Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

Doosan introduces its next generation DA30-5 and DA45-5 articulated dump trucks

Doosan introduces its next generation DA30-5 and DA45-5 articulated dump trucks

SUWANEE, GA — As the newest generation of articulated dump trucks, the Doosan® DA30-5 and DA45-5 represent the latest enhancements to articulated dump truck (ADT) performance, reliability, operator comfort and serviceability. In conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, announced the two newest models in its ADT lineup. Since then, the company has […]

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 […]

HaulHub empowers construction materials producers to fully digitize their ticketing process

HaulHub empowers construction materials producers to fully digitize their ticketing process

BOSTON, MA — HaulHub Technologies, the Boston technology firm providing the heavy construction industry with state-of-the-art, mobile- and web-based solutions, recently announced the latest addition to its innovative construction performance platform: JOBslip. The JOBslip app was developed with insights from experts across the construction materials industry to provide a world-class digital ticketing experience for the customers […]

MAJOR offers variety of FLEX-MAT opening styles for enhanced customization

MAJOR offers variety of FLEX-MAT opening styles for enhanced customization

CANDIAC, QC — MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screens, offers FLEX-MAT® with opening styles for a wide variety of material applications. The custom-fit screen media manufacturer offers the FLEX-MAT series in five styles to give producers options to improve efficiency and screening quality. “Our priority is to always provide screen media products […]

Go with the flow: Preventing accumulation in cement processing

Go with the flow: Preventing accumulation in cement processing

Efficient material flow is a critical element of dry-process cement manufacturing, and accumulation or blockages can put a choke hold on a plant’s profitability. Hang-ups in storage systems and build-up in process vessels can impede material movement, causing bottlenecks that interfere with equipment performance and reduce process efficiency. Poor material flow also raises maintenance expenses, […]

Cat® hydraulic mining shovel bucket with replaceable basket cuts rebuild time and optimizes capacity

Cat® hydraulic mining shovel bucket with replaceable basket cuts rebuild time and optimizes capacity

Caterpillar now offers an innovative 2-piece bucket for Cat® hydraulic mining shovels. The design reduces downtime by limiting refurbishment to the area of the bucket subjected to most of the wear—the basket. The replaceable basket enables faster, easier and safer rebuilds compared to traditional buckets. In addition, the basket design can evolve with mine site […]

Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Pulse Vibration Analysis Service ensures uptime and efficiency

Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Pulse Vibration Analysis Service ensures uptime and efficiency

ST. CATHARINES, ONT – Haver & Boecker Niagara recently launched Pulse Vibration Analysis Service. The company’s new service program uses the revolutionary Pulse vibration analysis technology to evaluate vibrating screen performance and provide recommendations to increase uptime and efficiency. The service will help customers achieve production targets, minimize unscheduled downtime and demonstrate sustainable improvements through […]

Enhanced geology and mine design

Enhanced geology and mine design

Desktop tools that enable mining professionals to interact with their data are the building blocks upon which Maptek innovation was founded. Almost 40 years on from the early borehole modeling tools, Maptek released Vulcan 2020, featuring integrated geology and optimized mine design. Today Vulcan is populated with functionality that provides holistic benefits to modern mining […]

Komatsu customers surpass 3B metric tons moved autonomously

Komatsu customers surpass 3B metric tons moved autonomously

TUSCON, AZ — Marking another industry first for autonomous haulage, mining companies have now hauled more than three billion metric tons of materials leveraging Komatsu’s FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS). Working closely with its customers, Komatsu teams developed the first commercially available autonomous haulage system to help mines move material more efficiently. First deployed in […]

3 Ways to prevent issues with vibration analysis

3 Ways to prevent issues with vibration analysis

by Lars Bräunling, MAJOR Director of Product Technology When coupled with routine maintenance, anticipating the needs of equipment is an important way operations can ensure screening performance and productivity. Consistently monitoring a vibrating screen with a predictive analysis program helps to not only keep it up and running, but helps to do so efficiently. Predictive […]

Ty-Max polyurethane screen media from Haver & Boecker Niagara maximizes longevity while reducing pegging

Ty-Max polyurethane screen media from Haver & Boecker Niagara maximizes longevity while reducing pegging

ST. CATHARINES, ONT — Ty-Max screen media from Haver & Boecker Niagara maximizes uptime on challenging wet or dry screening applications. Ty-Max is poured using open cast technology and permanently hardens when cured to maintain its chemical properties, so it resists wear and tear. The polyurethane also wears exponentially longer than wire cloth and handles […]

Fairbanks Scales FB4000 instruments enable predictive cutoff applications

Fairbanks Scales FB4000 instruments enable predictive cutoff applications

Predictive cutoff flow monitoring helps achieve greater accuracy in industrial filling KANSAS CITY, MO — Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. recebtly announced its FB4000 Series of scale instruments is ideal for implementing predictive cutoff flow monitoring in a wide range of industrial filling applications, including grain loading, cement and asphalt […]

MAJOR provides support through free virtual training series

MAJOR provides support through free virtual training series

CANDIAC, QC — MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, offers aggregate and mining producers access to the company’s free virtual training series to help operations optimize efficiency and team learning amid the conditions caused by COVID-19. The on-demand webinars provide practical tips involving screen media, screen boxes and the screening process. […]

CASE hosts webcast showcasing new SiteWatch Telematics platform

CASE hosts webcast showcasing new SiteWatch Telematics platform

CASE Construction Equipment will host an online webcast on Wednesday, July 22 at 10 AM CST to showcase the all-new CASE SiteWatch telematics platform, and to take questions from contractors and equipment owners on telematics and fleet management. The event will be hosted by Richie Snyder, marketing manager for digital and precision solutions/telematics at CASE. […]

Ritchie Bros.’ latest Market Trends Summary provides additional insights into truck tractor market

Ritchie Bros.’ latest Market Trends Summary provides additional insights into truck tractor market

VANCOUVER, BC — With billions of dollars of equipment transacting via multiple sales channels each year, Ritchie Bros. has the data and in-house expertise to provide unmatched insight into industry trends. The company is now sharing this insight via its Market Trends module within its Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions suite of tools, allowing customers, investors […]

Rockster’s closed circuit impactor is #1 choice for leading company in recycling of building materials

Rockster’s closed circuit impactor is #1 choice for leading company in recycling of building materials

Demolish — recycle — build. Bauhof Deutschlandsberg GmbH has been ensuring the perfect material cycle for 24 years. With a 9-person team and strong partner network such as the transport company Konrad Pistolnig GmbH, Westbeton GmbH and Tiefbau Deutschlandsberg, company’s great strengths are building demolition, container services and the recycling of all types of construction […]

In-house Austrian production leads to top quality product

In-house Austrian production leads to top quality product

Since mid-last year, Rockster has moved to a larger production facility and has now successfully introduced serial production of the second machine type – R700S. Consistent quality control, better control of delivery times and expansion of production capacity were the main reasons for the move of Rockster Austria International GmbH from Ennsdorf to Neumarkt im […]

Felling acquires 2-cell gantry robot, increasing production efficiencies

Felling acquires 2-cell gantry robot, increasing production efficiencies

Felling Trailers has always strived to be at the forefront of innovation—from the trailers they manufacture to the equipment its team uses to build them. In the fall of 2019, Felling acquired a 2-cell gantry robot with Fanuc R-100iC robotic arms. The gantry robot addition helps to reduce lead times by increasing production capabilities and […]

Volvo autonomous hauler wins Red Dot award

Volvo autonomous hauler wins Red Dot award

The revolutionary TA15 autonomous electric hauler from Volvo Autonomous Solutions has wowed a panel of design experts in Essen, Germany, to win a Red Dot Product Design Award2020 – a seal of high design quality from the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. Commenting on the award, Nils Jæger, president at Volvo Autonomous Solutions, […]

Support in the palm of your hands with My Rock Tools Analyze

Support in the palm of your hands with My Rock Tools Analyze

Sandvik Rock Tools is now launching an entirely new digital solution: My Rock Tools – Analyze. It is a mobile application designed to help customers improve their rock tool performance through analyzing failure and discard reasons.  Digitalization is one of the most significant developments in the mining and construction industries for decades. Sandvik is proud […]