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Komatsu first to operate Autonomous Haulage System over dedicated private LTE network

Komatsu’s FrontRunner AHS allows unmanned operation of ultra-class mining trucks and is critical to the mining industry.

Komatsu America Corp. has announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on private long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology. This is the mining industry's first AHS enabled to run on private LTE in commercial operations, making way for ultra-high system availability and reliability while adhering to Komatsu's renowned safety standards.

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Latest mobile dust suppression design features Tier 4 Final Gen Set

The DB-60 Fusion dust suppressor features a Tier IV Final-compliant generator.

BossTek has updated its family of self-powered dust suppression equipment with Tier IV Final-compliant generators, ensuring compliance in all 50 states and Canada.  BossTek made the announcement with the debut of the new DustBoss DB-60 Fusion, a field-proven suppression system driven by a high-reliability 25 HP electric motor and paired with a gen set powered by a heavy-duty 4-cycle indirect injection diesel engine.  Designed, engineered and assembled in the USA, the generator features a dual-containment fuel cell, heavy gauge lockable enclosure and oversized brushless alternator for easy starting.  

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bauma 2019: sustainability in mining as an opportunity

Mining to be one of the focal topics of bauma 2019.

Sustainability is a trending topic and that extends to mining as well. The focus extends well beyond the areas of energy consumption and the use of resources: All industries are currently searching for alternative, low-priced and environmentally friendly raw materials and energy sources. Global discussions and technology transfers are the key factors in efforts to successfully encourage sustainability in mining. bauma 2019 will serve as the perfect platform for the focal point of mining.

  • Mining to be one of the focal topics of bauma 2019
  • Key players to highlight potential and showcase technologies
  • Mining, an issue of the future: bauma 2019 to bring together all key players

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Together. Now & tomorrow: Liebherr at Bauma 2019

At Bauma 2019, Liebherr will present all the latest product developments and innovations from across the whole range of construction machines, material handling and mining, as well as components.

This April 8 to 14, Liebherr will give attendees of Bauma 2019 a unique chance to experience its latest innovations first-hand, ranging from construction machines to material handling, mining and components. Visitors can look forward to seeing many new technologies and other practical innovations at Liebherr's 14,000 m2 outdoor stand (809-813) and its indoor stand in hall A4, number 326. 

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Spray dispenser ideal for applying Sulzer MIXPAC abrasion-resistant coatings

Paired with the unique DPS Spray Dispenser for maintenance and repair projects, the complete MixCoat Spray system includes cartridges containing the packaged coating material, a mixer that ensures consistent coating mix, and the pneumatic operated spray.

Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc. offers the MIXPAC MixCoat cartridge-based system for a variety of mining applications, including applying abrasion-resistant coatings on pipes and transportation equipment, bores, walkways, and conveyor equipment.

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Haver & Boecker offers conversion kit for older Tyler H-Class vibrating screens

The H-Class' modular design uses pre-engineered components, which allows the machine to be easily configured based on an operation's requirements.

Haver & Boecker offers a conversion kit for older model H-Class vibrating screens. H-Class models V-50 and older can be updated to the current V-85 H-Class model to reduce operating noise to levels below 100 dBA, gain better control over the running frequency and decrease maintenance costs by as much as 50 percent. 

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XCMG reveals slate of new products and initiatives at bauma China 2018

At bauma China 2018, XCMG presented more smart and efficient solutions that embody the brand's

XCMG, a global leading construction machinery manufacturer, unveiled ambitious new initiatives, including the establishment of a high-end innovation centre for construction machinery and core components, and a strategic alliance to promote technological development at bauma China 2018, the premier gathering for the Asian construction machinery industry. The company also showcased 79 of its latest products and 41 pieces/sets of core components at the event.

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Volvo showcases portfolio for sustainable infrastructure at bauma China

Following its best third quarter ever, Volvo Group is enjoying a powerful demonstration of its innovative products and newly launched Volvo Services – built to drive sustainable growth across the key Chinese market.

From November 27 to 30, sister companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), Volvo Penta, Volvo Financial Services (VFS) and SDLG are revealing a star lineup of construction equipment and technologies designed to handle the region's rapid infrastructure growth in the most sustainable way possible. Under the theme of ‘Building Tomorrow,' the stand in the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) is showcasing to an audience of 200,000 visitors how it has the machines, services and network to adapt to a dynamically changing world.

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Volvo Trucks provides autonomous transport solution to Brønnøy Kalk AS

Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port.

The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by six autonomous Volvo FH trucks on a five kilometer stretch through tunnels between the mine itself and the crusher. Tests of this solution have been carried out successfully and will continue throughout 2018 to become fully operational by the end of 2019.

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FrontRunner autonomous haulage system sets new record with latest industry milestone

Today’s FrontRunner system operates around the clock hauling copper, iron and oil sands, at seven sites, across three continents.

Komatsu America Corp. has announced that the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems combined.

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Cat autonomous trucks haul one billion tonnes

“In the process of hauling one billion tonnes, the autonomous trucks traveled nearly 35 million kilometers,” McGinnis said.

Cat mining trucks working within MineStar Command for hauling recently reached a milestone of one billion tonnes hauled. Caterpillar deployed the first six commercial autonomous trucks in 2013, and the fleet has now grown to more than 150 with six different mining companies operating Command for hauling in iron ore, copper and oil sands.

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Second generation of the Epiroc zero-emission fleet presented at Power Change Days

Örebro, Sweden: With over 60000 operating hours, Epiroc is now expanding its proven battery offering and zero-emission fleet with the second generation in underground loaders, trucks and drill rigs and a new battery service offering.

Battery-electric equipment allows a mine to unlock a number of benefits: improved health and safety, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and decreased operating costs. "We are leading the charge towards sustainability in mining through battery electric, zero-emission equipment," says Stevan Topalovic, Vice President Marketing Underground Rock Excavation division at Epiroc. "At Power Change Days, we proudly present our second generation electric battery 14 and 18-tonne loaders, our 42-tonne truck and our mid-sized drilling family including face drilling, production drilling and rock reinforcement rigs."

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Caterpillar announces two new ultra-class mining trucks

The design of the new trucks focuses on delivering class-leading payload, high reliability and simple serviceability.

With the introduction of the new Cat 798 AC and the 796 AC, Caterpillar expands its mining truck line to give customers the flexibility to choose what meets their needs and preferences. The new electric-drive 798 AC features a 372-tonne (410-ton) payload and joins the proven mechanical-drive Cat 797F in the 400-short-ton size class. The new electric-drive 796 AC delivers 326-tonne (360-ton) payload and will replace the Cat 795 AC in regions where engine emissions are highly regulated. Both trucks will be available in second quarter 2019.

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Canadian innovators challenged to modernize mining processes

Canadian innovators challenged to modernize mining processes

Improving the energy efficiency of Canada's mines is critical to our transition to a low-carbon economy. Finding and advancing innovative solutions that reduce energy use for crushing and grinding mined rock will reduce pollution, improve productivity and help our mining industry become more competitive. 

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Cat large dozers reach milestone with 40,000th machine

The 40,000th large dozer from Cat is a D11T that will be put to work in southeastern B.C.

The legacy of the Cat large dozer began a little more than 40 years ago with a revolutionary elevated drive sprocket and new undercarriage design that looked unlike any dozer of its day. The groundbreaking suspended undercarriage with high drive design conformed to the ground better than standard oval tracks, helping to improve machine traction, extend undercarriage life and enhance operator comfort. 

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Tricone drill bits from Cat focus on severe applications

Tricone drill bits from Cat focus on severe applications

Cat Tricone Drill Bits are designed for the most severe rotary blasthole applications, yet are cost effective for a wide range of drilling needs. The new bit line includes six diameters ranging from 171 mm (6 ¾ in.) to 311 mm (12 ¼ in.). Their carbide shapes and cutting face arrangements are optimized for high wear resistance and improved rock fragmentation, and the aggressive, long-lasting cutting structure delivers a superior rate of penetration.

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Quebec's Alliance Magnesium receives federal investment for tailings recycling

Quebec's Alliance Magnesium receives federal investment for tailings recycling

Across Canada, companies on the leading edge of innovation and job creation are advancing clean technologies in all sectors of the economy and finding new ways to solve the world's environmental challenges. That's good for everyone as clean technologies not only lead to well-paying jobs that support the Canadian economy but also help Canada meet its climate change goals. 

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Cat introduces its most transportable rotary drill yet

Cat introduces its most transportable rotary drill yet

The new Cat MD6200 Rotary Blasthole Drill is designed as a production drill with the flexibility to do pre-split drilling—all in a package that is Caterpillar's most transportable rotary drill yet. The versatile MD6200 is designed to perform rotary or DTH drilling in single-pass or multi-pass modes and can drill holes of 127 to 200 mm (5.0 to 7.87 inches) in diameter.

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