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DEC 2018

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DECEMBER 2018 • E&MJ 3 www.e-mj.com COMPANY PROFILE-PAID ADVERTISEMENT Becker Mining Systems is a system supplier for mining infrastructure headquartered in Friedrichsthal, Germany. Since the founding of the company in 1964, the German min- ing industry has changed significantly. On December, 21, 2018 the last piece of coal will be handed over to the Federal President of Germany at the closing event of German Coal Mining. The gesture officially ends the chapter of an industry in which at times more than 400,000 miners were employed. Becker Mining Systems has seized the opportunity and adapted to this change by evolving from the main supplier to the German mining industry to one of the leading suppliers to the international mining industry. Today the Becker Mining Systems Group is repre- sented by its own subsidiaries in Canada, the USA, Mexico, France, Poland, Russia, China, Australia and South Africa to be able to offer local and responsive service to its customers. As the only worldwide supplier of complete energy, automation, communication and transportation infrastructure for the min- ing industry, Becker's product range includes electrical as well as mechanical solutions for all kinds of underground demands. Global System Supplier for Mining Two product segments are being distin- guished: the segment Electrical consists of the three product divisions Energy Distribution, Automation and Communication. A safe and flexible supply of energy underground is a necessary condition for mining. Becker Mining Systems offers complete, tailor-made energy infrastructure solutions that yield maximum output at highest safety standards. The products in the area of energy distribu- tion include flameproof transformers and arc resistant power centers (Arc Guard ® ). Simple maintenance and exchangeability of critical wear parts guarantee a maximum uptime and low Total-Costs-of-Ownership. In the area of automation, the company offers reliable solutions that allow for comprehensive mon- itoring and control of all work processes at all levels of a modern mine. Even in the case of widely distributed networks and under extremely difficult ambient conditions, the sophisticated field bus devices and automa- tion controllers of Becker Mining Systems guarantee a trouble-free flow of information between the individual plants, machines and equipment. Another important area is com- munication. Mobile radio solutions enable uninterrupted clear communication through- out the entire mine. These solutions are used not only for voice transmissions, but also to transmit data and video signals under- ground and to the main mine control station above ground. In addition, Becker Mining's radio products provide for greater operating safety in mines: the location of men and machines can be clearly determined. With the Proximity Detection System (PDS100) collisions can be avoided and emergency rescue measures initiated more quickly and more easily. Two data management solutions are available: MineView ® and SmartFlow ® are powerful software tools that not only comple- ment the product range but make it a unique advantage for our customers to build on their existing equipment. Haulage and Roof support solutions make up the mechanical segment. Since the found- ing of the company, Becker Mining Systems has been developing transportation systems for men and material underground. Monorails and floor mounted trains with friction or rack- and-pinion drives transport men, material and equipment quickly and reliably - even to the most remote parts of a mine. The systems are characterized by the fact that they can transport heavy loads at high speed on steep- ly inclined routes. The product portfolio also includes chairlifts and conveying systems. In the expansion of underground mining, safety plays an important role, too. The company produces support systems for safe face and roadway expansion. The developed Powered Roof Supports are also being integrated into comprehensive longwall complexes, which are produced in cooperation with other sup- pliers and already have numerous applica- tions in Europe and Asia. Know-How, Performance and Reliability as core competencies But it's not only the product range that leads to the success of Becker Mining Systems. Despite growing cost pressure, the group aims to deliver cutting edge technology with highest quality that guarantees smooth operation from installation to system repair. A local and agile product support and after- sales service that keeps systems up and running 24/7 rounds off the product range. Based on more than 50 years of expe- rience and implemented by 1,500 Becker employees around the world, Becker Mining Systems stands for Know-how, Performance and Reliability. For more information visit www.becker-mining.com. From Germany to the World

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