The Asia Miner

JAN-FEB 2018

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

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Your Contacts in the Mining Equipment Association ......................................................................... 2 VDMA Mining Prepares for the Future ................................................................................................ 4 Looking to the Future Continuously ................................................................................................... 6 Smart Underground Mining ............................................................................................................. 12 Technology Improves Open-pit Mining ............................................................................................. 18 Moving More Material More Effectively ............................................................................................ 26 Intelligent Processing...................................................................................................................... 30 Equipment and Technology.............................................................................................................. 32 Vendor Matrix and Buyers Guide ...................................................................................................... 38 VDMA 38 VDMA MINING SUPPLEMENT • 2018 Foreword: The latest fi gures show us that our industry has obviously come out of the downturn, with incoming orders boasting a two-digit growth rate. This will be the year of renewal, which leaves behind the problems of low demand and low prices. But the challenges are manifold: not only fragmented mar- kets, but also the digitalization. The Europe 28-countries remain the largest region. This region is followed by the USA, China and Russia as the biggest single markets. The near-middle east is actually developing well while Africa — last year a booming region —and Latin America show weak tendencies. In this particular context — USA, China, Russia — there are concerns about the future of free trade because of tendencies to close the markets for different reasons. In principle, we believe in a free market on the basis of reciprocity and mutual interest. One should keep in mind that closing off national markets reduces the competitiveness because of the exclusion of the technical advancement. The driver for future technical advancement is digitalization. Ideas, such as Germany's "Industrie 4.0," are transforming the mining industry worldwide. German manufacturers are work- ing on this area to offer more information, better decisions and higher effi ciency of operations. VDMA Mining supports manufacturers of mining equipment in "going digital." VDMA provides a long list of documents, practical guides and links to facilitate the ongoing development of digital services. At present, they work on connectivity and standard interfaces as well as on IT-security or the ownership of data. VDMA Mining member companies want to give the best possible support to the global mining industry. We hope that you fi nd value in this publication, wherever you are in the world. Glückauf! Dr. Michael Schulte Strathaus President VDMA Mining Table of Contents: 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 2018 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 Your Contacts in the Mining Equipment Association............................................................40 VDMA Mining Prepares for the Future..............................................................................42 Looking to the Future Continuously...................................................................................44 Smart Underground Mining.............................................................................................49 Technology Improves Open Pit Mining..............................................................................50 Vendor Matrix and Buyers Guide......................................................................................52

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