On the surface, it may appear as though truck bodies don’t deviate much from one design to another, but that cannot be further from the truth. This week’s Blog discusses what you need to keep in mind to help increase payload, decrease downtime, and get the highest lifespan on your trucks.
When it comes to pumping slurry, there can be very few applications that are more challenging than the hydro-transport of heavy duty slurries in oil sands production. Earlier this year, GIW Industries Inc. commissioned its largest ever heavy duty centrifugal slurry pump for operation in Canada’s oil sands; this week’s Blog takes a look at this remarkable piece of technology and examines it applicability to your operations.
One of the strongest arguments for implementing a preventative maintenance program in any facility is the fact that it minimizes interruptions to production by scheduling the turning of wrenches in the facility. A successful and effective preventative maintenance (PM) strategy keeps machines running, infrastructure sound, and serves the entire facility on a scheduled and purpose driven timeline. This week’s Blog shows us how to – in eight steps – properly implement a preventative maintenance strategy without having to bring your mining operations to a screeching halt.
The transportation needs of a mining company can change at a moment’s notice and that’s why mining companies need a truck rental partner who can quickly swap vehicles in and out from site to site. This week’s Blog talks about the benefits of a rental fleet and what you need to know about choosing the right truck rental partner – such as Enterprise Truck Rental – to best meet the demand of the job at hand.
Carlson Software’s Cavity Auto-Scanning Laser System (C-ALS) Gyro is helping to ensure that the inaccessible becomes accessible by providing reliable mapping capabilities for otherwise unreachable underground cavities. This week’s Blog takes a deeper dive into Carlson’s innovation and at how it can potentially resolve some of the mystery of what may lie below.
A circuit breaker located in a mine – where the power center is engineered to transform and distribute electrical power brought underground – is vastly different that the one you might find in your basement at home. This week’s Blog takes a look at six different circuit breaker applications used in mining to make sure these devices are operated in the right manner.
Recent research predicts that the mining automation market will be worth $3.29 billion by 2023 — a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 per cent since 2017. Yet, while automation greatly enhances productivity, it also places additional demands on steel components. In this week’s Blog, we examine why wear resistant steels are becoming increasingly vital to modern, enhanced production, as well as the best way to select them.
Carlson Software is helping to make the inaccessible accessible with its Cavity Auto-Scanning Laser System (C-ALS) Gyro, a valuable tool that provides safe, quick, and reliable mapping capabilities for otherwise unreachable underground cavities. This week’s Blog takes a look at this technology and at how it is currently being used at the Cigar Lake Mine in northern Saskatchewan.
An overloaded haul truck puts the safety of a mining site at risk, the safety of employees, and also risks damaging the structural integrity of the haul truck itself. This week’s Blog shows how industrial weighing machines can help ensure that your haul trucks are carrying loads within the permitted weight limits.
In the mining industry, where adverse weather and environmental conditions are workplace norms for hundreds of thousands of workers, thermal imaging has been proven a dependable tool to help limit unscheduled downtime and improve workplace safety. This week’s Blog takes a look at how thermal imaging used in predictive maintenance programs can save time, resources, and money for a mine, while also improving overall safety for workers.