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48 INDIA 2017 Equipment & Technology Medusa Installs New Service Hoist Thuthukani Engineering designed a full-ser- vice shaft hoisting infrastructure for a Medusa Mining-owned gold mine located in the Philippines and operated by Philsaga Mining Corp. The former was tasked with the design and drafting of the headgear, shaft collar and winder house for a new service shaft. The project commenced in 2015 and was carried out in cooperation with the Tech Edge Group, which specializes in the production of winches and winders, and W J Engineering. Thuthukani provided the infrastructure design, Tech Edge was tasked with building the winder and W J Engineering fabricated all of the infrastruc- ture components. The infrastructure com- ponents were fully fabricated and tested in South Africa before being disassembled and transported to the Philippines for final installation, completed in early 2017. Thuthukani Engineering is based in Pretoria. Komatsu, Trimble to Enhance Software Compatibility Komatsu is collaborating with Trimble to develop an Application Program Interface (API) to enable compatibility between their software platforms. Trimble Connect software, a cloud-based collabo- ration ecosystem, will support Komatsu's KomConnect platform for sharing digital data that can significantly benefit contrac- tors and project managers. Trimble Connected Site solutions pro- vide contractors a complete view of site productivity including materials quantity and movement, volume and compaction data, and fleet and asset management information, regardless of machine make or model. Trimble Connect is a collabo- ration environment allowing customers to combine and share data from multiple sources, including those from outside of the Trimble ecosystem. The collaboration is in response to customer demand for mixed fleet interop- erability as well as support for Japan's i-Construction initiative. Engineers Recommend Standardized Cost Code Independent Project Analysis (IPA) Inc. announced AACE International endorse - ment of its Mining and Mineral Processing Uniform-Cost Coding Structure. The latter stated at an annual meeting that the cost coding structure is recommended for use by technical professionals supporting min- ing industry companies and contractors. The cost coding structure will better enable the development of mining-specific cost metrics to be used in evaluating and benchmarking projects at different levels, AACE reported. The lack of a mining and minerals industry cost coding structure has been a constant roadblock in driving cap- ital spending improvements. AACE International is the international association for cost engineers. Caterpillar Inc .................................................................. BC Beumer Group GmbH & Co KG ...............................VDMA 13 Erlau AG...............................................................VDMA 21 Kamat Pumpen GmbH & Co KG ..............................VDMA 25 Liebherr Holding GmbH ..........................................VDMA 27 Mining Media Int'l - Mining Magazines ............................. IBC Wirtgen GmbH ......................................................VDMA 19 World Mining Equipment (WME) ...................................... IFC Advertising Index South African suppliers designed, manufactured and delivered this shaft hoisting system for a gold mine in the Philippines.

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