ArcelorMittal presents latest mining equipment at Bauma
ArcelorMittal is presenting its latest innovations in steel wire and ultra-high strength and wear-resistant steels at Bauma 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for construction and mining equipment which is currently taking place in Munich, Germany.
The product launches on display including Relia, ArcelorMittal’s new range of high hardness, low-alloyed martensitic steels, offering outstanding resistance to wear and abrasion. Principal applications include construction and earthmoving, mining and mineral processing, demolition, waste and recycling, where equipment is required to withstand abrasive environments in a reliable, durable and efficient way.
Visitors to Bauma can also discover Notor HP and Klondike, high-technology steel wire ropes. Produced by ArcelorMittal WireSolutions, the group’s European wire drawing division, these two products are the result of over 100 years of expertise, strong teamwork and extensive customer feedback, and offer multiple advantages for the mining and construction industries.
Developed for mining applications, Klondike launched in September 2015 and is already in operation in two mines in Poland and China. The rope can transport ores from deep underground mines with shafts up to 1,000 m deep at high speed (16 m/second). The rope is able to sustain up to 20 percent more load - a set of four Klondike ropes can carry a load of over 100 tonnes - and has a 40 percent longer lifetime than any other rope with the same diameter. Like Notor HP, Klondike is non-rotating, meaning it is very stable under load. Both products were manufactured at ArcelorMittal’s site of Bourg-en-Bresse, France, a worldwide leader in the production of high-technology steel wire ropes.
“We are constantly seeking to develop new innovative solutions, and these steel wire ropes are the perfect answer to the challenging conditions faced by our clients in the mining and construction industries,” said Patrick Laudamy, CEO of ArcelorMittal Wire Solutions.
Read the April 2016 issue of Mining Global magazine
Coal India Secures First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Deal
Coal India Limited (CIL) has appointed Accenture Solutions to digitally transform seven of its open-cast mines as the company strives to improve performance and increase coal production. Accenture is due to lay down digitalisation groundwork until March 2022.
The deal aims to increase coal production by 100 million tonnes (MT) by the end of FY’23. Once the minimum quantity has been surpassed, an agreed sum will be paid to the consultant for every additional sum of coal produced. This success fee will only be paid on the procurement of the minimum assured quantity.
The move will see heavy earth moving machinery (HEMM) fitted with digital sensors to monitor performance efficiency at all levels. Additionally, modern data analytic techniques aim to increase mine productivity and project monitoring through functional system management and effective observation.
An Exciting Venture For Global Mining
CIL, which aims to provide energy security in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner, hopes the move will help transform the entire business of mining operations and ensure higher volumes of coal are acquired at a lower cost.
“This is a first of its kind initiative by the company utilising digitalisation to ramp up coal output,” CIL has said.
A Digital Step Towards Enhanced Performance
Digitalisation is expected to take place at open-cast mines in Kusmunda, Gevra, Dipka of Southern Eastern Coalfields (SECL), Migahi, Jayant, Dudhichua, and Khadia of Northern Coalfields (NCL). Nearly 32% (188 MT) of CIL’s 596 MT output in FY’21 was accounted for by the seven selected mines. However, this new deal is set to see a large increase following the subsequent digital changes due to be made.
“Learning from the outcome and success of this model, we may replicate it in our other large mines,” says CIL, optimistic about the future following the modernisation of their mining.
It is expected that the move will help address roadblocks and guarantee corrective measures are put into place, ensuring the company is able to move forward with its aim of increasing output whilst remaining sustainable and eco-friendly.