Coal Age

NOV 2018

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NOVEMBER 2018 VOL. 123 NO. 9 November 2018 1 feature articles 16 Komatsu Debuts Advanced Autonomous Systems A market leader offers autonomous mining insight during a demo at its proving grounds in Tucson, Arizona 22 Keeping the Largest Machines Moving In addition to routine maintenance, planners should consider new motor and braking technology during upgrades 26 Modern Motor Solutions Offer Glimpse of History, Future of Coal Mining Modern solutions speak to a deep, cyclic history of innovating for safety, efficiency and savings 30 Thinking Outside the Box Reinforcement project repairs damaged infrastructure on Buchanan mine refuse conveyor 34 India Plans to Open Many New Mines to Meet Domestic Demand The world's third largest coal producer remains on track to meet future needs coal in the news 4 Coronado IPO Raises $774 Million 4 Ramaco Resources' Elk Creek Has Partial Structure Failure 5 Alpha Stockholders Approve Merger With Contura Energy 8 American Resources Acquires Met Coal Mining Complex in West Virginia 9 LG&E/KU Expect Smaller Coal Mining Load Declines Over Next 15 years 10 Northern Indiana Public Service Plans Coal Retirements by 2028 12 Logistics Impact Rhino Resources world news 6 SUEK Plans to Ramp Up Production 6 Teck Misses Met Coal Guidance 7 Indonesia's Adaro Posts Higher Q3 Coal Production 7 RWE Will Seek Damages if Germany Closes Coal Plants departments 2 Editorial 4 News 6 World News 9 People 11 Awards 12 Calendar 37 Operating Ideas 40 Suppliers News 43 Product News 46 Classifieds 48 Legally Speaking This month, Coal Age offers ideas for servicing draglines. The largest earthmoving machines are also some of the oldest mining machines still in operation. On the cover, the view from the point sheave looking back down the boom toward the body shows the new synthetic pendants (chrome and black on both sides) being used at Cloud Peak Energy. (Photo: Applied Fiber) this issue NEWS/ 4 HIGH-HP MOTORS/ 26 HANDLING REFUSE/ 30 AUTONOMOUS HAULAGE/ 16

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