Temporary power addresses Asia’s remoteness

Aggreko helps power this remote mine site with its temporary power solutions.By Debajit Das, Aggreko regional director – APAC (Asia Pacific)

ASIA is playing a more important role in the global mining industry than ever before. Accounting for approximately 30% of the world’s total land mass, huge investments have been made in exploring the region’s untouched resource-rich areas and this level of activity is likely to escalate over the next decade as easily-accessible mineral deposits in other parts of the world become exhausted.

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Cat enhances MD6640 Rotary Drill

The Caterpillar MD6640 Rotary Drill at work in a coal mine.CATERPILLAR has upgraded the MD6640 Rotary Drill with the new Cat 390 excavator undercarriage, which helps minimize downtime, reduces operating costs and increases machine productivity. The MD6640 is electrically powered and is Caterpillar’s largest rotary drill - capable of hole diameters as large as 349mm with bit loads up to 64,000kg.

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Crane with a brain’ lifts Moly-Cop

Moly-Cop Indonesia’s 15t Konecranes SMARTON ‘crane with a brain’ with magnetic lifter, used for lifting forged steel ball fine grinding media for mineral ores and other particulate materials.MOLY-COP Indonesia is the first company in Indonesia and one of the first in South East Asia to install the latest Konecranes SMARTON ‘crane with a brain’ with TRUCONNECT remote monitoring and reporting. In addition, the SMARTON crane at Moly-Cop Indonesia’s Cilegon plant has some of Konecranes most advanced technology, including smart features like sway control and target positioning to make lifting safer and more efficient.

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Chinese mine boasts Asia’s largest BWE system

The 6600 cubic metre Tenova TAKRAF bucket wheel excavator at the Zhahanaoer Open Pit Mine in northern China.OPEN pit mining and underground solutions provider Tenova TAKRAF has completed the supply and installation of a complete bucket wheel excavator (BWE) system for Zhahanaoer Open Pit Mine in Inner Mongolia, China. The system features the largest BWE-conveyor-spreader combination of its kind in Asia.

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