Hitachi and CSIRO to cooperate on research and development

Hitachi has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop technologies for mining equipment.

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The two companies will collaborate on research and development projects in artificial intelligence (AI), security, material tracking, urban systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensing, autonomous systems and more.

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Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision and safety in a glass labyrinth

In recent years, self-driving mining vehicles have attracted a lot of discussion and some opposition from those who think there are safety concerns.

However, Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years — with zero accidents involving people.

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SANY 750 t excavator gaining traction in Africa mining market, GEM says

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, has launched SANY’s SY750 excavator into the Africa mining market and received a positive response from the continent’s miners.

Eighty tonnes in a single scoop: Mega-mining iron ore

Iron ore being mined in Western Australia
Australia is the world’s largest producer of iron ore

It is the rock that has fortified Australia’s recession-defying economy.

Iron ore has helped to raise living standards in the country, supercharge pension funds, and bankroll governments. It is the key ingredient of steel, and is Australia’s most lucrative export.
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Caterpillar updates ADT range replacing C Series predecessors

Three new 2018 Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735—replace their C Series predecessors and offer new operator stations, transmission-protection features, a new hoist-assist system, an advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO

operating mode. The 730 and 730 EJ have 28 t payload capacity and the 735 has 32 t. This class of machines is widespread in in small mines, sand and gravel operations and in mine construction, such as through earthmoving contractors.

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XCMG launches 700-tonne excavator

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The XCMG 700-tonne excavator is said to be the largest one which has been produced by a Chinese company

China-based company XCMG has launched a 700-tonne hydraulic excavator. Said by the company to be China’s largest excavator, the machine has an overall length of 23.5m. Continue reading “XCMG launches 700-tonne excavator”

Volvo in the process of divesting North Hauler mining truck stake

Volvo Group said recently that it has entered into an agreement to divest a Chinese subsidiary,

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which is holding 25.2% of the shares in the Chinese mining truck major Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock Co Ltd (NHL) for approximately SEK 0.9 billion.

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Komatsu accelerates its development of smaller surface mining drills

Komatsu today announced it is accelerating the development of smaller drills for surface mining applications. Furthering its commitment to be a full solutions provider to the mining industry, Komatsu is expanding its P&H product line to include articulating boom track drills. The first machine in the series, the 44XT, is now being tested at the company’s Arizona Proving Grounds prior to release later this year. The 44XT is capable of drilling 4” to 8” (102 to 203 mm) diameter holes using down-the-hole (DTH) percussive hammers. Continue reading “Komatsu accelerates its development of smaller surface mining drills”

Caterpillar adding more to its next generation surface mining drill offering

In October 2018, Caterpillar is to launch another new surface drill in the form of the small rotary MD6200, a highly transportable offering (has the option for example to leave the mast on and load it on a truck for moving to another mine, jobsite or bench area), which is expected to be available in the market in Q1 2019. While a large part of its market will be quarry applications it will also have several special mining applications. This model will drill holes of <8 in diameter. Continue reading “Caterpillar adding more to its next generation surface mining drill offering”

How Hitachi and Wenco join forces to revolutionize the mining industry

From the Wenco Site
Sure, you know Wenco is a major innovator in mining technology.

Hitachi and Wenco work together for mining

You know our fleet management systems (FMS) are one of the easiest ways to rein in your mine’s cost of production. You know our latest solutions employ

leading-edge technology that continues to raise mine performance — things like Big Data, analytics, IoT, and autonomous vehicles. You know we’re celebrating our 30th year making mines run simpler, smarter, and safer. Continue reading “How Hitachi and Wenco join forces to revolutionize the mining industry”