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Atlas Copco Targets Zero-emission Underground Mining with Development of Battery-driven Machinery

December 14, 2018

“Our customers’ future is electric,” said Andreas Nordbrandt, president of Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation Division, based in Örebro, Sweden. Development will now be focused on zero-emission and battery-driven machinery. The company has immediate plans to expand its current portfolio

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Michelin Offers Two New Underground Mining Tires for Most Extreme Conditions

December 12, 2018

Michelin North America, Inc. launched its most aggressive answer for underground mining (UGM) tires, specifically made for loaders and transport machines operating in extreme conditions. Available immediately, the MICHELIN® XMine® D2 Pro and the XSM® D2+ Pro Line of tires

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Advanced Coal Technologies Improve Emissions and Efficiency

December 3, 2018

New coal-fired generating plants are not showing up in the U.S. Elderly plants are retiring in large numbers. But other parts of the world continue to develop coal generation. Advances in combustion and emissions cleanup are part of the reason.

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NETL Releases Carbon Capture Simulation Toolset as Open Source Software

November 30, 2018

The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI), led by the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), released the CCSI Toolset as open source software. The CCSI Toolset is the nation’s only suite of computational tools and models

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Metso Launches Predictive Maintenance Solution for Mining Industry

November 29, 2018

Metso says its predictive maintenance solution for mining equipment helps to maximize uptime and performance comminution circuits. The platform, built on Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk Cloud, is being introduced at Automation Fair in Philadelphia. The solution serves as an extension of

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New Sandvik Sleeve Saver™ Longwall Pick Improves Productivity and Safety

November 28, 2018

The Sleeve Saver™ Longwall Pick from Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology is an all-new design that has been engineered to last longer than standard longwall picks, as it also works to protect and extend the life of the sleeve and

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Volvo’s Self-driving Trucks Set to Haul Limestone Brønnøy Kalk Mine, Norway

November 27, 2018

Sometimes, it’s the least glamorous uses of self-driving tech that can be the most important. Volvo has struck a deal that will have six of its autonomous trucks carrying limestone from a Brønnøy Kalk mine in Norway to a port

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Komatsu Helps Improve Mining Performance with Industrial Internet of Things Platform

November 21, 2018

Cloudera, Inc., the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, said that Komatsu has implemented a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) analytics platform powered by Cloudera Enterprise and Microsoft Azure. The platform enables Komatsu teams

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Newcrest Set to Bring Proximity Detection Online at Lihir Mine, Papua New Guinea

November 20, 2018

Gold miner Newcrest Mining is set to go live with an Australian-developed proximity detection system it has been installing at its Lihir mine in Papua New Guinea since the end of last year. The system — which is designed to

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Electric Vehicle Revolution Goes Underground With Mine Trucks

November 15, 2018

Electric vehicles are reaching global markets far and wide — and deep. Swedish mining equipment maker Epiroc AB now aims to electrify all its underground machines within five years. The manufacturer on Wednesday launched a new range, including what it

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