Scania kicks off mining sales for autonomous transport

Scania has announced the start of sales for its autonomous trucks to the mining sector, and will roll it out by region. The company said It is now possible to place orders for Scania’s 40-tonne autonomous heavy tipper for mining, and orders for its 50-tonne model will soon open.  As a first step, Scania said it will start sales of…

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BASF, hydroGEOPHYSICS to enhance copper recovery

Global chemical company BASF and geophysical services company hydroGEOPHYSICS (HGI) have announced a strategic partnership aimed at combining expertise in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, and deep well injection to optimize copper extraction.   The collaboration will utilize HGI’s geophysical techniques to identify areas within the heap that currently offer poor recovery and will involve the design and implementation of a deep well…

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Epiroc uncages trio of Pit Vipers

Epiroc has launched its latest electric-driven drills, the Pit Viper 271 XC E, Pit Viper 275 XC E, and the Pit Viper 291 E. The trio are part of the company’s Smart and Green Series, delivering the same performance with zero exhaust emissions, zero fuel consumption, and a lower carbon footprint. The Pit Viper 271 XC E is capable of…

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Hitachi launches remote support center

Hitachi Construction Machinery will start full-scale operation of a remote support center in April that will monitor mining sites using its autonomous haulage system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help increase overall operational efficiency. Dubbed the “Technological Centre of Excellence (TCoE),” the operation will monitor the dump truck AHS used at mines. Hitachi will initially utilize…

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Monitoring block progress real-time with BME Xplolog

Mining solutions specialist BME has released a new version of its popular Xplolog system for capturing and analyzing data on blast holes and decks. BME, part of Omnia’s mining segment, developed Xplolog as a powerful tool for mines to monitor their block progress in real time, providing the necessary data to track trends and continuously improve the quality of blasts.…

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