Category Archives: Technology

Carbon emissions reduced by 98 percent at Volvo CE and Skanska’s electric site

Carbon emissions reduced by 98 percent at Volvo CE and Skanska’s electric site

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and its customer Skanska tested the viability of the Electric Site research project during 10 weeks in autumn 2018 at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry near Gothenburg, Sweden. The results were even better than expected. The tests showed a 98 percent reduction in carbon emissions, a 70 percent reduction in energy […]

ABB expands Dodge® Passport selection tool with belt conveyor design program

ABB expands Dodge® Passport selection tool with belt conveyor design program

ABB enables customers to design conveyor pulley assemblies and belt conveyors for the first time with its web-based Dodge Passport design tool. These user-friendly programs allow customers to create and order complete application-based solutions for bulk material handling applications typically found in mining, cement, aggregate and grain industries.  Passport’s new conveyor pulley assembly designer allows […]

Metso to launch groundbreaking innovations for aggregates and mining industries in bauma 2019

Metso to launch groundbreaking innovations for aggregates and mining industries in bauma 2019

Metso is introducing a number of new, state of the art solutions for the aggregate, construction and mining industries in bauma 2019, the industry’s leading tradeshow in Munich, Germany, April 8 – 14. The launches include technologies and services that enable improving productivity and driving down costs. “Metso continues to invest in the development of solutions […]

Optimize belt cleaner tension to maximize performance and life

Optimize belt cleaner tension to maximize  performance and life

Given the number of conveyor-related accidents that occur during routine maintenance and cleanup, every bulk material handler has a vested interest in technologies to help reduce hazards and prevent injuries. Seemingly mundane tasks such as adjusting belt cleaners and removing spillage often require employees to work in close proximity to the moving conveyor, where even […]

NIOSH hazard recognition software now available

NIOSH hazard recognition software now available

In early 2017 RockRoadRecycle (which was NAQN at the time) featured a two-part series entitled “The psychology of mine safety — How do mine workers search for and find worksite hazards,” by Brianna M. Eiter, Timothy Orr and Jason Navoyski. The series was based on research being conducted at NIOSH during that time with a […]