Underground Electric Haulage Attracts Fresh Interest

Underground Electric Haulage Attracts Fresh Interest

Those who see hybrid and full electric drive systems for mine haulage as the way forward may be encouraged by new orders received by GIA Industri for the two models in the Kiruna Electric Truck range. Six trucks are to be delivered during 2009 to customers in North America. And, orders for electric-powered LHDs are also increasing, according to Sandvik.

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I-Site Laser Scanning Products to be Marketed Worldwide

I-Site Laser Scanning Products to be Marketed Worldwide

by Leica Geosystems

Leica Geosystems’s Spatial Solutions Division, which includes HDS terrestrial laser scanning products, has selected Maptek to supply a long-range laser scanner and associated mine scanning software to be sold under the Leica Geosystems brand.

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ABB Gearless Mill Drive Users Meet in Peru

ABB Gearless Mill Drive Users Meet in Peru

ABB reported that it held the most recent of its Gearless Mill Drive (GMD) User Meetings in Lima, Peru, during October 23–24. The conference, a cooperative event between ABB Switzerland and ABB Peru, was the fourth meeting of its type, following a global event held in Switzerland in 2007 and after two regional events in Santiago de Chile and Sydney, Australia, both held in 2006. The 2009 GMD User Meeting will be held in Switzerland next October. 

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