Victaulic Offers Series 725T 4-Way Diverter Valve

Victaulic has introduced a four-way diverter valve specifically designed to optimize backfill efficiency in mining operations. “The 725T is a game changer for mine operators that demand safety, reliability, and productivity enhancements across their sites,” said Aidan Niggel, director of product management for mining at Victaulic. “At Victaulic, we have a rich history of improving mine backfill operations, and the…

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Effective Water Usage

Quarry Operations Can Maximize Productivity With Better Process Management. By Marc Carriere and Wayne Johnstone Effective water usage improves safety and profitability in mining operations but establishing a secure and reliable supply of process water at every level of a mine can be surprisingly difficult.  The absence of a dependable and consistent water supply has significant consequences. Variations in water…

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Permitting – August 2014

Cemex Requests Hearing DelayCemex has asked for a postponement before a controversial mining expansion at its Brooksville, Fla., site in Hernando County, was set to go before county commissioners at a public hearing. Cemex has asked for a postponement until Dec. 9. The action comes one week after planning and zoning board members shot down Cemex’s request to amend the…

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Optical Cable Corp. Fiber Optic Systems for Harsh Environments

In subterranean mining operations, access to communication networks deep underground is critical for transporting data, voice and video, and other supporting applications that are essential for efficient and safe operations. Whether accessing sophisticated ERP or Maintenance Management Systems, engaging in fleet management, video surveillance or access control, or protecting miners with wireless locator systems, these networks serve as a literal lifeline between…

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Wisconsin Police Powers Bill Stalls

According to the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA), the Wisconsin State Legislature adjourned its 2013-2015 session without acting on SB 632/AB 816. The bill ¬– significantly revised from its predecessor SB 349 – would have prevented use of municipal police powers to change the rules for existing, locally permitted non-metallic mining operations and properties, while continuing the high level of…

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CASE Wheel Loader Offers Burn Power

CASE Construction Equipment introduced the new CASE 1221F wheel loader, the newest and largest model in the company’s F Series wheel loader line. Designed with an 11.9-liter Tier 4 Interim-certified engine that delivers up to 355 hp (265 kW), the CASE 1221F is built for heavy earthmoving and loading applications such as those encountered in aggregate and mining operations. Enhancements…

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