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Uzbekipaksanoat organisation of Tashkent city

On March 13, in Uzbekipaksanoat organisation of Tashkent city a busines meeting took place between representatives of Russian and Uzbekistan business community.  Heads of over 40 large companies, top managers and businessmen from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan took part in it, including ООО Becker Mining Systems RUS.

The main goal of the meeting was creation and development of cooperation between businessmen of Uzbekistan and Russia, attracting of investors, exchange of experience in different branches of industry and business, and starting of production of export-oriented products. Representatives of interested ministeries and institutions took floor during the meeting, as well as Uzbekistan companies.

Director general of OOO BMS RUS Nadezhda Grosse took floor with a presentation regarding possibilities of the company in the field of realization of industrial program for winning enterprizes, as well as conducted negotiations with a range of companies. Largest mining companies of Uzbekistan Uzbekugol and Almalyk mining-and-metallurgical integrated works showed their interest to Becker equipment. The next step of development of relations with potential customers will be getting acquainted with Becker equipment during the fair Ugol Rossii & Mining - 2019, which will take place in the beginning of June in Novokuznetsk.

Becker Mining Systems AG, 26.04.2019

Becker Mining Systems Russia & Nornickel

From 2018, BMS RUS has been actively developing relations with Nornickel company– a leader of mining and metallurgical industry of Russia and largest world producer of nickel and palladium. BMS RUS employees regulary attend production facilities of Nornickel with presentations and show the equipment.

On April 3-4th, BMS RUS took part in XVIII specialized fair „Metallurgy. Mining-2019. Automation. Equipment and new technologies. Protection and safety of labour”. At the company’s booth, elements of Becker automation and communication system  were presented, as well as partner’s equipment –KITO hoists.

We are grateful to our visitors for their interest to Becker equipment!

To find out more go to:
https://www.nornickel.com/
 

Becker Mining Systems AG, 26.04.2019

First ever complete overhaul of a MineTrans Monorail at TiBeCo

On 1st of March 2019, the first  Becker Minetrans® monorail sold by Tianjin Becker Electronic Co. Ltd. (TiBeCo) to the Chinese Kouzidong Mine of SDIC Xinji Group in 2015, was returned to the TiBeCo workshops in Tianjin for a complete overhaul. 

Up until now only the original manufacturer of the Minetrans® monorails, Becker Warkop Sp. z.o.o, would be able to carry out certified overhauls of its products. With the increasing demand for the powerful Minetrans® railbound solutions over recent years, it was decided to grow local knowledge and install a certified overhaul workshop for Minetrans® products at TiBeCo in Tianjin, China. Therefore service teams of Becker Warkop aimed to install a copy of their workshops at TiBeCo and also train the Tianjin service teams accordingly to be able to carry out these repairs and overhauls. The rigorous quality control plans in place today are the same as at Becker Warkop in Poland.

After 2 years of steady investment in training of staff and building cutting-edge facilities, TiBeCo is today capable of carrying out complete and certified overhauls of Becker Minetrans® solutions directly in Tianjin and thus making it redundant to ship products back to Poland for overhauls, reducing time and costs for customers.

Within just 4 weeks, on March 28, 2019, the complete monorail system was refurbished, had passed the EX-work test and was packed to deliver.

The successful overhaul of the Minetrans® product proves the establishment of TiBeCo as another certified workshop that rounds off the comprehensive product and service range from Becker Mining Systems to its Chinese customers.

To find out more go to:

Minetrans® Products

 

Becker Mining Systems AG, 18.04.2019

Canadian Mining Games 2019

Every year, universities across Canada assemble their finest mining students to participate at the Canadian Mining Games. This competition offers students the opportunity to showcase their skills in both academic and practical events against their peers, as well as network with professionals in the mining industry. 

At the 2019 games, Laurentian University found great success and earned a total of 10 podiums across 23 events for a third-place overall finish. The team of highly skilled students demonstrated great knowledge in academic events that involved calculations, written reports and presentation challenges. Some key events that the team performed well in are: 1st place in the stock market challenge, 2nd place in the mystery event and 3rd place in drill and blast. The stock market challenge involved the investment of a $500,000 portfolio to generate the largest return over a 2-month period. The students are limited solely to mining & metals, and oil and gas companies for investment, further adding to the challenge. The mystery event had students prepare a presentation to optimize face mapping in underground mines. The presentation by our Laurentian team involved XRF technology implemented with MOSS survey systems thereby reducing the required number of technical staff at the face. Lastly, the drill and blast event involved reducing costs and optimizing blasting in an open pit mine. 

The Canadian Mining Games also consists of many practical events that Laurentian excels in due to students gaining valuable hands on mining experience throughout summer employment. Laurentian University proudly took 3rd place in equipment handling, jack leg drilling and mine rescue.

Without the generous donations from companies such as Becker Varis, it would be difficult for our team to participate in the games. With such a large group, expenses for hotels, flights, and meals are increasingly expensive for a university team. Support from local mining companies and organizations allows us to focus on preparing for the competition to perform as best as we can to properly represent our university and our sponsors. We are proud to represent both Laurentian University and the Sudbury basin as Canada’s mining hub. Laurentian University’s mining games team would like to thank Becker Varis for their generous donation and their continued support for future engineers.

“We had success in many of the events and we we're on the podium consistently throughout the awards banquet. Our success wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous sponsors so I'd like to say thank you on behalf of this year's team.”
Bradley Gallant
Laurentian University Team Member at the 2019 Canadian Mining Games

For more information go to:
http://www.canadianmininggames.com/

Becker Mining Systems AG, 27.03.2019

LASEC-BECKER leading safety and productivity in 6 mines in Mexico for 2019

Smart Flow® integrates a Telecommunications platform based on the identification and monitoring of all the operational flow that exists in areas of interest in real time, in this way these 6 mines will develop an increase in their productivity as well as in the safety of those who work in them.
Ready for Industrial IoT (Industry 4.0) Smart Flow® and LAIoT® represent cutting edge and innovation. The future is the digital mine and we are getting closer and closer to achieving it.
With this objective, we consolidate our efforts towards Grupo Peñoles and Coeur Mining as leaders in the implementation of Innovation and Technology Projects in Mexico.
Lasec-Becker consolidates 6 new contracts to be implemented in 2019 of its Smart Flow® and LAIoT® solution.

  • Grupo Peñoles in its mines: Minera Sabinas; Minera Capela; Minera Roble, Minera la Parreña and Minera Tizapa.
  • Coeur Mining Group in its Guadalupe Mine.

For more information go to:

http://lasec.com.mx/

Becker Mining Systems AG, 25.03.2019

Apprentices welcomed at Becker Mining Australia

  • The new apprentices Luke Matt, Alex Harper and Edgar Atkins (l.t.r.)

New trainees and apprentices have started at Becker Mining Australia workshop, with the group comprising the largest single intake in the company’s history.

Becker Mining Australia has started a number of apprentices at its Thornton NSW facilities over the years. This year is no different with 3 new apprentices commencing in January 2019.  This is triple the usual number of apprentices over previous year’s intakes due to the growth of the business within Australia.  The new apprentices are Luke Matt, Alex Harper and Edgar Atkins have now been welcomed to the team.

Cameron Irwin, Becker Mining Australia’s Electrical & Production Manager said the team was pleased to welcome their largest cohort of apprentices and trainees. “The company has more than 20 years of experience in training and hosting the next generation of talent, demonstrating our strong commitment to local training and employment,” he said.

“We see ourselves operating our Thornton facilities for decades to come to support the local coal mining industry. We pride ourselves on trained personnel that are central to this vision,” Mr Irwin said.

Employees are undertaking apprenticeships and traineeships in a range of fields, including mechanical fitting, electrical instrumentation, process plant operator, operations support and business administration. 

Becker Mining Australia has also been working with Hunter Trade College hosting year 11 and 12 students for their practical work placements.  Year 12 students work 3 full days per week, year 11 students work 2 days per week for the duration of each school term.

These new starters will be essential for Becker Mining Australia growth plans, which could see the facility manufacture more new machines in 2019 than any other year of the company’s history. Recently Becker Mining Australia has also moved to both night and day shifts to meet the high demand of overhauls for our key customers. This means that the workshop is now open before sunrise and finishes at Midnight during the week.

Becker Mining Australia remains a key supplier to the Hunter Valley coal chain. The Thornton facility is strategically located just minutes away from the port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export port. Rising demand for coal, particularly in the Asian region, has resulted in a strong increase in the volume of coal exported through the port to 160 million tonnes per annum.

For more information go to:

https://www.becker-mining.com/careers
https://www.becker-mining.com/products
https://www.pwcs.com.au/

If you are also looking jo join the Becker Mining Systems Group, please refer to the Careers Page.

 

Becker Mining Systems AG, 19.03.2019

Manufacture of rope attachements in record time for South Africa Diamond Mine

  • Picture of Rope Attachement

Becker Mining Systems has stepped up to the challenge of quick turn-around time for the manufacture of rope attachments for a diamond mine.

“We received the order at the end of August 2018, with the requirement to deliver before the end of December 2018,” says Tom Searle, Becker Mining SA. “This large order would normally take between six and eight months to complete, however, we managed to finish the work in three and a half months. The fully-machined components - with a total mass of 53 Tons - were packed in 49 large wooden crates and delivered for long term storage, ahead of our deadline.”

This project included the manufacture of a complete running set and a spare set of Koepe attachments for two rock winders. Each set suits four off 46 mm headropes and four off 48 mm tail ropes.

The order also comprised four sets of 30 Ton Rocket type safety detaching hook sets supplied for the man winder and 10 Ton rocket type hooksets for the service cage. Jack catch boxes, jack catch lugs and posts were also supplied for each conveyance. Becker Mining also supplied WRC clamps that were used during installation and will be utilised in future maintenance of ropes.

The completed job included all the statutory testing requirements, to fully certify the equipment in line with the necessary specifications, including mine health and safety acts and mining regulations.

 

For more information go to:

https://www.becker-mining.com/en/products/minetrans/rope-attachments

Becker Minng Systems AG, 27.02.2019

Exhibitions in 2019

With 2019 now underway, we are excited to announce some of the exhibitions that we will be a part of this year. From Canada’s PDAC convention in March, to India’s IME exhibition in November, we will be travelling far and wide to meet with our wonderful customers, and to showcase our recent developments.

Our home page has all the details for each exhibition, including our booth numbers, under ‘Exhibitions in 2019’. Our social media channels will also have information about our activities throughout the year.

As always, we invite you to contact us via email to arrange a meeting beforehand. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at the exhibitions!

 

 

 

Becker Mining Systems AG, 17.01.2019

 

Becker Mining Systems completes Upgrade Projects at Zululand Anthracite Colliery

  • Zululand Anthracite Colliery

Becker Mining Systems completes upgrade projects at Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) in KwaZulu-Natal.

“These projects involved the upgrade of existing switchgear at the plant substation and the installation of communication, automation and protection systems at the mine’s MacNelly Plant. Becker Mining was also responsible for the design and installation of advancements at the main washing and siding plants, as well as the establishment of a leading-edge control room,” says Frikkie Quirk, Becker Mining South Africa. “These upgrade projects - installed and commissioned on time - have resulted in improved efficiencies, greater productivity and energy savings.”

Upgrades to the 11 kV plant substation, which involved replacing outdated equipment with new switchgear with remote switching, ensures a high level of operator safety and system protection. Since the improvements at the MacNelly Plant, there has been an increase in productivity of about 8%. Enhancements at the main wash plant – which was previously operated manually – includes the installation of Becker ProBeck motor protection and control relays. This project has seen an increase in plant efficiency and a reduction in pump replacements, as a result of correct motor protection delivered by Becker.
Motors at the siding plant now have an automatic start-up via one start button to PLC and are programmed to stop in sequence. In addition to improved efficiency, an important advantage of the new system is energy savings. The new control room - with an advanced Adroit 10 SCADA system set-up via the Becker Wi-Fi communication - provides full control over production and plant availability.

 

For more information go to:

www.becker-mining.com/products

https://www.zac.co.za/

 

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Becker Minng Systems AG, 06.12.2018

2018 International Research and Practice Conference

From September 10-14, 2018, the International Research and Practice Conference 'Underground Coal Mining of the XXI Century' took place at the premises of SUEK-Kuzbass, JSC. The event was organized by the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources named for the academician N.V. Melnikov of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPKON RAN) and SUEK-Kuzbass.

The conference work included plenary and section sessions with a wide exchange of opinions and the sharing of scientific and production experience. Participants were encouraged to join the work of one of the sections: “Technology of Underground Mining”, “Mining equipment and Energy Distribution”, “Ventilation and Degassing”, “Industrial and Work Safety”, “Environmental Safety”.

Becker Mining Systems RUS took part in the conference with the report “Experience of Installation and use of Energy Supply and Automation Systems in the Mining Industry”. Our specialists shared the industrial experiences of the Becker Mining Systems Group and answered questions from the conference’s participants.

 

Becker Mining Systems AG, 05.11.2018