Stephan Kirsch’s appointment as global president of Metso’s mining equipment business area in July came at an exciting time for the company.
The mining industry has seen a 51 per cent increase in the number of serious claims for disease and injury between 2000–2001 and 2013–2014, according to Safe Work Australia.
Autonomous equipment has emerged in some areas of mining, but minerals processing remains a sector where uptake of the technology has been limited. That’s not to say it isn’t possible.
South32 chief technology officer Vanessa Torres has credited technology for enabling the company to develop natural resources.
South Australia is welcoming a training ground for minerals industry experts, backed by $12.5 million in funding from BHP, OZ Minerals, Boart Longyear and other stakeholders.
Rio Tinto has signed a five-year global equipment agreement with FLSmidth for the supply of fixed equipment, including minerals processing and materials handling technologies, spare parts, consumables, and maintenance, consultancy and professional services.
Mining companies are capitalising on the ability to conduct training simulation and planned maintenance through virtual reality software.
Metso’s proposed tie-up with Outotec Oyj has been approved at an extraordinary general meeting held by the company in Helsinki.
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Sandvik has released the 800i series of connected cone crushers to include three new high-performance crushers with automation and connectivity systems (ACS) as standard.
Pioneering beyond its manufacture and supply of cold emulsion explosives, BME has become a home-grown South African success story now exporting blasting technology to mining countries world-wide, including Australia.
BHP’s Maritime and Supply Chain Excellence team and Klaveness Digital have partnered to develop CargoValue, a shipping and logistics platform.
For a company that boasts pre-eminent research and development capability in one of the world’s most technologically-advanced countries, Panasonic isn’t interested in creating the next shiny “it” device.
Alcoa has followed in the steps of the army, navy and air force, which use VR to undertake training for high-risk tasks at its alumina refineries in Western Australia.