Role of fleet management in optimization

AMIDST tough times mining firms are striving for maximum productivity at minimum operating cost to increase profitability. The productivity of mining operations essentially depends on efficient management and effective utilization of fleets. The increasingly complex nature of material handling and haulage in open cast and underground mines necessitates a fool-proof system for effective management of machinery in order to achieve higher productivity coupled with low operating costs.

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Hitachi: From mining to marine construction

USING its extensive experience in manufacturing reliable and durable large excavators for the mining industry, Hitachi is now supplying a wide range of models for dredging projects. The excavators are mounted on pontoons which are stabilized in the water by means of spuds.

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New AutoFurn controller installed

BCL Ltd of Botswana is the first recipient of Tenova Pyromet’s new generation AutoFurn™ controller, proprietary automatic software providing unique features for optimizing furnace control. It was supplied and installed within three months of order placed with Tenova Pyromet, part of the Tenova Mining & Minerals Group.

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Voith keeps Chinese mine on the move

WHEN high reliability and power are needed, Chinese mining company Xishan Jinxing Energy Co relies on the fill-controlled 866 TPKL fluid coupling from Voith. Three fluid couplings are used underground in the powerful 4.8MW drive of the main belt conveyor in the Xiegou No 12 coal mine in Shanxi province.

Three 1600kW drives power the 1900 metre-long main inclined belt conveyor, which transports 3800 tonnes of coal every hour. Powerful and reliable couplings are required.

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