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60 Unisa students attend three-day AEL-facilitated blasting workshop

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Despite employment challenges facing the mining sector, 60 mining engineering students from the University of South Africa underwent a Surface and Ground Blasting Competency Training Programme earlier this month.
29th August 2014
 
 

Demand for vibration monitoring equipment increasing

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REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS
There is a need for mines to perform remote diagnostics of mobile and fixed mining assets 
Owing to mines having to perform remote diagnostics of mobile and fixed mining assets using portable vibration monitoring equipment, there is an increasing demand and uptake of this technology, notes process management solutions company Emerson...
29th August 2014
 
 

Demand increase for diesel particulate catalyst

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MARTIN ABBOTT
Murray Engineering will supply its new human-machine interface integration systems to the mining industry from September
Western Australia-based engineering company Murray Engineering has noted a 100% increase in demand in the past year for its Microfresh stainless steel diesel particulate catalyst for light vehicles operating on mine sites, says business...
29th August 2014
 
 

Enhanced drill system increases blast-hole drill productivity

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INCREASING EFFICIENCY
Modular Mining Systems’ ProVision machine guidance solutions use high-precision global positioning systems (HP-GPS) Global mine management solutions developer and manufacturer Modular Mining Systems announced in the first half of the year that the ProVision 3.5 Drill system is now available on its latest platform of the ProVision Machine Guidance product line....
29th August 2014
 
 

Implementing efficient mining technologies remains strong

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SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY
Technologies that offer practical merit, low roll-out costs and quick payback periods are appealing to major producers
Implementing technology that interprets data to automate the mining industry’s decision-making processes, as well as mining technologies that can increase efficient water and energy use, have become increasingly popular over the past decade and...
29th August 2014
 
 

Mining at ‘tech inflection point’

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HEIN HIESTERMANN AND BARRY ELLIOTT
A connected enterprise is inevitable for future mining operations
Industrial automation company Rockwell Automation’s concept of a connected enterprise is becoming more prevalent in the South African mining industry, says the company’s sub-Saharan Africa MD Barry Elliott. He tells Mining Weekly that the...
29th August 2014
 
 

New core orientation system to increase drilling productivity

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INDUSTRY FIRST
The TruCore integrated core orientation system enables drillers to increase productivity 
US-based integrated drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider Boart Longyear has added an industry-first integrated core orientation system – TruCore – to its product range. The system enables drillers in the mining...
29th August 2014
 
 

New mine exploration and design solution software launched

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NEW VERSION
Micromine 2014 has updated statistical functions and new graphing functionality that provides improved visuals and increased user interactivity
Australia-based mining software solutions and services provider Micromine launched the latest version of its exploration and mine design solution software, Micromine 2014, last month, in Johannesburg. This exploration and mine design solution is...
29th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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