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Conveyors: Getting It Right the First Time: One of the best ways to avoid ongoing conveyor-system problems is through correct design--not just for the drives, belt, pulleys and idlers, but for transition points and chutes as well. Cover story Sep 1, 2019 3503
Planning Plant Mods: Laying the Groundwork for Success: Often completed late and over budget, plant modification projects can benefit from careful pre-project preparation and team selection. Aug 1, 2019 2658
Running With Renewables. Mar 1, 2019 3354
Strength in Numbers. Feb 1, 2019 3456
Measuring Motion: New Angles for Slope Stability Monitoring. Nov 1, 2018 4617
New Techniques for Tackling Corrosion: As the saying goes, rust never sleeps, but mine and plant operators are waking up to new technologies for controlling it. Oct 1, 2018 2389
Don't Let Tailings Management Slide: As technology advances to handle increasing volumes of tailings, experts recommend periodic reviews of TSF operations and options to maintain efficiency and safety. Report Sep 1, 2018 3588
Keep Mine Tires Turning With Something Old, Something New: New technologies can help fleet operators run OTR tires at peak performance, but even high-tech needs backup from time-tested practices such as proper selection, basic service and committed management. Aug 1, 2018 3521
Digital Initiatives Connect Safety Challenges and Solutions: Interest in AI is booming as producers tap into ever-increasing data streams to make mining safer and more productive. Jul 1, 2018 3285
Focusing the Flow: Tight control of underground mine ventilation system performance can be an ongoing challenge, but software, hardware and service options for drafting better ventilation plans keep expanding. Jun 1, 2018 4286
Capture Savings Through Better Lubrication Management: Recent studies suggest that mine fleet operators aren't taking maximum advantage of lubrication technologies and services to reduce operating costs. Report May 1, 2018 3469
Maximizing Motor Skills. Apr 1, 2018 2379
Lightening the Load: Studies and technologies focus on making mine rescue physically and mentally less stressful. Report Mar 1, 2018 2897
Strategizing to Cut Wear Costs and Problems: Check out these new products, systems and tips to handle critical anti-wear applications. Report Feb 1, 2018 2721
Can Diesels Meet the Challenges of Alternative Power Technologies? Engine builders believe big diesels will be a vital part of off-road power solutions for the foreseeable future, but they're not ignoring the appeal of battery-electric and hybrid options. Jan 1, 2018 2697
CSR Earns a Seat at the Boardroom Table: Tighter external scrutiny, expanding internal initiatives and rising penalties for noncompliance are pushing corporate social responsibility considerations Into a more prominent position. Dec 1, 2017 3722
Bit Players. Nov 1, 2017 4302
Moving More For Less. Report Oct 1, 2017 3646
Screening the Options A look at what's new in products and services designed to improve vibrating screen value and performance. Sep 1, 2017 2156
Mine safety moves to the digital domain: electronic data collection, drawing information from myriad sources ranging from 'wearable tech' to sensors on the largest production equipment, is making real-time worker safety guidance and incident intervention possible. Aug 1, 2017 2474
Up in the air. Jul 1, 2017 1522
Winning the war against wear. Jun 1, 2017 2029
Leach operators get a lift from tech improvements: the pursuit of higher metal recovery enters the digital age--where even time-tested, conventional leach-optimization techniques stand to benefit from emerging automation and analysis capabilities. May 1, 2017 2955
Cashing in on renewable energy. Apr 1, 2017 3911
Floating points: E&MJ examines some notable new flotation technologies that offer the prospect of improved recovery with lower energy costs. Mar 1, 2017 2789
Diesel update: new engine platforms and updates aim for higher versatility, lower TCO: High-horsepower engine sales are stuck in the slow lane, but suppliers are adding new services and performance improvements to pave the way for future fleet expansion opportunities. Feb 1, 2017 3055
Taking the job in hand. Jan 1, 2017 1712
Fleet management systems expand their capabilities: software and hardware advances are designed to drive improvements in haulage efficiency. Nov 1, 2016 2178
Taming the terrain: innovative suspended conveyor systems allow high-speed, continuous material transport in areas where tough topography may be too difficult for conventional haulage. Oct 1, 2016 2287
Tools to tackle tire life challenges: tires are second only to fuel in the hierarchy of recurring haulage costs at most mines. Making them last longer saves money, time and unscheduled maintenance calls. Sep 1, 2016 4384
Sustainable development: miners seek ways to maintain momentum: the industry, currently mired in a slump, has to keep its SD initiatives in motion. Aug 1, 2016 3048
Prime time for pumps. Jul 1, 2016 3768
Mining is now a cyber-threat target: a new white paper says it's not a matter of will your system be hacked, but when. Jul 1, 2016 2223
Progress in the patch. Jun 1, 2016 2346
Arrested development: can technological advances relieve some of the economic pressure that's stifling greenfield mine development? Jun 1, 2016 2255
New crusher models enhance process design flexibility: manufacturers continue to make it easier to select the right combination of cost, capacity and power to satisfy any set of crusher-circuit criteria. May 1, 2016 2264
Simpler, smaller--and stronger: diesel suppliers are preparing their engine platforms for the next set of emissions standards. May 1, 2016 2313
Trucks and shovels: sizing up the situation: large-capacity mining shovel and truck purchases are flatlining, but suppliers hope new models and advancing technology can resuscitate customer demand. Apr 1, 2016 2078
Following the flow. Mar 1, 2016 2926
Mine safety: working within the system: safety-oriented technologies--from simple to sophisticated--can offer valuable assistance in accomplishing the crucial mission of keeping workers and equipment secure from harm. Mar 1, 2016 2956
Waiting for ignition: natural gas offers a tankful of potential benefits for mine fleet operators, but plummeting oil prices will likely keep diesel fuel top choice at the pump for the near future. Feb 1, 2016 2094
Chemical solutions proliferate: choosing the right reagent to help process troublesome ores often can result in significant savings and higher recovery rates, without draining the capex budget. Interview Feb 1, 2016 2400
Turning data into dollars: in the not-so-distant future, successful producers will need to be as proficient at moving data as they are now at moving dirt. Dec 1, 2015 3046
Moving and maintaining the world's biggest diggers: when it comes to dragline renovation or relocation, long-term planning is crucial for obtaining successful results--but innovative new technologies can shorten the schedule. Nov 1, 2015 3303
Problem solved: E&MJ looks at how the latest advances in conveyor-system technologies are being applied to solve common, potentially costly material transport challenges. Oct 1, 2015 2076
Focus on fleet efficiency: using fleet management software solutions to identify, analyze and eliminate problem areas that often result in higher-than-necessary operating costs. Oct 1, 2015 3194
Keeping mine hoists healthy: shallow shaft or deep, a mine's hoist machinery needs regular care and inspection. Oct 1, 2015 1325
A smooth ride: proper tire selection and maintenance can take some of the bumps out of the drive toward lower fleet operating costs. Sep 1, 2015 3922
Innovative CSR concepts break down economic obstacles. Sep 1, 2015 2506
Use technology to boost loading productivity: training the brains, eyes and hands of operators is usually the best bet for increasing loading site efficiency, but some problems lend themselves to high--and even not-so-high--tech solutions. Aug 1, 2015 2405
Patterns of success: the latest products and equipment can add a higher degree of safety and efficiency to any blasting job, ensuring successful completion of mega-pattern production blasts or isolated boulder-busting. Aug 1, 2015 2043
Precise planning is Paramount for IPCC success: with advantages ranging from low opex and reduced environmental impact to higher overall safety, in-pit crushing and conveying can deliver on its promise--if all the right pieces are carefully put in place. Jul 1, 2015 3482
Keeping the metal in motion. Jun 1, 2015 2046
Trickle down economy: heap leach products designed to cut costs, improve performance. May 1, 2015 2868
Managing mobile assets. Apr 1, 2015 4074
Simulator-based training: getting it right, without risk: the increased realism offered by new-generation equipment simulators makes them highly effective teaching tools--if they're applied in a carefully planned, controlled and measured learning environment. Report Feb 1, 2015 2192
Illuminating the industry: the most common lighting tools in mining are probably the trusty cap lamp or a sturdy flashlight, but new technologies found in the latest products shine brightly when it comes to lighting larger spaces. Jan 1, 2015 3217
Picking a path to productivity. Dec 1, 2014 2711
Common carriers. Report Oct 1, 2014 2893
Mining the Iron Mountain: a historic southwest U.S. iron ore operation regains its production and market momentum after a decade of closure, now shipping magnetite concentrate to offshore customers and preparing to enter the North American market. Sep 1, 2014 2360
Water pressures intensify for miners: competition for existing water supplies, combined with rising regulatory and social scrutiny of mine water management plans, brings prospects of higher project costs and longer development timetables. Aug 1, 2014 3256
Diesel technology update 2014. Jul 1, 2014 3191
Leaching laterites: two new processes make progress. Jul 1, 2014 1286
Equipment selection is key for productivity in underground loading and haulage: making all the right choices can significantly reduce cost per ton, increase worker safety and minimize required maintenance. Jun 1, 2014 3847
Recovering from Bingham Canyon's record-setting 2013 slide: Rio Tinto's Utah copper operation rebounded rapidly to regain full production. May 1, 2014 1519
Digital tools for mines help maintain a competitive edge: many mining executives are convinced there's really no alternative: either join the industry's quickening interest in digital technology or risk losing ground. Apr 1, 2014 4411
Rigs, rods and bits review: increasingly intelligent machines and tougher drill string tools are capable of taking a mine's drilling program to higher levels of performance and economy. Mar 1, 2014 2894
Progress in pipe wear protection: whether it's an elastomer lining or a plasma-transferred coating, a natural rubber sleeve or high-tech ceramic casting, the key to a successful pipeline-abrasion solution is picking the right wear product from a wide array of choices. Feb 1, 2014 3324
Cat refines, expands rope shovel feature lineup: the latest options, often employing new technologies, range from hoist braking to HydraCrowd, and e-room air filtration to onsite power generation. Jan 1, 2014 2066
Designing mines with data in mind: the industry's need for 'more iron' is matched by its need for more information. Jan 1, 2014 2780
Scaling-up shaft safety: new shaft inspection services and technology offer the prospect of quicker--but more effective--underground checks, with less risk to personnel. Dec 1, 2013 2994
New blasting technologies challenge customary practices: alternatives to conventional explosives and traditional loading methods offer the prospect of better blasting results in both surface and underground applications. Dec 1, 2013 1527
On the move: two Russian producers turn to diesel rigs: electric rotary drills were the workhorses of the fleet at these vastly different surface mines for years, but diesel rotary and DTH rigs now offer the mobility and performance needed for future mine development. Nov 1, 2013 3823
Rochester reloads: a U.S. silver mine processes valuable leftovers from its 27 years of operation to boost productivity--and profitability. Nov 1, 2013 2215
Here to serve you: network components are becoming as important to mining enterprise success as haul trucks, loaders and other traditional 'big iron'. Oct 1, 2013 2941
Pump technology produces new models, new designs: pump suppliers shoot for higher dewatering efficiency and lower energy consumption. Aug 1, 2013 2046
Mine water management: no simple recipe: mining must become more adept at finding acceptable water-source solutions in an increasingly complex, thirsty world. May 1, 2013 4561
Multiplication factor: software designed for mining allow companies to do more with less--as in less time, money and labor. Apr 1, 2013 5414
Powering up: connecting to the grid is any large mining project's ultimate power-supply goal, but when that isn't possible--either temporarily or permanently--diesel genset systems offer many flexible solutions. Mar 1, 2013 2969
Flame fighters: new advances in firefighting technology give surface mine operators the capability to avoid getting burned both physically and financially--by disastrous equipment fires. Feb 1, 2013 2668
New technologies combat corrosion: with a vast selection of coatings and other protective products available in the market and new, higher-tech solutions on the way, mine operators can choose from many effective weapons to blunt the attack of a relentless chemical enemy. Feb 1, 2013 1469
Exploring the dimensions of digital solutions in mine mapping: apart from advantages in speed of data collection and analysis provided by digital technology, perhaps its greatest benefit is this: even as mine projects become more complex, the tools needed to map them are getting easier to use. Jan 1, 2013 3126
Software solutions for better blasting: computerized tools for designing, recording and analyzing a blast offer 3-D visualization of terrain profiles, patterns and other parameters. Dec 1, 2012 2280
Oil sands miners advance new technologies for tailings management: producers are moving to commercial-scale projects after years of pilot-scale testing. Dec 1, 2012 2164
Fleet operators ready to gas up: the natural-gas production boom in North America and elsewhere has flared mining-industry interest in switching mobile equipment to LNG power. Nov 1, 2012 3860
Latest dewatering pumps put a new spin on performance. Oct 1, 2012 1340
Conflict mineral regulations cause corporate concerns: a recent ruling passed down by the SEC has producers and manufacturers alike wondering if they'll have to file a new report form, what they'll need to include and how much it aft will cost. Sep 1, 2012 1901
MTU rolls out new engines to meet Tier 4 final standards: the diesel builder uses its popular, large-displacement Tier 2 models as a launching pad to integrate new technology for improved performance in the Tier 4 era. Aug 1, 2012 1760
Surface excavators at Fortescue: production with precision: Australia's third largest iron ore miner is expanding its fleet of surface excavation machines as part of an $8.4-billion program to triple production by mid-2013. Jul 1, 2012 2960
New generation of 3-D mining software sets the scene: interactive, immersive 3-D display systems, high-performance cloud computing and robust data management tools contribute to miners' greater understanding of what lies beneath the surface. Jul 1, 2012 2157
Rodeo's roadheader experiment pays off: mechanical cutting provides a safe solution to a hot problem at this Nevada gold mine. Jun 1, 2012 2550
Taking the train: haulage by trucks with trailers, often combined into multi-unit 'road trains,' is gaining acceptance--niche by niche--in an industry dominated by rigid-body rigs. Jun 1, 2012 3201
Lock down your data: new wireless mesh network systems offer mines almost unlimited flexibility in voice and data communications. Have network security measures kept pace with expanding wireless capabilities? Apr 1, 2012 3057
Fleet management: challenges and choices: regardless of whether it's done in-house or by an outside organization, experts say successful fleet management starts with a basic premise: know your operation. Industry overview Mar 1, 2012 2628
High-tech solutions relieve pressure on mine planners: accuracy, speedy data analysis and process integration form the foundation of effective planning systems. Company overview Mar 1, 2012 2785
Tracks and treads: dozers and loaders dig into production support roles: mining requires massive machines, capable of continuous operation in tough conditions. The newest loader and dozer models offer performance levels designed to meet the challenge. Feb 1, 2012 3722
Liners: sealing the deal: in an era of high metals prices and increasingly stringent environmental standards, mine operators want less leaks and longer life from their pad and pond liners. Jan 1, 2012 1642
Cost-effective drilling comes at a price--but pays big dividends: recent conference highlights the information needed to plan, drill and shoot efficiently. Dec 1, 2011 2457
Big diesels prepare for finals: EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards won't apply to mining diesels until 2015, but engine builders aren't waiting until the 11th hour to offer models that can pass the test. Dec 1, 2011 2236
Observe it, measure it, manage it: effective plant process control needs data--lots of data--and sensor technology has taken big strides toward supplying the required information quickly and accurately. Oct 1, 2011 2341

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