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Better belt conveyors An innovative approach that sets out to improve both safety and production


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DRILL & BLAST 18


AT THE CUTTING EDGE


May 2017


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CONTENTS MAY 2017


A selection of the latest mining product, service and business news


At the cutting edge News from the drilling sector, spanning advances in software and hardware as well as new rigs that are making their debut


Starts with a bang A new range of high-energy bulk explosives is delivering mining and milling improvements as well as fi nancial benefi ts at an Australian hard rock metal mine


LOAD & HAUL 14


Mega mining machines Following a busy few months for machine-makers, Jon Lawson reports on the latest developments in load and haul technology


Keep on trucking To increase productivity, Risa has selected a new dump truck to haul blasted rock in Norway


22 Deep impact Maintenance means mileage at Chinese quarry


SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT 24


Designing for safety Conveyors are among the most dynamic and potentially dangerous areas of equipment at a mine or a material processing site. Here, we introduce a new approach to belt conveyors


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