Engineering & Mining Journal

DEC 2018

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DECEMBER 2018 • E&MJ 107 EQUIPMENT GALLERY The off-road tires have a non-directional E4 tread, which sub- stantially enhances the performance and the traction of the tire, the company reported. The all-steel radial construction guaran- tees better load performance and ease of operation. Heat buildup is signifi cantly reduced via the state-of-the-art casing. Bits 'Cut Faster, Last Longer' Boart Longyear announced the availability of the Longyear Dia- mond Bit Series. The series offers a range of color-coded bits, each of a set hardness on the Mohs scale. Each is optimal for specifi c mining conditions. The bits cut faster and last longer, the company reported, with test results revealing a 60% improvement over the compe- tition, a 100% improvement in penetration rate, and 23% more core in the box. Rugged Computers for 'Harsh' Conditions JLT Mobile Computers re- leased the rugged MT2010 and MT2010K computers. The latter features an inte- grated waterproof keyboard. Both leverage Windows 10, an Intel Core i5-7200U Kaby Lake CPU, Intel HD Graph- ics, and a 1920-by-1200- pixel optically bonded, projective-capacitive touch display. The MT2010 weighs 2.7 pounds and is designed to reliably operate under even the harshest conditions, the company re- ported. A new 8-megapixel (MP) auto-focus rear camera com- plements the full-HD front Web cam. An optional high-capacity battery is available. Digital Twin Solutions for Effi cient Plants Siemens and Bentley Systems introduced PlantSight, which the companies described as a digital solution targeting more effi - cient plant operations. The system enables as-operated and up- to-date digital twins that synchronize with both physical reality and engineering data, creating a holistic digital context for con- sistently understood digital components across disparate data sources, for any operating plant, the companies reported. Plan- tSight creates quality of information for continuous operational readiness and more reliability. Separately, Bentley Systems released its iModel.js library, which is described as an open-source initiative to improve the accessibili- ty and analytical visibility of infrastructure digital twins. The library can be used by developers and IT professionals to quickly and eas- ily create immersive applications that connect their infrastructure digital twins with the rest of their digital world, the company report- ed. iModel.js is the cornerstone of the company's newly released iTwin Services that combine iModelHub, reality modeling, and Web-enabling software technologies within a connected data envi- ronment for infrastructure engineering, Bentley Systems reported. Analytics Software and Support Services Hexagon's Mining division introduced HxGN MineEnterprise CAS Analytics, a Web-based reporting and analytics platform. The solution monitors and controls critical risk events by connect- ing a multitude of data sources via live dashboards, visualizing all aspects of the company's collision avoidance system (CAS), the company reported. Based on situational safety data, users can identify and analyze the root causes of failing operational controls. Seeing safety data at a granular level empowers users to drill down to locate vehicles operating under risk and vehicle types exhibiting higher-than-average numbers of incident events. MineEnterprise CAS Analytics' optimized mobile interface deliv- ers real-time safety information on tablets or cell phones. Separately, Hexagon released Mine Monitoring Services, which it described as an enhanced layer of expert oversight for its planning, operations, safety and enterprise portfolios. Part- nering with Hexagon experts, customers can now monitor and control all aspects of their operation easily and from one loca- tion. Future versions of the service could cover everything from Fast lead times and exceptional value on new slurry pumps for a wide variety of applications! (904)356-6840

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