Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

Caterpillar announces MineStar Edge™ mine management technology platform

Caterpillar announces MineStar Edge™ mine management technology platform

Caterpillar is adding a new platform, MineStar Edge, to augment the Cat® MineStar™ Solutions suite of technologies and to align with the way many mining operations manage their businesses. Edge creates an operational ecosystem for mining companies. Rather than having data in individual silos, Edge brings visibility to the entire mining operation and enables managers […]

Pre-engineering will be key to Superior’s new modular platform systems

Pre-engineering will be key to Superior’s new modular platform systems

MORRIS, MN – Superior Industries, Inc. recently announced a new series of modular plants for aggregate crushing, sorting, sizing and washing applications. Known as Fusion™ Modular Platforms, these pre-engineered, ready-to-build systems still allow customization to achieve best performance at each jobsite. “Our plant designs are scalable and easily expand with a developing customer site,” says […]

Reduced hole deviation with new Sandvik guide adapter

Reduced hole deviation with new Sandvik guide adapter

Sandvik Rock Tools are now launching an entirely new product for their bench drilling top hammer customers — the guide adapter. It enables customers to reduce hole deviation in challenging conditions by up to 50% and achieve considerable cost savings. Significant hole deviation (>8%) can pose problems for many bench drilling companies that operate in […]

Metso introduces Nordberg® HP900 cone crusher for increased performance

Metso introduces Nordberg® HP900 cone crusher for increased performance

Metso is introducing the new Nordberg® HP900 Series cone crusher for the aggregate and mining markets. More than 10,000 HP cone crushers have been installed worldwide since 1989. The HP900 is built to bring increased performance and reduced CAPEX. The HP900 is an upgrade to the well-known HP800 cone crusher that has more than 175 […]

New CAT® 910, 914 and 920 compact wheel loaders deliver

New CAT® 910, 914 and 920 compact wheel loaders deliver

Building on the success of the Cat® M Series compact wheel loader range, Caterpillar has added three new models to the lineup, each with significant design enhancements: 910, 914, and 920, the latter replacing the 918M. New options are available and certain features available only as options on former models are now standard. All the […]

Data and analytics drive engagement in equipment operator simulation training

Data and analytics drive engagement in equipment operator simulation training

Source: EHS Today Simulation training provides the shortest, most effective path to good safety habits and skills acquisition Drew Carruthers May 21, 2020 Every equipment operator, regardless of skill level and experience, comes to the table with different strengths and weaknesses. Across the board, however, employers and training organizations are finding that construction equipment simulation […]

Metso launches My Plant Planner on-line configurator for designing efficient crushing and screening plants

Metso launches My Plant Planner on-line configurator for designing efficient crushing and screening plants

  Metso is introducing a unique drag and drop 3D crushing and screening plant configurator that enables professionals in the mining and aggregate industries to design more productive and efficient plants through real-time insights. The design and simulation tool, called My Plant Planner, is available on metso.com and is free for anyone to use. ”We […]

Mixture matters

Mixture matters

Tips for blending screen media for maximum performance in all phases of screening by Steve Fair, engineered screen media division manager, Haver & Boecker Niagara Producing the most tons per hour, ensuring product meets specifications and maximizing the wear life of screen media can be difficult to achieve using only one type of media. Finding […]

Caterpillar expands remote control and semi-autonomous offerings with new CAT® command capabilities

Caterpillar expands remote control and semi-autonomous offerings with new CAT® command capabilities

Drawing from more than 30 years of equipment autonomy experience, Caterpillar announces the expansion of Cat® Command to a broader range of construction machines. Cat Command is now launching a line of remote control and semi-autonomous technologies, ranging from operator-assisted compaction to remote control loading, dozing and excavating operations. Scalable technologies built to flexibly meet […]

Caterpillar achieves 2+ billion ton hauled with autonomous trucks system

Caterpillar achieves 2+ billion ton hauled with autonomous trucks system

Caterpillar is again hitting a significant milestone in autonomous haulage — achieving 2.2 billion short tons hauled using Cat® MineStar™ command for hauling. Caterpillar has doubled the amount hauled in the 16 months since reaching 1+ billi on tons hauled in November 2018. “In just a bit over six years we’ve safely hauled 2 billion […]

New Stedman Machine Company heavy duty 6-row cage mill

New Stedman Machine Company heavy duty 6-row cage mill

The new Stedman heavy duty 6-row cage mill addresses an opportunity for finer grinding equipment at a lower cost. Stedman has numerous 6-row cage mills in non-abrasive applications: aglime, lime (hydrated, quick-lime), cement and more. Wear parts perform well in these applications. In materials with some abrasiveness, the heavy duty 6-row is an innovative extension […]

Metso expands its revolutionary Megaliner concept to also include discharge systems

Metso expands its revolutionary Megaliner concept to also include discharge systems

MegalinerTM for discharge systems is a unique solution that simplifies and speeds up grinding mill relines by up to 50%, as well as dramatically improves safety for mining operations. Up to 70% fewer parts means quicker and safer change-outs The new Megaliner for discharge systems integrates dischargers, grates, lifter bars and filling segments in one […]

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 […]