Category Archives: Technology

  • Drones are here to stay: Critical factors for a successful enterprise drone program

    by Michael Singer, CEO DroneView Technologies By now most have used, seen or at least heard about how drones are going to transform their lives. Suffice to say, while drones have some transformative benefits, they are just another tool that when properly used can bring significant value.

    Reliable Contracting, Inc. uses drone technology for stockpile measurement and other functions

    by Jon M. Casey For Nathan Scrivener, Quality Control Director for Reliable Contracting Inc., of Odenton, MD, stockpile measurement has become a monthly operation rather than a quarterly one. That is because in October 2016, the company purchased a DJI Phantom 4 Pro professional drone to perform that task. Coupled with “Map Pilot” software, Scrivener […]

    Superior builds longest road-portable telescoping conveyor

    MORRIS, MN — Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has manufactured the first ever 210-foot (64m) road-portable telescoping radial stacking conveyor. This TeleStacker® Conveyor, designed and built for a frac sand operation in Texas, is the longest one of its kind ever built.

    Fairbanks Scales announces new FB2550 weighing instrument

    KANSAS CITY, MO — Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. and the world’s leader in weighing equipment, announces the new and improved FB2550 instrument (the FB2558), which maintains an industry leading feature set while incorporating faster processing power, an updated operating system, and more memory. Up to five FB2558 instruments can […]

    Caterpillar and FTP Solutions partner to boost mine network performance

    Caterpillar and FTP Solutions have developed a cooperative agreement to deliver proactive monitoring and management of mining technology applications and the networks that these products depend on. FTP Solutions, based in Perth, Western Australia, currently offers products and services for monitoring and supporting site communications.