Sunday, 26 October 2014
The large-scale development of industrial smelters on the mineral-rich archipelago has put Indonesia in the spotlight for more than just metals producers wanting to take advantage of the country’s rich ore deposits. With smelters being built in quick succession on the islands, wear resistant castings manufacturers are keeping an eye on the archipelago as well. Due to the incredible amount of maintenance required to keep smelters producing at peak capacity, manufacturers of heat resistant casting solutions are positioning themselves to support Indonesia’s young smelting industry. Given what’s at stake, being able to offer durable, long-lasting, high-performance wear parts for industrial smelters is the name of the game.
Friday, 24 October 2014
Rail cars have long held a close association with mining. In fact, when looking back at movies or cartoons where mining is represented, there’s likely a bunch of open-top mine rail cars somewhere in the picture. With the development of trackless machinery, however, a decline in rail use for mining has created a small disconnect between the popular image of labyrinthine mines lined with rail cars and how mines are evolving in reality. Rail took a backseat as low, stubby, purpose-built mine utility vehicles became more commonplace.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Underground rail haulage systems can definitely improve productivity and reduce maintenance costs. Besides eliminating the need to constantly clean and repair haul roads, mine ore cars are not at risk of breakdown because the terrain is too rugged. To ensure material-moving efficiency in underground operations, it’s crucial for mining companies to purchase mining equipment from leading suppliers such as Wabi Iron & Steel Corp. As well as providing heavy-duty mine cars in a variety of configurations, these companies also ensure that their products are manufactured to the highest of quality standards.
Monday, 20 October 2014
Twenty-two years old and a native of Thunder Bay, Dani Drewek is a cage tender at Goldcorp’s Red Lake Mine in northwestern Ontario. She faces the same challenges as her fellow miners do each day when they go to work. However, Dani and workers in mines across the country travel underground in modern, reliable mine cages that are a testament to the level of workplace safety that dominates the equipment and conveyance systems operating in Canada today. Contributing to the technological advances in the mining industry are companies like Wabi Iron & Steel Corp, which continue to provide state-of-the-art underground equipment such as mine man cages designed to increase productivity and to provide for the safe transport of workers.