Company

Company

Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021

Schaeffler provides comprehensive bearing solutions in Mining sector

Photo credit: Schaeffler As one of the largest rolling bearing manufacturers worldwide, Schaeffler is a partner to all leading manufacturers and companies involved in the mining and processing industry. Our bearing solutions and services increase the functional reliability and performance of machines and processes. We help our customers reduce their overall costs with our expert technical support and a global distribution network. In mining and processing, rolling bearings are essential contributors to technological progress. Rough operating and environmental conditions require extremely robust bearings. More than 100 years of experience in the rolling bearing business and strong customer focus make Schaeffler an excellent choice as a partner. With our extensive product range, over 225,000 industrial products -- one of the largest in the rolling bearing industry -- together with systems for condition monitoring, mounting services as well as maintenance tools, Schaeffler is able to offer a complete solution to our customers, including applications in the mining and processing industry. Intensive research and development, as well as constant collaboration with manufacturers and operators, result in high levels of operational reliability for all of our bearing solutions, thereby increasing efficiency. Schaeffler’s product offerings for the mining and processing industry include spherical roller bearings used for bucket wheel excavators in open pit mining, draglines, dump trucks, conveyor systems, crushers, ball mills, and vibrating screens; tapered roller bearings used in the tunnel boring machines, vertical mills and spherical thrust roller bearings used in shaft drillings, as well as customized bearings for pallet plants, to bearings used in small electric motors and pumps. Coupled with our state-of-the-art technology, such as condition monitoring solutions, SmartCheck, ProLink, OPTIME and automatic lubricators, we are able to provide a holistic bearing solution, focusing on high reliability in even the toughest ambient conditions, catered to our customer’s demands and requirements.

Company

Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021

AutoMine: Blazing the trails ahead

Photo credit: Sandvik Combining advanced sensing capabilities, sustainable battery-electric technology and artificial intelligence, the AutoMine Concept vehicle is Sandvik’s future vision for autonomous mining equipment. And it’s already operating in Sandvik’s test mine in Tampere, Finland. Jussi Puura, digitalization lead at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, is excited about the AutoMine Concept vehicle, and no wonder. “This is essentially the way to the future and Sandvik’s roadmap to get there,” he says. “This shows what a typical piece of mining equipment could look like in 10 or 20 years. And more than that, it’s not just a vision in a slide deck presentation. It’s an existing, physical vehicle actually working down in our test mine.” His enthusiasm is understandable. In addition to being a cutting-edge battery-electric loader, the AutoMine Concept ve-hicle packs advanced surroundings perception in 3D, mapping technology and artificial intelligence to enable it to adapt and plan its own routes to find the most suitable paths, even in continuously changing environments. Ultimately, it repre-sents a big step towards comprehensively autonomous mining operations. This shows what a typical piece of mining equipment could look like in 10 or 20 years. It’s an existing, physical vehicle actually working down in our test mine. The AutoMine Concept vehicle is also a major milestone in Sandvik’s development of the AutoMine and OptiMine so-lutions. Since 2004, these digital systems have supported automated mining operations. The marketplace initially was hesitant to adopt such revolutionary solutions, but the last several years have seen a marked increase in demand. The cur-rent growth rate is strong, including in developing markets such as Africa, India, China and Latin America. The capabilities of the AutoMine systems have also seen a marked improvement over the years. However, more recently it has become increasingly clear that the next generation of mine automation is coming, and upgrades to the existing plat-form help unlock new, even greater capabilities. This developmental leap could be compared with recent developments in autonomous road vehicles, including innovations such as the Google car, Tesla and others. Also, developing markets and challenging mining conditions in particular require maximum reliability and robustness. Riku Pulli, president of the Rock Drills and Technologies division at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, reveals more about the breakthrough technologies in the AutoMine Concept vehicle. “First of all, this vehicle is designed and engineered for automation from the outset,” he says. “The design philosophy of existing fleets is based on a conventional loader, which always includes a cabin, joysticks, pedals and so on.” The AutoMine Concept vehicle is designed exclusively for automated and remote operation. The AutoMine Concept vehicle is designed exclusively for automated and remote operation. There is no cabin at all, which means cost savings and the elimination of  unnecessary limitations, enabling more efficient and reliable overall design because there is no need for duplicated steering systems and controls, one for the human operator and one for the computer control system. Another major innovation is the tremendous expansion of sensing capabilities. Existing mining equipment is limited in this respect. It can essentially sense where the sidewalls of the tunnel are, for example, but not much more. The AutoMine Concept vehicle creates a true 3D view of its entire surroundings, including the vertical direction. “This opens up really significant possibilities compared with existing mine automation systems, which are restricted to gated areas separated from people and other equipment, much like security gates around robots used in manufacturing,” Pulli explains. The existing AutoMine safety system is based on isolation barriers that enable automated equipment to operate in des-ignated, barricaded areas, and stops equipment immediately if a safety barrier is tripped. The all-around sensing capability of the AutoMine Concept vehicle is designed to make isolation of automated operations unnecessary. The vehicle can stop or move around any obstacle on its route. “This is a huge improvement because it eliminates a host of limitations linked to mine automation,” Pulli says. “It has until now been necessary to separate automated mining operations from conventional manual operations. The new platform will increase operational flexibility tremendously because the isolation of automated operations becomes unnecessary. Work can go on around and among the automated vehicles simultaneously.” Why is it, then, that the concept vehicle is specifically a battery-electric loader? According to Pulli, Sandvik wanted to demonstrate that future mining equipment will be not only autonomous but also emission-free. Another reason is linked with the AutoMine platform. Most of the equipment controlled with this system consists of loaders, and what sets loaders apart from other mining equipment is their relatively high speeds, demanding performance requirements and round-the-clock operation at a high utilization rate in extremely cramped conditions. Sandvik wanted to set a benchmark: if the company was able to pull this off, it could be confident of its capability to transfer the technology to other types of mining equipment, such as drill rigs, where the requirements are typically less stringent. What will the next steps be? The capability to further scale the technology to other types of mining equipment is an early goal that should be met soon. Another focus area will be the technology mix, which now includes several types of scanner technologies and, for the first time in mining equipment, artificial intelligence. Some of these components will be imported to the existing AutoMine system in 2021. Automine concept vehicle: High-performance battery-electric loader   Surroundings perception thanks to 3D online mapping capabilities Adaptive capability to find the optimal route even in continuously changing mine environments   Instant obstacle detection and real-time reactions for collision avoidance Advantages: Safety: reliable collision detection and emergency stops   Flexibility: possibility to operate both conventional and autonomous vehicles in the same area   Productivity: unlimited potential for automated mining operations   Sustainability: battery-electric, emission-free vehicle

Company

Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021

Partner with Ritchie Bros. to sell your assets and maximize the value of your fleet

When it’s time to upgrade your fleet, it’s not always easy to maximize the value of your redundant assets. Most equipment owners lack the resources or knowledge of how to properly remarket assets and market them to national, regional, and global markets. The key to remarketing your equipment is understanding current local and global market trends, identifying key attributes that create value for your assets, and reaching motivated buyers through targeted marketing campaigns. To accomplish these goals and ensure you get the most return for your machines, you need to partner with a company that has the experience, market knowledge, and marketing reach to ensure a successful sale. Ritchie Bros. has multiple sales channels to match the right channel with the customers’ needs and requirements. Ritchie Bros. Unreserved Online Auctions Ritchie Bros. IronPlanet Online Reserved Auctions Marketplace E – 24/7 Global Marketplace Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty – negotiation and sale of your equipment for cash. Chris Edwards, Philippines Sales Manager, is based in Manila and can assist sellers through the entire process, from evaluation, assessment of assets, providing recommendations, and ensuring global marketing campaigns are reaching the most motivated buyers. Combining your assets with Ritchie Bros. expertise and experience is a solution for success. For more information about how to partner with Ritchie Bros. in the Philippines, visit www.ritchiebros.com or contact Chris Edwards, Philippines Sales Manager, at +64 917 149 8545 or cedwards@ritchiebros.com

Company

Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021

Seismic Velocity (P-S) Suspension Logging in Philippines

Photo credit: RDCL In-situ measures of seismic data is one of the key inputs in many infrastructure projects across Philippines. Understanding a project site’s seismic response is key to designing and engineering above ground structures, without it, you are guessing and often overengineering. There are many ways to gather seismic data, such as Vp and Vs (compressional and shear wave velocities). Surface techniques are commonly deployed as they require no drillholes. However, surface wave data can produce poor results if a site is “noisy” and are highly variable through different collection techniques and processing. A more direct measure of Vs and Vp is from in-ground, with drill holes. The most utilized method is downhole seismic, which generates a seismic source at surface and receivers are placed in the drill hole to record. This method should have grouted and PVC boreholes, and the holes need to be vertical. Extra drilling time means extra costs. A PS suspension logger allows for in-ground measures of Vs and Vp conducted from an open drillhole. This allows for rapid data collection immediately after a drillhole is completed. There is no requirement for grouted PVC holes. A PS logger can also work in marine environments allowing data from nearshore and offshore projects like wharfs and reclaimed land developments. A PS Logger is a robust, reliable, and repeatable seismic tool, which allows data from drillholes, without grouted PVC holes and has a high degree of accuracy producing better results for client’s engineering projects. Precision Data on Soil and Rock Physical Properties The PS Logger probe measures P (compression) and S (shear) wave velocities in a single borehole without the need for external energy sources, making it simple and quick to deploy and therefore cost effective, especially when compared to alternative methods. When combined with bulk density values (from a density log or from core sample tests) small strain moduli (Young’s, Shear and Bulk) can be calculated using simple formulae. How the PS Logger Works The PS Logger is a full waveform acoustic probe, designed to measure compressional and shear wave velocities in soils and rock formations. It operates using indirect excitation rather than mode conversion as in a conventional sonic. It can acquire high-resolution P and S wave data in borehole depths of up to 600m. It contains a unique design of powerful hammer source and two receivers, separated by acoustic damping tubes. To acquire data, the probe is stopped at the required depth and the source is fired under surface command. Firing causes a solenoid-operated shuttle aligned across the borehole axis to strike plates on opposite sides of the probe in turn, setting up a pressure doublet in the surrounding fluid. The resultant fluid motion produces a tube wave at the borehole wall with velocity close to the shear velocity of the formation together with a compressional wave. As the waves propagate parallel to the borehole axis, they set up corresponding fluid movements that are detected by the two-receiver combination (neutral-buoyancy 3D hydrophone for P waves and horizontally aligned geophone for S waves), allowing the wave velocities to be directly measured. The facility to stack multiple shots and filter the data as in normal seismic data acquisition is included in the operating software. Key Benefits The PS Logger works in a single fluid filled borehole, in contrast to cross-hole methods that usually require two or more specially prepared boreholes. The method works in open or grouted plastic cased boreholes and borehole muds generally do not need to be flushed prior to logging, without compromising borehole stability. The PS Logger is largely unaffected by path affects, which can be problematic for cross-hole methods. With an integral powerful source, energy delivery is constant throughout the extent of the borehole, independent of borehole depth, giving reliable velocity measurement in hard rock and the slowest of formations. The high vertical resolution (0.5m typical) allows for measurement of thin layers and is not affected by high velocity layers above low velocity layers. As no external source is required, this makes the system ideal for working offshore on barges, jack-up platforms, and drill ships. As the probe is suspended in the borehole, no clamping to the borehole wall is required, allowing faster acquisition. The PS logging can be conducted at the end of the drilling alongside any of the full range of conventional logging probes that Robertson Geo offers. The propagated waves are measured in the vertical plane providing the most useful information in anisotropic formations. When combined with bulk density values, the PS Logger provides a continuous strength profile, especially important when hard layers are encountered and CPT methods "refuse.” The relatively high frequency of the source, when compared to other methods, means that good data can usually be obtained in very noisy environments. On drill ships where engines, DP thrusters, generators and ancillary equipment contribute to the ambient noise, this is very important. The reversed polarity shear wave measurements provide unambiguous identification of shear wave arrivals. Drilling Matters Borehole conditions play a big part in data quality and that is where the drilling personnel should be involved. Rotary drilled boreholes always provide the best data (low rugosity). The PS Logger can produce good data in boreholes from 65mm to 400mm with the optimum range being from 75mm to 200mm. Inclined boreholes can also be logged providing the tilt is no more than 30⁰ from vertical. Where borehole stability is an issue, the logging is often split into separate runs whereby the drill string is retrieved in stages. To minimize possible loss of data, close liaison with the drillers, geologists and geotechnical personnel is required to confirm where the potentially unstable layers are (e.g. gravel beds). A shooting plan can then be made whereby the drill string can be withdrawn in stages to provide some open borehole while providing protection for the problematic zones. Due to the PS Logger’s tolerance to borehole muds, there is little or no preparation required on the borehole. Polymer or Bentonite-based muds can be extremely viscous with the limiting factor being the buoyancy of the probe. Where the use of thick mud fails to provide sufficient borehole stability the borehole can be plastic lined and grouted. Processing Full waveforms are recorded digitally at acquisition time across 6 channels (P wave, S wave left & S wave right at the near and far receivers) at a predetermined sample rate as low as 2.5μsec. The sample rate is carefully selected to be as small as possible to provide the best resolution but high enough to capture the arrivals within the listening window. Low pass filters can be applied at acquisition time and digital filters can be applied during or post acquisition. Using the acquisition software, the waveforms can be displayed, scaled, and filtered to allow for the picking of the first arrivals at each receiver. Automated picking is available but in most cases the arrivals are picked manually by experienced engineers. While the P wave arrivals are generally simple to pick, the S waves with their typically slow onset and possible superposition over the decaying P waves benefit from an experienced eye to avoid "cycle skipping.” From the receiver separation (1 meter) and the arrival times the velocities are automatically calculated. Once the arrival times and velocities have been determined, the data is opened in a second program (also supplied with all PS logger systems) that creates and manipulates logs of the data. If a bulk density profile by depth is available, it can be combined with velocities to give the small strain moduli, Young’s, Shear and Bulk and Poisson’s ratio. Finally, all data can be outputted in industry standard LAS format. From unconsolidated soils to the hardest of rocks, the PS logger gives proven results Simplicity of deployment combined with a minimum of borehole preparation and the ability to obtain high quality velocity data in unconsolidated formations and hard rocks make the PS Logger a sound economic choice for Geotechnical and Civil Engineers investigating rock strength.

Company

Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021

QES Technology Philippines, Inc. Continuously Provides Complete Solutions to Successfully Sustain Mining Industry

​ Photo: SciAps XRF X-200 for mining site exploration (Philippines) and SciAps LIBS used by NASA for Mars exploration The year 2021 has been the transition from the pandemic-stricken year 2020 towards economic recovery and full adaptation on the ‘new normal’, as the mining industry successfully sustained and continues to move forward with the country’s mineral riches. [1] In line with this, QES Technology Philippines Inc. offered its technical support to private mining sectors and government bodies, for assistance on X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzers. QES catered both sales and services of handheld and benchtop ED-XRF. On August 2021, QES completed their newly renovated Demo Room which houses demo units for benchtop ED XRF (SPECTRO CUBE), Arc Spark OES (SPECTRO MaxX), handheld XRF (SciAps X300 and X200), handheld LIBS (SciAps Z200C+) and other equipment/instrumentations. These are available for demo from Monday-Friday office hours at their head office in Page 1 Bldg., Acacia Ave., Madrigal Business Park, Muntinlupa City, still in compliance with standard health protocols. QES Technology Philippines, Inc. Demo Room at Page 1 Bldg., Acacia Ave., Madrigal Business Park, Muntinlupa City In partnership with Southgreen, QES assisted Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in pioneering the first regional installations of handheld XRF analyzer for Region VI and Region IX. A 3-day SciAps XRF X-200 virtual product training was conducted for the first time and ended successfully in coordination with MGB Central Office. The SciAps handheld LIBS Z-200 C+ was also purchased by a private sector used for Research and Development also catering the C requirement in alloy and geological samples. This is also the equipment used by NASA for the Mars exploration project. The use of “XRF guns” as termed by geologists, have dramatically improved the method of exploration so this is now a must-have tool for site projects exploration and face sample evaluation. This year’s milestone, also a solid indication that the Philippine Mining Sector is thriving, is QES’s record breaking sales of fifteen (15) and still counting units of benchtop ED-XRF analyzer Spectro XEPOS. QES has established and continuously dominates the sales, service, and calibration of ED-XRF analyzers in the Mining Industry from Isabela to Tawi-Tawi, through the Spectro XEPOS which has always benchmarked the ED-XRF analyzers in the mining industry known for its simple, accurate, and efficient analysis. One of the major strengths of QTP is the availability of regional technical support. Two engineers are based in Cebu, one in Clark, three in Manila and one in Surigao to fulfill the response time promised to customers. Along with that is the digitalization of equipment maintenance and repair tracking, QR code sticker is now a standard to new equipment installations and being rolled out to existing ones. The end-users can now conveniently scan the QR code using their phone or tablet and it will present the maintenance history of the equipment. The end user can also take photo of the QR code send it to their purchasing department so they can verify the parts are already installed to close the related transaction with ease. To assure continuous growth and learning, QES joins the 2021 ANMSEC and organizes webinars on Nickel Ore Mining particularly on exploration, sample preparation, calibration (for end users), and complete mining solution. You may scan below to visit/join their official Facebook group to keep update on their incoming webinars. [1] Conoza, Adrian (Jul. 9, 2021). “Sustaining the Philippine mining industry under balanced interests”, Retrieved from https://www.bworldonline.com/sustaining-the-philippine-mining-industry-under-balanced-interests/ ​

Company

Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021

HOW CAN WE ENSURE LONG-TERM MINING VIABILITY IN CHANGING TIMES?

by Engr. Jeffrey Q. Geronimo Mining remains an essential industry in the COVID-19 pandemic even though it has experienced devastating impacts. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, this pandemic disrupted 275 mining operations across 36 countries. Not only that, over $8.8 billion in total revenue is continually at risk. Therefore, the strategic importance of proper planning to ensure long-term mining viability cannot be underemphasized. In response to this urgency, a flexible strategic mining solution was tested by a global leader in mining technologies. They evaluated 23 mining pits from various mining companies. In a span of just 15 hours, it produced a staggering 1,600 directional alternatives in their nested pits. These alternatives were then narrowed down to three of the best pushback directions based on the company’s KPIs. The best option was then selected to be the most optimal and feasible design implementation to yield the maximum performance for the final mine pit over a long duration of time. The result? An astonishing increase of 5% net present value (NPV) delivered to these mines even at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is all made possible by Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA’s new Strategic Mine Planning (SMP) solution. It allows mining operations to update their planning and modelling quickly by assessing all options available to ensure long-term viability. “Planning plays a fundamental role in the evaluation of any mining operation, from the initial resource estimate to the project feasibility stage. Such planning also has to be inherently flexible, taking into account the viability of a resource, whether or not it is economically feasible to extract, how long this will take and the best sequencing of such extraction. What’s more, all of this has to be analyzed over the entire life of mine, which could be anything from 30 to 40 years or longer,” commented Andy Mulholland, the Business Consulting Director of GEOVIA who conducted the SMP solution. Guiding Investment Decisions Making assumptions in mining costs are greatly dependent on the mining method selected. Caving, for instance, is a very effective mass-mining method. However, choosing this is an upfront decision that locks you into this approach. Alternatively, other underground and surface mining methods give the operator more control through the life of the mine. The mining direction can also be altered over the life of mine to track the ore body more accurately. The new SMP solution is critical in guiding investment decisions during the exploration or feasibility stage. It can be used to update precious resource and reserve models. It makes it easier to understand what is viable to extract, in addition to the grade and value in the light of fluctuating commodity prices. This enables us to realize an updated life-of-mine estimate. From here, procurement decisions in terms of capital equipment can then be optimized. “Hence, it is essential for mining companies to be able to run as many different scenarios as possible to generate multiple options for dealing with a range of contingencies. This underscores the true value of a mine in relation to its costs in real-time, to drive investment decisions in as smart and as proactive a manner as possible given the current volatile market conditions. The advantage of the SMP solution is that it does not merely generate a myriad of potential outcomes,” elaborates Mulholland. Photo credit: Paramina Increasing Robustness and Improved Decision Making Dassault Systèmes has the necessary up-to-date tools to be able to isolate options that are least sensitive to the variables under consideration for added robustness and improved decision-making. Say for instance, a plan with a slightly lower net present value for a mining operation may be far more robust and less susceptible to uncertainty. When blended with pit design, a robust production plan must consider several strategic questions, such as the estimated life of mine, the mining rate and subsequent processing rate, the location of the dump piles, and the critical infrastructure required. In this instance, Dassault Systèmes ran 9,680 sequences with different cut-off grades, prices and production capabilities and capex, generating a so-called ‘hill of value’ in under 24 hours. “Hence, production becomes more manageable, stable and sustainable. An efficient mine with an optimal production plan guarantees surety of a mining project in the long term, whilst minimizing risk,” concludes Mulholland. Through Paramina Earth Technologies, Inc., the premier mining software solutions provider in the Philippines, mining companies can now gain access to SMP in order to generate as many scenarios as needed. Comprehensive training on how to fully utilize and maximize the potential of SMP may also be conducted by request. Contact paramina_solutions@paramina.com or www.paramina.com for more information. STRATEGIC MINE PLANNING (SMP) FOR OPEN PIT, UNDERGROUND & CAVING SOLUTION CAPABILITIES: Aggregate input data, assumptions and constraints into a central location Leverage historical data to correctly define mining parameters Determine trends and correlations between historical data Incorporate mine status, geotechnical constraints and operational risk Couple the geotechnical domain with mine extraction to model interactions (e.g. cave back propagation to material flow to cave draw points) Run thousands of scenarios in a design of experiments to ensure the most robust plan is selected Project lifecycle governance with approval traceability and version management REFERENCE: Dassault Systèmes. (2021). Strategic Mine Planning is Essential to Ensure Long-term Viability in Changing Times.

Company

Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021

A Smarter, More Efficient Future with In-Pit Sizing and Conveying

Photo: Semi-Mobile Sizer Stations leverage the flexibility of truck haulage with the efficiency of conveyor haulage. Mining is an industry that requires investing wisely and looking at all available options when considering the setup of a new plant or attempting to reduce costs in a brownfield operation. Many considerations focus around the lifecycle of a mine; how much product is in the ground? How long will it take to extract? If it’s a short lifespan, is it a worthwhile investment? These issues all arise before equipment selection comes into play, but when answering these questions, it is vital to get right mine plan from the outset. Selecting the best mining methods and equipment in the first instance ensures a more efficient and profitable long-term future for the site. Traditionally a large proportion of mines used long haul truck and shovel systems, feeding fixed crushing plants. But in many cases, more cost-effective options are available. MMD’s Semi-Mobile Sizer Stations have the same functionality as fixed plants, but with additional advantages and lower setup costs.   Semi-Mobile Sizer Stations for IPSC Semi-Mobile Sizer Stations leverage the flexibility of truck haulage together with the efficiency of conveyor haulage. This provides an ideal solution for many mining scenarios where flexibility is vital, such as selective mining (blending), heavily faulted seams or irregular shaped ore bodies. Constructed in easy-to-assemble modules, Semi-Mobile Stations are relocated as the mine develops to minimise truck haulage distances, and take advantage of conveyor efficiencies. Semi-Mobile units can be relocated large distances in a matter of days using the MMD Atlas Transporter. By reducing truck haulage distances, operating costs decrease whilst also reducing carbon emissions. Skid mounted Semi-Mobile Sizer Station. There are also some less obvious environmental advantages to Semi-Mobile Sizers Stations. Due to the Sizer’s unique features of compact dimensions and high throughput rates, a Semi-Mobile Sizer Station is significantly smaller than fixed systems, leaving less of a carbon footprint. This applies to the amount of material used as well as the time and energy used during construction. Peripheral structures such as a concrete bunker, or RE wall and heavy duty foundations required for fixed plants are commonly not required for Semi-Mobile Sizer Stations. Semi-Mobile Stations are supported on simple pontoon-type bases. The likes of a concrete wall and foundations comes with associated labour, materials, plant and fuel costs in both the initial construction and eventual deconstruction once the mine closes. State laws often require mine owners to return the site to its original condition (or as close as possible). These often-overlooked costs can run into tens of millions of dollars. Therefore, using Semi-Mobile or mobile equipment offers a huge benefit over the life-of-mine, as there is no requirement for walls, roads and services to be removed and earth landscaped. This extra work not only costs more money, but also places an extra, unnecessary burden on the environment.   Over the last few years, we’ve seen increased interest in In-Pit Sizing and Conveying (IPSC) systems as mines seek ways to streamline operations and achieve emissions targets. Our history of delivering Semi-Mobile Sizing Stations into Southeast Asia dates back to 1993. And more recently, in 2015 we were commissioned to provide nine primary Sizing Stations to Hongsa Power based in Laos. 2018 saw the completion of three stations at EGAT’s Mae Moh mine in Northern Thailand, alongside a 400 tonne Atlas Transporter to facilitate quick and efficient relocation of the Sizer modules. With all three Semi-Mobiles operating to the satisfaction of the customer, this project is just part of the continuation of MMD’s involvement with the Mae Moh mine. We recently upgraded the mine’s Sizer Stations, previously installed in 2001, as well as providing a further Semi-Mobile Station and Transporter for the next phase of the mine’s expansion. This brings the total to eight MMD Semi-Mobiles currently operating at Mae Moh mine. In both cases, high throughputs and short relocation times make these Sizing Stations a key part of the mine’s future. MMD’s solution has lowered the operating cost of moving overburden. The MMD Atlas Transporter relocates Sizer Stations closer to the mine face in a few days. With MMD Sizers becoming more and more proficient in hard rock applications, there is an ever-increasing number of materials in which Sizers have proven to be successful. To date, we process over 80 different minerals including the likes of copper, cobalt, nickel, iron ore and gold. But with ore grades declining, it is becoming increasingly important to maximise ore recovery in the most cost-effective manner possible. What’s next for IPSC Efficient transportation and processing of ore plays a pivotal role in a mine’s economic and environmental strategy. Bulk Ore Sorting is the process of separating valuable ore from waste, and is an area in which gains can be made. By separating ore from waste earlier in the mining process, only valuable material is hauled from pit to plant. Besides the obvious savings in haulage costs, efficiencies are made through less energy and water usage in downstream equipment. Ore sensor technology is already widely used in processing plants, however, MMD’s Bulk Ore Sorting systems have revolutionised the separating of ore from waste by enabling the deployment of sensor-based sorting in the pit and close to the mine face. By utilising the latest material scanners, with near real-time ore sampling, mines can expect an ore grade uplift of up to 20%. This results in a potential for lower grade cut-offs and increased ore recovery. Bulk Ore Sorting operation. Utilising an MMD Sizer over other forms of crusher delivers some clear advantages when it comes to ore sorting. Sizers can process any combination of wet, dry, sticky or hard material through the same machine, which is ideal for processing raw material directly from the mine face. The product size is controlled in all three dimensions, whilst keeping fines to a minimum. By creating a cubical product with very little dust, the reliability and accuracy of the ore sensing equipment improves dramatically. Furthermore, by being compact and lightweight, Sizers require very little supporting structure and offer unrivalled installation flexibility – making them the ideal choice for Semi-Mobile equipment dispatched close to the mine face. MMD have three Bulk Ore Sorting systems currently in operation, working with a variety of materials from soft and sticky nickel ore, to copper ore, and hard platinum ore. MMD's ore sorting technology is scalable can be applied using a wide range of IPSC systems. Whether it be a Fully Mobile or Semi-Mobile installation, our systems are tailored to match the throughput, material, sensors, grades and relocation methods required by each individual application.

Company

Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021

Metso Outotec and Donum to provide aggregate solutions in the Philippines

Metso Outotec and Donum Industrial Corporation have signed a distribution contract concerning aggregate crushing and screening solutions in the Philippines. The contract covers Metso Outotec’s track-mounted Lokotrack® and Nordtrack™ equipment, the Nordberg® NW Series wheel-mounted equipment, Metso Outotec crusher wear and spare parts and Trellex® screening media. Donum will also provide related commissioning and aftermarket services including technical support and service contracts, as the contract came into effect in July 2021. “The contract with Donum improves the availability of our equipment, crusher wears and spare parts via local inventory and experts,” says Shaun Fanning, VP, Distribution Asia Pacific at Metso Outotec. He continues: “Donum is locally recognized as one of the reputable and reliable suppliers and service providers. Their presence will help us to attain new quarrying and construction clients, and to support the customers throughout the solution lifecycle with dedicated local resources.” “We are very proud to be the exclusive distributor of Metso Outotec’s mobile crushing and screening solutions for the aggregates industry in the Philippines,” comments Arlene Abata, President, Donum Industrial Corporation. “Customers value our expertise, the ability to transact locally and to have local support on day-to-day business. We believe that the partnership enables us to grow the business further through an expanded product offering.” Donum Industrial Corporation serves a versatile clientele including aggregate industry through its head office in Taytay, Rizal, and three fabrication sites with 62 employees currently. Read more at: https://donumcorp.com.ph

Company

Philippine Resources - November 30, 2021

Weir Minerals’ new Trio® TC84XR live-shaft cone crusher improves safety, functionality and reliability

Weir Minerals has upgraded its range of Trio® TC live-shaft cone crushers. The Trio® TC84XR features all the robust design elements that have made live-shaft crushers a fixture of the mining and sand and aggregate industries for generations, while also incorporating the latest technology to ensure it remains integral to flowsheets long into the future. ‘The Trio TC cone crushers’ live-shaft design has been proven to perform in heavy-duty secondary and tertiary crushing applications. We wanted to build on this strong foundation. My team followed a comprehensive design process – we’ve reviewed and tested every inch of this crusher. While the TC84XR may seem familiar on the outside, we’ve upgraded its design and control functionality. The motor is larger and it has a much higher crushing capacity compared to equivalent sized crushers,’ Mark Utecht, Weir Minerals’ Director of Comminution Engineering said. ‘The result: we now have an incredibly robust, powerful and technologically advanced crusher that is easy to operate, has a low wear rate and uses less energy, which ultimately lowers operating costs,’ he said. While many OEMs have made the decision to discontinue their live-shaft cone crushers, Weir Minerals has resisted this trend, believing that – because every mining and sand and aggregate operation is different – there can’t be a one-size-fits all approach. Instead, Weir Minerals partners with its customers and empowers them to choose the machine best suited to their crushing needs. There are some applications and situations where pedestal (fixed-shaft) style crushers may be the more appropriate solution, which is why Weir Minerals continues to manufacture the premium Trio® TP pedestal style machine. Weir Minerals is the only global equipment manufacturer that offers both the TC live shaft and TP fixed shaft style machines. ‘The combination of the Trio TP and TC fixed and live-shaft cone crushers ensures that Weir Minerals continue to offer their customers the right technology, regardless of their site structure, operating conditions or application,’ Mark Utecht, Weir Minerals’ Director of Comminution Engineering said. Trio® live- and fixed-shaft cone crushers are made for modern mines and quarries with advanced hydraulics, wear resistant material and the latest technology. ‘This is really exciting for our customers, as they now have a real choice. The combination of our TC and TP series allows us to have an honest conversation with our customers on the options available to them and make a technological recommendation which truly meets their needs,’ Ekkhart Matthies, Weir Minerals’ Global Application Director said. Replacing existing live-shaft style machines on site with the Trio® TC84XR crusher is now a straightforward process because it has very similar dimensions and is a comparable weight to its live-shaft predecessors. And because it produces the same product, downstream changes aren’t required, which isn’t the case when replacing a live-shaft style machine with a fixed-shaft style machine. In other words, there is no need to re-design existing circuits. Technology upgrades The recent technology upgrades in the Trio® TC84XR crusher have improved its safety, functionality and reliability. ‘At Weir Minerals, we understand and appreciate the important role live-shaft cone crushers play in today’s challenging crushing applications. Combining decades of experience and first-hand customer feedback with innovative designs, the highest quality materials and latest in control technology we believe that our new Trio TC84XR cone crusher is the most reliable and robust live-shaft cone in the market today’ Ekkhart Matthies, Weir Minerals Global Application Director said. Engineered to perform in the most extreme applications, the Trio® TC84XR crusher is robust and easy to maintain and operate. It reliably delivers high crushing force and high horsepower in primary, crushed ore and quarry rock applications. The ability of the TC84XR crusher to handle variable feed and crush pebbles is also partly a result of its large motor; it’s been designed with higher power capability than comparable cone crushers. Ultimately, this translates to a higher potential crushing force and therefore increase in production. Another feature that allows it to handle variable feed, as well as deal with tramp material safely, is the fully-automated tramp-release and setting recovery system. The tramp release hydraulics can also be used to safely clear the crushing chamber should a sudden disruption in plant power cause a shut-down of the cone crusher. The socket assembly has been redesigned to improve sealing, which has optimised functionality and manufacturability by reducing the machining setups of the socket and seal rings. The Weir Minerals comminution team has also redesigned the countershaft assembly to remove welding and machining, while simultaneously improving venting and the dust seal. The Trio® TC84XR crusher, like the range of TP series cone crushers, can be fitted with ESCO® wear parts, designed with superior ESCO® alloys, they can be custom designed based on your specific requirements. With over 100 years of casting expertise and in-house engineering and metallurgy, ESCO transforms what was already a robust machine into one that, in the toughest conditions, is unsurpassed. All Trio® equipment is supported by the Weir Minerals unmatched global service centre network – with over 160 facilities worldwide. Further information can be found at https://info.global.weir/trio

Company

Philippine Resources - November 28, 2021

Phil. Gold partners with LGU for Tourism and CDA Projects in Masbate Province

Phil. Gold Processing & Refining Corp. and the Provincial Government of Masbate through its Masbate Tourism Office, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) have forged a partnership to prime up two key development projects: organizing 10 cooperatives in the Municipality of Batuan and the full research and documentation of tourism sites of the whole Masbate province. These projects are part of the Provincial Government's people-driven approach to development.  The establishment of the ten cooperatives in Batuan came from a collective of the Agriculture Department's farmers’ organizations. The farm-based micro-industries started creating basic goods and services through the enabling mechanisms of the CDA, and increased livelihood and employment opportunities for the people in Masbate. Phil. Gold provided the cooperatives with office equipment such as laptops, projector with screen, steel cabinets and office desk.  A series of training programs, development inputs and broader partnerships will be held among the key stakeholders in the province to help the cooperatives become self-sustainable. The initiatives to create a tourist-appealing Masbate will include visual and auditory snippets of unique cultural narratives to make the province well-appreciated by vacationers. Phil. Gold donated photography and videography equipment such as cameras with accessories, computers and a drone to fully document the tourism sites of Masbate.  “I am very much thankful, and we really appreciate the efforts of Phil.  Gold to assist its host province to improve its services to the rest of the Masbatenos, not just their host communities,” says Provincial Administrator Rino Revalo, representing the Provincial Governor. This private-public partnership between Phil.  Gold and the Provincial Government of Masbate aims to spur development in the countryside, and is expected to enhance locals' livelihood and increase business activity in the region. Phil. Gold has created campaigns and educational programs that engage stakeholders by giving them a peek into Phil. Gold's operations, showing them how the company has provided jobs to the people in Aroroy, and has served as a catalyst for increased economic activities in Masbate.

Company

Philippine Resources - November 28, 2021

HMC Turns Over 3 Computers to Cantugas Cultural National High School in Support of TESDA Program

Graduation and Distribution of Starter Toolkits and turn-over of Desktop Computers to Cantugas Cultural National High School Hinatuan Mining Corp. (HMC), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC), has turned over 3 computer desktops and printers to Cantugas Cultural National High School during the Graduation and Distribution of Starter Toolkits at Cantugas Gym, Mainit, Surigao del Norte. The graduation ceremony was for the students of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), who completed the Animal Production (Poultry Chicken) NC II course. The activity was attended by TESDA Caraga Regional Director Tarhata S. Mapandi, Provincial Director Catalina O. Tacubao, Supervising TESD Specialist Buenafe G. Enaya, and Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) College Administrator Abegail B. Eupeña. Municipal Mayor Crisanta O. Mondano and Mainit Sangguniang Bayan Members, Brigadier General George L. Banzon of the 901st Infantry Brigade, Lt. Col. Ryan Callanta of the 30th Infantry Brigade, Dr. Ma. Teresa M. Real Superintendent of DepEd Surigao del Norte, and the Indigenous People (IPs) of Cantugas with their Brgy. Captain Hon. Perfecto G. Galvez also attended. On behalf of Engr. Francisco J.  Arañes, Jr., Resident Mine Manager; Michelle V. Baliña, Surigao Liaison Office (SLO) Manager, represented HMC during the graduation and turnover ceremony. The activity was conducted in line with the mantra “TESDA, Abot Lahat” of Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, Caraga Cares of RD Mapandi, President Rodrigo Duterte’s Legacy on Barangyanihan Caravan, and implementation of Executive Order (EO) 70 programs carried out through Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) chaired by TESDA. EO 70 or the “Institutionalizing the Whole of Nation Approach in Attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Peace and Creating the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC)” was signed last November 2018 to institutionalize 12 Lines of Effort to address the different aspects of the local communist armed conflict. One of the 12 Lines under the NTF-ELCAC is the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) being led by TESDA. It aims to develop self-reliant, productive, resilient, and sustainable communities through harmonized and culturally responsive development programs, including Indigenous Peoples in far-flung areas of the country. Brig. Gen. George L. Banzon of the 901st Infantry Brigade in Surigao del Norte expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the government agencies and private organizations that made the event possible. “Thank you very much HMC for the support your company has provided. Everything needed was already provided by HMC, they did not only send desktop computers, they also included the Operating System (OS) of the computers and also 3 printers,” said Brig. Gen. Banzon. He also reminded everyone about the importance of working together. “In anything we do, a helping hand is always appreciated. Tasks can be accomplished faster if we have someone to work with. Like what happened today, we worked together with various government agencies and private companies. There is nothing we cannot do if we work together. Thank you again HMC for answering the call of those in need.” TESDA Provincial Director Catalina O. Tacubao also expressed her gratitude to HMC. “We are grateful for the support HMC has provided. Indeed, we can achieve anything as long as we work together for a common goal,” she said.

Company

Philippine Resources - November 28, 2021

Optimum froth recovery floats into view

Froth Recovery Upgrade package The flotation process can be divided into two stages: formation of the bubble-particle aggregates in the slurry and recovery of these aggregates in the froth. Historically, most attention – both from the theoretical and practical point of view – has been given to the first part of this process. But due to a newly developed instrumentation package, optimising froth recovery rates is now set to deliver real dividends. “It is probably no exaggeration to say that the potential from augmenting froth recovery rates – in terms of what more efficient control of the level, residence time in froth and pulling rates could deliver – was only recognized a few years ago by the industry,” commented Dr. Dariusz Lelinski, Global Product Manager for Flotation, FLSmidth. “This is because it was assumed that there are no losses during transport from slurry to the launder. It was only a few years ago it was measured that the loses are typically 50% and can reach as high as 90% for coarse particles. What it means is that 50% (averaging over all sizes) of particles must be captured again after detachment in froth phase.” “Our goal was to increase the probability of recovery of particles in the froth phase, especially coarse ones. There is no simple way to achieve it, because of it we came up with combination of instruments and devices flexible enough to achieve our goal in majority of flotation applications,” explains Lelinski. Equally applicable to sites operating with either self-aerating WEMCO® flotation cells or externally aerated nextSTEP™ machine, the newly developed froth-recovery instrumentation package could be a game-changer in flotation recovery. The solution comes from the recognition that the combination of exact slurry level measurement, accurate control of flow using redesigned dart valves and new Festo actuators (designed specifically for FLSmidth) allows for superior control of the froth phase. This in turn results in quicker reactions to flow and slurry density changes, which will dramatically improve performance of flotation machines. The conventional way to influence froth recovery is a combination of changes to froth height (improved by new actuators and dart valves), froth crowding (in the middle of the cell without the possibility of adjustment after installation and not influencing the most active part of the froth surface), and number of radial launders. “All these changes are still possible while using FLSmidth froth recovery package,” says Lelinski. “The most difficult part is froth recovery at the end of the row; there is not enough of hydrophobic particles to form stable, deep froth and a large percentage of these particles is left unrecovered.” “Our package allows not only to recover these particles, but to control required balance between recovery and grade in this part of flotation circuit. So overall, you get better results, but it also gives you another degree of process control, not only during difficulties of froth formation, but during normal operation allowing to more flexibility in selecting grade-recovery relationship.” Adjustable Radial Froth Crowders (ARFC) Central to the froth recovery package are Adjustable Radial Froth Crowders (ARFC) that were recently developed in-house by FLSmidth. The ARFCs are mechanical devices enabling increase of either recovery or grade regardless of amount of froth formed at the top of the machine. They allow for much higher pulling rates (recovery) or much deeper froth (grade) which is currently hindered by top of the flotation machine geometry. Froth Camera Froth cameras are a flotation instrument of central importance, as they allow precise monitoring of the froth phase. Our froth camera systems utilize a combination of Model Predictive Control (MPC), fuzzy logic, and the newest technology in froth vision systems to provide optimised set point selection in real-time. This system combines Deep Neural Networks (DNN) technology and object detection with traditional froth measurements such as velocity and stability to create a cutting-edge system which will optimize each individual flotation cell with the most comprehensive information available. Multisense level sensor (left) and Festo actuator (right) Alongside these elements are improved and redesigned actuators, developed in cooperation with Festo, and a new and improved level sensor, which monitors both the slurry and froth positions with the MultiSense probe, provided in cooperation with HyControl. The final piece of the package are redesigned dart valves (typically in a hinged dart valve configuration), which are the result of an in-house, value engineering project. “We are excited to deliver this complete package to our customers. All the elements working together in combination with radial froth crowders, means this package will deliver better recovery at the same grade or increased grade at the same recovery, making this package better that the sum of all parts.”

Company

Philippine Resources - November 28, 2021

INDEPENDENT LENDERS ENGINEER GUIDE – ENGINEERS’ VIEW

DMT Consulting Limited, United Kingdom Globalisation of economies and technological advancements as well as the increased level of communication between the investors and project owners around the world has intensified the race to bring many existing and mining projects into the market place.  Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, the financing of the mining projects was less formal than today.  However, the financial crisis has made Lenders and Financial institutions more alert to the perceived risks especially for complex mining projects. Since the Lenders are not technical experts in mineral extraction, they leave the technical aspects and technical evaluation of the projects to reputable consulting engineers in the field.  However, anyone who may be interested in investing in a mining project should be aware of three fundamental questions (Arden & Lewis, 2014): Is the quantity and quality/grade of the raw commodity there in the ground? Can it be extractable? Is it worth extracting? These questions seem to be very simple, but the underlying proof for the answers that will be sought in a bankable feasibility study by a large technical team made up of a number of engineers and technical experts in different disciplines, is painstakingly complex, expensive, long, and tedious and requires a level of expertise and accreditation that is not always available from the local market.  Once all these questions are answered positively in principle, then the fundamentals of the project can be said to be in place.  When the project is proven to be technically and financially viable i.e. due diligence has been performed, it comes to the stage of financing/syndication. It is possible that a number of lenders may decide to finance the project to reduce the risk exposure.  It is up to these lenders and the borrower to negotiate the best deal for the project amongst themselves. Although a bankable feasibility study may determine the project details to an acceptable accuracy level and establish the fundamentals and foundations of the project, the uncertainties and risks associated in winning the raw commodity as well as any deviation from the expected results defined at feasibility stage can still be influential in determining the final outcome. It is also a well-known fact that the selection of contractors and suppliers for the project construction phase will have a huge impact on the project’s fate.  For these reasons alone, the Lenders will seek the assistance of the technical experts to ensure that the finance provided for the project will be utilised according to the protocol agreed with the Borrower.  This is to assure that the project will reach the production stage from the beginning to the end as agreed between the interested parties. Therefore, it is common place for Lenders (Commercial as well as Development banks and other funding agencies) to require Independent Lenders Engineers (ILE) to oversee the execution of Technical, Environmental and Social aspects of a project in order to provide security of the loans to reduce the risk exposure.

Company

Philippine Resources - November 28, 2021

Coal: How to get the grades right on key parameters like calorific value, ash, and total moisture

Coal trading is a very competitive landscape. While end customers buy the quality of coal based on what is compatible with their boilers and furnaces, the traders need to be vigilant in sourcing and supplying right grades. Buyers impose price discounts if the coal’s calorific value and other key parameters fall short of expected values. To secure the contracted revenue and avoid any discounts, exporters typically tend to supply higher grades than necessary. This in turn eats into their profit and erodes margins. Price penalties are also put in place if exports exceed the specific amount of moisture in the coal, since the moisture adds to transportation costs. Not to mention that since exports are typically global and long distance, breach of moisture limits can pose stability issues to the ships. In the worst-case scenario, such shipments at the port could even be rejected. In this article we share the idea about how coal mining companies, traders, and end-customers can achieve a "happy buyer-happy seller" agreement. Benefits Coal Mining: Ash, ash composition, Sulphur, total moisture, and calorific value are critical information to decide value of the coal Avoid penalties by meeting the contractual specifications of the coal Bring down the production cost and improve yield Grade-wise stockpiling of the coal and Perfect blending in accordance with end customer specifications Coal Plant: Incoming check of grades to verify specifications Verification of consistency or intrinsic deviation of the whole lot of material Optimization of coal yard management Blending of coal to target quality Optimize waste by safe use of low cost / low quality coal Bunker feed control in power plants Optimization of combustion parameters for boilers Assurance of optimal running conditions of boilers Minimize slagging and clinkerisation of ash in the boilers Reduced maintenance costs through minimal derating and boiler outages   About CNA Coal CNA Coal has been designed for tough environments of mines, featuring the cutting-edge Sodern neutron technology with unmatched lifetime and stable neutron output (D-T PFTNA). Coal is an important industrial mineral both as a fuel and feedstock. Coal quality can vary greatly depending on the source. Hence the usage and price are highly dependent on the composition. Whether located directly at a mine, a coal processing plant, a metallurgical plant, power plant or other usage point, the CNA can provide reliable real-time information on the coal composition, calorific value, ash content, volatile matter, and total moisture. The CNA with unique neutron generator technology enables measurement of a wide range of elements, including C and O. Features/Benefits Get Real-time Analysis Proven On-Off electric neutron source Achieve High Intensity and performance on results Analyze all the elements of your interest, including C and O Enjoy Up-time and Savings with Long Term Availability of Neutron Source No need for frequent re-calibrations Automatic radiation protection system (ARPS) for unrivaled safety during operation and maintenance Fits wide ranging belt dimensions starting 600mm to 2200mm and beyond   Examples of Analysis in Coal Moisture Ash and GCV Conclusion CNA Coal provides a powerful online monitoring tool using the D-T Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA). This makes it the only tool to provide ultimate and proximate analysis of coal in real time. The CNA helps provide coal of specific ash, calorific value, moisture; not more, not less…. exact! CNA real time analyzers with unique D-T PFTNA technique are also available for elemental analysis of other ores and minerals viz. nickel, iron, bauxite, copper and lime.

Company

Philippine Resources - November 28, 2021

The CBMM/Keepmining journey: Over 15 years of resounding customer success stories

The journey of CBMM/Keepmining® started in the mining and quarry domain as a trader, and transitioned to a distributor with over 15 years of resounding customer success stories. Our success lies in identifying specific customer irritants and pain points, and solving them through disruptive design and engineering with our crack team of accomplished industry veterans and technical experts. CBMM/Keepmining® is a global MNC, based out of Singapore and provide mining solutions for OTR tyres, mining equipment(s), crushers, washing solutions, tailings management, conveying solutions, customised drilling solutions and customised IOT & automation solutions. Crushing, Screening and Washing In the Philippines, we are well positioned to help our customers through our wide range of solutions in the mining and quarrying domains through our partnership with Superior Industries USA. We provide crushing and screening plants, washing systems and conveying systems that are made in America. Superior is a renowned brand for their expertise in crushing, screening and washing equipment like Liberty® jaw crushers, Patriot® cone crushers, Spirit® washing equipment. Their expertise attained through rigours research in the field of conveying, crushing, screening and washing helps us to be a technology leader in mining & quarry domains. Superiors Alliance® washing system is unique in its design as it allows for the customer to feed dry sand into the washing system and get quality manufactured sand. This is done by using a scrubbing system followed by dewatering screen coupled with an optional cyclone to get the best quality sand output while using half the water consumption of traditional washing systems. Superior offers industry leading warranty on their equipment and have proven many times that their customer excellence approach leads to success for all stakeholders. Conveyors and Conveyor Accessories Superior Industries is a leader in the conveying systems space with solutions like Telestacker®, Trailblazer®, Zipline Modular conveyors and Razertail®. Their expertise in conveying solutions is long and tested over the decades since 1950. Their use of in-house engineering and self-manufactured components make them uniquely positioned to offer the best solutions for the mines and quarries of Philippines. Superior solutions for Telestacker® telescopic conveyors are well known to be the best, and able to handle large capacities for stacking products as well as in heap leach stacking applications in relatively small conveyor footprint. The same telescopic conveyors can be used by mines who are working with global clientele to load ships directly from conveyors or from trucks by pairing with a Razertail® truck unloader. Many of these conveying and truck unloading systems are portable and can be transported with quick turnaround times. The quality and longevity of their conveyor components are well regarded globally and there are multiple clients who swear by their products for conveyors accessories. They have a wide range of rollers, conveyor pulleys, idlers, belt scrapers, impact beds etc. which are known to provide great value to the exacting mining user of Philippines who need the best value and reliability of their conveying components. Tailings Management A mineral processing plant in the modern mining scenario is usually incomplete without a tailings management and water treatment solution. This is keeping in mind the various environmental effects of the traditional tailings dams and the probable failure of the dams leading to catastrophe. Keepmining® brings to Philippines Matec Italia, a global technology leader in the water management space for mines and quarries. Matec provides complete dry tailings management solutions for any mine or quarry in order to help save time and operating costs for the end user. Matec thickeners and filter presses are available for any size of quarry or mine. Matec “Cube” modular solution is ideal for small or mid-size mines. The modularity of the Cube allows Matec to deliver quality results with a reliable delivery period in capacities to suit the customer requirements. The Cube is a modular solution containing a set of mini-thickeners, filter presses, flocculant dosing. The fresh water and dry tailings are collected in standard containers. Apart from water management offering, Matec is the company behind the brand “Alfa Pompe” pumps made in Italy for mines and quarries. A New Beginning In 2021, Keepmining® started another leg of the journey towards becoming a single point solutions provider for mines and quarries around the world. Keepmining® has invested in ADET as a wholly owned subsidiary based in India with a view to provide solutions to reduce unplanned downtime and inconsistent output. ADET operates with the theme ONTIME – Always.  ADETs disruptive products and plant designs with unique 'know-why' approach, application specific Engineering, and Intelli-service, backed with industry leading warranties, help to achieve the promise of “On-Time Always', enabling higher stakeholder profits and ease of business. Our motto is to provide simple solutions to complex user problems by using our cutting edge to get to the core of the issue. ADET products and solutions cater to specific requirements in mining and aggregates industry. ADET has built solutions for coal crushing, sand washing and reliable crushing and screening solutions for customers looking for the best value and reliability. ADETs in-house team has looked at the “know-why” of existing paradigms of equipment or solutions and worked to add modern techniques and understanding of manufacturing and design to bring in disruptive solutions to the market. ADET believes in providing value through simplicity in design and ease of use. ADET implements the honeycomb structure in their designs to provide great strength to weight ratio. In addition, the focus on safety and maintenance provides improved cost of ownership to the user. Our team of industry veterans, field service technicians, consultants and specialists ensure that our end users improve their productivity by providing the right solution that addresses the core of their problems. Our understanding of the Philippines systems, people, culture and procedures complement our working methods and ensure that our customers in Philippines needs are addressed comprehensively, leaving no stone unturned and in turn leading to a long-lasting and mutually rewarding relationship.

Join the Philippines'

Mining and Construction Community

Be the "First" to get our exclusive Digital Magazine & Newsletter.