Engineering & Mining Journal

JUN 2013

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BAUMA 2013 mining is flexible and scalable, but that doesn't mean the truck should have to travel 45 miles from the pit to the crusher." Siemens has developed and installed several trolley-assist systems for haul trucks, which lower fuel costs once they make their way from the shovel to the ramp. From the pit all the way through to beneficiation, Siemens believes it has the mines covered. The company's Manufacturing Execution System (MES) connects with SAP to ensure that material flows from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time and uses the least amount of energy, Becker explained. "That can only be accomplished by automation," Becker said. "The MES shows mine operators all of the bottlenecks. The mines can then take action to overcome the bottlenecks. It also allows service activities to be guided from remote offices." Becker sees automation as the key to having the best, professionally organized mining operations. Monitoring Methane RAG Mining Solutions displayed its complete mining services portfolio. The com- RAG's stand was in the center of Mining Hall C2. pany debuted several new products, a methane (CH4) monitoring tool, an electronic explosives registry (EXR), and mine control rooms. Longwall units with high gas emissions levels must produce coal on a trouble-free, process-optimized basis. RAG engineers have harnessed the coal-face COMPANY PROFILE- PAID ADVERTISEMENT Kal Tire Mining Tire Group Kal Tire Mining Tire Group is a global leader delivering best-in-class customized solutions that ensure maximum productivity for all mining tire service, supply and safety needs. The company operates on more than 150 mine sites, on five continents and in 19 countries. With more than 1,500 team members operating globally, Kal Tire Mining Tire Group has built a reputation for innovation, reliability and outstanding service. Having an international reach with one set of safety standards and operating processes across all mine sites, Kal Tire gives mining customers peace-of-mind when it comes to one of the top three expenses of a mine's operating budget; its tires. For 40 years, Kal Tire Mining Tire Group has been operating in a vast array of conditions and climates and are able to confidently match a mine operations needs to the right tire and services. Kal Tire's objectives remain simple; with the constant rise in commodity prices, miners must strive to maximize the full potential of the equipment they operate, including the tires that ultimately carry the load. Kal Tire helps customers maximize the value of their tire investment and increase their productivity by providing a fully outsourced solution including tire procurement, forecasting, management, fitting, tooling and innovative tire monitoring systems along with 24-hour service and training. With four earthmover retreading plants and a proven mining tire recycling initiative underway, Kal Tire Mining Tire Group is the only tire service provider capable of handling all of a customer's tire requirements on a global basis. For more information on Kal Tire Mining Tire Group's products and services, please visit 102 E&MJ • JUNE 2013

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