Cat Electric Drive Wheel Loader Features Technology, Efficiency Updates

Built on a solid switch reluctance technology foundation leveraging more than 15 years of Caterpillar electric drive experience, updates to the Cat 988K XE deliver up to 10% faster downhill speed, improved rimpull and increased hydraulic breakout force for up to 5% better production. The updated design improves cycle times in load and carry applications, while an optional counterweight increases…

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Sandvik Appoints Gill Rock Drill New Boom Drills Distributor

Gill Rock Drill Company Inc., Lebanon, Pa., now supplies Sandvik’s comprehensive range of boom drills, rock tools and full aftermarket support for customers in New Jersey and counties of Maryland, Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania.  Gill Rock Drill Co. is a family owned and operated full-service manufacturing and distributor organization providing equipment and tooling sales, service support, contracting and rentals to…

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Epiroc Launches Mobius for Drills, A Data Hub for Mine Operations

Epiroc, in partnership with ASI Mining LLC, introduced Mobius for Drills, a new platform to convert data into useful, actionable information. Mobius for Drills will lead mines toward automation and connectivity. Featuring embedded artificial intelligence, the user-friendly Mobius system enables multi-vehicle command, control and monitoring to maximize productivity and safety.  “We think of it as a tool to directly support…

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Brigade Electronics Touts Safety Technology for Off-Road Vehicles

Worksites can be dangerous places. The potential for deaths and injuries caused by moving machinery and equipment should not be underestimated. According to the World Health Organization, construction, agriculture and mining are among some of the highest-risk work populations in the world with many injuries and fatalities caused by moving vehicles or machinery. Vehicle safety systems have made a huge…

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Awash in Production

Resource Materials Invests In Innovative Technology For A New Wash Plant. By Mark S. Kuhar Texas-based Resource Materials, a supplier of sand and aggregates to the local construction industry, has invested in a new wash plant for its quarry in Williamson County, Texas. In response to increasing demand for high-quality construction materials in the local markets and big Texas cities,…

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Vulcan Hosts Congressman

Jan. 28, 2022 – On Dec. 16, Vulcan Materials Co. hosted a quarry tour and press conference with Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (D). This event was held at the Vulcan Lithonia Quarry, according to the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA). This event served as an opportunity to say thank you and recognize Congressman Johnson on his support of the recent passage of the…

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Local Focus

CEMEX’s 474 Sand Mine Illustrates How An International Operator Can Build Relationships By Focusing On Local Communities. By Therese Dunphy Adaptation has been the key to success for recent industry community relations programs. This is particularly true at CEMEX’s 474 Sand Mine, which was recognized as a Platinum Community Relations Award winner during the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s…

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AGG1 is Back

The AGG1 Academy & Expo Is The Aggregates Industry’s Leading Exposition And Education Resource. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson The AGG1 Academy & Expo is the aggregates industry’s leading exposition and education resource. AGG1 features in-depth industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services. The show will…

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New Updates to BlastMetriX UAV Optimize Blast Performance

3GSM GmbH, developer of software that optimizes blasting and reduces inherent environmental issues, announces several significant updates to its flagship BlastMetriX UAV software. Advancing blast performance and safety, the new version improves communication with smart drills, offers face profiling enhancements and delivers more sophisticated drill pattern analysis. 

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