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Caterpillar enhances D9T dozer with new features

The Cat D9T dozer has several new features that “enhance performance, productivity, operator convenience and safety, and serviceability” according to Caterpillar. The new dozer features a Cat C18 ACERT engine, which meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions standards, and delivers 436 net horsepower (325 kW) at 1,800 rpm. High torque rise of 36% enables the dozer to power through tough material.  A new high-efficiency cooling package, advanced electronic controls for the power train and implement hydraulics, quieter cab with enhanced information monitoring, and safety and serviceability refinements define the new D9T.

ChinaCoal centralises data with InStep eDNA enterprise software

InStep Software says it continues to expand its international presence with the announcement of a new agreement to provide China National Coal Group Corp (ChinaCoal) with a license for its eDNA enterprise data historian software. First the company will integrate its existing SCADA system to eDNA at their headquarters using OPC and then collect and centralise data from all mine-level production automation subsystems and real-time operational data from its coal mines located throughout China. This will provide unified storage and presentation of all production data. Real-time machinery sensor data from underground mine belts, cranes, air compressors, mechanised mining assets, tunnelling and washing equipment, among other assets, will be stored within eDNA for analysis and reporting purposes.

Cerro Bayo gold mine opts for Atlas Copco critical power solution

Set in a remote part of Coyhaique, Chile, Compañia Minera Cerro Bayo (CMCB) gold mine is now using four Atlas Copco QAC 1000 generators for critical power. The generators are managed by a power management system (PMS) to run in parallel, ensuring Predictable Power for the mine’s entire operations.As mains electricity is not available on-site, a reliable and constant supply of power is essential for daily operations. Mandalay Resources Corporation, the owner of the CMCB mine, chose Atlas Copco’s Predictable Power solution because it ensured low cost of operation. “The Atlas Copco solution offered us low fuel consumption in comparison to the other brands we considered,” explains José Guerrero, Maintenance and Service Superintendent, Mandalay Resources/CMCB mine. “Combine this with the technical superiority of the PMS system with Qc4002 controller, the high quality of the Atlas Copco aftermarket service and our positive past working experiences, and it was an easy decision.”

Hitachi EX5500 excavators setting records at Yanacocha

Two Hitachi EX5500-5 face shovel hydraulic excavators achieved a high performance milestone in October 2013 at the Yanacocha gold mine in Peru by surpassing 100,000 operating hours. Both EX5500-5 machines – the predecessor to Hitachi’s current EX5600-6 model – were delivered 14 years ago and have been working at numerous pits in the 251 km2 open pit mine ever since. The first machine passed the 100,000 h mark on October 7, 2013, and the second only 22 days later on October 29, 2013.

International Mining Myanmar Conference

The Myanmar Federation of Mining Associations (MFMA) has provided more background for this event which will bring together the leaders in the domestic mining industry and visitors from overseas in a great networking experience October 30-31 this year, alongside Mining Myanmar – 2nd International Mining and Minerals Recovery Exhibition, http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents/; www.miningmyanmar.com. John@im-mining.com is calling for abstracts.

Lighting: Phoenix launches the efficient, compact HDL-LED Series

Phoenix Products introduces its latest innovation in LED technology—the HDL-LED Series. The HDL-LED has been designed to replace linear fluorescent fixtures. Using marine grade construction, conformal coated circuit boards and a potted driver, this fixture is designed to withstand the elements. The HDL-LED features a versatile, compact design and provides the essentials for almost any project including several output levels, optic options, mounting capabilities and emergency battery backup.

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