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Power Transmission Distributors Association revises distributor membership criteria

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has revised its distributor membership criteria to be more inclusive and ensure the association is fully representative of distributors in the power transmission/motion control industry.

Caterpillar to roll out new machines and technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Caterpillar will present its extensive line of machines and technology and its unmatched customer support capabilities at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. Cat Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring will share the spotlight with the iron it enhances – ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator.

Sandvik and Goldcorp work together on one of the world's first all-electric mines

Leading gold producer Goldcorp will work together with Sandvik to convert the Borden Lake project in Ontario, Canada into one of the world's first all-electric mines. Development at the mine is scheduled to begin early 2017.

Atlas Copco to co-ordinate EU initiative for Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems

Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB has been named coordinator of the European consortium on Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS). This mining industry initiative is funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation program ever.

A firsthand look at a freshly restored Hot Copper

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre unveiled a freshly restored Hot Copper only made possible with the generous donation from Atlas Copco.

Global Mining Equipment Market

Globally, the market for mining machinery and equipment is being propelled by the prospect of an increase in the production of metals, such as iron ore and copper, which is being steered by new expansions and projects.

Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductees 2017

The 29th Annual Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony added five outstanding new inductees to the long list of outstanding Canadian mining leaders. Among this year’s inductees is James Carter, a giant in the history of Canada's oil sands and an exemplary leader in their sustainable development. He transformed Fort McMurray, Alta. into a powerful economic engine while building Syncrude Canada into one of the world's largest and most successful energy producers. » Read full article

Conveyor belt cleaner designed to reduce total ownership cost

A lower purchase price was one of the goals in designing the Martin QB1 Cleaner HD, achieved by adopting state-of-the-art roll forming equipment as part of Martin Engineering’s manufacturing capabilities. The move is part of an overall plan to deliver high-performance components at industry-best prices. The new design also features a special alignment system to facilitate extremely precise installation. » Read full article

Innovative chucks for oil & gas components

RÖHM Products of America LVE-V-AZ pneumatic six-jaw front-end chucks enable precise, centred and productive turning of large, long pipe ends. The LVE chuck provides safe complete threading operations without the need for shimming the pipe to centre. » Read full article

Frontless hydraulic shovels

Caterpillar OEM Solutions is extending its large machine options to include frontless hydraulic shovels weighing more than 100 metric tons. To accommodate larger specialty front attachments with greater capabilities and flexibility, Caterpillar is now offering the Cat 6015B to 6090 Hydraulic Shovels in frontless configurations for mobile and pedestal-mounted applications. Power units for these machines range from 606 kW to 3360 kW (813 hp to 4,500 hp). » Read full article

SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference

Date: February 15 - 16, 2017
Location: Calgary » More Info

PDAC 2017 - mining investment

Date: March 5 - 8, 2017
Location: Toronto » More Info

IFPE 2017

Date: March 7 - 11, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada » More Info