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JUL-SEP 2019

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the asia miner • volume 16 • issue 3 44 SUPPLIER NEWS A total of 120 exhibits, including 18 world premieres, 25 innovaঞons and six interacঞve technology demos, the Wirtgen Group's booth at Bauma was packed with leading machine and applicaঞon technologies from Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, Benninghoven, and John Deere. The trade show in Munich demonstrated that the complementary product ranges of the Wirtgen Group and John Deere are a perfect fit. Visitors were not only impressed by the numerous possible applicaঞons resulঞng from the synergies between the products, but also by the unified presence, which underscored their common bond and their intenঞon to conঞnue to grow together in the future. The 622GP motor grader, which John Deere is launching on the European market together with the 672GP, was met with great interest. The Wirtgen Group's sales and service network in Germany and France is handling the sale of these products – a prime example of how customers can already benefit from premium products and services from a single source, which perfectly fits the 'SmartSynergies and Innovaঞons' theme of the group's presence at Bauma this year. SmartSynergies refers to how the specialised product brands Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, and Benninghoven offer unparalleled soluঞons for every road construcঞon applicaঞon that complement each other perfectly – and are further enhanced by the synergies created as a result of the Wirtgen Group being part of John Deere. With its 18 world premieres and 25 innovaঞons, the group also strengthened its posiঞon as the innovaঞon driver and technology leader in the road construcঞon sector. In addiঞon to the six technology demos, visitors were interested in the new machines. As a result, the rush to view the new products – such as the intelligent Wirtgen W 210 Fi cold milling machine with Mill Assist, the impressive Vögele SUPER 3000- 3(i) large paver with 18 metre screed, the new Hamm HP series of pneumaঞc ঞred rollers, the rugged Kleemann MOBICAT MC 120 Z PRO jaw crusher for demanding mining operaঞons, the environmentally friendly Benninghoven TBA asphalt mixing plant with hot gas generator, and, of course, the enঞre range of John Deere construcঞon equipment – did not let up during the enঞre event. Wirtgen Group booth at Bauma 2019 draws record number of visitors At Bauma 2019, Wirtgen Group demonstrates its strong posion as a market leader and reliable partner Orica, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovaঞve blasঞng systems, announced the release of its new automated rock sizing measurement technology, FRAGTrack™. The automated fragmentaঞon measurement device, delivered as part of Orica's BlastIQ™ Digital Blast Opঞmisaঞon Plaorm suite, captures real-ঞme fragmentaঞon measurement data for opঞmising drill and blast operaঞons; improving downstream unit producঞvity and tracking of operaঞonal performance. Orica Vice President Digital Soluঞons, Raj Mathiravedu says the systemaঞc and automated measurement and analysis of blast fragmentaঞon provides a basis for conঞnuous improvement. "Rock size distribuঞon or fragmentaঞon is a criঞcal measure of tracking daily drill and blast performance, opঞmisaঞon of blasঞng, loading and haulage, and maximising throughput of material during the processing cycle," conঞnued Mr Mathiravedu. FRAGTrack™ delivers accurate and reliable fragmentaঞon measurements on both faceshovels and conveyors. The greater sampling frequency, enabled by the fully autonomous system, provides superior insights, allowing for visualisaঞon and comparaঞve analysis of mulঞple sample data sets – empowering rapid and improved decision making for customers. It also delivers enhanced safety benefits through the removal of manual sampling methods on bench, keeping workers away from high-risk operaঞonal areas. The system uses binocular cameras and an innovaঞve proprietary hybrid 2D/3D image processing algorithm, overcoming the shortcomings of standard methods which usually apply them independently and lack accuracy. Specifically designed for durability in the harshest of mine operaঞng environments, the hardware can handle temperatures ranging from below minus 30 to above 45 degrees Celsius, across a range of rock types and hardness levels. In addiঞon to superior system reliability, a comprehensive training, support and Customer Success Program is delivered by Orica's global network of technical services engineers and technology experts, ensuring customer's realise blast opঞmisaঞon and the associated downstream benefits. Widely adopted across Orica's technical services team today and built on more than 15 years of investment in research and development, the latest version of the technology is now being made available for the first ঞme to customers around the world. New Orica digital fragmentation measurement technology key to unlocking downstream benefits FRAGRTrack shovel mounted installaon (visualisaon)

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