Tools of the Trade Fall 2019
Seequent continues investment in innovative geosciencetechnology for world’s major resource challenges
Seequent, a world leader in the development of geoscience analysis, modelling, and collaborative technologies, continues its investment in geoscience technology and innovation with a minority shareholding and partnership with Minalytix, a Canadian mining data software company.
Seequent’s CEO, Shaun Maloney, says, “We’re actively seeking out ways
to foster and grow further innovation for the betterment of our customers. Our shareholding and partnership with Minalytix demonstrates our commitment to investing in technology innovation and furthering our collaborative approach to help solve some of the major challenges facing the mining, and minerals sector,today and in the future.”
To help companies in their search for the next world class deposit, Seequentwill work with Minalytix to maximise the value of the MX Deposit platform forcustomers across mineral exploration, resource development, mining, andclosure. Tohelpmanagerisk,thecloud-hostedsolutionsimplifieshowdrillholeand sample data is collected, managed, and shared. Customers can log and access data from anywhere in the world.
KINSHOFER offers C40HPX for improved poductivity and low maintenance in re-handling applications
KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader craneattachments, now offers the C-Series clamshell buckets, which allow for maximum efficiency and productivity while limiting downtime. The flagship attachment of the C-Series, the C40HPX, is ideal for handling cereals, coal, and other fine-grained loads.
“As re-handlers look to process ever-increasing bulk volumes, so much depends on choosing the right attachment for the job,” says Francois Martin, KINSHOFER North America general manager. “Clamshell buckets remain a first choice for industrial or harbour sites, and the C40HPX includes features that bring maximum productivity and low cost of ownership to those applications.”
The C40HPX uses a newly developed drive unit, based on KINSHOFER’s patented HPXdrive, to open and close the two shells simultaneously. Hydraulically driven pistons,running opposed with four helix threads, generate rotation of the grab to deliver full and constant closing force throughout the entire gripping process. This ensures optimal strength and penetration through tough soils and while handling heavy materials.
MAXAM presents the X-BLASTERGUIDE
MAXAM, a global technology company specialized in the design,development, manufacturing, and application of energetic materials, presents itsnew X-BLASTERGUIDE, a mobile application designed to help field engineers and shotfirers. This digital guide allows fast and easy access to blasting parameter calculations, as well as useful reference data, MAXAM product information, anduser guides.
The X-BLASTERGUIDE also has specific safety features for loading explosives and blasting operations. For example, the application includes a risk assessment with a checklist of safety aspects that must be checked before, during, and after any blasting,including lessons learned and best practices developed by the company in operationsin more than 50 countries.
“The aim was to create a user-friendly tool, incorporating all the most commoncalculations and data that shotfirers may need in an operation to perform an efficient and, above all, safe blasting. This tool provides everyone with part of the knowledge accumulated by our experts in projects all around the world,” explains Vicente Huélamo, Technical Applications Director at MAXAM.
Optimized, safer mine haulage assured with Reverse Assist
Hexagon’s Mining division recently announced the introduction of HxGN MineOperate Reverse Assist, a high-precision positioning application that guides truck operatorswith the optimum reversing path. Reverse Assist completes the division’s Operator Assist product suite. Inaccurate reversing maneuvers and costly collisions are perennialhazards for drivers backing into a loading position, a process known as “spotting.” The direct cost of inaccuratespotting can be thousands of dollars per shovel, per day. Reverse Assist all but eliminates re-spotting.
By calculating a path and providing a truck operator withdynamic guidance along that path, Reverse Assist ensuresoperators position right the first time, without the need for shovel-bucket support. Reverse Assist keeps the minerunning safely and smoothly, increasing shovel productivity, saving time and money.
“Optimizing the loading and unloading or dumping cycleis critical for mining operations,” says Head of Automation, Fabien Kritter. “Reverse Assist simplifies complex operations,such as spotting, and is a true dual-loading enabler.”
Epiroc introduces the next generation of the Rig Control System for Pit Viper blasthole drilling rigs
Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, introducesthe fifth generation of Rig Control System (RCS). RCS 5 is the next evolutionary step toward fully autonomous mining. RCS 5 provides the next step for the mining industry from the automationprogram that brought autonomous drilling into a sustainable reality. Machine-to-machine communication, sharing real time drill plan updates between drills, auto tower angle, and integrated camera view advanced awareness are some of the early features introduced.
Whether operating from a remote location or on-board the drill, the new and improved RCS 5
intuitive main menu creates a user-friendly experience that ultimately increases productivity.
This new design allows the operator to focus on the task-at-hand and switch seamlessly between screens in a well-organized and dynamic environment.
RCS 5 with the new function Drill Plan Generator (DPG) allows for creating and editing drill plans on-board the rig or from a remote location quickly and easily. The new Drilling Data Screen in RCS5 features real time depth and penetration rate feedback with histogram for easy in-hole monitoring.
“We’re excited to continue our automation journey, pushing the limits in sustainable productivity. Launching the RCS 5 platform will allow our customersand partners to further advance their operations, saving valuable time and dollars while increasing predictability and safety with either on-board or autonomousoperations,” says Tyler Berens, Product Line Manager, Automation at Epiroc Drilling Solutions. “Autonomous operations began with RCS 4 – wait until you see where we take it with RCS 5.”
Allied Marine & Industrial Rollers
Due to their in-depth experience and the supreme quality of their rollers, Allied Marine & Industrial Inc. has become the preferred supplier to companies such as Arcellor Mittal and Stelco.The confidence they have in their product allows them to offer a five-year full replacement forbearing failure under normal design for usage, pro-rated to 10 years. They also maintain a verylarge inventory of rollers in stock. Quality andcustomer Satisfaction remain their number one priority. All AMI Rollers exceed CIMA E Ratings.Marine industry:
AMI carries a complete line of conveyor line replacement rollers and roller frames for your unloading or transfer equipment needs. The company currently provides marine duty conveyor rolling equipment to all of the self-unloading cargo vessels on the great lakes and ocean fleets. Pulleys, Idlers, Return, Impact,Troughing etc.
Sink Rolls, Urethane Rolls, Hold Down Rolls,Furnace Rolls, Bridle Snubber Rolls, Water Cooled Rolls, Steering Rolls, Pinch Rolls, Counter Rolls, Wrapper Rolls, Looper Rolls, SnubberRolls, Hearth Rolls, Deflector Rolls, Damming Steering Rolls, Wringer Rolls, Cradle Rolls, SinkRolls, Debanding Drive Rolls, Oiler Rolls, and Submerging Rolls.
They also supply rolls to the scrap processing industry, heat treat industry, gypsum plants,
and stone quarries. All rolls are custom made to customer requirements.
The company is seeking manufacturers reps for Northern Canada.
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