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Articles from the September 15, 2021 edition

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  • MINExpo Las Vegas Cat Caterpillar heavy equipment electric bulldozer low carbon

    Caterpillar committed to better mining

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    LAS VEGAS – From heavy equipment training simulators to the largest and most powerful electric drive dozer on Earth, Caterpillar's 55,000-square-foot mecca in the Central Hall of MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas is showcasing how the global equipment manufacturer is helping its customers to mine more efficiently, effectively, safely, and sustainably. "After waiting an extra year, the mining industry is ready to reconnect at MINExpo. We are excited to show our customers and the indust...

  • ABB MEDATech Ability eMine FastCharge all-electric mine recharging drive train

    ABB, MEDATech sync electrification goals

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Swedish-Swiss multinational technology company ABB Ltd. has signed an agreement with MEDATech Engineering Services Ltd., designer of custom mobile heavy equipment, to explore technologies for net-zero emissions of heavy industrial machinery in mining. The collaboration with MEDATech, which largely works across the mining, construction, and energy sectors, is the latest in a series that ABB is developing with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and technology innovators to...

  • Teck Resources BCIT copper patches Copper and Health program Canada Coptek

    Teck bandages tech institute with copper

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Teck Resources Ltd. and the British Columbia Institute of Technology Sept. 8 announced the installation of more than 1,000 antimicrobial copper patches on high-touch surfaces at the institute in Burnaby, BC, the first installation of its kind at a post-secondary institution in Canada. Funded through Teck's Copper and Health program, the installation seeks to create a safer environment for students, faculty, and staff due to copper's natural antimicrobial properties. "We are...

  • University of Arizona NASA swarm autonomous robots Moon space mining

    Scientists plan new method of Moon mining

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    A research team at the University of Arizona recently received $500,000 in NASA funding for a project to advance space mining methods through the use of autonomous robots, swarms of them. "It's really exciting to be at the forefront of a new field," said interim head of the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, as well as the David & Edith Lowell Chair in Mining and Geological Engineering Moe Momayez. "I remember watching TV shows as a kid, like 'Space: 1999,'...

  • MINExpo Las Vegas Komatsu convention Rio Tinto Caterpillar electric haul truck

    Global mining sector returns to Vegas

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Oct 5, 2021

    LAS VEGAS – The machinery is enormous, and the ambitions are even larger for the global mining equipment companies unveiling the very latest technologies they have to offer at the National Mining Associations' MINExpo 2021 being held from Sept. 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Held every four years, with the current exception of a one-year delay in 2020 due to COVID-19, the MINExpo is hailed as the largest mining event on Earth. Considering the fascinating a...

  • Rajant Kinetic Mesh BreadCrumb InstaMesh wireless network mining underground

    Rajant wireless to connect above and below

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Provider of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, Rajant Corp., recently announced its participation at MINExpo to showcase its collaborative solutions for fully mobile, underground and open-pit connectivity that could redefine the digital revolution. "With the mining industry deploying more autonomous and semi-autonomous equipment and applications every day, they require mission-critical, high bandwidth, secure, machine-to-machine communications systems," said Rajant EVP of Sales...