The electrification of mines is not only good for the environment, but could improve project economics and strengthen licence to operate, according to mining executives from Australia and overseas.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has introduced the DD320S hydraulic drill for underground mining and tunneling operations.
Engineering group Sandvik has joined forces with Codelco to introduce state-of-the-art underground automation and digitalisation to the Chuquicamata mine in Chile.
Sandvik is bolstering its automation and digitalisation offering through the purchase of mining technology company Newtrax.
Sandvik has introduced an operator training simulator to provide a compact and flexible solution to safely train teams on the DD422i, DD422iE and DT922i drill rigs.
Sandvik has appointed Porter Group as its agent for Sandvik’s range of mobile crushers and screens for the whole of Australia.
Most mining companies have started on their digital journey, while others are still grappling with the idea.
Sandvik has introduced the LH621i intelligent loader for large-scale underground production and mine development.
Sandvik has added a new diesel-powered rotary blast hole drills to its xSeries family, adding intelligence and improved operator ergonomics that facilitates safe drilling.
Sandvik has acquired privately-owned Artisan Vehicle Systems, a United States-based manufacturer of battery-powered underground mining equipment.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has upgraded its automation package for the DD422i and DD422iE underground drilling jumbos, enabling 24/7 drilling and boosting a mine’s overall operational productivity.
Sandvik has expanded its Ranger DX series of surface top hammer drill rigs with a pair of non-cabin versions.
Resolute Mining’s growth ambitions at its gold operations in West Africa and Australia remain on target.
Sandvik is working with several major mining houses to further the development of battery electric solutions for hard rock mining operations.
Resolute Mining has extracted first ore from the Syama underground mine in Mali in West Africa on schedule, with the commissioning of fully autonomous fleet next on the its agenda.
Sandvik has secured an agreement with Nokia to further develop its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for the mining industry.
When Sandvik took its next-generation automated loader for a spin through a literal maze of glass, results shattered expectations. But thankfully nothing else.
Sandvik has established its ‘3 Pillar Framework’ for automation, which provides efficient monitoring and accurate reporting of data, smart management systems and intelligent machines equipped with systems like AutoMine and OptiMine.
The high-pressure nature of the mining game is second nature to Western Australia’s Mineral Crushing Services, who have recently added a Sandvik QE341 scalping screen to help remove metal contaminates and process mill scats.
Sandvik has introduced the LH517i intelligent loader with a design that aims to meet customer expectations by being safer, more reliable and efficient.