Coal Age

DEC 2018

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December 2018 45 suppliers news continued system, enabling it to centrally monitor production and analyze and respond to in- sights from real-time data. Drawing on Sie- mens longstanding expertise in the mining industry and Industry 4.0, the solution will be based on the advanced architecture and performance of Siemens WinCC Open Ar- chitecture. As part of the contract, Siemens will also provide inter process communica- tion (IPC), accessories, plus software engi- neering and site commissioning services. The global coal mining industry faces major challenges while needing to meet mounting stakeholder expectations. To stay competitive, companies need to be- come more innovative. Digitization plays a crucial role by offering new ways to max- imize productivity. The project is set to begin in 2019, ini- tially drawing data from four mine hoist systems at the DongTan coal mine, located in the central eastern portion of YanZhou coalfield. To benefit from enterprise-wide insights, YanZhou intends later to extend the concept to cover up to 20 mine hoists located hundreds of miles apart at this and its other five coal mines. For 24/7 transpar- ency, the cloud platform can be accessed by users on local PCs in the enterprise net- work, or using remote PC or smart phone/ tablets via the Internet. This enables engineers and managers to monitor machine status, trace fault by historical trend, while managing service routines and the knowledge library — any- time, anywhere. Double Coin Debuts 360° Video Tour of Manufacturing Plant Double Coin and CMA, a leading tire man- ufacturer and marketer, unveiled a video giving viewers a 360° virtual tour of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Thailand. The new facility manufactures TBR tires, industrial tires, and OTR tires for the North American market. "This video offers viewers an in-depth, inside look at how Double Coin combines robotics and highly advanced automation to produce market-leading tires. Our plant can produce approximately 4,100 truck and bus radials and 136 off-the-road radials each day," said Tim Phillips, vice president of marketing and operations for Double Coin. "The virtual tour shows how a Double Coin tire is manufactured, from the begin- ning when sap is collected from a rubber tree. Viewers will gain insight into the tech- nology that makes Double Coin tires excep- tional. We believe it also provides a valuable way for owner-operators and fleet manag- ers to have confidence in Double Coin as a tire investment," Phillips added. Eriez' Suspended Magnets and Metal Detectors remove tramp metals before they damage your valuable crushers and downstream equipment. Stop Dangerous Tramp Metals! 814-835-6000 • Q U I C K S H I P P R O G R A M ! Now Available in Double Coin's virtual tour on YouTube shows how the company manufactures 133 tires per day.

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