Category Archives: Technology

New Purdue technologies to extract, purify critical rare earth metals could be a ‘game changer’ to advance, protect vital electronics

New Purdue technologies to extract, purify critical rare earth metals could be a ‘game changer’ to advance, protect vital electronics

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – The production of rare earth metals is a global $4 billion annual market that continues to grow as new electronics, computerized engines for aircraft, warships, electric automobiles, magnets and other critical products are developed that need rare earth metals to perform. The value of the products that require rare earth metals […]

Engcon upgrades the DC2 control system for tiltrotators with improved compatibility and new functionality

Engcon upgrades the DC2 control system for tiltrotators with improved compatibility and new functionality

In 2012, Engcon launched its proportional control system, DC2 (Digging Control) for tiltrotators, with an associated app for remote support via the mobile phone network. Combining safety with the latest technology means that a service technician can connect to the excavator and provide remote support, saving time and money. Engcon announces that it has now […]

Central Europe gets its first two Metso truck bodies into operation

Central Europe gets its first two Metso truck bodies into operation

Exactly one year after the launch of the Metso truck body at the BAUMA 2019 fair, the first two Komatsu HD605-8 dump trucks equipped with Metso truck bodies have been delivered to a porphyry quarry in Brabant Wallon, Belgium, by Metso distributor BIA Group. These are the first Metso truck bodies taken into operation in […]

PHIL expands rear eject body production to Brazil

PHIL expands rear eject body production to Brazil

PEORIA, IL — Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., off-highway truck customizer, recently announced production of its patented rear eject body to begin in Brazil the second quarter of 2020. PHIL’s line of rear eject bodies offers the ideal solution for challenging hauling applications from general construction, road construction and sand/gravel to mine reclamation and underground hauling situations where […]

MAJOR places FLEX-MAT screen data at customers’ fingertips with new ID enabled technology

MAJOR places FLEX-MAT screen data at customers’ fingertips with new ID enabled technology

CANDIAC, QC — MAJOR recently introduced FLEX-MAT ID Enabled. The RFID technology tracks and stores screen media data such as panel dimensions and customer-defined details to offer users information at their fingertips for simple reorders. The technology improves convenience and productivity for any operation using FLEX-MAT with ID Enabled installed. It takes the guesswork out […]

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

In a move designed to bring unparalleled versatility to its lineup of highly-successful dust suppression equipment, BossTek has introduced an optional variable frequency drive (VFD) system that allows users to adjust air flow to suit a broader range of applications and working environments. Driven by customer input from a number of different industries, the new […]

Lo-Density® drop-in heaters are ideal for underground asphalt storage tanks

Lo-Density® drop-in heaters are ideal for underground asphalt storage tanks

SEATTLE, WA – Lo-Density® drop-in tank heaters from Seattle, WA-based Process Heating Company (PHCo), are ideal for 100%-efficient heating of asphalt and emulsions in both underground tanks and distributor trucks. The drop-in heater is easy to install by simply dropping it through the tank’s manway and attaching it horizontally to the tank bottom. If needed, […]

New high drive CAT® D7 dozer delivers more performance and unmatched productivity-boosting technology

New high drive CAT® D7 dozer delivers more performance and unmatched productivity-boosting technology

  The new Cat® D7 dozer offers high drive undercarriage design, increased performance and the broadest choice of easy-to-use technology features to help you get the most from your bulldozer. A fully automatic 4-speed transmission offers optimal fuel and dozing efficiency, plus ease of operation. At 265 hp (197 kW) and an operating weight of […]

Automated monitoring and reporting system for conveyor belt cleaners

Automated monitoring and reporting system for conveyor belt cleaners

In a move to continue its leadership in the development and implementation of advanced technologies for conveyors and other bulk material handling applications, Martin Engineering has announced a belt cleaner position indicator that monitors the blade, tracking and reporting of remaining service life. The intuitive Martin N2® position indicator (PI) monitors primary belt cleaner blades, […]

Achieving water authority compliance for mining with automated wastewater treatment

Automated wastewater treatment systems help the mining industry remain in compliance with EPA and local standards, while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor and disposal Mines and quarries must meet EPA and local wastewater requirements for effluent, including those under the Clean Water Act. Under the Clean Water Act, the EPA has identified 65 […]

Linde-Griffith saves owner millions with BAUER FDP change up

Linde-Griffith saves owner millions with BAUER FDP change up

Linde-Griffith Construction Company may be 111 years old but the contractor is far from set in its ways. This is why the owner and engineer of a multi-story condo project in Hackensack, N.J. called on them when its original contractor was unable to reach bearing capacity on a test pile program. The end result was […]

Telsmith supports successful Titan T200 cone crusher launch at CONEXPO 2020

Telsmith supports successful Titan T200 cone crusher launch at CONEXPO 2020

Telsmith, Inc. enjoyed a successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, NV from March 10th-14th launching their Titan™ T200 cone crusher and showcasing their 4448 Iron Giant™ jaw crusher and Vibro-King TL® screen. Despite the show’s low attendance this year, their new Titan model, Iron Giant® jaw crusher and Vibro-King TL® screen drummed up a ton of […]

New John Deere 700L, 750L dozers enhance productivity and operator comfort

New John Deere 700L, 750L dozers enhance productivity and operator comfort

Addressing the needs of the modern operator, the new John Deere 700L and 750L dozers feature improvements to productivity, reliability and operator comfort. Inspired by customer feedback, the updates include an all-new operator station, increased power levels, low-effort electrohydraulic (EH) controls and a suite of factory grade control solutions. “When developing the 700L and 750L, […]

MAJOR places FLEX-MAT screen data at customers’ fingertips with new ID enabled technology

MAJOR places FLEX-MAT screen data at customers’ fingertips with new ID enabled technology

MAJOR, a manufacturer of high-performance screening media recently introduced FLEX-MAT ID Enabled. The RFID technology tracks and stores screen media data such as panel dimensions and customer-defined details to offer users information at their fingertips for simple reorders. The technology improves convenience and productivity for any operation using FLEX-MAT with ID Enabled installed. It takes […]

Vermeer debuts new D220x500 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill

Vermeer debuts new D220x500 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill

PELLA, IA — Building on the success of the D220x300 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD), which created a new category in the HDD industry, Vermeer is setting a new standard with the D220x500 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill. With the ability to be configured for large-diameter water and utility installs in urban areas, as well […]

How AI is measuring the impact of COVID-19 on construction

How AI is measuring the impact of COVID-19 on construction

OxBlue, an Atlanta-based technology company and a leader in professional construction camera services, is utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to measure the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on construction across the United States. The data will be updated on a regular basis as this dynamic situation develops. Unlike many macroeconomic indicators that tend to lag, […]

Epiroc introduces HATCON: Hydraulic attachment tools connectivity

Epiroc introduces HATCON: Hydraulic attachment tools connectivity

Epiroc recently introduced HATCON, a remote monitoring device for breakers and drum cutters that keeps track of location and operating hours to improve efficiency and safety. The cloud based platform My Epiroc gives customers notifications about service, creates task lists and provides a great overview of the entire fleet. All the data is presented in […]

New feature prepares operators for the teamwork requirements of the real work site

New feature prepares operators for the teamwork requirements of the real work site

Montreal, QC – CM Labs Simulations recently showcased an expanded crew training capability that enables multiple operators to complete a collaborative task within the same virtual worksite, from connected simulators. With the launch of a new crew training exercise that focuses on earthmoving equipment, CM Labs adds to its roster of collaborative learning options. The exercise […]

CAT and Trimble announce change to joint venture

CAT and Trimble announce change to joint venture

LAS VEGAS, NV – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ: TRMB) have announced the restructuring of their VirtualSite Solutions LLC (VSS) joint venture (JV), so that each company can accelerate the development of technologies and solutions aligned to their strategic initiatives. Over the next several months, Caterpillar will assume control of VSS and […]

Caterpillar introduces trolley assist system for Cat® electric drive mining trucks

Caterpillar introduces trolley assist system for Cat® electric drive mining trucks

The new Cat® trolley assist system for Cat electric drive mining trucks is now available for mining operations seeking a means to reduce carbon emissions, lower fuel and engine costs and boost speed-on-grade for greater productivity. The Cat trolley assist retrofit kit is currently available for the 795F AC truck, and the trolley design is […]

Pushing the limits

Pushing the limits

by Josh Swank, vice president of sales and marketing, Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. The key to long-term success in any business is maximizing efficiency. For industrial operations, such as construction, aggregates and mining, achieving this might look more like a complex game of chess. The strategy involves managers carefully maneuvering employees, equipment and materials across the board […]

Innovative belt cleaner monitoring system uses predictive insights to heighten operational efficiency

Innovative belt cleaner monitoring system uses predictive insights to heighten operational efficiency

DOWNERS GROVE, IL — Flexco Elevate™ Belt Conveyor Intelligence™ is an innovative, real-time monitoring system that harnesses the power of predictive analytics so mining, aggregate and cement operations can remotely gather critical insights that optimize belt conveyor productivity and heighten operational efficiencies. Flexco Elevate is a wireless platform that transfers data insights to an intuitive […]

CM Labs releases new tool to bridge the skills gap

CM Labs releases new tool to bridge the skills gap

CM Labs Simulations is unveiling the Vortex Edge Max, a new training tool that gives even more organizations access to solutions for bridging the skills gap during CONEXPO 2020 in booth F100911 in the Festival Hall. The latest simulator in CM Labs’ Edge series of award-winning training products, the Vortex Edge Max is an entry-level […]

CM Labs drives operational cost savings with new GPS feature on excavator simulator training pack

CM Labs drives operational cost savings with new GPS feature on excavator simulator training pack

During CONEXPO 2020 CM Labs Simulations is unveiling its most advanced excavator training exercise to date, featuring an integrated GPS guidance system that trains operators how to use this technology in the simulator. This advanced exercise immerses operators in a life-like work site environment that challenges them to dig trenches using the new GPS guidance […]

Komatsu to debut new equipment, technology solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Komatsu to debut new equipment, technology solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

  With a focus on creating connections to empower the success of its global network of distributors and customers, Komatsu will debut several product and technology advancements to support the construction, waste, forestry, energy and aggregates industries at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas, NV from March 10-14, 2020. Across 40,000 square feet of exhibit space, […]