On the cover this month, Cummins engines shows how heavy-duty mining machinery is only as reliable as the engine that powers it, which is why the Cummins range of engines has gained more than 60 per cent market share in the Zambian copper mining industry, since entering the market 26 years ago.
In Contracts this month, read how Condra Bulgaria has secured a €1.2-million (R13-million) contract to deliver one of the biggest cranes yet ordered from the South African-headquartered crane group, to be installed in a power generation plant in Russia's Ural Mountains.
In the Company Profile, we see how Modular Mining Systems, Inc. - a mining software company headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, USA - uses custom hardware and software, to optimises the assignment of trucks to loading and dumping points in an open pit mine and produces operating reports during the shift.
Industry Insight this month profiles Julian Archer, Marketing Director - equipment, Infor. He explains how the capital-intensive, cyclical nature of Industrial Machinery and Equipment (IME) means that any contraction of expenditure hits the industry hard. He explains that when activity picks up in an upturn, usually starting from construction and transportation equipment, followed by capital-goods equipment, it is often very different from the activity of the previous cycle.
In our bumper Lifting feature, LEEASA gives us a detailed background to its inception, while CEN also covers some of the projects and products within this exciting and often dangerous environment.
So, be informed and enjoy the read!
The Barnstone Mining Solution has proved its usefulness in the high-pressure, high-stakes African mining and exploration environment. Preconfigured specifically for mid-market mines, the Barnstone Mining Solution is a SAP-certified version of SAP's All-in-One enterprise resource planning software, ideal for the African mining environment.
With the focus increasingly shifting to environmental issue, Scania urban mobility solutions deliver reliability, cost effectiveness, flexibility, transport capacity and speed, and is operating in several cities around the globe. So too, with their joint venture company SDLG, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have demonstrated their commitment to caring for the environment by joining the WWF's Climate Savers Initiative.
Tyre and track
Terex® Washing Systems announced the expansion of their UK dealer network, by signing an agreement with Blue Machinery Scotland, appointing them as its dealer for Scotland, with effect from 1 July 2012.
Next month: September, and we're three-quarters of the way through the year! Along with our regulars, read through our Construction section to see what in-roads are being made with our Road Making feature.
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