Engineering & Mining Journal

SEP 2018

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SEPTEMBER 2018 • E&MJ 67 EQUIPMENT GALLERY maintaining fl exibility for easy updating when running calcula- tions, Maptek reported. Vulcan users who have had access to the Maptek Workbench for more than 12 months will experience a smoother Workfl ow Editor, the company reported. Conveyor Digital Twin for Comparisons Voith released BeltGenius ERIC, software that allows mine opera- tors to assess conveyor effi ciency, the company reported. The sys- tem receives relevant performance data from the conveyor, which then goes to a server at Voith. The server hosts a digital twin of the system. ERIC (Effi ciency and Reliability Intelligent Control) de- termines a baseline value linked to the energy consumption and known as the Energy Performance Indicator. The indicator allows for comparisons that reveal how effi ciently the conveyor is operating. The data are visualized on the client's individualized user interface, in the form of an online dashboard. The software provides a way to optimize capacity and reduce energy consumption, Voith reported. 4G Electronic Initiation System Dyno Nobel launched the DigiShot Plus 4G electronic initia- tion system, which is designed to reduce blasting delays and introduce programming speeds seven times faster than exist- ing systems. The system features a fast and simple deployment method, an automatic check to ensure the correct number of detonators per channel, energy monitoring right up to the point of blasting, and automatic detection and testing of detonators, the company reported. Top benefi ts of DigiShot Plus 4G include improved blasting effi ciency, lower vibration levels, improved ex- cavation profi les and wall stability, as well as increased loader productivity and enhanced safety. Blasting Software for Bypassing Crushing iRing INC announced AEGIS Break Analyzer, software that fa- cilitates a blasting technique that uses a unit charge and stress refl ection methodology and electronic detonators in ring patterns to graduate blasting into a primary crushing operation. The soft- ware's workfl ows and calculators allow ring designs to be planned from scratch or developed from existing designs. Users can add new explosive products to the explosives database and run through current and previous designs to evaluate potential im- provements or failures while keeping other parameters constant and unchanged, the company reported. Online Class for Lubrication Solution Sales Luber-fi ner added Module 6 to its free online education web program for distributers, sales associates and others. The com- pany described it as a comprehensive training tool that educates users on outside fi ltration sales and the role salespersons play in helping fl eet maintenance managers. www.luber-fi Remote-control Unit Reads Inaccessible Meters Rhosonics released the RCU Remote-Control Unit for measuring instruments located in inaccessible places. It enables the user to Fast lead times and exceptional value on new slurry pumps for a wide variety of applications! (904)356-6840

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