Engineering & Mining Journal

JUL 2019

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JULY 2019 • E&MJ 59 EQUIPMENT GALLERY A longer spiral helps the process. It increases the residence time, giving the particles suffi cient time to separate, the company reported. Tires for Dumpers Balkrishna Industries Ltd. launched the 12.00 R 24-sized EARTHMAX SR 423 for tipper trucks and dumpers. The line is also available in sizes 10.00 R 20 and 11.00 R 20. The tread pattern and non-directional lugs provide optimal trac- tion, the company reported. The shoulder minimizes wear or damage. The all-steel casing offers re- sistance and dura- bility for extended life. With a bead for heavy-duty ser- vice applications, the tire can handle increased load ca- pacity, the compa- ny reported. Alertness Detector Catches Microsleep Hexagon AB introduced HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness System Light Vehicle (OAS-LV), described as a fatigue and dis- traction-detection unit that continuously monitors operator alertness inside the cab of light vehicles, buses and semi-trucks. OAS-LV is based on the proven technol- ogy used in HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness System Heavy Vehicle (OAS-HV), which protects operators of haul trucks. Easy to install, it scans the operator's face to detect any sign of fatigue or distraction, such as a microsleep. A machine-learn- ing algorithm leverages this facial-feature analysis data to determine whether or not an alert should be triggered. OAS-LV works in both light and dark conditions, and through prescription glasses and/or sunglasses. It is always connected, and data from the vehicle may be transmitted to the cloud or an on-site monitoring center. This enables real-time notifi cations for supervisors and control- lers to apply intervention protocol or con- duct forensic analytics. App for Blasting MAXAM released X-BLASTERGUIDE, a mobile application designed to help fi eld engineers and shotfi rers. The app allows fast and easy access to blast- ing parameter calculations, as well as useful reference data, MAXAM product information, and their user guides, the company reported. The guide has safety features for load- ing and blasting. It includes a risk assess- Mining Contractors and Engineers AFRICA | ASIA | AUSTRALIA | EUROPE NORTH AMERICA | SOUTH AMERICA • Shaft Sinking • Mine Development • Contract Mining • Raiseboring • Raise Mining • Underground Construction • Engineering & Technical Services • Specialty Services EXPERIENCE Providing full service mining solutions and innovation around the world for over 55 years. Consider it done – safely.

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