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JUN 2013

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product news continued allows for unprecedented levels of financial visibility and cost control, from individual mine sites through to corporate management reporting systems, according to RPM. With a centralized platform for conducting analysis and generating different scenarios using auditable and validated information, XERAS for Enterprise bridges the gap between the mine and the boardroom. It exposes the strengths and weaknesses of the mine plan and provides critical information which management can use to act upon. "XERAS for Enterprise gives our customers the ability to perform in depth plan vs. actuals analysis. It not only provides variance reporting but also lets users get under the covers so they can truly understand the reasons and underlying logic behind the causes," said Darren Rostron, RPM's XERAS product manager. "It allows you to reforecast dynamically on the go. When unexpected events occur, such as equipment failure, weather events, or a major drop in commodity prices, XERAS for Enterprise quickly helps you understand the financial impact on the business and make informed decisions." The software standardizes financial costing models, enabling fast consolidation and central control of underlying assumptions, which allows operational and financial managers to understand their future financial position across their entire global operations. www.rpmglobal.com Lifeline Catalog Rigid Lifelines, a leading provider and manufacturer of engineered fall protection systems and accessories, recently published its first comprehensive product catalog. The catalog documents an expanded line of portable systems, which includes the Griffin, Rolling AFrame, and weighted Swing Arm to provide mobile fall protection for almost any location. www.rigidlifelinescom Methane Monitoring Trolex recently introduced Sentrum, a device delivering accurate and reliable methane recovery monitoring. According to the company, it is the first system of its type that is certified for use underground and the first to be able to differentiate between methane and other nonmethane hydrocarbons accurately. It does this by sampling the gas on a continuous basis and uses infrared detection coupled with other special processes. It uses an initial gas analysis to "train" the system and subsequent analysis can be used for fine-tuning. www.methanemonitoring.net Air Winch Ingersoll Rand has released a new line of Infinity Series Customized Mining Air Winches. The air winch series is optimized for mining specific applications, based on feedback Ingersoll Rand received from its customers in the field. The new FA2i Infinity Series mining air winch has a rated capacity of 4,400 lb (2,000 kg) with a 4,400-lb top layer rated line pull. Its 9.4 hp radial piston motor provides positive starting torque and precise spotting control. Ingersoll Rand designed the Infinity Series winches to have longer side rails with rounded bars welded to both ends. This feature increases the stability of the winch and makes it easier for users to transport it across dirt and rock in the mine, accord- 58 www.coalage.com June 2013

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