Engineering & Mining Journal

FEB 2019

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BAUMA PREVIEW 2019 FEBRUARY 2019 • E&MJ 51 themselves up close at the exhibits, but also from a height of 5 meters during a tour across the Skywalk, which connects each of the Wirtgen Group product brands' technology centers and John Deere to each other. Wirtgen will unveil the 220 SM/220 SMi surface miner, a new machine designed especially for use in small- and medium-sized mining operations. With a cutting width of 2.2 m and a cutting depth of up to 300 mm, the 220 SM/ 220 SMi can extract raw materials up to a uniaxial compressive strength of 50 MPa. The heart of the 220 SM/220 SMi is the optimized cut- ting-drum unit. Specially designed for challenging windrow ap- plications, the cutting drum turns the power delivered by the engine into maximum cutting power, and as a result, increased productivity. In this process, the high, narrow sides of the holder base ensure that material flows smoothly and energy consump- tion is kept to a minimum. This results in reduced wear and tear on the housing, holders, point-attack cutting tools, and scraper blade — even when mining hard, abrasive material. The LEVEL PRO PLUS leveling system has a proven track record in mining and is intuitive and easy to operate. A flat or inclined formation level can be created with absolute precision thanks to side-plate scanning and the cross-slope sensor. The machine is also ready to be equipped with GPS or laser control. In the ROPS/FOPS operator's cabin, the operator is protect- ed from external hazards. The cutting drum is easily and safely accessible from the rear through the scraper blade, which opens hydraulically. Pick changes are only carried out when the engine is off. Plenty of space to move, a hydraulic pick ejector, and a milling-drum rotation device further simplify this process. Un- intentionally switching on the miner can be prevented mechan- ically by locking the battery and starter isolator, which allows maintenance work to be carried out safely when the machine is shut down. The rearview camera offers excellent visibility for fast, safe maneuvering. When reversing, Reverse Assist offers the operator added support. Metso to Launch Groundbreaking Innovations Metso will introduce a number of new, state-of-the-art solutions for the aggregate, construction, and mining industries at bauma 2019. The launches include technologies and services that will improve productivity and drive down costs. Along with the new crushing and screening solutions, Metso will unveil a groundbreaking innovation for off-highway trucks, enabling mines and quarries to haul more with less. This major product launch will expand Metso's offering into completely new territory and help customers reach a higher payload while lower- ing their operating costs. Metso will also showcase a broad range of equipment, wear and spare parts as well as services designed to help make oper- ations more efficient and assets work harder. The solutions that will be featured include the Metso MX cone crusher, the compa- ny's line of optimized slurry pumps, the Poly-Cer wear lining and its financial services. Daring to Drive More Digitalization About two months before bauma, Messe München presented exclusive study results for the equipment and machinery sector. They presented these findings as the "bauma Industry Barom- eter." What they found is that the mood for investments world- BATTERY POWER ENGINEERED FOR LIFE UNDERGROUND. GROUND SUPPORT • ORE FLOW • UTILITY VEHICLES CANADA | MEXICO | PERU | SOUTH AFRICA | AUSTRALIA Improved efficiency never felt so good. Zero emissions | Reduced ventilation | Low maintenance | Low noise | Low heat The MacLean EV Series integrates best-in-class battery technology to deliver a safe and proven alternative to diesel engine propulsion in underground mining, right now. Raise your expectations – Lower your costs. Switch to MacLean EV Series equipment. JOIN THE BUZZ at the 2019 SME ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO! February 24-27, 2019, Denver, CO Colorado Convention Center, Booth #1648

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