Canadian Mining Journal



  • Feature

    Caterpillar aims to please

    December 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Caterpillar’s mining team had a lot to talk about at its recent annual press event in Tucson, which CMJ attended in November. In October and November alone, the company introduced two new electric drive ultra-class trucks, a new drill capable

  • Feature

    Bringing autonomous haulage to the oil sands

    December 1, 2018 by SMS Equipment

    Several oilsands producers have started looking at the application of autonomous haulage systems and the use of driverless haul trucks to optimize transportation of oilsands from the mine to the processing facilities. This is a significant undertaking in the industry

  • News

    PUMPS: How are GIW mining pumps related?

    November 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GEORGIA – With so many product lines and acronyms, it can seem as though all of the pumps produced by GIW Industries are a bit random. However, the products are more related than people may realize. Each pump is a

  • News

    DIGITALIZATION: Sandvik, Newtrax partner to offer best underground digital solutions

    November 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Sandvik has partnered with Newtrax, a global leader in wireless internet of things (IoT)for the underground metal mining industry, to deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency, and productivity to underground metal mines through digitalization. Sandvik’s OEM-independent OptiMine digital platform

  • News

    AIR QUALITY: N.R. Murphy announces new owners after 75 years in business

    November 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – After three-quarters of a century in the business of providing top industrial air quality solutions across North America, N.R. Murphy Limited has passed the torch to new owners. The Cambridge-based company – which manufactures dust collectors, fans,

  • News

    GOLD: Macassa No.4 headframe rises over Kirkland Lake

    November 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The skyline of Kirkland Lake changed recently when the 65-metre-tall concrete headframe for Kirkland Lake Gold’s new Macassa No.4 shaft was slip formed in just 10 days. Another significant event in the No.4 shaft construction occurred when the

  • News

    TRUCKS: MacLean celebrates double production milestones

    November 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – Two production milestone units are ready to roll off the line at MacLean Engineering’s manufacturing facility: SL3 scissor lift No.200 and BT3 boom truck No.100, going to mines in Quebec and British Columbia, respectively. “We’re known for

  • News

    LOADER: Cat launches best in class underground R1700

    November 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Caterpillar recently launched the Cat R1700 underground mining loader, a completely new design that has proven its high productivity and efficiency in extended field trials and in production studies. The R1700 carries a size-class-leading payload of 15 tonnes,

  • News

    TOOLS: Epiroc hydraulic tools division forms a North American competence centre

    November 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    STOCKHOLM – To meet the changing needs in the North American market, Epiroc introduces a world-class organization that will support the Hydraulic Attachment Tools division in all of North America. The new North American Competence Center, located in Independence, Ohio,

  • News

    TRUCKS: Komatsu’s FrontRunner automated trucks haul a record 2B tonnes

    November 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Komatsu America announced on Nov. 15 that the FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than 2.0 billion tonnes of material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other

  • SOFTWARE: eCompliance unveils innovative asset management feature

    November 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – eCompliance, the number one software for strengthening safety culture, announced the release of Asset Management as the newest addition to the product. The addition of Asset Management positions the company as the only safety software provider to track both assets

  • ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Epiroc launches new generation of battery-powered machines

    November 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    STOCKHOLM – Epiroc launched second generation of battery-powered machines on Nov. 14, 2018. They are designed to lower mining customers’ costs and promote a healthier underground work environment. The battery-driven underground loaders, trucks and drill rigs will create a number