Category Archives: Technology

Sandvik AutoMine® and OptiMine® are recognized with the 2020 Global Autonomous Mining Solutions Product Leadership Award

Sandvik AutoMine® and OptiMine® are recognized with the 2020 Global Autonomous Mining Solutions Product Leadership Award

Based on its recent analysis of the global mining automation market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Sandvik with the 2020 Global Product Leadership Award for its advanced mining automation, teleoperation and digitalization solutions portfolio, AutoMine® and OptiMine®. ”Sandvik is the only mining equipment and solutions company that was awarded in our 2020 Class of Top […]

CASE CE hosts live/interactive webcast on preparing construction equipment for the busy season

CASE CE hosts live/interactive webcast on preparing construction equipment for the busy season

Interactive CASE Earthmover webcast will cover pre-season equipment activities that contractors and fleet managers can implement to ensure optimal operation and uptime for the busy construction season ahead. CASE Construction Equipment will host a live and interactive CASE Earthmover webcast on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10 AM Central on preparing construction equipment for optimal […]

Digital mining innovator, MineSense Technologies, advances through a challenging 2020

Digital mining innovator, MineSense Technologies, advances through a challenging 2020

2020 has been a difficult year globally. The impacts of COVID have and continue to significantly impact mining operations. Despite these many challenges, MineSense has continued the introduction of its transformative technology working with mines around the world. The company is well positioned to dramatically ramp up commercialization in 2021, improving mines profitability by taking […]

TruckIT announces integration with Autodesk BIM 360

TruckIT announces integration with Autodesk BIM 360

ATLANTA, GA – TruckIT , a construction technology firm specializing in dispatching and electronic ticketing solutions, has announced its integration with Autodesk® BIM 360®, a construction management software which is part of Autodesk Construction CloudTM. By integrating with Autodesk, TruckIT is bringing an innovative solution into the heavy construction industry. While BIM 360 connects data […]

Caterpillar to showcase mining technology solutions at Consumer Electronics Show

Caterpillar to showcase mining technology solutions at Consumer Electronics Show

For the first time ever, Caterpillar Inc. will showcase its mining offerings at CES® (Consumer Electronics Show). But it won’t be trucks, dozers and mining shovels that take center stage. It will be the mining technologies that are helping Caterpillar customers take the productivity and safety of their operations to unprecedented levels. CES is billed […]

Online interactive conveyor training

Online interactive conveyor training

COVID-19 has introduced a number of hardships on bulk material handlers, including limiting their options for critical training to improve conveyor safety and productivity. With in-person visits curtailed for the foreseeable future, Martin Engineering has developed an extensive array of tools to continue its decades-long tradition of educating those who maintain, manage and design conveyors […]

Caterpillar collaborates with Guardhat to deliver expanded safety solutions for miners

Caterpillar collaborates with Guardhat to deliver expanded safety solutions for miners

Caterpillar is collaborating with Guardhat to offer their proven safety solutions to surface mining operations through Cat® dealers. The two companies are also developing a new system, Cat Connected Worker, which will use wearables to provide added protection for people. The new system will also deliver event-based monitoring and mapping to aid analysis and enhancement […]

Falling behind: Don’t ignore the role of technology in construction

Falling behind: Don’t ignore the role of technology in construction

Source: EHS Today Construction firms need smart people who understand both safety and technology Douglas GladstoneScott Clark Nov 30, 2020 Industrial organizations, particularly in the construction industry, have historically been slow to adopt technology. The consequences of this have been noticeable. McKinsey’s Reinventing Construction report explains construction is considered the biggest industry in the world, […]

Updates to Volvo Dig Assist make grade planning faster and easier for operators

Updates to Volvo Dig Assist make grade planning faster and easier for operators

Volvo Construction Equipment has updated its Dig Assist machine control application for excavators with new features that make it even faster and easier to create plans and put more information at operators’ fingertips. “It’s simple by design. If you use a smartphone, the Dig Assist app on the Co-Pilot display is a very similar experience […]

Learning anywhere, anytime, with Sandvik’s Digital DrillerTM

Learning anywhere, anytime, with Sandvik’s Digital DrillerTM

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator to safely train underground drill operators or maintenance teams. The new Digital DrillerTM family  – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training having been designed specifically to improve both operator and drilling performance, delivering real benefits for […]

Metso Outotec expands its mobile and stationary crushing systems range with a sizer crusher for soft ore applications

Metso Outotec expands its mobile and stationary crushing systems range with a sizer crusher for soft ore applications

Metso Outotec is complementing its line of mobile and modular stationary crushing solutions with a sizer option specially designed for soft ore and aggregate applications. The new additions to Metso Outotec’s mobile Lokotrack® product line are equipped with Komatsu’s sizer technology, and are available in five models ranging from 500 to 4500 tons per hour. Metso Outotec’s recently launched modular […]

Volvo articulated haulers: half a century strong

Volvo articulated haulers: half a century strong

54 years after launching the articulated hauler concept Volvo CE continues to lead the field. Even the co-developed LEGO® Technic™ 6X6 articulated hauler Volvo A60H model is an engineering marvel – featuring app-controlled operation and fully automatic transmission. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) was the first to popularize the articulated hauler concept in 1966 with […]

Krank keeps the engine running for online sales with immersive virtual viewings

Krank keeps the engine running for online sales with immersive virtual viewings

With travel restricted and COVID-19 health concerns keeping many of us working from home, getting out to see machinery in the metal is proving difficult. But B2B online equipment platform Krank has come up with a tech solution that is almost as good as being there in person – the online walkaround. And although prompted […]

Weighing the pros and cons of tailgates

Weighing the pros and cons of tailgates

From cost to capacity – calculating ROI potential by Josh Swank, Philippi-Hagenbuch vice president of sales & marketing Quarry managers know that hauling more with each pass, without added maintenance, leads to increased revenue. Still, some companies forgo potential profits every day because of one missing component — a tailgate. Aggregates companies should consider the […]

Beyond self-cleaning: How high-performance screen media offers improved performance and profits from top to bottom

Beyond self-cleaning: How high-performance screen media offers improved performance and profits from top to bottom

by Lars Bräunling, MAJOR Director of Product Technology Self-cleaning screen media offers a number of benefits, including the elimination of pegging and blinding for aggregate and mining operations. However, certain design characteristics, such as limited opening sizes, leave producers with little option on where to employ self-cleaning screen media in their operation. Because of this, […]

Haver & Boecker Niagara offers variety of fine screen media options for fast delivery

Haver & Boecker Niagara offers variety of fine screen media options for fast delivery

ST. CATHARINES, ONT — Haver & Boecker Niagara offers a wide range of fine screen media options for a variety of applications including frac and silica sand, salt, perlite, potash, roofing granules and steelmaking coal. The portfolio features options for cut sizes as small as 120 mesh and for temperatures as high as 600 F […]

John Deere 944K Hybrid wheel loader reaches 1 million field hours

John Deere 944K Hybrid wheel loader reaches 1 million field hours

MOLINE, IL — A testament to the durability and performance of the John Deere machines, the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader has logged 1 million operating hours in the field. With the achievement of this milestone, customers can be confident in the 944K’s quality and reliability, even in the toughest of conditions. “Whenever we develop a […]

Caterpillar Inc. funds major new initiative at South Dakota Mines to advance mining technology

Caterpillar Inc. funds major new initiative at South Dakota Mines to advance mining technology

RAPID CITY, SD — Caterpillar is sponsoring a new partnership with South Dakota Mines that explores technologies such as autonomous robotic mining, cutting edge software used to manage mining and construction operations, and new equipment that increases efficiency and safety. These technological advancements will increase sustainability of the earth’s natural resources while improving productivity and […]

MAJOR and Haver & Boecker Niagara collaborate to improve customer screening efficiency

MAJOR and Haver & Boecker Niagara collaborate to improve customer screening efficiency

CANDIAC, QC — MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, partners with Haver & Boecker Niagara to give operations the tools to maximize production, improve performance and increase revenue. The two processing equipment companies recently presented customers a one-of-a-kind informational webinar as part of the collaboration. The educational presentation discusses screening best […]

Polygon Composite bushings simplify maintenance in K-Tec heavy-duty earthmoving equipment

Polygon Composite bushings simplify maintenance in K-Tec heavy-duty earthmoving equipment

Difficult maintenance point improved with greaseless bushings, even under heavy contamination WALKERTON, IN – Polygon Company, a leading producer of composite tubing, bearings, and pneumatic cylinders, announced it has designed custom composite bushings for K-Tec Earthmovers for use in hydraulic cylinders and other pivot points on their heavy-duty scrapers and levelers. Used in extremely demanding […]

John Deere improves fuel burn, boosts productivity with new E-II articulated dump trucks

John Deere improves fuel burn, boosts productivity with new E-II articulated dump trucks

MOLINE, IL — Designed with the demands of today’s job site in mind, John Deere introduces the new E-II Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs). The models, including the 410E-II and 460E-II, incorporate customer-driven features, resulting in greater operator comfort, reduced fuel burn, increased uptime and lowered daily operating costs. With a redesigned dump body, updated operator […]

IAAP members learn about Thelen Sand & Gravel’s solar PV system

IAAP members learn about Thelen Sand & Gravel’s solar PV system

Source: IAAP newsletter Steve Thelen and Dan Shepard welcomed IAAP members to the Antioch, Illinois mine on a bright sunny day in order for us to hear about the long road traveled and challenges overcame that are now resulting in ongoing electricity cost savings, sustainability advantages, and associated marketing benefits of solar power. On hand […]

Next Generation Cat® 785 mining truck advances efficiency and productivity for lower costs

Next Generation Cat® 785 mining truck advances efficiency and productivity for lower costs

Production of the Next Generation Cat 785 Mining Truck will begin in the first quarter of 2021. The Next Generation Cat® 785 mining truck enhances operator safety and performance, provides more intuitive and predictable operation, delivers faster and easier access to data, and streamlines maintenance boosting efficiency and lower costs. Leveraging the Next Generation concept, […]

Volvo updates and expands Load Assist across wheel loader line; announces machine updates

Volvo updates and expands Load Assist across wheel loader line; announces machine updates

Volvo Construction Equipment is making its Load Assist machine control applications compatible on a wider range of Volvo CE wheel loaders, from the L60H to the L350H, and is introducing several new Load Assist applications. Volvo is also launching several productivity and serviceability enhancements to those same machines. “We never settle when it comes to […]

Fragmentation analysis leads updates in Maptek PointStudio 2020

Fragmentation analysis leads updates in Maptek PointStudio 2020

A powerful fragmentation analysis tool is a highlight of Maptek PointStudio 2020 geospatial modeling and reporting software, recently released to customers. Better understanding of fragmentation can account for phenomenal downstream cost-efficiencies, with implications for many aspects of an operation, according to Group Product Manager Mine Measurement, Jason Richards. “Sub-optimal fragmentation is immediately associated with inefficient […]