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Optimizing Process-plant Assets Weir Minerals, the Australia-based process equipment business of the Weir Group, pointed out that with declining ore grade and low commodity prices, the mining...

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Parlaying the Positives of PGMs On May 17, Chis Griffith, CEO, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) addressed London Platinum and Palladium Markets during Platinum Week in London. He is passionate...
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Survey: Miners Plan to Spend More on Digital Technologies Four out of five mining and metals companies expect to increase their spending on digital technologies over the next three years, with more...

Suppliers Report

Wisconsin Welcomes Komatsu Mining Executives from Japan’s Komatsu Ltd., Milwaukee’s mayor and Wisconsin’s governor formally cut the ribbon in a ceremony in May that launched the subsidiary Komatsu Mining...
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Mining Tier 4 Final Engines to Be Certified Cummins unveiled ultra-clean mining engines designed to meet European Union (EU) Stage V emissions regulations. The engines will be certified to U.S....

New Motor Management System Brings Higher Functionality


Siemens’ Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simocode Pro motor management system to include a basic unit with Profinet interface. 

Linking up Simocode Pro via Ethernet to higher-level automation systems allows new functions to be provided for motor diagnostics, control and protection. The additional integration of PROFIenergy also improves energy management. The new Simocode Pro motor management system includes a Simocode Pro V Profinet basic unit with two RJ45 interfaces, allowing the system to connect to higher-level controllers such as Simatic S7 or to control systems such as Simatic PCS 7. Profinet can be used to provide media redundancy functions that ensure a connection is maintained within a network with ring topology, even if one communication channel fails. This helps to increase availability, with the benefit of better productivity for an entire plant. With Profinet compatibility, the new basic unit also offers more far-reaching diagnostic and control functions, in addition to simple communication between higher-level plant control and drive systems, according to the company.
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Committed to the Mining Business You may not have noticed it, but a change has taken place. There was a slight change to the masthead (that column of fine print to the right) and the title below my signature is now different. Late last year, I formed a new company, Mining Media International Inc. based in Jacksonville, Florida, and purchased...
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Exploration Roundup

Kirkland Lake Intersects More High-grade Gold at Fosterville Kirkland Lake Gold has reported additional high-grade drill results from ongoing underground drilling at its Fosterville gold mine in...

This Month in Coal Mining

Warrior Met Coal Ramping Up to Historical Levels In its first quarter earnings reports, Alabama-based metallurgical coal producer Warrior Met Coal defines its strength and position in the market....