Category Archives: Technology

John Deere maximizes productivity with the new payload weighing system for L-Series wheel loaders

John Deere maximizes productivity with the new payload weighing system for L-Series wheel loaders

MOLINE, IL — The powerful John Deere four-wheel-drive L-Series wheel loaders can now be equipped with a factory-installed John Deere payload weighing system integrated with Topcon. The payload weighing system, which is designed to increase productivity by maximizing the operator workflow, is available on the 744L, 824L and 844L models. “We know our customers are […]

A Mexico salt mine improves production with custom equipment

A Mexico salt mine improves production with custom equipment

Waves of deep pink waters greet visitors as they arrive at Las Coloradas, located on the northern edge of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. For visitors from Cancun the trip has been about three hours to see the brightly colored salinity concentration ponds and associated solar salt production that is a growing Las Coloradas tourist destination. […]

Digitalization in mining showcased at Sandvik event

Digitalization in mining showcased at Sandvik event

In early December, almost 300 leaders from the mining, construction and quarrying industries from Australia, Japan and Indonesia met in Brisbane, Australia for the Digitalization in Mining event hosted by Sandvik. The 2-day summit showcased best practice examples of digitalization. “Digitalization is helping companies to grow and optimize their operations,” said Jim Tolley, vice president, […]

Triple-S Compost secures customers thanks to reliable volume measurements

Triple-S Compost secures customers thanks to reliable volume measurements

Triple-S Compost is a compost and mulch manufacturing facility in Texas serving over 2,550 happy customers. Since the company’s founding a few short years ago, Triple-S Compost has diverted more than 32,500 tons of waste out of landfills – turning it into valuable, nutrient-rich soils and landscaping materials to help grow and improve the Texan […]

New edition of white paper concludes peristaltic pump technology can deliver 70%+ water savings for mining industry

New edition of white paper concludes peristaltic pump technology can deliver 70%+ water savings for mining industry

A new edition of a widely-respected white paper which analyses the benefits of peristaltic pump technology in the mining industry has been published by the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group.  The publication of the 2019 edition of the white paper coincides with an update to the mining section of the company’s website – which provides a […]

MB Crusher units transform the “little ones” of the yard into effective solutions for complex problems

MB Crusher units transform the “little ones” of the yard into effective solutions for complex problems

For companies that deal with road work, urban construction sites, trenching, recycling, agriculture, foundries, quarries and mines, the task of managing the main work falls to the excavators. It’s time to change this practice. MB Crusher can help transform skid steers and backhoe loaders into powerful machines capable of handling demanding jobs and still save […]

Quanta Services, Inc. selects RB Asset Solutions to help better manage and redeploy its 61,000+ assets

Quanta Services, Inc. selects RB Asset Solutions to help better manage and redeploy its 61,000+ assets

VANCOUVER, DC – Quanta Services, Inc., a leading contractor operating in the utility, pipeline, energy, and communication industries, has the largest skilled labor force in North America—and the equipment fleet to match. With 61,000 pieces of equipment in its fleet, Quanta has selected Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions to build an online inventory management system to […]

Epiroc releases new Teleremote e-tramming option for Simba drill rigs

Epiroc releases new Teleremote e-tramming option for Simba drill rigs

BROOMFIELD, CO — Multiple automation functions are available to optimize the drilling process in the Simba Automation package. With the recent addition of the new Teleremote e-tramming function, the production drilling process can be handled in an even safer and more continuous way. The Simba Automation package includes various functionalities to monitor, plan and automate […]

Haul truck updates from Komatsu and Volvo

Haul truck updates from Komatsu and Volvo

New HD325-8 and HD405-8 off-highway trucks from Komatsu Komatsu has introduced its new HD325-8 and HD405-8 off highway trucks. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, these latest additions to the rigid frame truck family feature increased horsepower and a new ‘Komatsu Traction Control System’ (KTCS) to achieve improved productivity. These models have […]

New general manager to lead Maptek in Africa

New general manager to lead Maptek in Africa

Maptek is pleased to announce the appointment of Gideon Slabbert to the role of general manager of Maptek in South Africa. Slabbert replaces Nick Venter who will join Maptek’s North American operations as director of sales and technical sales support. Slabbert joined Maptek in 2017 as BlastLogic product manager and quickly demonstrated strong leadership and […]

ALLU transforming the way you work at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – ALLU Group will have its experts on hand in Central Hall booth #C20326 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, March 10-14, 2020, in Las Vegas. Visitors will learn how ALLU Transformer™ Screener Crusher attachments and the company’s new TS® Blade Structure will transform unusable dirt, construction waste and green waste into valuable material, ultimately […]

Cutting carry-back means million dollar savings for Rodney Aggregates

Cutting carry-back means million dollar savings for Rodney Aggregates

Rodney Aggregates Supplies use a load volume scanner (LVS) in their Whangaripo Quarry north-east of Warkworth, New Zealand, to minimize profit loss due to carry-back on their overburden stripping programs.  Daniel Le Roux, Business Manager at Rodney Aggregates, says, “The scanner was measuring significant amounts of carry-back by the contractor. Especially this season where the material […]

Ransome’s Gyru-Star turns skeptical contractor into a believer

Ransome’s Gyru-Star turns skeptical contractor into a believer

LUMBERTON, NJ —  Tony Shuler of Shuler’s Mulch and Grading is a resourceful contractor that seems to have a track record of identifying and capitalizing on trends and moving on when others follow his lead. It should be no surprise that he purchased a Gyru-Star Compact Screening Bucket from Ransome Attachments before the first batch […]

Huge miners and off highway specialist from Caterpillar

Huge miners and off highway specialist from Caterpillar

The Cat® 797F large mining truck is now available in a fuel-efficient configuration that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards. The 797F Tier 4 Final is equipped with an exhaust after treatment system featuring SCR, which uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to lower NOx emissions.  This Cat emissions platform is proven through more […]

Conveyor belt generates power for air cannons to control build-up

Conveyor belt generates power for air cannons to control build-up

Ash Grove Cement is the 5th-largest producer in the United States, shipping 8.3 million tons of Portland and masonry cements from eight plants nationwide. Founded in 1882, the firm currently operates 27 cement terminals and two deep-water import terminals, as well as extensive ready-mix operations and a major quarry operation in British Columbia.   The […]

MAJOR offers FLEX-MAT® modular screen media for increased production capacity

MAJOR offers FLEX-MAT® modular screen media for increased production capacity

CANDIAC, QC — The company’s signature screen media delivers increased throughput by providing more open area than traditional panels. FLEX-MAT features up to 40% more screen capacity than traditional woven wire and up to 50% more than traditional polyurethane and rubber panels, setting a new standard in performance for aggregate, mining and industrial producers. The […]

Metso to deliver freeze-proofed crushing and screening plants to Antarctica – operating temperature as low as -40 °C

Metso to deliver freeze-proofed crushing and screening plants to Antarctica – operating temperature as low as -40 °C

Metso is delivering three Lokotrack® crushing and screening plants retrofitted for extreme cold for the reconstruction of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) McMurdo research station in Antarctica. The equipment enables crushing in temperatures as low as -40 °C. McMurdo Station, located on an island in the Ross Sea, is the U.S. Antarctic Program’s logistics […]

Doosan Infracore demonstrates the unmanned and automated construction site solutions from drone surveying to equipment operations

Doosan Infracore demonstrates the unmanned and automated construction site solutions from drone surveying to equipment operations

SUWANEE, GA —  On November 20, 2019, Doosan Infracore (DI) unveiled ‘Concept-X’ at its Proving Grounds in Boryeong City, Korea, with more than 200 people in attendance including National Assemblymen, Mayor of Boryeong City, business executives from Bosch, ASI, LG U+ and PoteNit related to the development of Concept-X, representatives of government agencies, and scholars […]

Haver & Boecker Niagara offers uptime 3-year warranty

Haver & Boecker Niagara offers uptime 3-year warranty

CATHARINES, ONT – Haver & Boecker Niagara, Haver & Boecker’s mineral processing entity, offers the aggregate and mining industries’ only 3-year warranty program — Uptime. Uptime includes Haver & Boecker Niagara’s signature PROcheck consultation and offers a full-service approach to prevent unscheduled maintenance and extend vibrating screen life. It includes parts inspection, equipment assessment and […]

Six tips to increase profit in your aggregates operation

Six tips to increase profit  in your aggregates operation

You can have all the customers in the world knocking at your door, but if you can’t maintain productivity and efficiency, you can’t make a profit. Having the best tools for the job allows an operation to keep up and make money during regular or increased demand. Investing in innovative tools and services will minimize […]

Better screening is free crushing

Better screening  is free crushing

Diagnosing and addressing screen media issues by Lars Bräunling, MAJOR Director of Product Technology All mining and aggregates operations have the same ultimate goal for their processing equipment: to improve the cost per ton. This is often accomplished by fixing or preventing equipment issues and by optimizing performance. The screening process in particular is one […]

New developments in quick/auto-connect for attachments

New developments in  quick/auto-connect for  attachments

Professional excavator operators’ have been able to benefit from recent advances in equipment technology that has led to fully automatic, quick coupling hydraulic systems. This has been developed due to pressures to make operations more efficient, with modern operators aiming to get in and out of their excavators as little as possible to change tools. […]

CEMEX Go Quarry Link delivers faster pickup for aggregates customers

CEMEX Go Quarry Link delivers faster pickup for aggregates customers

HOUSTON, TX — CEMEX announced it is taking the next step in leading the digital transformation of the building materials industry with CEMEX Go Quarry Link, a program designed to improve product pick up and maximize efficiency for aggregates customers.  With the support of its Global Aggregates Network, CEMEX is introducing CEMEX Go Quarry Link, […]

New web-based mobile video platform provides Cemen Tech users with free real-time field support and more

New web-based mobile video platform provides Cemen Tech users with free real-time field support and more

Cemen Tech CONNECT allows real-time video field support at the push of a button. Users are immediately connected to a field support expert via live video calling, who can then assist with troubleshooting, part identification, field evaluations and more. Live multi-party video calling gives users the ability to share content (pictures, video, parts manuals, etc.) […]

Cemen Tech expands ACCU-POUR™ compatibility

Cemen Tech expands ACCU-POUR™ compatibility

Cemen Tech recently announced that ACCU-POUR, the company’s advanced suite of cloud-based productivity solutions for volumetric concrete mixer users, is now compatible with all volumetric mixers available on the market today. Originally developed to integrate with Cemen Tech C60 mixers, ACCU-POUR is now compatible with Cemen Tech M Series mixers as well as other volumetric […]