News - Measurement & Automation

Transforming Waste to Value!

Utilising advanced sorting systems the Perth MRF processes garbage of households and businesses alike
Municipal Recovery Facility safes Resources and Dump Space
Municipal waste contains a high percentage of materials that can be profitably re-used as a substitute for (limited) resources and by saving valuable landfill space. In Perth, Western Australia, a highly advanced facility has recently gone operative.

Elite Control Systems installs Wireless Stockyard Monitoring for Tarmac

The un-manned stacker and reclaimer machines at Tarmac’s Dunbar cement works are located in a fairly remote area of the site.
Automation & Control
Elite Control Systems has installed a wireless monitoring system on large unmanned stacker and reclaimer machines located in a remote part of Tarmac’s Dunbar site in Scotland. By further integrating this system into Tarmac’s existing site network, the machines' status is now able to be visually displayed in the main PCS7 system control room.

ABB to deliver North America’s most powerful Mine Hoist

The new hoist for Mosaic’s new K3 potash mine is scheduled to be commissioned in 2021.
Potash Mining
ABB announced that it will design, deliver, install and commission the friction hoist with all related mechanical and electrical systems for Mosaic’s new K3 potash mine in Saskatchewan, Canada. The greenfield mine is an expansion of Mosaic’s established potash mining operations in the area. The K3 mine, located east of the Town of Esterhazy, in Saskatchewan, has reached potash at a depth of 3350 ft (approx. 1000 m).

New Endress+Hauser Representation in Wisconsin and Northern Michigan

US Distribution Agreement
Forberg Scientific, Inc. is now the single-source supplier of Endress+Hauser Products, Services and Solutions for all markets and industries across Wisconsin and Northern Michigan market for all industries including food and beverage, chemical, water/wastewater, life sciences, power and energy, oil and gas, primaries and metals to its customers.

Cleveland Vibrator to distribute Uras Rotary Electric Vibrators in US

US Distribution Agreement
Japan-based Uras Techno has appointed the Ohio-based Cleveland Vibrator Co. its exclusive distributor of rotary electric vibrators in the United States. The full lines of Uras KEE and SEE rotary electric vibrators are now marketed under the Cleveland Vibrator private label RE and RES lines in the US. These high-performance, continuous-duty vibrators are used to power vibratory equipment such as feeders, conveyors, screeners and tables and also used as flow aids on bins and hoppers.

WEG Australia wins Orders for large Motors, securing Roy Hill Project

WEG Australia has successfully won the tender for two of the main suppliers for the Roy Hill Project, to supply 35 large induction machines.
Drive Systems & Components
WEG Australia has successfully won the tender for two of the main suppliers for the Roy Hill Project, to supply 35 large induction machines, which will run high efficiency pumps supplied by two WEG OEMs. The 55 million tonnes per year Roy Hill Project is of the largest iron ore mining, rail & port project to be developed in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System passes 330 million tonne landmark

The FrontRunner truck’s Obstacle Detection System (ODS) can detect light mine vehicles and other mobile mine equipment on the mine site.
Autonomous Mine Trucks
The Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) pioneered by global mining and construction equipment giant Komatsu for large mining operations, has passed a landmark milestone of 330-million tonnes of material moved. Based on conventional large mining trucks, Komatsu’s FrontRunner autonomous trucks are not remote controlled but run completely autonomously with a full truck fleet monitored by a single controller located thousands of kilometres away.

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