It has been a slow burn for the uptake of IPCC systems, but now, as interest in truckless mining operations builds, the technology is coming into its own

By Carly Leonida, European Editor

Interest in in-pit crushing and conveying (IPCC) technologies continues to grow and, with some flagship projects nearing completion, now seems a good time to review activity in the sector.

“The last year was good for new orders,” Thomas Jabs,senior vice president for mining at FLSmidth, told E&MJ. “The mining market is recovering, predominantly fueled by battery metals, but there have been investments in IPCC from gold and also coal in 2018, as well as during the current year. We are expecting this trend to continue.”

It has been a busy year in the IPCC space for FLSmidth, and not just through the booking of new orders. The company completed its acquisition of Sandvik Mining Systems in March 2018, creating the most comprehensive offering in the industry for mines looking to implement IPCC-based mining systems.
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