- Published: Monday, 07 November 2016 08:17
- Written by E&MJ News
Tsurumi has installed a large fleet of drainage pumps at one of the deepest copper ore mines in Asia, with most of the pumps coming from the company’s KTZ series—one of the most widely used range of pumps offered by the Japanese manufacturer.
For more than 30 years, the Hilliard Corp. has supplied braking systems for draglines, electric shovels, conveyors, mine hoists and mills. Now, the New York, USA-based company is set to unveil new caliper brake systems it has developed, tested and certified on its own. These new products, according Rick Kallenborn, regional sales manager for Hilliard, will replace existing systems with a standardized product that is more user-friendly and will allow mine operators to reduce parts inventories.
For an industry that mostly measures its success in terms of the volume of rock blasted, hauled, processed into product and shipped, a growing dependency on an often-arcane tool such as software is both fascinating to observe and encouraging to vendors in an otherwise generally grim procurement picture. More than ever, mineral producers need to “get it right”—whether it’s optimum drill/blast designs or the implementation of a company-wide asset management system.