Mining Operations & Strategies

Railway Tunnel Design at Potash Mine Saves Time and Money Canada’s new Bethune mine — formerly known as the Legacy Project — is the first greenfield potash mine built in Saskatchewan in nearly 40...

Suppliers Report

Atlas Copco’s 6thSense Offers a Digital Path to Systems Integration According to Atlas Copco, automation and digitalization are the future of the mining industry, but automation is not just about...
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Autonomous Trucks Up Production 30% Sandvik unveiled the TH551i and TH6631i autonomous hauling trucks. When paired with the company’s AutoMine Trucking software package, the trucks can increase...

Tire Monitoring System Designed for Fleet Deployment


Trimble has introduced the Trimble TirePulse tire monitoring system to assist fleet managers in reducing maintenance costs, increasing overall fleet productivity and promoting site safety. Part of the Trimble Connected Site portfolio, the system wirelessly reports tire temperature and pressure data from the jobsite to the VisionLink fleet, asset and site productivity management solution from Trimble. Automatic, real-time tire pressure and high-temperature alerts help fleet managers and site supervisors schedule preventative tire maintenance, extend the life of tires, increase fuel efficiency and avoid dangerous blowouts. Using a Trimble TP920 industrial tire sensor in the tire valve stem and a Trimble SNM940 connected site gateway for communications, tire information is automatically relayed back to the office for analysis by the fleet manager. VisionLink automatically alerts the fleet manager or site foreman when a tire experiences a 20% drop in pressure and becomes a potential hazard. It can also provide a high-temperature alert to indicate that jobsite conditions are likely to accelerate tire breakdown. 

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From the Editor

Price Swings and the Digital Age. Last month, we wrote and committed resources to the proposed mining charter in South Africa. In the time between E&MJ being printed, mailed and readers receiving the magazine, sanity prevailed. South Africa reversed course (See Leading Developments, p. 5) and the news story had run its cycle. A former E&MJ editor would...
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Exploration Roundup

Iamgold Continues to Hit High-grade at Monster Lake Iamgold has reported assay results from the final 14 drill holes, totaling a little more than 5,400 meters (m), from a total of 25 diamond drill...

This Month in Coal Mining

Alpha to Transfer Idle Assets, Eliminate Self-bonding in West Virginia Alpha Natural Resources plans to pay Lexington Coal Co. (LCC) to take its idled assets. Included with these properties, which are...