Engineering & Mining Journal

DEC 2018

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96 E&MJ • DECEMBER 2018 SUPPLIERS REPORT a solution to provide real-time measure- ment of ore grade and characteristics for conveyors. It will leverage both Mine- Sense's BeltSense and Siemen's Simine MAQ. The goal is to enable customers to significantly increase efficiency via a sin- gle view of quality across the entire con- veying process, Siemens reported. Hindustan Zinc Buys Load Volume Scanners LoadScan reported Hindustan Zinc pur- chased two LVS-3CMX load volume scan- ners for its Zawar mine complex, bringing the total to four owned by the miner. At its Rajpua-Dariba mine, the miner uses a custom-mounted LVS-3CMX model under- ground to measure ore, and a LVS-3BMP positioned at the portal to measure truck loads. The Loadscan LVS is the original non-contact, automated drive-through truck-load measurement instrument, Loadscan reported. As a target vehicle drives under the scanner, the LVS scans the load and creates a 3D model. By com- paring the model with that stored on file for the same vehicle when empty, the LVS calculates the load volume to a proven ac- curacy of +/- 1%, or to the point of resolu- tion, which is .1m 3 , the company reported. Glencore Technology to Deliver Mill to US Gold Mine Glencore Technology reported it will de- liver a M10,000 IsaMillTM for ultrafine grinding duties to the Haile Gold mine, located in South Carolina, United States, in January. The mill will regrind gold-bear- ing concentrate from 42 microns to below 13 microns, which will improve leach re- covery of the flotation concentrate, at con- siderably lower maintenance and grinding media costs than previously gained, Glen- core Technology reported. The ability to regrind to 13 microns should increase re- coveries and deliver additional value, the company reported. Software Company Partners for Smooth Rollouts RPMGlobal signed a strategic partnership agreement with Quartile One. The part- nership will reportedly marry the former's asset management software with the lat- ter's data-driven asset performance per- spective across the mining value chain. Quartile One's expertise in change man- agement, training and support will ensure RPMGlobal software rollouts are imple- mented smoothly, RPMGlobal reported. The partners began working together in May, and are now cooperating on rollouts in Australia and the Ukraine, the compa- ny reported. Partnership on Pipeline Transport Solutions Active Minerals International (AMI) and OSD Pty Ltd. of Australia entered a bind- ing agreement to offer the hydro trans- portation of lump coal and magnetite slurry via pipeline. The companies re- ported the solution offering could reduce OPEX, CAPEX and environmental impact, compared to traditional transportation solutions. The partnership allows jointly sharing intellectual property and pairing OSD's pipeline expertise with AMI's in- novative low dose additive, Acti-Gel 208. The agreement covers Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Acquisition for Underground Resource Modeling New Zealand's Seequent agreed to ac- quire Toronto's Geosoft to unite the for- mer's Leapfrog 3D geological modeling software suite with Geosoft's subsurface geoscience and exploration data-driven tech. Leapfrog helps uncover valuable insights from geological data and enables geologists and executives alike to confi- dently make critical time-sensitive invest- ment and environmental decisions, Se- equent reported. Geosoft's Oasis montaj technology platform supports advanced analysis and understanding of the Earth's subsurface and subsea environments. With its release of VOXI Earth Modeling, Geosoft pioneered the use of high-per- formance geocomputing and 3D geophys- ical inversion modeling in the cloud, Se- equent reported. With the acquisition, Seequent runs offices in 20 locations and employs a staff of 400, serving customers in more than 100 countries. The headquarters for both companies will not change. Moly-Cop to Buy Metso's Grinding Media Business Metso signed an agreement to divest its grinding media business to Moly-Cop. The transaction comprises the sale of Metso Spain Holding S.L.U, including op- erations in two locations with around 80 employees in Spain (Bilbao and Seville). The estimated turnover of the business in 2018 will be approximately EUR 60 million. The value of the transaction will not be disclosed. It is expected to close this month, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Moly-Cop is a leading global manufacturer of grinding media used pri- marily by global copper, gold and iron ore producers to break down ore in the prima- ry phase of mineral concentration. Acquisition Creates Drone Solution Giant Japan's Terra Drone Ltd. acquired a ma- jority stake in the leading European drone The LoadScan volume scanner scans haulers as they pass and calculates each load at Rajpua-Dariba. (Photo: LoadScan) Seequent reports its acquisition of Geosoft positions it to command a bigger chunk of the underground geomodeling space. (Photo: Seequent)

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