CMIC Mechanical Cutting Consortium Launches

CMIC in collaboration with Sandvik and its members launched a project that enables the opportunity for collective learning about mechanical rock excavation (MRE) technology. Through this consortium, participants will gain extensive knowledge in the technology that will enable them to accelerate deployment of mechanical cutting at their operations.

Mechanical cutting has been identified as a transformational opportunity to disrupt the current paradigm of the conventional drill and blast platform process. This project is aligned with the strategic thrust for electrification of mines and the move away from diesel equipment.

Mechanical cutting also supports the deployment of other transformative platform technologies, such as sensor-based ore sorting closer to the face and continuous haulage. Implementation of these technologies will shift thinking to continuous mining models and enable lower-grade deposits to be mined.

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  1. I think to mine lower grades, mining companies have to re-think their business! It is a copper mining but in each ton of ore there is 20% iron in it and it is call “waste”. Iron ore company does the same with copper!
    What was needed was a tech solution to recover ALL minerals present in the ore, separation of minerals from “dirt” (silica/clay).
    if your ultra fine grains are escaping flotation and end up in the tailing, you are losing money!
    Now there is a tech to recover ALL minerals present in the ore!
    SmartDry is a patent pending mineral recovery from tailing and ores and dewatering solutions based on the LIQUEFACTION effect.
    See iron ore undergoing liquefaction for dewatering:

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