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OCT 2018

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44 October 2018 product news continued tances through drill holes or pipes, the company reported. The RockRoller is a metal clamp con- sisting of three sections that are triangu- lar and wheeled. Beele's rubber clamping strips, the hardness of which is matched to the application, secure the cables during pulling. The strips are placed in the clamp parts and push the cables together so they are not damaged. The NOFIRNO material is equipped with a special pro- file that creates an optimum grip between the cable, clamping strip and clamp, the company reported. Gas Detector Released to NA Markets Dräger released the X-am 8000 multigas detector to the U.S. and Canada markets. It can simultaneously detect up to seven gases, including flammable gases, vapors and oxygen. The company described it as smaller, lighter, easy-to-read, rugged, intuitive and capable of being converted to an area-monitoring device. It can be switched between pump and diffusion mode to save energy. Stockpile Management Kespry's new enterprise-grade inventory management monitors, reconciles, and manages inventory data across sites, prod- uct lines and divisions. Users can reconcile data from their drone surveys with data from ERP and other systems of record for production and sales data. The data can be used to make better production decisions, inform sales teams of available product, and reduce write-downs by finance teams. "Physical inventory accuracy is a defining element of profitability for our 200+ mining and aggregates customers, and we're excited to make the process of delivering accurate data much sim- pler," said George Mathew, chairman and CEO, Kespry. "Our unique combination of drone-based topographic surveys, cloud-based analytics, and inventory management capabilities provide a single source of truth for every site, product line and organization." Mining companies have been adopt- ing high-accuracy inventory measure- ment from drone solutions to improve profitability and reduce write-downs from end-of-period financial reporting. However, many production managers or accounting teams have been forced to at- tempt to reconcile aging and inaccurate ERP data with up-to-date accurate drone data. This is typically done with com- plex spreadsheets and manual adjust- ments. With this system, Kespry says min- ers can save time wasted on manual Excel work and identify discrepancies in inven- tory data faster to avoid costly issues such as overproduction.

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