Sandvik launches new equipment at QME

Sandvik has launched new mining machinery into Australia at QME.

At its media breakfast this morning, Sandvik unveiled its new navigation systems and hybrid crushing machines.

Speaking to Australian Mining, Sandvik's Marcus Benn, he said these new hybrid crushing machines are set to change how miners work.

"This crusher is able to crush both hard and soft materials, such as iron ore and coal," Benn said.

"It also accepts both sticky and wet feeds.

Dubbed the CR810, the machine "is different from sizers on a number of levels, mainly due to its teeth configuration, and the way it grabs materials."

He added that due to this it also creates fewer fines.

"This is the first of its kind in Australia."

Sandvik also used the QME event to publicise the new release of its latest navigation system Tim3D.

Michael Zirbal stated that the navigation system is designed for surface drilling and provides greater rig and hole control.

There is "better fragmentation due to straighter holes," he explained to Australian Mining.

While this new navigation system was launched last year in Finland, it is only now undergoing site testing in Australia, with work being carried out at Xstrata's Macarthur River mine.


Read the September edition of Australian Mining to find out more about this new equipment.

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