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CONTENTS


10 www.engineerlive.com INDUSTRY NEWS SPECIAL FOCUS:


The latest mining sector product and project news


MAPPING MINERAL DEPOSITS Explore the core


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How X-ray vision through the drill core can be used for enhanced mapping of mineral resources


The digital revolution


Introducing a novel core scanner for geochemistry, images, structures, specific gravity, volume bulk density and more


DRILL & BLAST AI-based automation PUBLISHER David Washington


EDITOR Louise Smyth +44 (0)20 7062 2570 CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Jon Lawson DESIGN Stephanie Taylor, Gill Harris


SETFORM www.engineerlive.com 10 18 12


Exploring the rise of artificial intelligence in blasthole drill automation


PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Christine Flaxman +44 (0)20 7062 2573 cfl axman@setform.com


BUSINESS MANAGER John Abey +44 (0)20 7062 2559 jabey@setform.com


Setform’s international magazine for engineers is published monthly and distributed to senior engineers throughout the world. This issue concentrates on Mining Engineering. Other issues focus on Oil & Gas, Design, Process, Electronics and Power.


Setform Limited, 33 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX United Kingdom Email: mail@setform.com www.setform.com


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M AY 2021


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LOAD & HAUL Next-gen mining truck


Latest vehicle enhances productivity and efficiency


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New Stage V articulated haulers


happen in quarries and light mining first


Leading the way Why autonomous transport will


OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Networking opportunity


The huge potential of the connected mine


SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT For aggregate producers, high efficiency “shaped” wire screens are the way to the future


Meeting ATEX requirements Gearbox considerations for use in


hazardous environments International


NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY


Potential of the Connected Mine


EXPLORE THE CORE


SHAPED WIRE SCREENS


Next-gen truck Cat’s latest vehicle set to enhance productivity and efficiency at mining sites


AAI-BASED UTOMATION


Digital revolution A novel core scanner for geochemistry, images, structures, density and more


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Reliable networking technology can help operators reap the benefi ts of the Connected Mine


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