Canadian Mining Journal



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    Digitalization, climate trends buoy outlook for German mining machinery

    December 3, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The mining machinery industry in Germany expects a decline in sales of 10-15% in 2020. Nevertheless, the industry is optimistic about the future, because only state-of-the-art mining technology will be able to ensure the raw materials needed for climate protection

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    New Cat 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper for low-cost earthmoving

    December 2, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Caterpillar has introduced the new Cat 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper (WTS), which features a twin-power design to boost cycle times and elevate productivity and operating efficiency to deliver low-cost earthmoving. With a 7% increase in fuel efficiency over the 657G WTS,

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    RPMGlobal adds AI capabilities to intelligence platform

    December 2, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    RPMGlobal has expanded its optimization and artificial intelligence (AI) suite of technology solutions with the acquisition of Canada-headquartered IMAFS, an inventory optimization management software company,. With the closing of the acquisition, the company has added a cloud-delivered, inventory management and

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    Industry leaders progress initiative to accelerate new generation of mining vehicles

    December 1, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles (ICSV) initiative – a collaboration between the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – has made progress towards understanding what is needed to transform today’s fleet of mining

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    ABB launches ABB Ability Safety Plus for hoists

    November 30, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Global technology company ABB has launched ABB Ability Safety Plus for hoists, a suite of mine hoist safety products that brings the highest level of personnel and equipment safety available to the mining industry. The products include Safety Plus Hoist

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    Metso Outotec extends mill reline offering with high-capacity Mill Reline Machine

    November 26, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Metso Outotec has expanded its mill reline equipment offering with a high-capacity Mill Reline Machine (MRM). The new MRM has a capacity of 4,000 kg, for easy and safe replacement of steel lining systems inside even the largest grinding mills.

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    Komatsu introduces redesigned LHDs for hard rock mining

    November 25, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    With a new chassis, powertrain and operator cabin, Komatsu’s brand new WX07 7-tonne LHD has been designed from the ground up to provide a standout experience and environment for underground hard rock mining operators. Compared to competitors in its size

  • First underground TOMRA sensor-based sorter deployed at rock salt mine

    November 19, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Salt producer K+S Minerals and Agriculture turned to TOMRA Sorting Mining to replace the existing sorting system at its rock salt mine in Grasleben, Germany.   At the Grasleben mine, rock salt is extracted from a high-quality underground deposit and

  • Epiroc introduces the RCS 4.20 Rig Control System for Pit Viper rigs

    November 18, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Epiroc has introduced RCS 4.20, a software update to its proprietary Rig Control System, taking the next step in data-driven mining. RCS 4.20 includes a range of improvements as well as major features like Time Usage Model, Real Time Data

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    RPMGlobal marks thirty years of XERAS financial budgeting and forecasting tool

    November 17, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    RPMGlobal is celebrating the mining industry’s most trusted financial budgeting tool, XERAS, which turns 30 this month. XERAS was first introduced to the mining industry in 1990 in a simple English desktop format, and within a year or two, had

  • MacLean water cannon joins remote machines at Newcrest’s Cadia Valley

    November 16, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations has achieved a world first in mobile equipment interoperability – integrating a remote operated MacLean Engineering water cannon into its Epiroc automation fleet at Cadia East. In 2018, Cadia started a loader automation trial with

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    Littelfuse launches DC Disconnect Switch product line

    November 12, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Littelfuse, a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection, power control, and sensing, has introduced its DC Disconnect Switch product line. The Littelfuse LS6 (available in 1000 and 500 volts) and the LS6R (available in 1500 volts) series are energy-efficient,