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Automated hoist rope inspection wins rave reviews

An automated wire rope inspection system developed as a result of an R&D project by the Sudbury-based Deep Mining Research Consortium and AMIRA has successfully replaced the decades-old practice of daily, manual hoist rope inspections at Xstrata
Jannatec teams up for ventilation solution

Jannatec teams up for ventilation solution

Jannatec Radio Technologies Inc.
RFID tags used to track ore grade for mill optimization

RFID tags used to track ore grade for mill optimization

An innovative material tracking system being piloted at Vale Inco’s Frood-Stobie Complex in Sudbury could keep millions of dollars worth of nickel and other metals from being disposed of in tailings.

Diamond drill rig info now on Internet

Atlas Copco Exploration has teamed up with North Bay-based web content management company Mindoka Innovation in Information Technology to publish manuals for diamond drill rigs and associated tools on the Internet.

Sandvik’s new underground loaders feature improved electric and hydraulic systems

Sandvik Mining and Construction claims its new LH Series of underground loaders, which replaces its Toro and EJC brands, will be easier to service, safer and more comfortable.

Satellite device offers peace of mind

An innovative satellite communications device allows prospectors and other outdoor enthusiasts who have travelled out of cell phone range to let their families know whether they’re safe, or if they need help.

Inco considering vertical conveyors

Vale Inco is studying the feasibility of using a vertical conveyor system as an alternative to skipping or ramping ore and waste rock as part of several new mine developments at depth in its Sudbury mines.

Rail-Veyor to be demonstrated in Sudbury

What if a mine could transport ore underground quickly and inexpensively and, at the same time, reduce diesel emissions? Starting in September 2008, Sudbury-based Rail-Veyor Technologies Inc.

Water pressure used to retrieve core tubes

Dale Clarke may not have wild, white hair or a workshop full of strange machinery, but he’s an inventor all the same.

WipWare spinoff to focus on Canadian market

A recent newsletter published by WipWare Inc., a North Bay company specializing in photoanalysis systems for particle sizing, welcomes new customers from India, the Ukraine, Korea, Japan, Peru the U.S. and the United Kingdom.