Mining... our monthly topic.

Issue 2019-11 Salt extraction in transition

Mechanical cutting with Sandvik continuous miners

A‌fter 120 years of drill-and-blast extraction, one of Western Europe’s largest salt mines transitioned to continuous mining. The shift to a quieter method under urban areas has extended mine life by...

Issue 2019-09 Value creation

New approach for tailings management in mining

W‌ater conservation, efficient tailings management and responsible mine reclamation are becoming increasingly important for mines to ensure their license to operate. “Besides environmental and...

Issue 2019-01-02 Robust

Ten TA400s shift soil in Indonesian mine

I‌n a small village in Indonesia, 10 TA400s are removing huge volumes of overburden from a coal mine. With the articulated haulers working for up to 18 hours a day, this five-year project is...

Issue 2019-01-02 Small but powerful

Grinding and classifying of rare earth powders and their use in enhancing quality in the manufacture of magnets

T‌he era of electromobility presents new challenges which must be mastered by both man and materials. Today, neodymium-iron-boron-magnets are used in areas in which strong magnetic fields at low...

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...