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INDUSTRY NEWS


NEW PRODUCT AND A NEW DEALER


Superior Industries used Conexpo to debut its new Exterra Secondary Belt Cleaner. The new product is designed for straightforward, quick conveyor installations. Segmented into 3in urethane chunks with tungsten carbide tops, the belt cleaner’s blade is engineered for long life and effi cient material shedding. Smart design allows the blade segments to individually conform to the belt for eff ective cleaning. Additionally, the cleaner’s blade angle is adjustable to accommodate mechanical and vulcanised splices. In corporate news, Superior


has also recently announces Construmac as its new crushing and screening dealer in Mexico. Construmac will market, sell and service Superior’s line of crushers and screens.


Patented belt cleaner developed


by adopting the latest roll forming equipment as part of Martin Engineering’s manufacturing capabilities. “Rather than


A considerable investment in tooling and product engineering by an expert in bulk material handling technology has produced a patented conveyor belt cleaner that is projected to reduce the cost of ownership by cleaning better and lasting longer. A lower purchase price was also one of the primary goals in designing the Martin QB1 Cleaner HD, achieved


Tech company acquisition for Hexagon


Hexagon Mining recently announced the acquisition of technology company, MiPlan. Based in Perth, Australia, MiPlan develops mobile software applications for fi eld data collection, fl eet management, production


management and reporting.


Hexagon Mining


president, Hélio Samora, says MiPlan’s solutions suite will be a strong addition to the company’s portfolio. “Safer, more productive mines depend on making sense of their data,” states Samora. “MiPlan’s range of apps represents a scalable, real-time mobile production management solution.”


6 www.engineerlive.com Samora also adds that blast


engineers will welcome the addition of MiPlan’s MiD&B application, which will provide immediate enhancements to Hexagon Mining’s blast design solution. He states: “This will close the loop on design, fi eld data capture, reconciliation and reporting.”


fabricating the main frame from individual steel profi les welded together, the frame for the new design is roll formed


out of a single piece of steel, which produces an extremely strong and durable component,” explains Paul Harrison, director of the Conveyor Products Business Group. “The process eliminates the time-consuming steps of having to weld any portion of the frame, which also contributes to the reduced purchase price.”


AUTOCLAVES SIGNAL MILESTONE


Alacer Gold Corp has announced the arrival of two autoclaves to the Çöpler Mine ahead of schedule. The autoclaves were manufactured at Carpenteria Corsi in Italy and transported to the Samsun Port in Northern Turkey. Each autoclave was then transported separately to Çöpler in three pieces, with each piece weighing approximately 100 tonnes Rod Antal, Alacer’s president and chief executive offi cer, states: “Another milestone for the Çöpler Sulfi de Expansion Project was achieved with the safe arrival of both autoclaves at the mine. The construction of the Sulfi de Project remains on budget and on schedule for fi rst gold production next year.”


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