With a strong expertise in electrical machines, Liebherr presented a duo of machines fitted to meet the requirements of the mines of the future at Bauma 2019: the R 9200 E and the T 236. When working together, the R 9200 E and T 236 reduce the environmental footprint of any mining operation. The R 9200 E in face shovel configuration can easily fill a T 236 in five passes, a perfect combination for scalable productivity.
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.
The MD6200 offers the ability to drill at a negative angle up to 15 degrees, which enables matching the slope of the highwall for pre-split drilling. The result is cleaner highwalls with less waste material going to downstream operations. For traditional production drilling, the mast can tilt from vertical out to 30 degrees. The operator can adjust the mast angle in increments of 5 degrees from the touch screen in the cab—with no special setup required.
The MD6200 can be transported over the road with the mast on, so it can simply roll onto a truck when it's time to move to another site. The new drill also has the smallest shipping envelope of any drill in its class. In some configurations, parts outside the shipping envelope can be removed without the use of lifting tools, allowing two people to prepare it by hand for shipping.
The drill also offers best-in-class maneuverability. Its compact working envelope and powerful undercarriage get it into position faster, reducing the time spent accessing drill patterns and moving between holes. The Cat 336 excavator-style undercarriage provides superior durability, tractive effort and drawbar pull.
A Cat C18 engine powers the drill and is rated to meet the needs of any mine site. It is available in US EPA Tier 4 Final configuration and in US EPA Tier 2 equivalent configuration to suit regional needs. The Cat power train delivers high efficiency and reliability.
Both high pressure and low-pressure compressor configurations offer variable volume air control, perfectly matching the compressor output to the drill tool and application needs. The system also lowers stand-by pressures while the machine is idle, further improving fuel efficiency.
Proven Cat electronics control the MD6200 and offer technicians the same architecture used on other Cat machines. Integrated machine protection features and interlocks help keep operators safe and the machine up and running by preventing potential failures and operating errors.
With Product Link Elite, drill health metrics are easy to download, and managers can track drill performance in real time. The MD6200 electronics also provide a platform for automated controls.
The MD6200 is designed to promote operator comfort and productivity. The cab offers ergonomic controls, which help the operator remain productive and efficient through the entire shift. Optional upgrades, such as a heated, ventilated seat with heavy-duty suspension and dual-pane glass, help operators stay comfortable. Multifunction joystick controls and touchscreens are intuitive to use, and three standard cameras give the operator awareness of the work area.
Cat technology options make the MD6200 even more productive and efficient. Drill Assist offers a number of automated functions, including auto level, auto retract jacks, auto raise and lower mast, and auto drill. The drill depth monitoring system helps to reduce over- and under-drilling—to optimize productivity and fragmentation.
The MD6200 is also ready for Cat Terrain for drilling, which uses state-of-the-art guidance technologies to help operators drill holes in the exact location and specified by the plan, resulting in smoother, safer and more efficient blasting.
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"Hauling is one of the most cost-intensive components of a typical mining or quarrying operation. In addition to fuel and labor, there's plenty of maintenance involved too. To ensure cost efficiency, a haul truck should carry as much payload as possible on every round. At Metso, we set out to tackle this challenge and designed a truck body that requires minimal maintenance while maximizing payload. The result is a lower operating cost per hauled ton," says Lars Skoog, Vice President, Mining Wear Lining & Screening, Metso.
Komatsu and MineWare are officially launching their first factory-fitted payload management system, Argus PLM, at bauma 2019.
Hitachi is introducing the EX2600-7 and EX5600-7 mining excavators, which deliver enhanced efficiency, reliability and durability, to North and South America. These models are part of the new EX-7 Series line of mining excavators, which highlights Hitachi's focus on continuous improvement through fuel-efficiency technologies and advanced engineering.
Caterpillar recently introduced a new wet disk snubber upgrade for dipper doors on its 7495 Series electric rope shovels. The oil-filled snubber is maintenance and adjustment free for its 12,000-hour life before rebuild, which aligns with dipper service life.
The Cat 797F large mining truck is now available in a fuel-efficient configuration that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards. Through more than 16,000 hours of successful pilot machine operation and 100,000 hours of production truck operation in Tier 4 configuration, the system has proven its ability to deliver strong performance and greater fuel efficiency compared to the Tier 2 797F in most applications.
Accella Tyre Fill Systems has unveiled a new, vibrant color for its industry-leading TLC Tyre and Rim Protection that will deliver greater safety and functionality to field operators and drivers of Off-the-Road (OTR) vehicles working in mining and other related industries. TLC is a protective coating that conditions the tyre wheel and maintains cooler tyre operating temperatures, which helps to eliminate premature failures caused by rust and other deterioration. Accella's most recent TLC Tyre and Rim Protection formula—to be showcased at this week's 64th Annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Conference in Tampa, Florida, held February 20-23 — features a bright, highly visible "Neon Red" that will enable earlier, safer detection of dangerous tyre and rim leaks.
ALLU Group will be exhibiting and demonstrating equipment from its Transformer, Processor and other equipment ranges at bauma 2019. As well as established and proven equipment, ALLU will be unveiling its latest developments, and launching new and exciting solutions.
Terex Washing Systems (TWS) has announced further investment in their North American sales and operational teams that will enable customers to engage directly with TWS experts to discuss their requirements and collaborate in the development of innovative customer-specific solutions.
Lars Engström, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, will leave Sandvik during 2019 after the appointment of a successor.
Sandvik has acquired privately owned Artisan Vehicle Systems, manufacturer of battery powered underground mining equipment, based in Camarillo, California, USA. The core technology is battery packs, electric motors, power electronics, software and control systems. Artisan's underground mining loaders and trucks are designed with these high-powered, highly reliable and field proven battery electric powertrains. Artisan is the market leader with most battery electric vehicles currently operating in underground mining.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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."
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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Developing Canada's natural resources in cleaner, more sustainable ways will create good, middle-class jobs, increase competitiveness and reduce pollution as we move to a low-carbon future.
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.
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.
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.
Aecon Group Inc. has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with North American Construction Group Inc. under which Aecon has agreed to sell to NACG substantially all of the assets related to Aecon's Contract Mining business for $199.1 million in cash.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the U.S. and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tire's overall life cycle performance by five percent.
The recently inaugurated Control Tower located in Epiroc facilities in Örebro, Sweden, is designed to be an innovation arena to collaborate around, and to explore and develop automation and information management solutions. The Control Tower is much more than a showroom - it is a part of the Epiroc strategy to support customers to take the right steps towards safety, productivity and improved operations.
Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Guardvant, a recognized leader in operator safety solutions for the mining industry. Guardvant's flagship solution, OpGuard, is used to detect and respond to driver fatigue and distraction - the most common underlying cause of accidents.
In this time-lapse video, Liebherr shows the transport and assembly of an R 9400 mining excavator for BGC Contracting to Idemitsu Boggabri Coal Mine in New South Wales, Australia.
Caterpillar and Newmont Mining, with the support of Cashman Equipment Co., the Cat dealer in Nevada, have entered a collaboration agreement to validate and improve underground hard rock mining vehicle automation technology. The initial focus of the collaborative effort is Command for underground, the Cat system for semi-autonomous and remote operation of underground loaders. Command for underground is a technology within Cat MineStar.
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