Earthmover OEMs Embrace ‘Big Data’ Analysis Agreements

Responding to the industry's need to reduce mine operating costs, Komatsu will offer data analysis services based on information collected from its mobile mining equipment. The machine data will be processed at a GE data analysis center in the U.S. Results will be used to recommend vehicle operational changes for increased efficiency.As an indication of the rapidly rising importance of data analysis as a means to maximize expensive production-equipment performance, two of the mining industry’s largest earthmoving machinery suppliers recently announced Big Data-related collaboration efforts.

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Barrick Tests, Orders Ford Aluminum-box Pickups

The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck features an all-aluminum cargo box that was able to withstand harsh usage at a western U.S. mine during prototype testing.In another Barrick-related technology development, Ford Motor Co. reported in early February that Barrick Gold USA, one of three Ford customers chosen to blind-test prototype F-150 pickups with aluminum-alloy cargo boxes, has placed an initial order for 35 all-new 2015 F-150 trucks.

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Dyno Nobel’s Differential Energy System Provides Blast Benefits

Testing of Dyno Nobel’s Differential Energy explosives system included use of a specialized Differential Energy truckExplosives supplier Dyno Nobel recently announced successful results of a trial conducted at a surface molybdenum mine in the United States. The mine agreed to an initial three-month trial using Dyno Nobel’s Differential Energy (ΔΕ) technology. The goal was to improve safety, particularly through NOX reduction, along with improving blast performance with fragmentation, oversize and hard toes. According to Dyno Nobel, by switching to Differential Energy, the mine met every goal it set out to accomplish, including lower overall production costs.

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Trimble, Peck Tech, Neptec Forge Distribution and Technology Agreements

Examples of underground working spaces delineated by uGPS Rapid Mapper.Trimble and Peck Tech Consulting, Montreal, Quebec, announced in mid-February that Trimble will distribute Peck Tech’s uGPS Rapid Mapper system, a new laser-based mobile mapping and surveying system used in underground mines. It can be deployed as a stand-alone underground mapping system or can be integrated with Trimble’s underground Mine Information System.

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