Transport and haulage remain some of the most dangerous jobs in mining, with...
Titan Australia Revolutionising Tyre and Wheel Maintenance in the Mining Industry
Titan Australia is the market leader in the design, development and manufacture of wheels to the ‘off-highway’ industry.
Mining Vehicles and Mobile Equipment: How Digital Inspection Applications can transform Asset Performance
The nature of the mining industry is both diverse and specific, with highly tailored and powerful heavy vehicles and mobile equipment helping employees and mines to achieve their goals.
November’s top news stories
Albemarle signed an exclusivity agreement with Mineral Resources (MRL) to acquire a 50% interest in the latter’s Wodgina lithium project and form a 50/50 integrated lithium joint venture, Chaarat Gold pulled out of the proposed acquisition of both Centerra Gold for $1.52bn and its Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan. Mining-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from November 2018.
Monorail Suspended Transport
Monorail locomotives or manipulators driven by diesel, electric, or pneumatic motors are used on the monorail track as autonomous traction devices for manipulation and transport.
Autonomous mining: the challenges of independently minded vehicles
Transport and haulage remain some of the most dangerous jobs in mining, with most fatalities and accidents occurring when humans work with vehicles. With opportunities for driverless vehicles on the rise, truck manufacturer ETF is optimistic about the future of automation, but questions remain as to how ready the mining industry is to implement autonomous technology on a large scale.
Consortium signs $3bn deal to build alumina refinery in Guinea
A consortium of four companies has reportedly signed a $3bn deal with the government of Guinea to build an alumina refinery and a 135km railway line.
Giant mining vessels: how high-quality gems are exploited from the sea
While most mining is done on dry land, off the coast of Namibia, a De Beer’s co-owned venture is searching for high-grade diamonds by dredging the seabed with giant mining vessels. To scale up its operation, the company recently signed a refitting deal with Wärtsilä and last year invested in the largest diamond mining vessel ever built. Heidi Vella discovers more about marine mining technology.
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