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Considering ground control challenges when selecting mining equipment

More than 250 mining industry professionals and dozens of experts, including a Caterpillar highwall mining specialist, gathered in July 2014 for the 33rd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining.

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Technology is key focus at high performance mining event

Technology and efficiency were the focus of the 6th International Symposium on High Performance Mining held in June 2014 in Aachen, Germany. Several representatives of Caterpillar’s longwall product group were among the experts who spoke at the event, which included a presentation on a new Caterpillar safety technology, Detect Personnel.

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ISSUE 10: Russian coal mine continues to set production records: Credit given to skilled team and new high-performance machines

Russia’s Tugnuysky coal mine has set a number of production records in its nearly 30 years of operation, with industry-leading achievements in all aspects of their operation — from drilling to loading to overall production. In January of 2013, the mine set yet another benchmark by delivering its 100 millionth tonne (111 millionth ton) of coal.

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ISSUE 9: Understanding our changing world: MINExpo provides opportunity to discuss key industry topics

While products were definitely the big draw to MINExpo 2012, issues facing the mining industry were key topics throughout the three-day event. From an opening session that brought together mining leaders from around the world, to Caterpillar executive speaking on the exhibit floor, topics like safety and sustainability, government regulations, changing global economies and population growth all took center stage during the event.

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ISSUE 9: Leveraging technology in its safety journey: Newmont mine relies on remote dozing to keep operators safe

Like most mining companies, Newmont Mining Corporation considers safe work performance a top priority. In 2009, the company launched its Our Safety Journey program at Newmont sites throughout the world. The program is especially evident at the Phoenix mine in Nevada, which has earned a number of safety awards. The site works with local dealer Cashman Equipment to leverage the latest technologies — such as remote control dozing — to keep people out of harm’s way.

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