Mining... our monthly topic.

Issue 2018-11

A Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision in a glass labyrinth

I‌n recent years, self-driving vehicles have become a popular discussion topic. Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years – with zero accidents involving people....

Issue 2018-10 Technical Metals

New focus on rare earth elements

Electric cars are booming and wind farms are being vigorously expanded as part of the energy transition. Both of these technologies depend on magnets, and rare earths are indispensable for...

Issue 2018-10

Digitising minerals quarrying

A‌ccording to Bernhard Tabert, responsible for fleet management at Zeppelin, operators of Cat wheel-loaders, tracked excavators, dumper trucks and on-site dumpers have, up to now, in many cases only...

Issue 2018-09

Sandvik drill rig technology in operation at the mining of shell limestone

M‌any medium-sized companies in Germany also form the economic foundation and hold their ground in the tough competition in the extraction and processing of rock products. A typical example is...

Issue 2018-07-08

Managing quarries flexibly, fast and cost-efficiently with the help of drones

T‌he idea of deploying unmanned flying objects – the technical jargon being unmanned aerial vehicles – on construction sites or in quarries may have come across as futuristic to many just a few years...

Issue 2018-07-08 Tailings Management

Disposal of ore processing residues

Summary: Events like the dam failure at the retention basin of the Samarco mine in Brazil almost three years ago once again illustrate the dangers of mining. But that’s not all. The disaster resulted...

Issue 2018-07-08

Mining technology also delivers a brilliant performance in the quarry

T‌he Truffer AG extract Vals Quartzite in their own quarry, and have set themselves the goal to carry out all further processing steps, up to the finished product, exclusively in the quarry in Vals....

Issue 2018-06

Production of selected mineral aggregates

High-quality sands and gravels long ago evolved into special products, as a result of rising demands for quality. In many sectors, classical wheel-loader aggregate mixes have now become inadequate for...

Issue 2018-04 Entwicklung • Development

Global mining trends 2018

Summary: The mining industry faces important challenges. Although commodity prices are on the rise again, most markets are still facing high costs and severe competitive pressures. The capital ratios...

Issue 2018-01-02

The ROHSA 3 project

Saxony mines its valuable data

Collecting, saving and making available geological data, especially data and information on the geology of raw materials is a key task of Saxony’s Geological Survey (Dept. 10 of Saxon State...