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A touch of safety

In World Coal’s November/December issue, Tim Wylie, Ampcontrol, highlights the importance of controlling touch potentials in earth fault limited networks.

Getting dust under control

J.H. Fletcher has released a new dry scrubbing product to compliment its roof bolting product line.

Analysing coal with x-ray diffraction

Uwe Konig, PANalytical, Netherlands and Katherine Macchiarola, PANalytical, USA, present the analysis of coal by x-ray diffraction (XRD).

More flexibility in power grids

Hans Christian Schröder, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service, Germany, explains how power plants are adapting to single-mill operations.

Going underground

David B. Durocher, Eaton, USA, evaluates ways of increasing the effectiveness of protective devices in underground mining.


A tipping point for truck bodies

Ewelina Ptak, KH-KIPPER, Poland, outlines the distinguishing features of a new mining body for tipper vehicles.

Small steps to big savings

Derek Cooper, Motion Metrics, Canada, provides practical cost-saving solutions for opencast coal mines.

Powering performance

Jordan Armstrong, Aggreko AUSPAC, Australia, explains how reliable power distribution contributes to operational efficiency in underground mining.

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Working in tight spaces

Handling Week: Waldemar Wójcicki, FAMUR S.A., Poland, examines the use of compact conveyor drives in underground mines.

Minimising downtime, maximising efficiency

Handling Week 2017: Eric Yan, Eriez Flotation Division, and Jose Marin, Eriez Minerals and Materials Processing, USA, detail technology developments that can facilitate ways to minimise downtime, produce savings and expand capacity.

Not wearing out

Handling Week: R. Todd Swinderman, RToddS Engineering LLC, USA, discusses conveyor belt wear from loading and cleaning.

Centred: the art of conveyor belt tracking (Part 2)

Handling Week 2017: Paul Harrison, Martin Engineering, USA, expands on remedies for conveyor belt mistracking by focusing on different belt training methods in part two of a two part series.

On the upgrade

Handling Week: Mike Gawinski, Rulmeca Corp., USA, details a motorised pulley upgrade on an exposed conveyor drive at a Westmoreland Coal mine, which improved conveyor performance and increased uptime.