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Mining Update 4/2017
 
Gearless conveyor drive pilot
 
New product innovation - Gearless drives for medium powered belt conveyors
 
In July 2017, ABB had started a pilot project for a retrofit of a 200kW conveyor drive, in collaboration with Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG in the open-pit lignite mine Jänschwalde, Germany. 

ABB's new product innovation, the permanent magnet motor (PMM) for medium power gearless conveyor drives (medium power GCD) reduces production cost and increases competitiveness.
 
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KM 9.0 release
 
ABB AbilityTM
Knowledge Manager
 
Latest version of established information management solution for mining includes mobile friendly interface, additional analysis functions, and simplified tools to create, share and act upon vital production data. Stay tuned for the new release in January 2018.
 
 
 
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SURVEY REPORT: Bridging IT/OT for the connected asset lifecycle management era

Despite the many challenges facing the mining industry there are significant opportunities to improve operational efficiencies through better analysis and asset management efforts. 
 
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Human factors and ergonomics in energy, manufacturing and service sectors
 
Human factors and ergonomics in the age of digital transformation
 
Control room design experts, working in close co-operation with human factor engineers, research institutions, system suppliers and system integrators, share their knowledge and provide insights on how to empower and motivate control room operators to work in harmony with the latest technology.
 
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More news
 
Digital mining project
 
Successful digital mining project continues
 
The project creates conditions for the development of new smart services that enable further automation and remote control, and thus contribute to a more efficient and safe mining. ABB is one of the participating partners.
 
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ABB and Boliden Garpenberg
 
Robots under Swedish forest breathe life into ancient mines
 
Thousands of sensors, including ones that track every worker, send data, boosting safety and allowing more efficient ventilation and ore loading. ABB is one of the companies who use Boliden as a testing ground for new products.
 
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Dogdge hydraulic ISNX for mining
 
Dodge hydraulic ISNX – easier and safer to install
 
ABB’s Dodge ISNX features a patented built-in hydraulic mounting system. It is easy to install and highly reliable even in the harshest environments, and ideally suited for bulk material conveyor applications found in mining.
 
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