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Mining Applications Require New, More Powerful Actuator Designs

Posted in Actuator, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, June 4th, 2012. No comments yet
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In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Mike McQuade shares how a mining pipeline valve application with huge torque demands necessitated a new valve actuator design to meet the challenge. Three miles above sea level in the mountains of central Peru is the Toromocho open-pit, copper mine. When you visit the site, you are issued an oxygen […]

Rotary Vane Actuators in Slurry Mining Applications

Posted in Actuator, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, February 20th, 2012. One comment so far
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In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Mike McQuade describes slurry-mining applications where rotary vane actuators are well suited. In a slurry-type mining application, the ore is ground up into fine particles and mixed with water, so that the mixture can now be pumped through a pipeline under high pressure. The mixture of solids and water has […]