CA-Black-Transp

Conveyor Component Upgrades Boost Uptime & Safety

Whether it’s coal mining or power plant applications, material handling systems are integral to overall efficiency. Rather than merely moving material from point A to point B, today’s optimum conveyor performance must meet a myriad of standards—from ensuring specified flow rates, to achieving operational goals of minimizing vibration, noise, and belt wear and tear—while maximizing plant capacities and uptime.

Read more ...

Genset Powers Rope Shovels During Pit-to-pit Moves

Teck Coal operates some of the largest coal mines in North America and uses a mining or shovel motivator for mobile power. The existing 30-year-old motivator was underpowered and frequently in need of maintenance. Downtime costs were significant. To solve the problem, a local power products supplier designed an innovative replacement specific to the mine’s needs that relies on a state-of-the-art generator set from MTU Onsite Energy.

Read more ...

New Software Improves Coal Exploration Program

During MINExpo last September, Micromine introduced Coal Measure, a “dynamic and integrated software solution,” according to the company for coal data management and coal data processing with 3-D seam modeling, resource categorization, resource reporting, pit optimization, pit design and scheduling.

Read more ...

Gearbox Stocking Program Gets Barge Conveyor Up and Running

Baldor launched the Dodge MagnaGear in-stock program, designed to help coal operators quickly replace units. By stocking the most common sizes and ratios of this power-dense, heavy-duty large gearbox, mine and plant managers would no longer have to wait weeks and weeks to get a replacement unit.

Read more ...

The Growing Popularity of Sustainable Mine Reclamation

The concept of sustainability continues to gain traction in every industry, including mining. Even though mining typically brings up ideas that conflict with the tenets of sustainability, specifically extracting non-renewable resources from the earth, it is becoming more and more possible to reconcile the two.

Read more ...