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July 2017

The July issue of World Coal includes a regional report detailing recent developments in Australia’s recent investments in upcoming coal projects. Technical features include Roof Support & Ground Control, Engines & Powertrains, Cranes, Grabs and Shiploaders, Big Data & Mining.

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Suppliers Round-up

An Upturn Down Under
Anthony Fensom, Australia, gives an overview of recent investment into Australian coal projects.

Raising The Technology Bar
Charles Constancon, BMT WBM, Canada, and Ryan Sharp, BMT WBM, USA, discuss the development of a new system to manage accurate payload monitoring, machine health and production in truck-and-shovel mining.

Feeling The Heat
Richard Gagg, AMETEK Land, discusses infrared line scanning as a technique that can be applied to detect early stages of spontaneous heating and combustion for coal moving on belt conveyor systems.

Avoiding Wear And Tear
Marius Schaub, Rema Tip Top, Germany, outlines protection and monitoring methods for conveyor belting.

A Tower Of Strength
Kyle Campbell, Bedeschi, USA, outlines the completion of the company’s latest three tower design shiploader at a US coal terminal for efficient and robust shiploading.

The Call For Cloud Computing
Alyssa Wedler and Simon Van Wegen, Modular Mining Systems, USA, explain why effective Big Data management relies on a cloud-based maintenance system.

Unlocking The Power Of Big Data
Mark Coleman, Dingo, Australia, outlines why Big Data has the potential to drive big changes in mining efficiency.

Engines At The Ready
Ran Archer, MTU America, demonstrates how a new fuel efficient engine is improving emissions and profits in the mining industry.

Pump It
Jan Sprakel, Kamat, Germany, details the benefits of an energy efficient pump station for powered roof supports.

Getting The Ball Rolling
Jorge Omar Rodriguez and Hennie van Zyl Smit, Radio Tracker, South Africa, outline monitoring arrangements for monitoring wear and tear with the eBALL.

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