According to recent reports, the cost of installing and operating a new coal mine has increased nearly three-fold in the last few years. The story is nearly the same around globe and no one anticipates any relief in the near future.
As these pressures continue to build on the mining industry, mine operators are pressed to identify solutions that maintain, or even, improve their bottom line. Many mines around the world are looking at their equipment and focusing on maximizing efficiency and productivity to get more with less.
As a leading supplier to the global mining industry, Weir Minerals is committed to doing its part to understand the global economy and building products that improve efficiency, which ultimately improve the bottom line. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, and with facilities on six continents, Weir Minerals delivers end-to-end solutions for all mining, transportation, milling, processing, and waste water management activities.
The company's R&D strategy for developing and building new products and services is one reason it remains an industry leader. Its strategy consists of four key components:
Weir Minerals' commitment to the mining industry runs deep because the company focuses on listening to its customers. Weir Minerals has personnel in mining operations around the world on a daily basis, rolling up their sleeves and working on equipment, talking with mine operators and learning about the pressures they face. This valuable real time information is integral to Weir's product development strategy. It lays the foundation for future innovations and advances.
Listening to the market and mine operators helps focus Weir Minerals on innovations that help improve efficiency and productivity with the end result of enhancing the bottom line. For example, The Linatex® Wear Indicator System transmits and receives messages, providing a revolutionary early warning system to mine operators. This system is superior to competitors' models because it detects more than just a break in the wire; it measures a change in resistance for more accurate results. The system saves time, money, and lives by notifying operators when a pipe needs to be replaced or fixed.
The development of "smart" rubber linings is just one of the many technologies Weir Minerals is able to develop in order to improve mining profitability. The company leads the mining industry because they are committed to integrating expert knowledge with customer feedback. As a partner of the global coal industry, Weir Minerals is committed to designing and building equipment to help mines drive efficiency and improve productivity and drive profitability.
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