Posts Tagged ‘metals & mining’

Move toward Zero Unplanned Downtime on a Primary Crusher

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, May 18th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris Primary crushers are the start of the comminution process at mine sites. Before ore is delivered to the mineral processing plant, it is typically processed through a cone crusher where it is reduced in size to about 10 inches in diameter or less. A key component used in this process is oil […]

Mining Innovation in Chile

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, March 16th, 2015. 4 comments so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Chile is the global leader in copper mining and, as such, this industry is very strategic to the economic performance of the country. Even though Chile leads in production, its copper companies import about three quarters of the technology required for mining. Enter Santiago based CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción), […]

Miners and the Need to be Mindful of Cyber-Security

Posted in Cyber-Security, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, April 14th, 2014. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo This week, we heard in the news how the “Heart bleed” virus exposed sensitive information from millions of users and multinational companies across many industries. So this poses the question—how many miners are exposed to cyber-attacks. Very many indeed. As reported in Mining Magazine’s January 29th article, Safe and Sound, Ernst […]

Condition Monitoring of Critical Mining Conveyors

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, November 25th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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In the equipment-intensive mining industry, monitoring the health of conveyors is critical to overall productivity, as Emerson’s Douglas Morris highlights in today’s post. In mining, there are two ways to move material from the pit to the processing plant: trucks or long haul conveyors. As mines are constructed in more remote locations, there is a […]

Mexico Hitting Miners with New Taxes

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, October 28th, 2013. No comments yet
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How are government tax policies for mining companies impacting production? Emerson’s Juan Carlos Bravo of the Metals and Mining industry, analyses this question for the country of Mexico. Under the leadership of President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico is pushing through a series of economic reforms in hopes of improving the economy. These reforms range all […]