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Packages and components bring low operating costs and increased productivity

A drive train package, to be launched by ABB at Hillhead 2014, demonstrates the benefits of using a single source supplier for all components from electric motors, variable-speed drives, gearboxes, bearings and couplings. If required, a single service contract can be purchased for the entire drive train. However, components such as gearboxes, couplings and bearings are designed for easy and rapid removal and installation, offering major time saving for in-house maintenance teams.

Trio crushing plant for Chinese iron ore

China’s largest and the world’s second largest steel group, recently turned to Trio for a crushing solution in its iron ore processing. After a detailed analysis on customer’s application and working conditions, and a dynamic communication with the customer, a Trio MJ3254 track mounted jaw crusher plant was purchased and installed.  The MJ3254 track mounted jaw crusher plant provided for this customer is highly customised for  the application, working conditions and requirements. The plant capacity is 250 t/h with discharge setting ranging from 63 to 75mm. The main machine, the CT3254 jaw crusher, is rugged yet versatile.

Geith G3 quick coupler provides fully automatic, double locking attachment system

The new Geith Generation 3 (G3) hydraulic quick coupler provides operators with a safe, simple, proven and durable design by which to change attachments on site, decreasing downtime and increasing overall productivity. Geith is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of excavator attachments. With more than 50 years of proven engineering experience, the safety-first global attachment manufacturer provides reliable and cost-effective solutions in mining.

Murray & Roberts Cementation embarks on strategic positioning initiative

Aimed at realising its vision to expand its footprint deeper into the African continent, Murray & Roberts Cementation has embarked on a strategic positioning exercise driven by two primary thrusts — safety and operational excellence. This initiative has seen certain structural changes being introduced to the company’s leadership, designed to ensure that projects are delivered safely, within scope, on time and within budget. “Although these changes are fairly new, they’ve already brought more focus to the business and we’re seeing the benefit in our results,” Chris Sheppard, Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, says. “We’ve reduced our projects in distress from four to one and, except for this one project, all other projects are delivering good results.

Canadian Renard diamond project nears construction; Dalradian Resources doubles resource estimates and much, much more

The latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 22 prefeasibility studies, four feasibility studies, and eleven projects in development, four existing operations that are expanding, and one project that have gone into production as well as many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 20 gold projects, 12 copper projects, seven silver, two coal, nickel and iron ore projects, and one bauxite, uranium, platinum, diamonds, sulphide, rare earths, cobalt, vanadium, molybdenum and VMS projects. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.

SME and Colorado Mining Association support International Mining Technology Hall of Fame

The SME Board of Director’s has agreed to support the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame awards dinner on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. The event will be an official part of SME week in Denver, with registration for the SME Annual Meeting opening on February 14. In fact both SME and CMA (Colorado Mining Association) are supporting this event. To be held in the Colorado Convention Complex, SME week starts Sunday February 15 and ends Wednesday February 18, 2015.

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