Category Archives: Technology

New tech from Maptek to uncork geology bottleneck

New tech from Maptek to uncork geology bottleneck

Machine learning combined with cloud computing is destined to free up the geological supply chain to allow businesses to better leverage a key asset – their geological model. April 2021 sees the market release of DomainMCF, a platform that Maptek says will “put the geology back into geologists.” Geologist and project lead, Steve Sullivan said […]

Maptek shares innovation stories at Connect 2021 on May 19

Maptek shares innovation stories at Connect 2021 on May 19

Global technology provider Maptek has released the program for a 24-hour online conference on May 19 as part of its 40-year anniversary celebrations. Maptek Connect 2021 offers all 36 talks free, with attendees encouraged to register for multiple sessions across the four regional streams. Fittingly, the conference opens with a geology-themed topic delivered from Arrowtown […]

Ballard announces membership in Hydra Consortium

Ballard announces membership in Hydra Consortium

Ballard Power Systems recently announced that it is a member of the Hydra Consortium – together with Mining3, a leading research organization in the global mining industry and ENGIE, a global player in low-carbon energy and services. The Hydra Consortium will enable heavy-duty mining mobile equipment to run on renewable hydrogen, displacing diesel and decarbonizing […]

Mining smart insight: The tech transforming the sector

Mining smart insight: The tech transforming the sector

by Matthew Margetts, director of sales and marketing at Smarter Technologies Digital technology has become a key enabler of margin improvement and an enhancer of competitiveness in the mining sector. Although the majority of the top mining businesses have already started their digital journey in some capacity, many of the smaller players are lagging behind […]

4 steps to long-lasting screen media

4 steps to long-lasting screen media

by Steve Fair, Tyler Engineered media manager, Haver & Boecker Niagara When it comes to screen media, spending a little extra time on preventative maintenance can have a noticeably positive effect on profits. Getting longer life from side-tensioned screen media sections means less frequent downtime replacing the media, as well as lower annual screen media […]

Portuguese quarry trusts in Rammer performance with new R45P hammer

Portuguese quarry trusts in Rammer performance with new R45P hammer

  A quarry in Portugal has recently invested in a new R45P Performance Line hammer. The Rammer is used to break granite prior to being crushed and screened into construction aggregate and decorative stone products. The R45P was chosen due to its high productivity, reliability and durability, all based around features synonymous with the renowned Rammer […]

Lehigh Hanson and Fortera work together to economically reduce CO2 emissions

Lehigh Hanson and Fortera work together to economically reduce CO2 emissions

Lehigh Hanson, Inc., a supplier of construction materials in North America and a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group and Fortera Inc., a Silicon Valley-based materials technology company, are pleased to announce their collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from portland cement production. The two companies will work together to construct and operate a small commercial plant […]

Automated conveyor belt cleaner tensioner reduces maintenance and guesswork

Automated conveyor belt cleaner tensioner reduces maintenance and guesswork

A global innovator of conveyor belt cleaning technology has introduced an autonomous tensioning system that continuously monitors and delivers proper cleaner tension. By utilizing Martin Engineering’s intuitive new smart technology platform to maintain proper blade-to-belt pressure, the N2® TwistTM Tensioner provides the best possible cleaning performance throughout the life of the blade. The system also alerts operators […]

Caterpillar Mining to present technical papers, highlight latest equipment and technology advancements at SME’s MINEXCHANGE 2021

Caterpillar Mining to present technical papers, highlight latest equipment and technology advancements at SME’s MINEXCHANGE 2021

Caterpillar Mining is set to make significant contributions to the virtual MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo as a sponsor, by presenting multiple technical sessions and developing a virtual exhibit loaded with its latest videos, webinars, demonstrations and more. A long-time supporter of SME, Caterpillar and its dealer, Wagner Cat, are primary sponsors of […]

Metso Outotec to launch 360° online showroom experience – join the Nordtrack Liveroom opening

Metso Outotec to launch 360° online showroom experience – join the Nordtrack Liveroom opening

When machine exhibitions and face-to-face meetings have been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the past year, Metso Outotec is finding alternative ways to remain in touch with aggregates customers and other external key stakeholders. A Nordtrack™ Virtual Launch and Liveroom event will open on March 17th 2021. At this exclusive, live digital event, Metso Outotec will introduce two new products in the Nordtrack™ mobile range. The event will feature live webinars […]

Soil Connect expands sales team

Soil Connect expands sales team

Growing digital marketplace continues series of strategic hires after successful seed round. Soil Connect — an innovative digital marketplace connecting those who have soil, aggregates and other building materials with those who need it — has announced two significant appointments to its sales team; bringing in added expertise from the construction and tech startup industries. […]

Swift screening

Swift screening

4 time-tested tips to increase screening uptime by Karen Thompson, president of Haver & Boecker Niagara’s North America and Australia operations A producer’s job never ends. In addition to managing the mine, it’s the producer’s responsibility to keep all equipment in proper working order. To do so, he or she uses different programs and services […]

Komatsu’s PC210LCi-11 excavator delivers versatility in a compact size

Komatsu’s PC210LCi-11 excavator delivers versatility in a compact size

Aimed to quickly lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators, and improve the bottom line for contractors, Komatsu’s intelligent machine control (iMC) is part of the company’s suite of Smart Construction products, services and digital solutions that incorporate a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology. Developed with input from leading construction companies, iMC […]

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 […]