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APR-JUN 2019

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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( E&MJ) and Coal Age VDMA 38 VDMA MINING SUPPLEMENT • 2019 Mining Foreword: Table of Contents: A Special Supplement to: Engineering & Mining Journal 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 2019 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, contact Mining Media International Inc. (info@mining-media.com). EQUIPO | INGENIERÍA | TECNOLOGÍA Published by Mining Media International in cooperation with VDMA Mining If 2017 was the year of transition, 2018 was a period of recovery. The upswing in the mining industry brought suppliers back to a better level. Turnover increased by more than 40% to reach some 3.6 billion euro. The better environmental conditions allow companies to prepare more intensively for the future. Where are the challenges? These depend on the raw material and the type of extraction. Cross-industry challenges like standards for data and interfaces or data security or social influences were also mentioned. We made a survey of operators and asked for the topics that are considered relevant for the future. The list is long. Some of the many aspects are: • Internationality of all participants. Technology development and cooperation are becoming more international; • Mastering leaps in technology and technology transfer; • Connecting equipment and machinery to the mine's digital infrastructure; • Autonomous and remote-controlled machines, intelligent equipment; • Close cooperation in service and maintenance (operator/OEM); • Increasing profitability requirements with increasing market volatility; and • Increasing digitization and automation to autonomous machines. We discussed these issues internally and formulated answers and proposals, respectively. A summary of the statements was prepared and evaluated by the participants during the first VDMA Mining Technology Day. Finally, topic clusters were developed in a workshop with the board members and then discussed at our annual sector meeting. This was the first stage of our "Roadmap 2035" to define what mining companies/contractors need or want in the future. The topics are being discussed this year and made available to members as guidelines. We are convinced this work will give customers of German mining equipment manufacturers a competitive edge — to their mutual benefit and advantage. We hope you find value in this publication, wherever you are in the world. Glückauf! Dr. Michael Schulte Strathaus President VDMA Mining 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 2019 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- 202 28 14 64 83 Fax: +49-6966-032262 www.vdma.org Your Contacts in the Mining Equipment Association...........................................................40 Beyond Quality, German Suppliers Offer Safe and Smart Solutions.................................42 Advances in Surface Mining...................................................................................................44 Sophisticated Systems Improve Safety and Productivity Underground.............................47 Vendor Matrix and Buyers Guide............................................................................................51

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