The Asia Miner

JAN-FEB 2018

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

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Volume 15 • Issue 1 | 2018 | ASIA Miner | 77 Product News BLASTING is a core mining activity that impacts downstream opera- tional activities such as excavation and processing. Use of software technology in blasting has been prevalent for many years and use of blast designers is common but it has not been readily accessible to an average blaster in the field. Integrated tools for blast data collection and blast performance analysis are largely missing from the industry. They also do not in- corporate the latest technology innovations like advanced GIS ca- pability ability to do blast design and optimisation on drone data at the site. MineExcellence provides an integrated cloud and mobile-based technology platform for blasting which incorporates the latest in GIS, maps and drone data in its analysis. This platform takes an integrated view of blasting. It enables an average blaster to not only design their blasts but also analyse how a blast is performing and prepare for adverse impacts commonly seen during blasting, such as vibrations and flyrock. All of this, in an integrated manner. This platform is a significant innovation since it makes high-quality drill and blasting intelligence available to an average blaster, super- visors and senior mine management, and is accessible anywhere, anytime, via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and mobile-based en- terprise platform. A person can simply register on the MineExcel- lence website and start using the platform. The platform accommodates a blast's entire lifecycle - blast de- sign, blast data collection, analysis, predictors/optimisers (vibration, fragmentation, flyrocks), etc. SaaS means anyone can access it anytime from anywhere with- out the need for infrastructure. You can use the platform by paying on a month-by-month basis. The smart blasting mobile app is integrated with the online plat- form providing the ability to capture detailed blast information and do analysis in the field, including capturing GPS locations, date/ time, photographs, video, etc. Features: • Integration with major GIS packages like Esri and MapInfo. • Integration with ERP modules such as payroll and leave tracking. • The ability to see all your past blasts on a map. • The ability to view documents in the field. • The ability to capture pre-blast approvals in the platform and on the app itself. • The ability to see personnel and plant clearance zones on a map at your site. • Integration with Drone Data enabling blast optimisation on site and greater visualisation/simulation. MineExcellence integrated blasting platform VOLVO Construction Equipment is strengthening its product offer- ing in Indonesia with the launch of the EC300DL crawler excavator. The company's Indonesian leadership and staff, along with deal- ers Intraco Penta Prima Servis (IPPS) and Indotruck Utama (ITU), gathered recently for a special event to officially welcome the new machine. Designed with durability and productivity in mind, the EC300DL offers best-in-class fuel efficiency and short cycle times. The crawl- er excavator's robust design makes it an ideal choice for mining, heavy construction and quarries, three sectors looking for alterna- tive options, according to PT Volvo Indonesia sales and marketing director Gerrit Lambert. "We're confident that the EC300DL will be a great option for these industries in Indonesia," he said. "Contractors are searching for machines that give them a competitive advantage. They want re- liable and efficient equipment capable of handling even the most challenging job sites. The EC300DL is a machine that fits the bill perfectly — it's efficient, powerful and easy-to-operate." Equipped with a smart electro-hydraulic system, the EC300DL provides increased power, digging force, faster cycle times and greater control. The crawler excavator is equipped with a Volvo D7 diesel engine that delivers up to 170 kW of power and 11% more fuel efficiency compared with previous models. Operators also have the option of using Volvo's ECO mode, which contributes up to 5% of the machine's total fuel efficiency saving, with no loss of performance in most operating conditions. Addi- tionally, a new gauge bar on the I-ECU shows fuel consumption instantaneously, allowing operators to monitor fuel use on different job sites or in different applications. "The heavy-duty EC300DL is built to withstand all the rigours of the job site," said Gerrit Lambert. "Whether it's a major construction project, such as a dam, digging trenches, or shifting tough material in mines or quarries, the EC300DL gets the job done." The EC300DL will be available in Indonesia through dealer part- ners IPPS and ITU. Appointed as a Volvo CE dealer in 2011, ITU carries a wide range of the company's products, including articulated haulers, excava- tors, pavers, compactors and wheel loaders. Established in 2012, IPPS is subsidiary of Intraco Penta, one of In- donesia's largest heavy machinery dealers, with over four decades of experience. IPPS now operates from 12 distribution centres and has 27 after-market support offices. Volvo EC300DL available in Indonesia The Volvo EC300DL crawler excavator is available in Indonesia through IPPS and ITU.

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