Epiroc pulls back curtain on new digital surface mining additions

Epiroc is expanding its digital solutions in the surface mining industry.  The launch includes the new release for safe blasting, Blast Support. The offering entails a new release of Situational Awareness, which has a new feature with the capability to direct warning messages to people located in defined risk zones. “With over 10 years of experience and 40-plus installations globally,…

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Komatsu updates 980E-5SE electric mining truck

The economics of surface mining require the highest production at the lowest lifetime cost per ton (CPT). By combining outstanding build quality with multiple features designed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce downtime, the 4,400-hp Komatsu 980E-5SE electric drive mining truck offers increased speed on grade in deep pit applications. The truck’s redesigned ergonomic automotive-style cab works to increase operator…

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Michelin rolls out tire for largest wheel loader

Michelin is globally introducing the 70/70R57 MICHELIN X MINE L4** tire, its newest offer in earthmover tires for the Komatsu WE2350/P&H L2350 large wheel loader used in surface mining. The new release radial delivers improved mobility and productivity thanks to three times the tramming speed of the competitor tire. It also does not require chain fitments on the rear axle…

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Orica releases WebGen 200 Surface

Now commercially available from Orica: the WebGen 200 Surface wireless initiating system, which enables new mining methods and blasting techniques to improve safety, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. Released this month, WebGen 200 Surface is based on the success of more than 5,000 WebGen 100 blasts around the world, containing over 150,000 primers. Orica’s WebGen 200 Surface, the company…

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Yokohama releases Galaxy LDSR 510 Tire for mining

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America has released its Galaxy LDSR 510, a new, all-steel dozer and loader radial for surface mining in sizes 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25.  The non-directional tread pattern provides “outstanding traction” in both forward and reverse, “enhancing efficiency” in digging, loading and carrying operations, said Dhananjay Bisht, product manager – earthmoving, construction and industrial tires for Yokohama Off-Highway. “The…

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Prioritize people in PDS installations: Booyco

As the implementation of proximity detection systems (PDS) takes center stage at surface mining operations in South Africa ahead of the yet-to-be-announced compliance deadline of Chapter 8 of the country’s Mine Health and Safety Act (1996), Booyco Electronics urges equal impetus be given to both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-people installations.  Despite the uncertainty around the exact deadline, Booyco said that in…

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