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New Process Technologies Help Producers Recover More Metal Rana Gruber, a Norwegian company that operates an iron ore mine and concentrator near the Arctic Circle, recently ordered two of FLSmidth’s Reflux...

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Global Lithium Ion Battery Market to Explode Over the Next Decade The global lithium ion battery (LIB) market is expected to grow six fold over the next 10 years, creating unprecedented...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

Breaking Boulders in Top Burden Stemming is widely used to ensure that a loaded borehole achieves optimum blast results, but the practice can leave large boulders unbroken in the upper layer of...

Suppliers Report

Rodless Exploration Drill Rig Rolls Toward Commercialization New drill rig technology, claimed to have the potential to drastically cut exploration costs, has undergone successful field trials in...
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Basic Truck is Completely Customizable ARDCO announced its Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT), featuring a modular back-end platform that can be customized for off-road jobsites. It accepts an...

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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From the Editor

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief Apple to End Its Reliance on Mining During April, Tim Cook the CEO of Apple, the 8th largest publicly held company, pledged to end its reliance on mining and make all its products only from renewable or recycled sources. It was the Thursday before Earth Day and who would expect less from a company with such a...
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Exploration Roundup

Cartier Resources Drilling 50,000-m Across Four Gold Projects in Quebec Cartier Resources has announced plans for 50,000-m in exploration drilling to be conducted at its Chimo Mine, Benoist, Wilson, and...

This Month in Coal Mining

Anglo Sells South African Coal Assets Just a few years ago South Africa’s coal industry was on the up and up, shrugging off the malaise affecting the industry elsewhere. Now, many producers face...