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Reusable Underground Mine Door for Equipment

American Mine Door unveiled the EcoVent mine door at MINExpo 2016. This product is specifically designed as an alternative to traditional reusable underground “equipment and/or machine” doors for the current price-sensitive market. The new design is built for safety and durability unmatched in the mine door marketplace.

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Komatsu Introduces New Large Haul Truck

Komatsu America Corp. debuted the 400-ton 980E-4 haul truck at MINExpo 2016, which was held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a 3,500-hp engine, the 980E-4 builds on a long history of success with electric-drive trucks, and reinforces the company’s position as a leader in the ultra-class mining truck market.

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Mobile Wireless Router

Siemens has expanded its cellular router portfolio by adding the Ruggedcom RM1224 as an entry level device. With its 4G LTE worldwide connectivity and automatic fallback to 3G UMTS or EVDO cellular networks, it is ideally suited for providing data communication to and from remote locations. Thanks to its high bandwidths and performance capabilities, the mobile wireless router can be deployed in a diverse range of applications: from the integration of remote substations and feeder devices to rail wayside applications and mobile Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), as well as remote video surveillance.

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Drone Detection App

DeTect recently released the free public version of the DroneWatcher app that turns smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system into detectors for unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.

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Hilliard Unveils New Braking System

At MINExpo 2016, The Hilliard Corp. will unveil new braking systems that use caliper brakes that it has developed, tested and certified. For more than 30 years, the company has been supplying braking systems for draglines, electric shovels, conveyors, mine hoists and mills. The new systems, according to Rick Kallenborn, regional sales manager for Hilliard, will replace existing systems with a more standardized product that is more user-friendly and will allow miners to reduce their parts inventories.

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