investment in Alight, Inc., a San Francisco-based SaaS (software as a service) technology company that develops industry-specific solutions for financial forecasting and scenario analysis. The unique software has modules that are designed specifically for different industries, with mining and mortgage banking as the first two target industries. Caterpillar has begun discussions with Alight Mining Solutions to develop enhanced solutions that will combine data from technology-enabled machines with financial forecasting software to help mining companies make more real-time business decisions.
Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, today announced the launch of HxGN Mine VIS, a vehicle intervention system that detects and prevents collisions by automatically slowing down or even stopping a haul truck if an imminent collision is detected. HxGN Mine VIS will be officially unveiled at HxGN LIVE 2017, Hexagon's international conference hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Nearly a year after acquiring one of Australia’s leading mining tyre service firms, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group will be showcasing how the company is continuing to expand its reach and services for customers from coast to coast at the upcoming Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX), August 2017.
McLanahan Corporation introduced McLanahan Mobile Solutions at this year's CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. At the event McLanahan displayed its MMS Track Trommel, which is ideal for processing aggregates, waste fines, construction and demolition material, compost, topsoil, ash and wood waste. This mobile trommel can be containerized when almost fully assembled, can be set up and running in just 15 minutes, and is capable of handling up to 165 tons per hour of material.
The new Cat MD6250 blasthole drill delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) modes. Featuring automated operation, the drill runs within ideal operating parameters for maximum bit life, hole accuracy, and reduced total cost of ownership. A sculpted frame design boasts heavy cross-bracing in high-load areas for maximum machine longevity, while the box section provides optimum structural rigidity. The machine’s four leveling jacks, mast pivot and deck are all welded integrally to the main frame for maximum durability and long life.
Five end products with a production capacity of 180 t/h and total diesel consumption of 60 litres per hour – those were the impressive key results of a multi-stage crushing and screening combination demo of four mobile Keestrack plants, first publically tested in autumn, 2016. The tests were conducted during the customer days of Norway-based Keestrack dealer Fredheim Maskin, and formed part of a technical premiere for Keestrack's “full-hybrid” drive technology. Debuting as a full-electric combination powered by an external gen set were Keestrack's all-new jaw crusher B4e and the mobile cone H4e – both with new drive systems, using diesel power only when needed.
According to the Chinese horoscope, 2016 was the year of a monkey. For Finland-based ALLU (with North American operations out of New Jersey) it has been "the year of the customer". As China has increasingly promoted a more responsible and sustainable environmental policy, 2016 meant significant growth for ALLU in the Chinese market, of over 200 percent. Allu says the company's focus has been on environmental care, and by listening to its customers, the company has been able to offer the right kind of solutions. In recycling processes and for the demanding challenges that the Chinese market currently faces, for example, the importance of EHS (environment, safety and health) and its related standards are being met, as ALLU values and practices provide a strong base to respond to customer expectations.
Komatsu America Corp recently previewed its new 636HP, D375Ai-8 intelligent machine control crawler dozer. Featuring more production and faster cycle times, including 20% more horsepower in reverse than the prior model, the first mining-class dozer equipped with intelligent machine control also comes with structural enhancements for increased durability of mainframe and track frame. The D375Ai-8 also features improved undercarriage, cab mounts and seat, for overall operator comfort. In 2017, a remote-control machine option will be available for difficult applications.
Liebherr has introduced their new 100-tonne mining truck, the T 236. This new mining truck demonstrates the company’s continued innovation in design, paired with the evolution of Liebherr’s own high quality components and class-leading technology. This combination results in increased productivity, better efficiency, enhanced reliability and improved safety, while lowering the cost per tonne.