Las Vegas hosts the world’s largest exposition for mining and mineral processing

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief and Gina Tverdak-Slattery, Associate Editor

Every four years, the U.S. National Mining Association (NMA) holds MINExpo INTERNATIONAL, the world’s largest exposition for the mining and mineral processing sectors. The event will take place September 24-26, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As far as exhibit space, the show is currently sold out. More than 1,800 companies will display equipment and discuss services on more than 850,000 sq ft of exhibition space; in 2008, 1,224 exhibitors occupied 600,000 sq ft.

                To accommodate all of the new companies pursuing the mining business, the NMA contracted for more space in the South Hall. “This is the first time we have used the South Hall,” said Moya Phelleps, senior vice president for membership services, NMA. “Traditionally, MINExpo took place in the North and Central Halls, along with some outdoor space. Now we have South Halls Nos. 3 and 4.” Readers might recall the Silver Lot in the front of the convention center was off-limits because of construction in 2008. All of that space will be used this year.

                For people who decide to begin their MINExpo 2012 experience at the South Hall, full service registration will be available, Phelleps explained. “We also will have a business center for the South Hall with meeting rooms that can be reserved in 30 minute increments,” Phelleps said. “We are excited that a large number of universities have decided to exhibit at MINExpo, and we have grouped them together in an area just outside the South Hall. The North Hall will remain the same, with full registration there. The International Business Center will be located on the second floor of the North Hall.”

                The NMA will provide a shuttle service from the MINExpo hotels to the North and South Halls. An intra-exposition shuttle service will also operate at the convention center. Delegates staying at the Las Vegas Hotel Hilton, the closest hotel to the convention center, will depart from the east tower and arrive at the North Hall first and then the South Hall. Delegates at the North Hall will take the same shuttle from the North Hall to the South Hall.

                The NMA will be using new digital tools to help delegates plan and navigate MINExpo 2012. MINExpo has a Facebook page and is tweeting on Twitter. An online show directory, searchable by name and equipment, has been developed and will remain active for a year after the show. “During 2008, we had a similar online directory, but it was fairly basic,” Phelleps said. “The 2012 online directory will be much more extensive.”

                A MINExpo 2012 app will be available in mid-August. The app will include the online directory along with the schedule for the technical program. One of the unique features of the app will be its “way-finding capability” from one hall to another.

                Delegates are encouraged to register in advance at The pre-registration process has been designed to assist attendees in making the most of their MINExpo experience. For example, during the registration process, attendees will be asked to participate in the new MatchMaker program. Those that do will be prompted to select the equipment and services that interests them the most. About a week before MINExpo 2012 begins, they will receive an email listing all of those exhibitors.

                The NMA was selected to be one of the shows in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program for 2012, and currently 21 different foreign delegations are being formed for MINExpo 2012. The contact information is available on the MINExpo website. “We will be working with those delegations to provide short briefings on the mining activities that take place in their countries to make a needs assessment,” Phelleps said. “Members of each delegation will be available at the show, and the delegation leader information is on the MINExpo website.” The International Buyers Center (IBC) will have a formal printed export directory. The IBC will have meeting rooms available, and U.S. commercial services will be available for business counseling.

                The MINExpo 2012 technical program takes place during the mornings of Tuesday and Wednesday (September 25 and 26). Experts will deliver 20 presentations on various subjects related to mining and mineral processing. One session will focus on automation, and two sessions will discuss mine safety. The NMA will present the industry’s CORESafety initiative in the technical sessions and at the association’s booth. The technical program in 2008 was a huge success, and 2012 is shaping up to be even better.

                In an effort to give E&MJ readers an inside advantage, Mining Media contacted several vendors to find out what they are planning for MINExpo 2012. Some of the companies were not prepared to talk about plans in advance, while others are purposely withholding information to make special announcements at the exposition. But, many equipment manufacturers and service providers did share their plans and the following MINExpo Preview compiles the information gathered as of early August.

Cat Presents Broad Range in the Largest Exhibit
No matter what their interests—surface or underground, hard rock or soft rock—MINExpo visitors will find the machines and technology at the Caterpillar (Cat) exhibit to help them mine and move minerals safely and productively. In the center of Central Hall, Booth 6229, the largest exhibit space at MINExpo, Cat will showcase the broadest line of mining and materials handling equipment available—and backed by the most extensive and capable product support team.

                At MINExpo, Cat will reveal a number of innovative mining systems and machines. One such machine, never before presented to the mining public, will offer an unprecedented, efficient means to step up production loading of ultra-class haulers. Making best use of size and energy storage technology, the new loading tool promises to lower cost per ton in world class mining operations. For underground coal, the next generation EL3000 longwall shearer features a state-of-the-art communication system for advanced automation and monitoring. The Cat longwall system includes personnel proximity detection and underground cameras that can be linked to a surface monitoring center.

                Surface miners will be pleased to see a Cat engine powering the MD6240 rotary blasthole drill. They also will get to kick the tires of the latest edition of the workhorse 777 truck, the 777G, which meets North American Tier 4 emission standards. The 777G also has adjustable fuel saving strategies, performance improvements and enhanced safety features for sustainable, low cost production. The next generation D11T track-type tractor also features Tier 4 emissions compliance as well as the Enhanced Auto Shift system, designed to conserve fuel by automatically selecting the optimal reverse gear and engine speed, based on load and desired ground speed.

                The three largest trucks in the Cat line—797F, 795F AC, 793F—will share space with loading tools, the 994H Extended High Lift designed to efficiently load 250-short-ton size class trucks and the 6030B FS hydraulic front shovel representing the extensive line of Cat shovels. The 6030B is the first of the Cat B Series hydraulic shovels and features a state-of-the-art new cab and operator environment with productivity enhancing on-board electronics.

                Support equipment on display will include the new Cat CT660 vocational truck, equipped as a service truck. The CT660, available only in North America, is the first Cat branded on-highway truck and can be fitted with many different bodies to serve the needs at hand. Additional support equipment includes the recently introduced C175-20 generator set, which produces the greatest output, as much as 4 mw, of any single high-speed diesel generator set available on the market.

                In addition to the main exhibit in the Central Hall, Caterpillar OEM Solutions will exhibit in the Silver Lot at booth 18162. The new 777G WTR is one of the specialized Off-Highway Truck chassis that the group offers in a configuration designed specifically for water truck applications. OEM Solutions also will offer information about the new Cat water delivery/control system being field-tested now and will be available on the 777G WTR.


Hitachi to Display New AC-drive Technology
Hitachi will unveil (at Booth 8527) new AC-drive technology for haul trucks. The advancements include Hitachi’s next-generation IGBT propulsion technology, which will showcase a next-generation rigid-frame hauler.

                The truck features advanced propulsion technology that delivers a whole new level of efficiency, vastly enhancing machine operations for mining professionals everywhere. In addition, the new technology, which also powers Japan’s famous bullet trains, outperforms previous and competitive systems through its improved efficiency and enhanced dependability.

                “By specializing only on shovels and haulers, Hitachi is able to focus, without compromise, on producing highly-efficient and productive machinery,” said Ryan Blades, division manager, Hitachi Mining. “The new AC-drive technology advancements are a perfect example of the superior quality and performance of this approach. It’s something every mining company will want to see and learn about.”

                In addition to its AC-drive technology for rigid-frame trucks, Hitachi will also showcase updates to its line of mining-class excavators.


Joy Global Showcases its Market Breadth
At Joy Global (Booth 6211), P&H and Joy are combining resources to better serve their customers. As a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and field support of equipment for surface and underground mining, Joy Global will demonstrate its singular focus on mining with innovative products and systems along with life cycle services that make mining operations safer and more productive.

                Surface and underground mine operations worldwide obtain exceptional productivity, availability and reliability from their investment in Joy Global equipment and systems with the help of Joy Global Smart Services remote health monitoring technology. Visitors to the Joy Global exhibit will be able to see real examples demonstrating the power of technology that transforms data into valuable knowledge, helping optimize machine and system performances.

                Joy Global will promote the value of its broad range of productivity-boosting equipment and services for surface and underground mining. Attractions will include a Smart Services real-time equipment health and performance-management module, a P&H LeTourneau-series L-2350 wheel loader, a Joy 14CM15 continuous miner, an innovative new operator cab for P&H drills, a Joy armored face conveyor for a longwall system, and operator training simulators for both P&H and Joy equipment. Joy will introduce several new product developments that represent the company’s application of innovation and technology to continually drive down the owner’s Total Cost of Operation in both surface and underground mining operations.

                In addition to the products and systems on display, a central stage will feature Joy Global’s leadership and direct service support, and will serve to introduce new surface and underground mining systems—including a first-of-its-kind generation of loading equipment.


ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems—Booth 4004
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems (AAES) will debut its combined offering of Albany and Megadoor industrial door solutions. From truck shops, wash bays and maintenance facilities to loading docks and parking garages, AAES can provide entrance solutions for all applications.

                Albany’s high performance rubber door features a ¼-in.-thick rubber panel, heavy-duty steel side frames, and a patented Windlok guide system; combined, these features provide resiliency against damage, extreme conditions, and high wind loads of up to 88 mph. The curtain and break away bottom beam is designed to withstand accidental impact, and remain operational. It has the fewest moving parts for a door up to 50 x 30 ft, and it is the only door of this size that can be repaired in minutes without special tools.

                Megadoor’s vertical lifting fabric door is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high wind conditions, dirt, sand and grit. It features a flexible design, which means there are no practical limits to the size and configuration. The door can be designed around existing crane and crane rails for rapid and reliable operation, and can be customized to meet a wide variety of demands. The Megadoor can be built with a translucent fabric that will let in natural light to create a better working environment.

                Both Albany’s high performance rubber door and Megadoor’s vertical lifting fabric door are energy efficient, and designed with safety in mind. Albany’s rubber door can be equipped with the TruckGuard safety system, which offers a full curtain of protection on both sides of the door. If any object passes through the 6-ft-high curtain of light beams, the door will automatically retract to the open position. The Megadoor is designed with patented safety arrestors which prevent a “fee-fall” condition. Controls and sensors protect a Megadoor, and continuously monitor the envelop of the opening.


Atlas Copco—Booth 2121
Atlas Copco has a few surprises in store for the 2012 event. The company is asking attendees to visit the booth and see the next generation of Rig Control System (RCS), the launch of a new Pit Viper, and a new “top secret” underground product.

                Atlas Copco will feature equipment from six divisions in 17,000 square feet of space, including products for surface and underground mining and drilling, exploration drilling, and related equipment such as rock drilling tools and portable energy products.

                The new SmartROC D65 down-the-hole drill rig has advanced automation and is ideal for presplitting. Additionally, MINExpo visitors will get the chance to see how RCS works with an actual cab outfitted with a simulator.

                The Simba M7 C tophammer long hole drill provides efficient, high precision drilling for longer consumable life, and will be joined in the booth by a Boomer M2 C, a modern, hydraulic face-drilling rig with a Tier 3 approved engine. The new Pedestal Boom System RB600XD is part of the extreme duty series that offers nine models from light to heavy duty. Other underground products that will be on display include: SwedVent high pressure fans that deliver air through long ductwork with high efficiency for low energy costs and The Chargetec UV2, providing high speed and density ANFO charging with radio remote control.

                Atlas Copco will show the Diamec U8 APC, designed for deep hole drilling in an ergonomic and safe manner, and Excore premium diamond tools that have been shown to last up to three times longer than other bits. Rock reinforcement products such as Swellex rock bolts will also be on display.

                Atlas Copco Secoroc EDGE is the world’s first continuous monitoring system that shows the driller what the bit is doing at the bottom of the hole. Other featured tools will include raiseboring cutters, tricone bits, the COP 44 Gold Secoroc hammer, Rocket Bits, the COPROD system, sharpening systems and SmoothDrive shock absorbers.

                Hurricane B4-41 boosters, Hurricane M-41 boosters and the new XAS 1800 JD compressors provide air power and maneuverability. Additional products on display include the QLT M10 lighting tower, a new solar powered light tower and WEDA pumps.

                Atlas Copco’s new division, Mining and Rock Excavation Service, will be at MINExpo showing customers new and improved parts and service delivery systems.


Boart Longyear—Booth 23018
Boart Longyear will display the recently released LS600 sonic rig. With advanced sonic drill technology featuring innovative and patented designs, the LS600 delivers continuous-undisturbed core samples. Product experts will be on-site to highlight the latest in drilling equipment and tools, including the new 10UMX—a high-performance diamond coring bit with the freest-cutting matrix available. The 10UMX is part of the award winning Ultramatrix (UMX) diamond coring bit family, which includes the SSUMX, O7UMX and 09UMX. Boart Longyear also offers water exploration, environmental sampling, energy and oil sands exploration services.


Baldor—Booth 26001
Baldor•Dodge MagnGear reducers offer superior reliability in a power-dense package. With torque ratings from 100,000 in-lb to 920,000 in-lb, this reducer is designed for increased power in a compact, economical, heavy-duty package. Utilizing a modular design, MagnaGear reducers are available for both right angle, and offset parallel mounting configurations. Both solid and hollow shaft units are available.

                This cast iron reducer features the highest quality, tandem HBNR lip seals with a purgable grease cavity that gives all the protection of a conventional tacononite seal without the maintenance concerns. All bearings exceed AGMA standards.


Brookville Equipment Corp.—Booth 4025
Brookville Equipment celebrates 94 years of continuous operation in the U.S. During its tenure, the company has tripled in size and its expanding product line includes some of the most technologically-advanced equipment used in the rail haulage industry. Brookville custom manufactures rail-mounted and rubber-tired haulage equipment for underground coal mining, hard rock and precious metal mining, tunnel construction, industrial switching, and mass transit applications worldwide. The company produces a diversified product line consisting of underground personnel carriers, scoops, maintenance vehicles, and haulage tractors, freight and passenger locomotives, and heritage and modern streetcars.


Columbia Steel—Booth 6075
Columbia Steel will feature wear parts for crushers and draglines, engineered to increase productivity and safety while reducing changeouts and downtime. Columbia Steel is a wear parts specialist, with over a century of engineering and manufacturing expertise. Its full service facility is a one stop for design, pattern making and casting, as well as alloy selection—like the 24% manganese Xtralloy, Columbia’s abrasion and impact resistant H-alloys, and its high carbide overlays. Innovative dragline products will be on display, including a full-scale model of Columbia Steel’s new Bantam Dump Block and updated TwistLink chain design. Columbia inventories thousands of patterns for leading crusher makes and models, and also designs customized wear parts for specific customer needs. All Columbia parts are made in the United States, and guaranteed for proper fit, performance and customer satisfaction.


Cummins Inc.—Booth 8109
Cummins will display a 49- to 4,000-hp (37-2,983 kW) engine lineup representing the most extensive “smallest to largest” range the company has ever put on display—from the 2.8-liter 4-cylinder QSF2.8, ideally suited for compact underground loaders, to the 95-liter, 16-cylinder QSK95, designed for ultra-high class haul trucks and excavators. This will be the North American debut of both new engines.

                The 4-cylinder QSF2.8 is the smallest engine to be introduced by Cummins for the off-highway industry with full-authority electronic controls driving a High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel system. For the first time, this capability brings the premium-performance characteristics associated with larger Cummins engines to compact equipment below 75 hp (56 kW).

                The 16-cylinder QSK95 reaches the mining power output previously available only from 20-cylinder engines. The 95-liter displacement QSK95 provides enhanced strength for 360-ton and 400-ton (327 and 363 metric ton) payload-class trucks, and is capable of operating at mine sites worldwide while meeting all emissions standards.


Elgin Equipment Group—Booth 2637
Elgin Equipment Group (EEG) companies serve a wide spectrum of industries. Its products and services include new and rebuilt centrifuges; cyclones; vacuum pumps and blowers; mine electrical products and lighting systems; substations and transformers; electric heaters; rotary breakers; vibrating screens and feeders; profile wire screens; urethane screens; water intake screens; specialized metal fabrication; electrical system analysis; repair services; and replacement parts. Visit CMI, CSI, Tabor Machine, Norris Screen and MCI.


Fenner Dunlop—Booth 1213
Fenner Dunlop Engineered Conveyor Solutions has become a single source solutions provider of conveyor system design, system install, conveyor system products and conveyor services. Fenner Dunlop will feature a working conveyor system that includes Fenner Dunlop’s belt cleaners, idlers, pulleys, diagnostic rip detection and belt monitoring systems, drive systems and premium conveyor belting. Fenner Dunlop offers worldwide global capabilities in steel cord and fabric belting, diagnostic services and customized value-added programs.


Flanders—Booth 2677
Safe, reliable electrical rotating equipment is critical to helping mining operations lower cost per ton. Today’s market for coal, minerals, precious metals, ores and aggregates demands that motors, control systems and advanced technology products perform on demand with maximum efficiency for production, Flanders designs, engineers, manufactures, commissions, services and repairs drills, draglines, shovels, haul trucks and other rotating electrical equipment for mines worldwide. It helps mines achieve higher performance by delivering longer-lasting solutions through high quality materials and genuine commitment to solving customer’s most challenging problems.


Flexco—Booth 10610 and Booth 4225
At MINEXPO 2012, Flexco will address splicing, cleaning, tracking, belt slippage and material transfer needs with two booths. Attendees can visit outdoor booth 10610 in Silver Lots 1&2 for product demonstrations and to cheer on the conveyor serviceability competition. In this competition, Flexco maintenance teams will race against each other to demonstrate quick and safe belt conveyor maintenance with Flexco products. Attendees can also step inside to Central Hall booth 4225 to see how Flexco can help operations maximize the performance of their belt conveyors. Flexco will showcase the breadth of its product offering, including Flexco transfer chutes, featuring exclusive Tasman Warajay Technology. Flexco will also showcase the Pneumatic Single Rivet Driver, which speeds installation of SR fasteners by up to 33%, the EZ Series of impact and slider beds, which improves performance in the load zone, and the latest in the line of innovative Mineline belt cleaners for serviceability and wear resistance in the toughest applications.


GIW Industries—Booth 5913
GIW pumps and hydrocyclones are designed to work at the heart of the mill circuit tackling the most extreme duty conditions. GIW combines advanced materials, patented designs and real world experience to maximize productivity and minimize cost by matching operating cycle times with scheduled mill outages. With extensive knowledge and a global support network, GIW ensures effective mineral processing solutions specific to the operation. From slurry to waste water, GIW will have every step of the pumping process covered. At MINExpo 2012, GIW Industries will exhibit hydrocyclones for mineral processing.


Grindex Pumps—Booth 6042
Grindex Pumps offers a complete line of highly efficient and reliable submersible pumps designed for heavy-duty drainage, sludge and slurry applications. On construction sites, in mines and various industrial applications, Grindex submersible pumps are constantly being put to the test in some of the most demanding applications. Unique features: Air cooling valves permit pumps to run dry without damage. With SMART motor protection, Grindex Pumps will not run backward, will not single phase, will not overheat. Grindex calls it “trouble free dewatering.” MSHA-approved pumps also available for use in gassy mines or tunnels, and offered in dewatering and sludge configurations. Pump designs range between 0.6 and 140 hp and deliver up to 5,000 gpm with heads of up to 750 ft.


Gundlach Equipment Corp.—Booth 7985
Gundlach Crushers will display two of its medium-duty 3000S Series single-stage, two roll crushers to typically reduce 900 stph of 10-in. top size material to 2 in. product each. Visit the Gundlach booth to find out the benefits of a two motor drive crusher and one motor drive crusher with Gundlach’s Enclosed Gearbox System as both type of crushers sit side-by-side. Engineered for ease of maintenance both Model 3030S Roll Crushers feature the split housing and coupling mounted design that allows the rolls to be removed without disturbing bearings or drives. These crushers also feature its exclusive Nitroil Adjustment and Tramp Relief System that allows change of product output size during operation and allows uncrushables to pass. The company’s crushers are specifically designed for precise product sizing with fewer fines and maximized yield for potash, salts, lime, coal and industrial minerals.


Inpro/Seal—Booth 28201
Inpro/Seal has become an industry-leader in permanent bearing protection for rotating equipment. The company’s products include the latest generation bearing isolator, the VBXX-D, the Air-Mizer non-contacting shaftseal and CDR/MGS shaft grounding technologies. Inpro/Seal’s product lines are installed on a variety of rotating equipment across the mining industry. Its technology increases the reliability of applications and delivers real cost savings by improving mean time between repair (MTBR) and mean time between failure (MTBF). Inpro/Seal understands the high cost of downtime, so it has built a reputation on customer service and same-day shipments of most of its products—even new designs.


Iowa Mold Tooling Co.—Booth 8571
Iowa Mold Tooling will introduce a new lineup of TireHandler tire manipulators. These units are designed to safely and efficiently install and rotate the massive tires found on mining and construction equipment. Available with familiar mounting options for a front-end loader or forklift truck, the revamped TireHandler lineup will offer increased capacity, enhanced fallback protection and optimized design.


ITT Goulds Pumps—Booth 3375
Introduced in December 2011, the ITT Goulds Pumps XHD Extra Heavy Duty Lined Slurry Pump sets a new standard for reliability in slurry pumping. Suited specifically for use in Class III (heavy) and Class IV (very heavy) slurries as defined by the Hydraulic Institute, the XHD is ideal for applications such as heavy-media cyclones, raw coal feed and thickener underflow. Features include: Adjustable suction seal ring; split stuffing box; replaceable wet end cartridge; and i-Alert condition monitor. The XHD took home top honors for product innovation at the 2012 Pump Industry Awards, presented by the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association.


Jennmar—Booth 4237
Stop by Jennmar’s booth to learn about its latest product developments including the injectable cable bolt, non-corrosive products, hydraulic prop and yielding rock bolt, to mention just a few. The company is also excited about its affiliate Jennchem’s innovative product line including J-CRIB, JSEAL and J-CRETE. Jennmar is continuing to grow and expand globally with acquisitions in Poland and the Czech Republic.


J.H. Fletcher & Co.—Booth 2615
J.H. Fletcher will feature two machines for MINExpo geared toward its metal/non-metal customers. Both machines feature designs that increase safety and production through engineering innovation. The 3115-AD/E Single Boom Roof Bolter will display the low profile narrow design roof bolter versatility with linear extending boom and MSHA-certified Operator Canopies. Fletcher utilizes diesel tram and electric over hydraulic drilling to reduce diesel particulates in the working face, and features the HV-32 Rockdrill to display a dedication to high production. The J251-LS Single Boom Jumbo features a programmable angle indicator system for accurate drill rounds. Operator environment is enhanced by a pressurized and filtered cab with ergonomically located controls.


Konecranes—Booth 27093
Konecranes will demonstrate its RailQ Runway Survey technology, designed for overhead lifting equipment runways. It combines laser survey techniques with Konecranes-specific software to accurately measure straightness, elevation, rail-to-rail elevation and rail span.


L-3 Communications—Booth 736
L-3 Communications will exhibit an enhanced version of its wireless communications and tracking product for underground mines, the Accolade Mine Safety System. This enhanced version includes new location/position equipment and leaky feeder and POTS integration capabilities. The customizable system provides a self-healing, redundant and survivable voice and data network, allowing for both communication underground (miner-to-miner) and between surface and sub-surface personnel, and a real-time tracking capability for all personnel.


Legacy Building Solutions—Booth 8989
Legacy Building Solutions introduces the industry’s first line of fabric buildings to incorporate structural steel beams instead of open web trusses. This new engineering concept provides a high level of flexibility for portable or stationary facilities. Unlike hollow tube steel, the solid structural steel beams are not vulnerable to unseen corrosion originating inside a tube. Additionally, the structural steel has multiple coating options, including hot dip galvanizing, red oxide primer and powder coat paint. The strength of the structural steel frame provides several engineering advantages, including the ability to relocate buildings by towing or crane. The straight sidewall design allows for the inclusion of a variety of overhead doors, exit doors and dormers along the sides. Structures can be modified to provide desired eave extensions and interior columns. They also can be engineered to carry ancillary systems that need to be suspended, including overhead cranes, fire suppression systems, ventilation and lighting.


Major Wire—Booth 554
Major Wire Industries will display Flex-Mat 3 High-Performance, Self-Cleaning Screen Media. It is now available in both modular and tensioned versions to help mining and industrial minerals operations significantly increase screen capacity and material throughput. It employs independently vibrating wires that increase product throughput by up to 40% over polyurethane and rubber panels or traditional woven wire by increasing open area and eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging.


Materion—Booth 2362
Materion Brush Performance Alloys will highlight ToughMet, a high performance alloy is used for bushings in heavy mining equipment. Bushings made of ToughMet outperform steel or bronze even in the most severe conditions. ToughMet lasts longer, carries heavier loads, needs less maintenance and virtually eliminates unplanned repairs. ToughMet product experts can provide engineering data and case studies of ToughMet results when used to solve bushing problems in mining applications. ToughMet has been proven to outperform other materials and is trusted by leading companies in the mining, industrial, oil, gas, energy, telecom and other markets.


Martin Engineering—Booth 10320 and Booth 4039
Martin Engineering is a leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovations to make the handling of bulk materials cleaner, safer and more productive. Martin offers technologies that boost flow, reduce dust and spillage, extend component life and reduce downtime, resulting in improved operating environments and increased profitability.


McLanahan Corp.—Booth 4245 and Booth 7626
McLanahan will feature its equipment and services at two different locations. The larger of the two locations is Booth 4245. At this exhibit, the company will feature full-scale equipment including a DDC-Sizer, Dewatering Screen and Separator combination, Sampling System, Universal Impact Crusher, Recessed Plate and Frame Pilot Press, a display of polymer wear parts and the newly designed LabMill Crusher and Rocker Tooth Crusher. Additional lines of McLanahan equipment will be represented with a large display of 3-D models showcasing McLanahan’s capabilities in crushing, feed preparation, washing and water management. The second space, Booth 7626, will feature 3-D models from the Universal equipment line and its capabilities in crushing, feeding and screening.


Metso—Booth 2839
With more than 70 locations around the world, Metso is a local service partner for life cycle services, spare and wear parts replacement, field services, preventive maintenance, advanced performance materials, automation solutions, plant diagnostics, equipment refurbishment and a broad range of training courses. Metso’s comprehensive service offering is backed by global resources and an OEM parts inventory. The company offers engineered-to-order equipment and custom rebuilds and retrofits—all based on

OEM specifications and developed with advanced knowledge of process technology. Metso’s team of more than 1,700 field service technicians is expertly trained to diagnose, maintain and repair its equipment.


Michelin Earthmover Tires—Booth 6971
Michelin Earthmover Tires leads the industry with the most advanced radial tires for equipment ranging from forklifts, to loaders, to giant haul earthmovers. Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, maps and atlases covering Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin employs 22,200 and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations.


MICO—Booth 7557
MICO will introduce the 520 Series hydraulic apply caliper disc brake for on- and off-highway service braking applications. The fixed caliper type brake uses a modulated hydraulic pressure source, such as a master cylinder, to control brake torque.


Mine Site Technologies—Booth 2371
Mine Site Technologies (MST) recently developed the “ImPact – One Network” solution that provides a single network for communications, tracking, data collection, video and more. At MINExpo, MST will have operating systems up and running at the stand to provide live, hands-on demonstrations of the ImPact system. Included in the demonstration will be the MinePhone VoIP telephone handset and the ICCL (Integrated Communications Cap Lamp) that incorporates text messaging and tracking into a single cap lamp product. In addition, MST will showcase its full range of products, including several partner products.


Miller and Hobart Brothers—Booths 5511 and 4016
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart Brothers Co. will showcase welding solutions, as well as introduce new welding equipment, accessories and filler metals. Miller and Hobart Brothers will exhibit together, while Miller will have a separate booth dedicated to work truck solutions. Live demos in booths 5511/5513 will include hard surfacing, welding and plasma cutting with the latest products from both companies. and


Philippi-Hagenbuch—Booth 6210
Philippi-Hagenbuch’s line of patented HiVol Water Tanks provides a design that optimizes capacity and enhances travel safety. The designers calculated the dynamic center of gravity of the fluid within the tank to engineer the HiVol series with the lowest weight and greatest carrying capacity. This capacity can range up to 60,000 gallons—more than half the capacity of a water tower.


PHOENIX Process Equipment Co.—Booth 12530
PHOENIX Process Equipment will demonstrate the Diemme filter press. The trailer mounted system includes a Diemme KE500 filter press, 10 gpm membrane pump, 200 gallon mix tank, and mixer. Established in 1923, Diemme has developed innovative, rugged dewatering solutions designed specifically for demanding mining process dewatering applications.


Pioneer Solutions—Booth 5433
Pioneer Solutions will introduce its new Front and Rear Axle Oil Cooled Disc Brake Product Line for haul trucks. This brake represents Pioneer’s first endeavor into component supply and launches a new manufactured products business segment.

                Pioneer’s brakes are designed to exceed industry braking standard requirements and easily interface with different OEM axle configurations. Each series is designed to be expandable within a given payload range. The brakes are manufactured with high quality materials to provide performance and reliable operation. Pioneer’s plans include a series of brakes for use on mechanical and electric drive haul trucks up to 400 ton payloads.

                In addition to the brake product, Pioneer’s manufacturing operations will focus on other highly engineered components, such as differential gearing and final drive planetary assemblies.


PR Engineering Ltd.—Booth 1638
Co-conceived between PR Engineering and Heath & Sherwood, a “mini” version of their Birdsboro Buchanan crushers is being unveiled at MINExpo 2012 that provides the performance of a production crusher in a lab package. Weighing just 2,300 lb, it’s a portable, 6 x 10 crusher ideal for sampling stations, pilot plants, prospecting, exploration, labs, etc.


Putzmeister—Booth 8603
With the SPM 4210 WETKRET series Putzmeister has reached a new stage in the development of concrete spraying equipment for mining. The reinforced spraying arm provides a vertical spraying reach of 10 m, and the maximum concrete output of the Putzmeister double-piston pump mounted on the equipment is 20 m3/h. The proportional remote control, which can be operated both by cable and wireless, allows the easy operation of the spraying arm as well as the regulation of the concrete output and the adjustment of the pre-defined additive dosage. With state-of-the-art axles and a reinforced turning system, the SPM 4210 WETKRET series is suitable for the rough working conditions in mining. The SPM 4210 WETKRET series includes three different versions designed in accordance with different jobsite requirements.

                The new low-profile concrete mixer Putzmeister Mixkret 4 has been designed to complement and improve the concrete spraying process in mining. It provides a concrete capacity of 4 m3 and includes a liquid additive tank for transporting and transferring additives to the shotcrete equipment. The machine is equipped with a 6-cyliner, 130 kW (176 hp) engine, which provides it with a great climbing and moving power as well as the possibility to work at high altitudes. The cabin, mounted in machine direction, and the night-vision camera at the rear, facilitate its maneuvering and with ideal visibility conditions. Its compact design and state-of-the-art axles, both used for steering and driving, provide excellent mobility and maneuverability in narrow galleries and tunnels. The Mixkret 4 features an automatic speed control system for moving down slopes fully loaded at the maximum secure speed.


Rig Source, Inc.—Booth 5501
Rig Source will formally launch its new Terramac rubber-tracked carrier at MINExpo. The CE-certified Terramac RT9 model has an 18,000 lb (8,200 kg) carrying capacity and is equipped with a 230 hp Cummins diesel engine in both open cab and closed cab options. Ground pressure when fully loaded is only 4.9 psi. The unit has rollover protective structure (ROPS) and falling object protective structure (FOPS) components. The Terramac’s front and rear bolt-on attachments can accommodate a variety of needs.


Rytec Corp.—Booth 4378
Rytec’s Powerhouse rubber door is practically maintenance-free. It is engineered without springs, counterbalance or wear parts, saving on maintenance costs. The door’s drive system is capable of high speeds to enable rapid access and minimize building exposure.

                Should the Powerhouse SD take a hit, it releases without damage and restores to full operation with just the push of a button. The engineered styrene butadiene rubber roll-up panel and heavy-duty construction are virtually indestructible.


SDI—Booth 2037
SDI provides the global market with blind and raise bore shafts approaching 20 ft (6 m) in diameter and 2,000 ft (600 m) deep. This unrivaled expertise is used to meet demands for larger diameter ventilation and access shafts for personnel, equipment and emergency egress. SDI’s small diameter shafts provide underground operations with the shortest possible route for utilities, pneumatics (air), communications and dewatering systems using vertical turbine pumps. SDI also performs soil stabilization, structural underpinning, increased foundation loading, infrastruc-ture and foundation upgrades, excavation support and seismic retrofits.


Sleipner—Booth 28116
Sleipner offers a unique system of transporting tracked excavators. The system is based on axles and heavy tires with ramps. With the aid of the set of Sleipners and a haul truck, the excavator is easily and quickly moved to the desired location. In addition, the system offers considerable reduction to the wear of the excavator’s undercarriage and tracks. There are currently 11 models in the manufacturing program covering the excavator weights from 30 mt up to 550 mt. Most models incorporate different ramp sizes to fit different excavator brands and models. The newest model, E550, is also the largest and can move excavators up to 550 mt and beyond. Sleipner shares its stand with HSM Tire Co.-its agent in U.S. and Mexico.


Sandvik Mining—Booth C-7309
Sandvik Mining will introduce newly enhanced automation concepts that open up a new era in mining. The Sandvik AutoMine product family is the most comprehensive automation offering for underground and surface mining. Increasing fleet utilization and production rates, improving working conditions and reducing maintenance costs, Sandvik AutoMine promotes pre-eminent safety and productivity for mining operations. Sandvik Mining’s Automation focuses not only on equipment autonomy, but also on mining process automation and management.

                Sandvik’s bolter miner, MB610, offers fast and easy access to maintenance points, large and ergonomic working platforms, enhanced cutting forces, and world-class performance.

                Since Sandvik Mining Systems introduced its PF300 fully-mobile In-Pit Crushing and Conveying (IPCC) system in March 2009, renewed interest in mobile crushing concepts in the major mining markets has been extraordinary. The newly developed fully-mobile crushing plant makes the IPCC method a better alternative to traditional truck haulage due to lower operating and maintenance costs, higher energy efficiency, significant reduction of CO2 footprint, and radical decline in dust emission.

                The PF300 uses Sandvik’s crushing technology to offer a full range of roll crushers flexible enough to suit even the most challenging mining applications. The entire system is custom-engineered by Sandvik Mining and equipped with genuine parts. With commissioning of the two first units scheduled for the mid-2012, the PF300, with its compact and stable design, has potential for future market share for IPCC applications.

                Cutter picks featuring the XT grade tungsten carbide can cut materials up to 180 MPa (26,000 psi). The new RR321 rotary drill bit continues the development of a comprehensive portfolio, which includes the RR220 (standard air), RR321 (premium air) and RR440 (sealed bearing). The RH460 hammer line is Sandvik’s latest, new high-performance DTH hammer family, providing high impact energy and drill performance to maximize productivity in variable ground conditions. The RH 460 hammer family will consist of 3.5-, 4-, 5-, 6- and 8-inch hammers.


Snap-on Industrial—Booth 27212
Mobile Tool Solutions from Snap-on Industrial is a program combining tools and asset management software with customizable, mobile tool cribs to significantly reduce tool replacement costs while increasing customer productivity. Say goodbye to the days of lost tools because at the heart of mobile tool cribs is the company’s Level 5 Tool Control System, which has the ability to provide customers with a completely controlled environment. From CAD tool control layouts and keyless entry systems to asset management software for tool tracking.


Strata Worldwide—Booth 5407
Strata Worldwide has developed a comprehensive safety system of integrated technologies that together promote complete mine-wide awareness for a higher level of safety, efficiency and productivity. This safety platform consists of stand-alone yet compatible systems including wireless communications and tracking, proximity detection and mine atmospheric monitoring.


Superior Industries—Booth 19100
The TeleStacker Conveyor from Superior Industries is a heavy-duty telescoping radial stacking conveyor. Built for high production, the TeleStacker conveyor offers the ability to stockpile 30% more material per move than similar radial stackers, and an operating tonnage ranging from 200 to 5,000 t/h. The machine is available as a specially configured Mine Duty model designed and built for the mining industry and heap leaching applications.

                A key element of the TeleStacker conveyor design is the patented FB Undercarriage support system, which reduces the deflection of the conveyor by 200%. It can stack material up to 5,000 mt/h. The unit features a longer stinger, or internal, conveyor, enabling it to pile 30% more material per move, resulting in higher capacity surge piles often required in heap leaching applications.


Thompson Pump—Booth 5801
The Thompson Compact pump is 35% smaller and 20% lighter but offers the same great performance as a standard size pump with 24-hour run time fuel tank. It is available with developments such as automatic start/stop and Silent Knight sound attenuation.


The Timken Co.—Booth 24029
Timken designs, engineers and manufactures industrial components and specialty steels, and its bearings, gears, chain, engineered steels and related products improve the operating performance of a wide variety of mining equipment. Timken combines its knowledge and experience to optimize mining’s toughest applications, from haul trucks and draglines to longwall shearers and feeder breakers.


Victaulic—Booth 6949
The AGS Vic-Ring System eases the installation of and provides a strong connection for large-diameter pressure piping systems up to 60-in. (1,525 mm), while extending the service life of abrasive services piping.


W.S. Tyler—Booth 10250
W.S. Tyler will showcase screening machines (See Equipment Gallery, p. 124), screen decks and washer technology. The F-Class Vibrating Screen offers a solution for scalping and classifying of ores. The Pro-Deck approach implements an analysis and modification strategy in processing operations to maximize screen productivity and minimize wear by selecting the appropriate type of screen media according to three phases of screening.

                The new Hydro-Clean washing unit effectively cleans deleterious material from product streams, while reducing water consumption by up to 75% over. It is available in four model sizes that produce 20 to 400 tph, depending on the application.


Weir Minerals—Booth 3143
Weir Minerals will debut a variety of products at MINExpo 2012. The Linatex Wear Indicator System transmits and receives messages, providing a revolutionary early warning system to mine operators. This system detects more than just a break in the wire; it measures a change in resistance for more accurate results. The system can save time, money and lives by notifying when a pipe needs to be replaced or fixed. Weir will also display Warman Centrifugal Pumps to Cavex Cyclones, and Multiflo Dewatering Solutions to Isogate Slurry Valves.


Westech—Booth 8227
Westech, a member of the Austin Engineering family, makes mine-specific truck bodies. The company has more than 40 years of supplying the mining industry with both OEM and custom engineered truck bodies, and holds the Guinness world record for largest truck body by volume. Westech’s patented “Flow Control Body” is designed to be the safest body for any application, keeping the load in front of the rear tires longer which prevents the front end from lifting during the dump cycle. This design also reduces dust emissions and impact at the crusher.


Xylem—Booth 3105
Xylem, which was spun-off from ITT last year, will display its full range of Flygt and Godwin dewatering pumps and services. With a rental bank of 20,000 products Xylem offers a range of surface-mounted and submersible dewatering pumps including slurry pumps, MSHA- and CSA-certified pumps and starters, portable high-head drainage pumps as well as pump system engineering, contingency planning and turn-key water management expertise. Xylem’s dewatering services include open-pit drainage, drill hole drainage, face and stage dewatering, shaft bottom drainage, main drainage, process water supply, storm water management and heap leaching.