Nevada mining country welcomes back Mining Expo

Annual show returns to the heart of mining in the Silver State for the 38th time. Summertime in northern Nevada is a tradition for many in the mining industry. From June 6-7, more than 350 exhibitors and thousands of attendees are expected to return to the Elko Convention Center for the Elko Mining Expo. The event, now in its 38th…

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Collaborative minds for mines

Experts from across the mining industry will share expertise and help push the advancement of innovations in mining waste via a newly formed board. Biotech start-up Allonnia has created a mining advisory board to look specifically at waste issues in mining, including ore refinement, tailings stabilization and more. The group is made up of five current and former mining industry…

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Making the link: mining chains

What makes a reliable mining chain and chain supplier? They may not be questions you often think about. But choose wrong and the implications can be severe. North American Mining spoke to two mining chain manufacturers about chain selection, operation, and maintenance. By Jonathan Rowland Chains are a crucial part of various underground mining equipment, with each application requiring chains…

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ABB, Boliden, Epiroc make first underground B-E truck trolley system

ABB is collaborating with equipment maker Epiroc and miner Boliden for a milestone project it says will help advance the mine of the future: the first fully battery-electric truck trolley system. The underground hauling fleet electrification system design builds on Epiroc’s battery-electric Minetruck MT42 SG and ABB’s eMine Trolley System. It was tested via deployment on an 800-meter-long underground mine…

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Secrets to profitability with robotic demolition

How thinking outside the box can lead to profitability, from mining and construction and beyond. By Jeff Keeling Many contractors have a strong interest in adding a demolition robot, and its capabilities, to their fleet – but aren’t sure how to justify the price tag. In other cases, a company may invest in a demolition robot for a specific project,…

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Keys of attraction

Check out this (magnetic) conversation suspended magnets with Eriez Director of Minerals and Materials Processing Jose Martin. It will stick with you. Edited by Donna Schmidt Thanks for talking to North American Mining magazine exclusively about this topic, Jose. Can you explain, for those not in the know: What are the different types of suspended magnets? What are the uses,…

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State of the (autonomous) haul

North American Mining investigates the world of mine haulage automation, asking where we are and where we are heading next. By Jonathan Rowland The mining industry has “increasingly adopted automated haulage solutions as the technology is beginning to be more commercialized,” Masayoshi Ota, vice president of Mining Sales at Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas (HCMA) told North American Mining. “Numerous autonomous…

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Beumer inks pipe conveyor contract for Port of Saguenay

Canadian-headquartered material handling system supplier Beumer Group said in April it had inked a deal with the Port of Saguenay in Quebec for the supply of 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) of large two-way pipe conveyor as part of a C$111 million strategic development project at the site. Beumer officials said the conveyor will connect the port with customers in the…

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A superior look at what’s new in conveyor tech

Superior Industries has had a busy spring quarter in terms of new releases to the mining industry – or, in these cases, new versions of products already well entrenched in the company’s product line-up. In April, the Minnesota-based system supplier announced the availability of its newly redesigned Chevron Pulley in abrasion-resistant (AR) steel. The use of abrasion-resistant steel in manufacturing…

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Analyzing conveyor belt wear from loading and cleaning

How can an operation stay ahead of wear? Is there such a thing as a CliffsNotes for conveyor belt cleaning and maintenance? How can damage be mitigated? R. Todd Swinderman uncovers that and more for NAM. Most conveyor belts in mines and quarries are considered operating in “severe duty” and typically don’t just wear out. They’re exposed to raw material…

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