Engineering & Mining Journal

JUN 2019

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104 E&MJ • JUNE 2019 EQUIPMENT GALLERY Shenck Process developed a prototype vibrating screen equipped with sensors to provide data used to assess the health of the screen and the performance of the processing cycle. A standard screen comes equipped with two sensor nodes. On the prototype, four additional sensors have been fi tted, the company reported. The additional sensors are measuring tonnage, load bias, spring operation and fatigue damage. Leadership at the com- pany reported it is "looking into the devel- opment of a predictive failure program to improve overall productivity and effi cien- cy and signifi cantly reduce the possibility of unplanned downtime. The screen be- ing trialed at a company site in Australia. Loader Offers Emissions Control Options Caterpillar reported the Cat R2900 Un- derground Loader offers confi gurations to meet the strictest diesel engine emissions standards, including those in Europe and North America, and delivers the high per- formance and 17.2-metric-ton (mt) pay- load of its proven predecessor. The R2900 is powered by the Cat C15 engine. The six-cylinder engine is turbo- charged and air-to-air aftercooled, and pro- duces 305 kilowatts (kW) in standard con- fi guration and 293 kW in European Union (EU) Stage V compliant form, Cat reported. The loader is available with high ambi- ent cooling capability. It leverages an effi - ciency radiator, which features a modular design with individual tubes that can be serviced independently to reduce mainte- nance time. The radiator also is resistant to clogging and allows faster cleaning and lon- ger service intervals, the company reported. The engine end frame design features new, simple structures that extend dura- bility and accommodate modular compo- nents, which facilitate maintenance and repair, Cat reported. The in-cab display en- ables machine health monitoring through Cat Product Link Elite. A range of bucket sizes and confi gurations are available. Trap Captures Diesel Emissions Johnson Matthey introduced the Contin- uously Regenerating Trap (CRT) for un- derground diesel mining equipment. It is proven to control both diesel particulate matter and harmful NO 2 emissions, the company reported. The CRT uses a catalyst to regenerate the diesel particulate fi lter that traps the particulate matter in diesel exhaust. The catalyst decomposes harmful NO 2 into a safer emission. Reportedly, the CRT destroys 99% of particulates. SGS Canada Offers Mineral Analyzer, More SGS incorporated the TESCAN Integrated Mineral Analyser (TIMA-X) into its suite of automated mineralogy offerings across Canada. The development enables SGS to offer its clients better detection limits, superior imaging, and faster turnaround time and results, the company reported. The TIMA-X system utilizes both the EDX and BSE signals to identify minerals at each measurement point and can deal with rapidly acquired low-count spectra. Screen for Protective Failure System Trialed

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