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INDA 2017

Best of Germany 2014 - Mining Equipment and Mining Technology

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INDIA 2017 47 Equipment & Technology "The positive and welcoming response from our customers during the U-body launch event on July 11 in Hydrabad is the ultimate feedback of the close cooperation between Scania and SSAB throughout the entire project. The body is developed and tested to a level where we are fully con- vinced of its outstanding performance, and we are pleased to notice that the customer sees it as well" says Hanna Johansson, Director Business Support for Scania India. The tipper body was manufactured by one of India's largest truck trailer manufac- turers, an SSAB partner and the first truck body producer in India to join the Hardox In My Body network of producers. Siemens Changes Mechanical Drives Unit Name to Flender Siemens recently announced that, as of October 1, its Mechanical Drives unit (MD) will be known in the market as Flender GmbH, a Siemens company. Branches will also take on the new name worldwide. Earlier this year, Siemens reported that it would be running the unit as a stand-alone company under the Siemens umbrella, to expand its leeway for action and provide a sharper, business-specific focus. The new setup is to be completed worldwide by mid-2018. Stefan Tenbrock, CEO of Siemens Mechanical Drives, said "It's an important step in our transformation into a stand- alone firm under Siemens AG, acting as a market leader for our custom- ers worldwide and thinking like a mid- sized company." Flender GmbH is a leading provider of components for mechanical drive technol- ogy that are produced at eight locations with more than 6,000 employees around the world. Its product range includes a portfolio of gear units and couplings, drive applications and the associated services. A. Friedrich Flender AG was founded in Düsseldorf in 1899, originally making wood pulleys. Siemens took over Flender in 2005 and integrated the company into its corpo- rate group as a unit for mechanical drives. Sandvik Exits From Project Part of Mining Systems Sandvik signed an agreement to sell parts of its Mining Systems division to FLSmidth. Mining Systems is a supplier of design and engineering of material handling systems. In 2016, the operations had annual sales of 2.9 billion SEK ($347 million). The project part of the business related to mining industry is being divested to FLSmidth. Ongoing orders and deliveries related to the non-mining material handling project business (mainly harbor projects) and some mining projects will be delivered by Sandvik through an operational agree- ment with FLSmidth. The projects are expect- ed to be finalized during 2017-2019. The divestment process of the conveyor components part of Mining Systems is on- going and is proceeding according to plan. Mining Systems will continue to be reported in discontinued operations. The transaction will have no or limited impact on earnings per share and closing is expected by the end of 2017. The trans- action is subject to regulatory approvals. The intention to divest the Mining Systems division was announced in October 2015. Fluor Signs Agreement With Saudi Miner Fluor Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabian mining company Ma'aden to support future proj- ects located within and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, Fluor would be considered for conceptu- al, pre-front-end engineering and design, engineering, procurement and construction management, and program management contracting services for future projects. Fluor has contracted with Ma'aden for almost 10 years. During that time, Fluor has executed work in excess of $15 bil- lion for projects, including the Ma'aden aluminum complex and the ongoing Umm Wu'al phosphate project. Partnership to Sell Aftermarket Parts, Services CMS Cepcor Ltd. partnered with Requip Supplies Ltd. to better serve the global aftermarket demand for premium quality jaw, cone and impact crusher spare parts, along with replacement screen and asphalt plant spares. As part of the partnership, CMS Cepcor, a supplier of cone and jaw crusher spacers and services, will manage and distribute the entire Requip stock inven- tory from its global headquarters based in Coalville, (Leicestershire,) U.K. Requip, based in Newark, (Nottinghamshire, U.K.) will focus on product support and develop- ment of their impact crusher ranges. Honeywell and SKF Launch IIoT Pilot Project Honeywell Process Solutions and SKF have initiated a joint pilot project aimed at developing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The project, at a copper mine in Latin America, aims to create a digital standard for improved machine efficiency, reliability and competitiveness for industrial customers, according to the project partners. SKF's expertise in bearings, lubrication and condition monitoring will be combined with Honeywell's capabilities in data con- solidation and software development. The project's ambition is the joint development of a user-friendly digital ecosystem that captures and analyzes large amounts of data from a plant operator's machinery. Based on the analysis of this data, opera- tors will be able to determine methods to reduce or even eliminate manufacturing inefficiencies and unplanned downtime. The newly launched lightweight mining tipper body developed for the Indian market should improve productivity.

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