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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Cat Rock Flow for block cave mines

CATERPILLAR has developed a new technology that is meant to improve the way in which ore is moved in block caving mines from draw point to crusher. Cat Rock Flow is achieved through continuous caving, removal from the drawpoint and conveying.

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Enerpac ATM-Series solves pipeline problems

ENERPAC says its latest ATM-Series of flange alignment tools enhance safety while reducing set-up times and installation costs across a host of pipeline, pressure vessel and onshore and offshore applications where rotational misalignments or twists are a common problem.

It says the ATM-2, 4 and 9 Series mechanical and hydraulic tools line up the flanges correctly within minutes, rectifying misalignments safely and without the need for an external power source.

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