Category: Operating Strategies

Mine’s 3-Pronged Approach Cuts Truck Service Time

A surface mine in BHP’s Queensland, Australia, coal-mining operations has succeeded in cutting by two-thirds the time needed to carry out regularly scheduled service for its 250-ton haulers. BHP’s Prospect blog reported that as...

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Rio Tinto, Cargill Transact Digital Ore Trade

Chinsay, a provider of contract digitalization solutions in the commodity and freight markets, recently announced completion of what it claims is the first fully digitalized iron ore trade, through a trial achieved in...

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Mining for Operational Excellence

Operational excellence in the mining industry is of critical importance because everyone operates in a similar way. The mining company that has complete end-to-end visibility of its natural resource extraction and marketing...

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Seven Strategies for Superior Shutdown Performance

By Andrew Attrill Maintenance shutdowns, in many respects, prove the rigor of a business’ management systems. While offline maintenance activities are generally planned, scheduled and executed as per business-as-usual...

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Industry Specific Maintenance Complexities

When it comes to heavy mining equipment, around-the-clock mission-critical operation and harsh conditions will inevitably cause damage and considerable wear to some common components. Some of these components pose particular...

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Mine-duty Water Cannon Designed for Remote Control

Australia-based guidance automation specialist RCT recently announced that underground mining equipment supplier Getman Corp. selected RCT to provide a mobile, teleremote control solution for a Getman A64HD water cannon ordered...

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Komatsu AHS Capability Expands to 5G Networks

Komatsu America Corp. announced that its FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on private Long-term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology. This, according to the company, is the mining...

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