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Blasting Software Updated

Instantel announced the release of Blastware Version 10.60. The updated software features the addition of TCP/IP Communication Protocol on Series III and Series IV:

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Diamond Bit Effective in the Hard Ground Conditions

Boart Longyear’s 10UMX bit is a high-performance diamond coring bit with the freest-cutting matrix available, enabling the bit to penetrate the very hardest rock formations in extreme conditions, according to the company.

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Road Institute Schedule Announced

Volvo Construction Equipment announced the course schedule for Road Institute. The training sessions, which provide industry professionals with hands-on learning opportunities in paving and compaction, will kick off its 49th year in October.

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Caterpillar Global Mining Forms Alliance with Seeing Machines

Caterpillar Global Mining entered into an alliance agreement with Seeing Machines Limited to deliver and support operator fatigue monitoring technology through Cat Dealers. Seeing Machines, headquartered in Canberra, Australia, has developed fatigue monitoring systems using patented eye and head tracking technology to detect operator fatigue and distraction and to alert the mine controller and the machine operator.

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Komatsu Launches Its First Intelligent Machine

Komatsu America Corp. introduced the D61EXi/PXi-23, Komatsu’s first intelligent Machine Control model to the North American market. Thanks to its first fully automatic blade control, the D61i-23 dozer can perform not only finish grading, which has been possible with conventional Machine Control, but also rough dozing.

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