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New Crusher Design Combines Low Profile With High Output A new crusher recently unveiled by thyssenkrupp is expected to “revolutionize” material processing in both underground and surface...

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Zinc Outlook for 2018 The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) held its 62nd Session in Lisbon, Portugal on October 26-27. The session included a meeting of the group’s statistical and...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

Vale Predicts $70M in Savings From New IT System Initiative In a bold initiative that reflects the modern mine-as-a-factory concept, Brazil-based Vale is in the latter stages of deploying a new...

Suppliers Report

Metso Presents Latest Innovations at Perumin 2017 Last month at Perumin in Arequipa, one of the main mining exhibitions in Latin America, Metso introduced its latest innovations for exceeding the...
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Large Excavator Design Extends Service Life by Half SANY launched the SY395H and the SY750H large excavators, designed for mine construction. The two models improve efficiency by 8%-10% over...

Komatsu Loader is Tier 4i Certified


Komatsu America’s new WA320-7 wheel loader—replacing the WA320-6 and WA320PZ-6 models—is powered by a SAA6D107E-2 165-hp (123 kW) engine that is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission certified.

Komatsu says the 33,731-lb (15,300-kg) loader features improved efficiency, lower fuel consumption, more operator comfort, and enhanced serviceability to maximize productivity while lowering operating costs. It uses the company’s Parallel Z-bar (PZ) loader linkage to provide the benefits of parallel lifting for pallet moving and high tilt forces to handle large attachments. The PZ linkage also offers large break-out forces to make bucket filling easy and quick. Its lift force is increased by up to 10% compared with the WA320PZ-6 for improved digging performance. Automatic SmartLoader Logic helps save fuel by automatically decreasing engine torque when the loader isn’t working hard, such as when it is driving with an empty bucket. An electronically controlled HST drivetrain features the Komatsu Traction Control System, which enhances operation on soft or slippery ground. The machine is equipped with the exclusive Komatsu EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), which provides enhanced diagnostic features that give the operator and technicians greater monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. EMMS also continuously monitors all critical systems, as well as the planned maintenance schedule, and provides troubleshooting assistance to minimize diagnosis and repair time.
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From the Editor

A Trustworthy Voice As this edition of Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) was going to press, the top lawyers from Google, Facebook and Twitter had testified before a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. They were trying to explain how internet trolls had used their social media platforms to spread misinformation in the months leading up to the...
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Exploration Roundup

Ivanhoe Continues to Add Resources at Kamoa-Kakula Project in DRC Ivanhoe Mines has reported positive results from ongoing exploration drilling at the Kabuli West area of its Kamoa-Kakula copper...

This Month in Coal Mining

MEC, Bowie Partner to Create Canyon Consolidated Resources Murray Energy Corp. (MEC), Bowie Resource Partners, Javelin Global Commodities, and Grupo CLISA have agreed to form a strategic partnership called...