Canadian Mining Journal



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    ENGINEERING: MacLean to run underground test mine in Sudbury

    October 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – MacLean Engineering has purchased the former MTI test underground testing facility in the Lively neighbourhood. It is located less than a 10-minute drive from the company’s sales, service and support centre. The property includes an approximately 300-metre

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies simulators build remote operator skills

    September 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA  – Freeport McMoRan (FMI) in Indonesia is using training simulators from Immersive Technologies to prepare operators for Caterpillar’s semi-autonomous load-haul-dump operations with Cat Command for Underground. Command for Underground automates the tramming and dumping component of an underground loader’s load-haul-dump cycle.

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    TRAINING: Norcat launches new Common Core module for drilling

    July 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – As demand for exploration drilling remains strong, Norcat has launched a new training program for surface and underground diamond driller assistants as part of the Common Core curriculum. The first five-week program will begin Aug. 13, 2018.

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies rolls out operator performance analytics

    July 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA –  Every hour a mine captures hundreds of data points measuring operator performance but too often sites don’t take action due to data overload or lack of understanding about the value that can be unlocked by managing operator variability.

  • TRAINING: Learn the skills, comply with federal drone regulations

    April 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WINNIPEG – Transport Canada regulations released in December 2016, require proper training and education for those who wish to use drones for commercial purposes. Regulations require that anyone using a drone for any purpose besides the recreational enjoyment of flying

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    TRAINING: Immersive adds LX6 to medium fidelity simulator family

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Immersive Technologies the world’s largest supplier of surface and underground mining equipment simulators is proudly announcing the latest addition to its medium fidelity simulator range. The LX6 is a brand new medium fidelity simulator platform which offers the

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    FUNDING: QMA welcomes funding of apprenticeship programs

    April 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – The Quebec Mining Association says it welcomes the announcement by the province to put $7.8 million into funding for apprenticeship programs, as outlined by the mining industry. The funding will be used to finance the project “Equipping

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    SOFTWARE: Deswik stands test of time, continues to grow

    March 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRISBANE, Australia – It can be tough being a newcomer in an established industry but, after 10 years in business, mining technology firm Deswik has proved its staying power. Deswik’s story began in 2008 with three founders at one location

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    TRAINING: NORCAT launches two new experiential programs

    March 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and development services, launched two new, hands-on and experiential training and development programs to prepare the global mining workforce for the “new world of work”.

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    VIRTUAL REALITY: Worksite VR training at Oyu Tolgoi mine

    January 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Immersive Technologies developed a series of WorksiteVR Quest virtual reality scenarios designed to facilitate a blended learning model in conjunction with eLearning and practical activities. Mine site inductions are necessary however often dry, boring, and forgettable. Mining operations are now

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    TRAINING: Bosch Rexroth offers technical hydraulic training courses through 2018

    November 15, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WELLAND, Ont. –  Bosch Rexroth is accepting registration for all courses in its popular training program designed for industrial hydraulic and mobile hydraulic users, designers and engineers. Rexroth’s Hydraulic Technical Training is targeted toward individuals who maintain hydraulic systems, design

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    INSTRUMENTATION: Endress+Hauser opens support centre in Edmonton

    June 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    EDMONTON – Endress+Hauser opened its new 1,850 sq. metre regional customer support centre in this city on June 2, 2017. The facility, located in the Ellerslie industrial business area south of the city, houses a regional office and warehouse, flow