The Asia Miner

JAN-FEB 2017

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VDMA 45 2017 • VDMA MINING SUPPLEMENT Foreword: Committed to the Mining Sphere Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Best of Germany, which highlights the expertise of the companies that provide equipment and services to the mining and mineral processing industries worldwide. We believe the mining industry will soon experience a positive change after several years of austerity. The member companies of the Mining Equipment Association of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA Mining) have had to apply similar conservative measures to cope during this period as well, and they are looking forward to an improvement in the mining business. Most VDMA Mining members are diversified, privately held companies that relied on their financial resources to maintain the needed skill sets. And, today, we can say with pride that the member companies have managed to retain the craftsman and engineering expertise to produce high-quality equipment. It's true. We have competitors who offer less expensive equipment and services. This ap- proach lessens the immediate capital outlay. Mining projects, however, are designed to operate 15 years or more and, when one considers the total cost of ownership, it's difficult to compete with German craftsmanship. One of the recurring themes in the Best of Germany 2017 is the use of technology to enhance operations. The dip in new equipment sales allowed VDMA Mining members to focus their attention on potential efficiency improvements for mining and milling operations and to possibly rethink future production strategies. The VDMA Mining members did not give up on the global mining business and they are now better prepared to deliver when the industry recovers once again. Committed to the mining sphere, Germany remains a step ahead. This edition of the Best of Germany highlights the direction VDMA Mining mem- bers have taken, and we hope that you find value in this publication. Glückauf! Dr. Michael Schulte Strathaus Chairman VDMA Mining Table of Contents: Your Contacts in the Mining Equipment Association .................................................................. 46 VDMA Mining Looks Past the Recession ................................................................................... 48 Surface Mining: Increasing Reliability and Productivity .............................................................. 50 Health and Safety: A Safe Haven Underground ......................................................................... 56 Underground Mining: Where Power Meets Safety ..................................................................... 58 Material Handling: Moving Minerals ........................................................................................... 64 Mineral Processing: Recovering More With Less ....................................................................... 69 Innovations: Renewable Energy Reduces Mining Costs ............................................................ 71 Vendor Matrix and Buyers Guide ............................................................................................... 74 A Special Supplement to: Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) and Coal Age Produced by: Mining Media International Inc. 11655 Central Parkway, Suite 306 Jacksonville, FL, 32224, USA Tel: +1-904-721-2925 Fax: +1-904-721-2930 www.mining-media.com Copyright 2017 Mining Media Int'l, Inc. Sponsor: German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen und Anlagenbau (VDMA) e.V. Lyoner Str. 18, D-60528 Frankfurt/Main Tel: +49-6966-031262 Fax: +49-6966-032262 www.vdma.org Articles in this publication were researched, edited and written by Steve Fiscor, publisher and editor, Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) and Coal Age. For additional information about the articles or the manufacturers highlighted here, please contact Mining Media International Inc. (info@mining-media.com). EQUIPO | INGENIERÍA | TECNOLOGÍA Published by Mining Media International in cooperation with VDMA Mining

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