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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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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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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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EV Momentum Inevitability

EV Momentum Inevitability
CIM Vancouver is a wrap and once again the national mining convention brought together a wide cross-section of the Canadian mining community under one, large roof,...
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The All-Electric Mine of the Future, and the Need for Good Roadbeds NOW

The All-Electric Mine of the Future, and the Need for Good Roadbeds NOW
MacLean doesn’t do graders. We didn’t do graders, that is, until we launched our EV Series of long battery life, regenerative braking mining vehicles, and amassed...
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UX meets BEV

UX meets BEV
The recent GMSG summit in Stockholm was another confirmation that the whispers of the digital mining revolution are gathering steam and will soon become a roar. ...
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The robots are coming

The robots are coming
The space and time between semi-mechanization and full automation As a manufacturer that established its name in large part around the successful integration of one particular...
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What’s in a number? The economics of battery power in underground mining.

What’s in a number? The economics of battery power in underground mining.
One of Oscar Wilde’s many famous lines is that a cynic knows the price of everything but the value of nothing. I’ll use that to segue...
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