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The MacLean digital twin takes shape

The MacLean digital twin takes shape
When you participate in enough mining conferences, certain themes get lots of airtime but there's usually a major lag between tradeshow appearances and mine site appearances. Such is the nature of the underground mining industry where the introduction of new technology invariably has to navigate some combination of a logistical, technical, cost, sa...
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VR training – try it on

VR training – try it on
I've just returned from two mining conventions in Latin America, the Perumin show in Arequipa in September and the Expo Minera show in Acapulco last week, and one of the takeaways is that virtual reality technology (VR) in mining is now commonplace.For the past year, MacLean has been test driving our 'Bolter in a Box' virtual reality (VR) training ...
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Zero is the only number

Zero is the only number
​Underground mining has always been associated with higher risks that are different from those in other sectors. Let's dive deep into some interesting statistics taken from different industries and find out if this is the case. The number of fatalities in the trucking industry, for instance, grew 6.6% from last year taking the number from a mind-bo...
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Bolting the Face – The Newest Capability of the MacLean Bolter

Bolting the Face – The Newest Capability of the MacLean Bolter
​As mines go deeper in pursuit of increasingly scarce ore, higher ground stress is unavoidable. To combat the safety risks that these high ground stresses bring, an increasing number of mines are adding the step of bolting the face to their development cycle. Face bolting is just what it sounds like – in addition to scaling and installing rock bolt...
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Tomorrow, our reward for being safe today

Tomorrow, our reward for being safe today
MacLean Engineering is well known for providing innovative solutions to its underground mining customers across the globe. Designing and building safer, more productive machines is just one aspect of MacLean's quality promise. Cultivating a safer work environment within our own organization, not just our customers, is also of utmost importance to o...
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EV material haulage – zero emissions mining and harnessing the potential of potential energy

EV material haulage – zero emissions mining and harnessing the potential of potential energy
Since launching our Fleet Electrification Program in 2015, MacLean has conducted ramp trials with a battery electric, on-board charging material haulage unit - a BT3 Boom...
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MacLean attachments are the perfect partner for your machines

MacLean attachments are the perfect partner for your machines
MacLean Engineering has been at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to the global mining industry for almost 50 years now. The MacLean product suite includes...
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How to get the best customer and technical support for underground mining machines

How to get the best customer and technical support for underground mining machines
I’m a new kid around here. The world of underground mining machines is the equivalent of space travel in my repertoire. But here’s something I know:...
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Let’s talk about commonality

Let’s talk about commonality
MacLean now has fleets of ground support and utility vehicles at underground hard rock mines around the globe. Until recently, this MacLean fleet presence had been...
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The immediate usefulness of EV

The immediate usefulness of EV
How the underground mining industry can get to transformational change, incrementally Underground mining is at an interesting place right now, with the availability of diesel-free, battery...
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