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April 2024

The April issue of Global Mining Review is available now! This month we are delving into the complexities of the cobalt supply chain in a special report authored by DNV. Additionally, explore electrification insights from industry leaders Normet and Aramine, AI advancements with TOMRA and Andritz, crucial conveyor belt safety considerations with Martin Engineering, and much more. Featured on our front cover is ABB – discover how mine operators are navigating the path towards sustainable productivity in the all-electric mines of the future in Max Leudtke (ABB)’s article on page 18.

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Addressing The Battery Market’s Elephant In The Room
Priya Sreenivasan and Naphtal Haya, DNV, highlight the importance of clear regulations around transparency in the cobalt supply chain amidst the energy transition.

Supporting The Evolution Of Electrification
Mika Kinnunen, Normet, Finland, discusses why supporting new adopters of electrification and battery technology in the mining industry throughout the lifecycle is vital.

Mining’s Electric Revolution
Marc Melkonian, Aramine, France, considers the many benefits of adopting battery-powered vehicles for the mining industry’s future.

Technology At The Heart Of Real Progress
Max Luedtke, ABB, Switzerland, explains how connected engineering innovations such as truck electrification, gearless conveyor drives, and ventilation on demand are helping mine operators balance productivity with sustainability as they transition to the all-electric mines of the future.

Taking Control With Artificial Intelligence
Jürgen Kern, Mario Gerards, and Michael Panholzer, ANDRITZ, examine how adopting AI-based control systems in the filtration process can result in higher reliability and lower operating costs.

Innovation Unveiled
Daniel Greune, TAKRAF Group, Germany, provides an overview of the company’s recent projects and activities involving its crushing and material handling equipment.

Thinking Safety
Jerad Heitzler and Dan Marshall, Martin Engineering, USA, outline how implementing practical safety improvements around conveyor belts can prevent avoidable injuries and lower operating costs.

Conveyor Reliability On A Roll
Thibaut Leconte, SKF, Sweden, addresses how advanced bearing solutions are helping the mining sector improve the productivity and reliability of conveyor systems.

Smart Sorting
Stefan Jürgensen, TOMRA Mining, Germany, explores how artificial intelligence can help overcome the challenges of improving quality in sensor-based ore sorting.

Under Control
Michael Holmes, K+S Potash Canada; Duane Lunde, Spartan Controls; and Nolan Vollstedt, Emerson, describe the ways to identify and overcome challenges caused by incorrectly specified valves.

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