Martin Engineering Improves Martin V-Plow HD

Martin Engineering has redesigned one of its most popular tail protection devices to be a lighter weight, modular unit delivered in a compact package for improved safety and convenience. The re-engineered Martin V-Plow HD achieves the gains with no compromise in performance.  “The heaviest section of the previous design was about 21 lb. (9.5 kg), while the new modular unit’s…

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Caterpillar to divest longwall business

OEM Caterpillar confirmed to North American Mining in late February that it has made a preliminary deal to exit longwall mining and divest its longwall equipment arm to Hauhinco. The deal is subject to the negotiation of a final agreement, and no financial details are available. The transaction, a spokesperson told NAM, is expected to be completed during the third…

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Force Control offers MagnaShear motor brakes for conveyors

MagnaShear motor brakes from Force Control Industries, which provide a secure, no-maintenance, no-adjustment, holding brake solution for mining conveyor applications, are ideal for when the motor is stopped, or reversed each cycle such as loaders/unloaders, conveyors, rail car spotters and dumpers, overland and internal tripper cars, rotary coal sweep samplers and more. These motor brakes are available to accommodate a…

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Gainwell Engineering, Caterpillar sign underground tech deal

India’s Gainwell Engineering, already a part of Caterpillar’s dealer network, has signed a technology licensing agreement with Caterpillar allowing it to manufacture medium- and high-seam room and pillar to support demand domestically and beyond. Under the agreement’s terms, Gainwell will also supply aftermarket spare parts and offer service support to existing Cat R&P and highwall miner products. Gainwell, headquartered in…

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Hitachi Construction Machinery kicks off new era

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas (HCMA) has launched the next chapter for the company in North America and Latin America. On March 1, HCMA officially began leading the Hitachi brand’s construction and mining equipment sales and service support efforts.  At a commemoration celebration event held for employees in early March at the HCMA headquarters in Newnan, Ga., Alan Quinn, HCMA chief…

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Weir commits to SBTi

In tandem with its mission to continue reducing its climate impact, Weir Group has committed itself to the Science Based Targets initiative, which its CEO said will transform its environmental footprint moving forward. The company will set its emissions reduction targets in line with those of the Paris Agreement, and that will be over and above Weir’s already-existing Scope 1…

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BlastMetriX UAV update improves blast performance, increases safety

Blast optimization software developer 3GSM has updated its flagship offering for blasting performance and drilling pattern analysis, BlastMetriX UAV. The newest version improves communications with smart drills and offers face profiling enhancements for more sophisticated drill pattern analysis; a new analysis tool spotlights irregularities and allows blasting KPI programs to diagnose and correct blast performance that is poor. It also…

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Sandvik selects Diesel Machinery as mobile equipment distributor

Sandvik appointed Diesel Machinery Inc. as its authorized distributor for its range of mobile crushing and screening equipment in South Dakota, it announced in January. The dealer will be responsible for equipment sales and full aftermarket support through the provision of spare parts and local customer service.  The appointment of Diesel Machinery reinforces Sandvik’s commitment in sourcing and selecting the…

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Caterpillar introduces two new hammers

Caterpillar said the new Cat H190 S and H215 S Performance Series Hammers are built for high production on large excavators and deliver consistent breaking power. The OEM noted that an efficient operation cycle results in less waste from internal heat for more power delivered to the tool.  With piston and tool matched in diameter and mass, these new hammers…

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Eriez testing analysis with HydroFloat CPF technology returns positive outcomes

Pennsylvania-based Eriez recently conducted a lab study with its HydroFloat coarse particle flotation system and found that installing the system at the mill circuit can cut power usage in half. The engineering analysis found that the power savings comes from a sizeable decrease in the mill load, and also that about 30% of the total run of mine mill feed…

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