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Michelin launches aggressive underground mining tires for extreme conditions

New ALLU App, Transformer Series range to be on display at Hillhead 2018

Finland-based ALLU, Inc. is set to show the company's latest technological and product innovations at the upcoming Hillhead UK 2018 event, held from the 26th to 28th of June in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. The company recently introduced a new Mobile App, and will showcase their range of Transformer Series mounted buckets, which screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials, in applications including quarrying, mining, contruction, soil, C&D, waste and organics recycling.

Volvo CE tests remotely operated wheel loader in underground mining application

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has been involved in a Swedish research project that demonstrated that by applying the latest technology within communication and automation, underground mines could become more efficient and safer. In the Pilot for Industrial Mobile Communication in Mining (PIMM) project, Volvo CE developed and tested its remotely controlled wheel loader 400 metres underground – while the operator commanded the machine from a comfortable office on the surface. This was made possible with the help of other companies and organizations – including Boliden, Ericsson, Telia, ABB, RISE SICS and LTU – which joined forces on the project to explore what the next generation of mobile communication technology, 5G, could mean for business models and communications in a mine.

Terex Trucks signs new dealer in Texas

When it comes to the mining industry, the phrase ‘Everything is bigger in Texas' is most certainly true according to B-C Equipment Sales. With plentiful mineral resources, it is one of the main producers of cement, crushed stone, lime, salt, sand and gravel in America. It is also the leading crude oil and natural gas-producing state in the country. It is thereby no great surprise that construction equipment dealers do so well there. B-C Equipment Sales has been dominating the local market for the past 32 years, ever since Bill Lathrop and his wife Cathy decided to go into business together. With a reputation built on tradition and integrity, the family-run company has a customer network covering four major areas in South Texas: Corpus Christi, San Antonio, LaFeria and Laredo. 

Maclean invests in technology & people to deliver innovative products & services for the mines of the future, today

MacLean Engineering a global leader in underground mining mobile equipment innovation, improving safety and productivity and reducing costs for mining companies and contractors.  MacLean recently made notable acquisitions in remote control technology as well as shotcrete expertise that will allow the company to remain at the forefront of change in a rapidly evolving industry.

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Epiroc underground launches Minetruck MT2010 Battery

The newest machine to be added to Epiroc's fleet of electric-powered equipment is the Minetruck MT2010 Battery, now ready to roll in mining operations throughout North America. The Minetruck MT2010 Battery is a sleek and sturdy truck, specially built to transport heavy loads of up to 20 metric tons through narrow underground passages. The electric Minetruck shares all the merits of its internationally popular Minetruck MT2010 diesel counterpart, including a compact design, hard-wearing components, fast incline speeds and easy maneuverability. However, the Minetruck MT2010 Battery extends its own list of honors by driving away from fossil fuels towards a zero-emission future.

XCMG unveils their first 700-ton mining excavator

The first 700-ton hydraulic excavator from XCMG has rolled off the company's assembly line in Xuzhou, China, heralding a new era for Chinese heavy equipment manufacturing. The successful development and production of the new XE7000E makes China the fourth country in the world to have the capability of producing 700-ton excavators after Germany, Japan and the U.S.

Volvo CE unveils new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at Scotland facility

All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company's Motherwell facility in Scotland. Guests got their first glimpse of the new machines, which consist of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E. The star of the show was the R100E, a completely new rigid hauler that combines a wealth of market and customer knowledge with proven components, new technologies and a striking new design – all providing a cost-effective and productive solution to fulfill the needs of today's mining and quarrying customers. The new four-model range is initially available in less regulated markets.

Cat 24 motor grader is application-matched for medium to large mines running trucks over 180 tonnes payload

Building on the strong heritage of the M Series motor graders, the new Cat 24 motor grader delivers high-performance construction and maintenance of mine roads to improve mining truck efficiency. The 24 Motor Grader is equipped with a 7.3-metre-wide (24-foot) moldboard and is application-matched for medium to large mines running trucks over 180 tonnes (200 tons) payload. An innovative, modular design means components can be removed and installed quicker and easier, in some cases, up to 70 percent faster when compared to the 24M. Standard Cat GRADE with Cross Slope improves operator productivity and haul road quality, which lowers truck tire wear, decreases rolling resistance and reduces premature tire failure. 

Rubble Master acquires compact screen and crusher manufacturer Maximus

Rubble Master (RM) has acquired Northern Ireland-based screen manufacturer Maximus. Founded in 2004 and employing 120 people, Maximus will complement Rubble Master's existing range of products, helping to satisfy customers and support future growth. According to Rubble Master, for customers and dealers, this acquisition means a full line of crushing, recycling and screening products are now available with the same reliable, lifetime support and complete parts and service support customers have come to expect from their company.

Epiroc brand makes SME Annual Conference & Expo debut

Epiroc, the new subsidiary of the Atlas Copco Group that is planned to be listed on the stock exchange in 2018, is exhibiting at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) Annual Conference & Expo for the first time. Operating under its own brand name and logo, Epiroc is showcasing automation and system solutions in Booth 921 at the annual event, Feb. 25-28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Komatsu marks 10 years of Autonomous Haulage System availability

Komatsu Ltd. is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the commercial deployment of its Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). Today, more than 100 AHS trucks operate in Australia, North and South America. Based on the 10-year proven record of safety, productivity, environmental resistance and system flexibility in an array of mining environments, Komatsu plans to accelerate the pace of AHS deployment.

Volvo CE to enter rigid hauler market

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the new four-model range has relied heavily on the longstanding rigid hauler expertise of Volvo CE's subsidiary Terex Trucks, combined with the technological strength of the Volvo Group. The range, which will initially be launched in less regulated markets, consists of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 100-ton R100E.

Tsurumi products feature on eighth season of Gold Rush

Tsurumi Pumps' products are featured on the eighth season of Gold Rush, the popular Discovery Channel reality series that follows the exploits of 316 Mining. The Oregon, U.S.-based mining company chose Tsurumi as its exclusive provider of pumping equipment, which includes numerous pumps, variable frequency drives and custom-built pontoons. Key personnel from Tsurumi's U.S. division also offered extensive engineering consultation on the job site in Fairplay, Colorado, U.S., before shooting began.

ASI, Liebherr to collaborate on autonomous ready mining trucks

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) and Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. (Liebherr) have announced that Liebherr's new autonomous ready haul trucks will be compatible with ASI's autonomous command and control platform; MOBIUS. Liebherr's vision of an autonomous haul truck includes an open interface that enables the truck to integrate to ASI's Mobius platform. Liebherr's autonomous vehicles can be controlled under an OEM agnostic command system for autonomous vehicles, providing maximum flexibility for their customers.

Selecting the Right Solid Tires for Industry Specific Applications

Approximately twenty years ago, those of us working in the off-road heavy equipment industry regularly witnessed a high amount of failures in machines operating on cement or other hard surfaces. Extended steel rims were used with small, hard, rubber wheels. When these rubber tires chipped and chunked, vibrations and bouncing sent shockwaves into the machine, causing shortened life and expensive repairs, not to mention stress on operators. Drivetrain components (U-joints and articulation joints) in particular often suffered from stress cracks caused by vibrations and a bouncing machine. 

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​New Compact Crusher Range to be Unveiled at Steinexpo 2017

PETERBOROUGH, ON -July 28, 2017 - McCloskey International's expanding crusher line now includes compact crushers, which will make their worldwide debut in Europe's largest basalt quarry at Steinexpo 2017, held from August 31 - September 2, 2017 in Homburg/Nieder-Ofleiden, Germany. Situated in a 1400m2 stand in Demo Area C, Stand C17, the position will allow visitors to witness the power of McCloskey equipment in action, as well as explore new products on the stand.

Bunting Magnetics Co. announces acquisition of Global Magnetics

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 invests in technology company designing mining industry solutions

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. 

Mining vehicle intervention system detects and prevents collisions

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.

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