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PDAC 2017 AND MACLEAN MINING INNOVATION: FULL-FLEET ELECTRIFICATION & A NEW UTILITY VEHICLE FOR HIGH-REACH, HEAVY-LOAD APPLICATIONS

PDAC 2017 AND MACLEAN MINING INNOVATION: 
FULL-FLEET ELECTRIFICATION & A NEW UTILITY VEHICLE FOR HIGH-REACH, HEAVY-LOAD APPLICATIONS
(Top left and top right: MacLean LR3 Boom Lift;  Bottom right: MacLean EV 975 Omnia Scaler-Bolter; Bottom left: MacLean EV BT3 Boom Truck)   Collingwood,...
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2016 Innovation Report

2016 Innovation Report
(Caption: From left to right - Battery powered 975 Omnia Bolter; Battery powered BT3 Boom Truck Face bolting MacLean Bolter; MacLean LR3)   Fleet electrification,...
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Battery power for underground mining equipment - the non-battle of chemistries

Battery power for underground mining equipment - the non-battle of chemistries
Diesel-free propulsion on mobile equipment in underground mining: it’s already a reality for scoops and mine pick-up trucks, and as operations increasingly turn their attention to...
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Getting Innovation Right

Getting Innovation Right
#mininginnovation #CEMI #hardrockinnovation The Australian Government’s recent launch of an innovation initiative dubbed The Ideas Boom is stirring debate around the best way to support the...
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(Getting back to) rapid development

(Getting back to) rapid development
#mininginnovation#CEMI As we head into another edition of PDAC next week in Toronto, a key topic of discussion rattling around the convention hall will of course...
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TOP 5 REASONS why Underground Mines love Self-Contained Blockholer Drills

TOP 5 REASONS why Underground Mines love Self-Contained Blockholer Drills

#oreflowsolutions
#webuildforlifeunderground

We call it a Blockholer, you may know it as a secondary reduction drill, but either way it comes down to the same thing…  a critical tool for making sure the ore flows in underground mining.

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The re-electrification of underground mining

The re-electrification of underground mining

The current issue of the Volvo Construction Equipment magazine features a story on a research initiative being undertaken in Sweden to study the benefits of an all-electric fleet of quarrying machines. The multi-year (out to 2018), multi-partner (private sector, academia, national energy agency) project is expected to document a 70% decrease in energy consumption and a 50% decrease in GHG emissions.

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Block caving: When real life doesn’t work like the animations

Block caving: When real life doesn’t work like the animations

#blockcavemining
#oreflowsolutions

At MacLean, we’re big fans of block and panel caving animations like the nifty ones for Resolution Copper, Northparkes, and New Afton that cleverly depict the sequence of steps required to create these underground rock factories.  

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Reducing Whole Body Vibrations for miners

Reducing Whole Body Vibrations for miners

#wholebodyvibrationreduction

Thumbs-up to the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre at the University of Queensland in Australia for their development and free release of an app to measure Whole Body Vibrations for miners in the underground environment (“WBV” is the app name).

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