Mining-tech pioneer retires

Mining-tech pioneer retires

In their tribute article to Dr. James Wm White, who officially retired on July 1, 2016, Mining Journal nicknames Modular’s co-founder “the grandfather of modern, high-tech mine production management systems.” The article describes Dr. White’s contributions to both Modular and the mining industry.

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Standing the test of time

Mining Magazine recently featured Modular and our DISPATCH® Fleet Management System, as well as several other products from our IntelliMine® suite, in an article titled “Standing the test of time”. The article describes the history of fleet management systems, how Modular pioneered the way, and the evolution of mining systems in general as technology and mine demands continue to advance.

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Linking Up

This article, published in Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ), features Modular’s DISPATCH® Underground 2015 Fleet Management System and its new underground-specific functionality. The full article is available below for online viewing or download.

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Modular Launches MineCare 3

Mining Magazine published an article featuring Modular’s newly-released MineCare 3 Maintenance Management Solution. The full article is available below for download or online viewing.

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Modular Steps Up

This article, published in Australia’s Mining Monthly, features Modular’s newly-released MineCare 3 Maintenance Management Solution. The full article is available below for online reading or downloading.

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Modular commissions FMS at Mexican mine

Modular is proud to announce the successful commissioning of its DISPATCH Underground Fleet Management System (FMS) at a large, high grade gold-silver mine in Sonora, Mexico. Read the full article, published by Mining Magazine, below.

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Vale applies Modular MasterLink Enterprise wireless network at Carajás

This article from International Mining highlights Modular’s MasterLink Enterprise wireless network solution and its recent application at Vale’s Carajás open-pit iron ore mine in Brazil. The full article is available below, for online viewing or download.

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Modular dispatches to Mexico

This article from Australia’s Mining Monthly discusses Modular’s successful commissioning of the recently-released DISPATCH Underground Fleet Management System at a large gold-silver mine in Mexico. The full article is available below, for online viewing or download.

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Vale selects Modular wireless solution

This article from Mining Magazine highlights Modular’s partnership with Vale, as the organization has chosen to implement our recently-released MasterLink Enterprise wireless network solution at their Carajás Mine. Carajás, which has also been using Modular’s DISPATCH Fleet Management System since 1993, selected MasterLink Enterprise for their wireless solution because of its capability to handle bandwidth-intensive applications and […]

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Modular Approach About Fast Change

This article, featured in the August edition of Mining Magazine, highlights the innovations and progress of Modular’s latest products, including the newly-released DISPATCH Underground 2015 fleet management system, the MasterLink Enterprise wireless network solution, and MineAlert’s Collision-Avoidance System (CAS).

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Modular drills into explosive costs

In this article from Mining Magazine, Modular’s Charles Orr (Product Manager, Machine Guidance) discusses the benefits of using a machine guidance system with a Stratification module for improved Fragmentation and Blast Patterns.

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Underground Management Solution Monitors the Fleet in Real Time

In this article, Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) introduces the benefits of Modular’s new DISPATCH Underground Fleet Management System for Underground mining operations.

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Cost Focus Has Modular Building

Mining Journal’s July 2015 edition features an article about Modular and our products’ abilities to enable mines to do more with less. While the mining industry is cutting budgets anywhere they can, Modular has made substantial investments in product development in recent years, and with good reason; mines everywhere continue to order Modular’s products, including our […]

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Modular Launches DISPATCH Underground 2015

Modular’s new DISPATCH Underground 2015 Fleet Management System and its benefits for underground mining operations are discussed in the April edition of Engineering and Mining Journal (E&MJ), available below.

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Modular releases new fleet-management system

Modular’s newly-released DISPATCH Underground 2015 fleet management system is the topic of this article, written in the May edition of Mining Magazine.

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Modular Reaches 250-mine Mark with Vale Installation

This article, featured in Engineering and Mining Journal (E&MJ), discusses Modular’s 250th-mine milestone. Vale’s Pico Mine, in Brazil, was presented with a plaque commemorating the 20-year business relationship with Modular; over the years, Vale has implemented Modular’s technologies at 14 of its mine sites worldwide, installing the systems on their fleet of trucks, shovels, drills, […]

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Modular starts MasterLink Enterprise roll-out

Mining Magazine recently featured an article about Modular’s next-generation wireless network solution,  MasterLink Enterprise, highlighting the speed in which the new system has obtained several new orders at large-scale mining organizations throughout the Americas and Africa. Read the full article for more information.

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Monitoring tired tyres

In this article, published in Australia’s Mining Monthly, Modular’s Neil Ferriera (Product Manager – Fleet Management Systems) discusses the safety and equipment health benefits of using the DISPATCH TireAlert module.

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Wireless pits

Modular’s new MasterLink Enterprise wireless network solution takes the spotlight in the April edition of Australia’s Mining Monthly.

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Modular achieves 250th customer mine

Vale, who has been using Modular’s products for more than 20 years, helps Modular reach the 250-mine milestone with the adoption of the DISPATCH® Fleet Management System for their Pico open-pit mine in Brazil. The system is being installed on Pico’s extensive fleet of trucks, shovels, loaders, dozers, and auxiliary equipment, and is expected to help […]

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Modular tracks steady growth path

This feature article in Mining Journal, published in March 2015, discusses Modular’s steady business growth, which is, in part, a result of the mining industry’s rapidly-expanding demand for industrial internet, especially for data management and analysis needs.

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IoT to speed mining technology shift

This March 2015 article from Mining Magazine discusses the consumer world’s movement towards the IoT (Internet of Things) and the mining world’s subsequent moves toward analyzing data to extract the most value from assets. One of Modular’s soon-to-be-released products, the MineCare® 3 Maintenance Management System, utilizes a cloud-based technology, enabling mining organizations to “take a giant leap forward, […]

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With all due dispatch

This article, published in Australia’s Monthly Mining Magazine, features Modular’s DISPATCH Fleet Management System. The article highlights the system’s ability to maximize mine productivity “by delivering relevant information to each piece of mobile equipment” through such features as the radio frequency identification equipment positioning, time tracking, and more.

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Eyes on the Prize

Modular’s DISPATCH Fleet Management System was featured in Coal Age Magazine’s article, “Eyes on the Prize”, emphasizing the productivity increase that the system has generated for hundreds of mines worldwide since 1979.

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Monitoring engine idle time at a US coal mine

Modular’s DISPATCH idle monitor module has proven to not only be effective in helping mines use less fuel, but also minimise unscheduled maintenance events, improve operational best practices and reduce their carbon footprint

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The evolution of dispatching

Modular’s Andrew Crose examines how improved technology and the changing demands of the mining industry have transformed the role of dispatching.

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Smarter and Safer

Neil Ferreira, Modular Mining Systems Inc., US, explains how contemporary fleet management systems optimise both production and safety. Mining companies have been using fleet management systems for more than 30 years. Today, the technology has become increasingly central to operations: for instance, few greenfield sites consider starting operations without first installing a fleet management system. […]

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REM: From Data to Action

Real-time asset information should benefit everyone in an organization…

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EURAILmag Business & Technology: Keeping Growth Under Control

Mining giant vale (vale s.a.) operates around 10,000 kilometres of rail track in Brazil. Its four railroads – vitoria-minas, centro-atlantica, north-south and carajás – cross nine states and account for around 16% of all cargo transported by rail in the country. To keep pace with surging volumes of freight on the carajás line, fed by the world’s largest iron ore mine, a state-of-the-art train traffic control system, from modular mining systems, inc. (modular), lies at the heart of operations.

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Mining Magazine: Surface Loaders Fully Loaded

With business booming in the surface loading sector, Anna Hayes reviews the equipment on offer.

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Full throttle?

Justin Johnsen and Greg Lanz, Modular Mining Systems Inc., US, describe how to tackle operating costs with a maintenance solution.

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Under Control: Keeping track of what’s happening underground

Since the first underground fleet management system was introduced roughly two decades ago, such systems have seen ups and downs in industry popularity. Many major underground operations have at one time or another sought to benefit from the transparency and detailed reporting of fleet management systems, but in the decade following the introduction of Modular Mining Systems Canada Ltd’s DISPATCH underground system…

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VEHICLE HEALTH MONITORING: Taking a pulse

The evolution of real-time health monitoring has reached new highs as in-depth diagnostic analysis, long-term trending and predictive capabilities become standard features on haul trucks, reports Murray Harcus

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Asia Special: Emerging Tiger

Greg Sweeney, Modular Mining Systems Pty Ltd, Australia, discusses the rise and future potential of the Indian coal mining industry.

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Making the fleet management decision easy

Mines and Quarries are often perceived as archaic when it comes to technology. On the average, a mine has less technology than the typical processing plant; but if one looks at the long history of technology in mining and the vast array of current…

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One block at a time

Modular founder and chairman James White reflects on 30 years in the mining industry. By Christine Feary.

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Computer to Direct Chino Mining

If copper prices won’t go up, production costs have to come down. That’s the goal of the Chino Mines Co. which has announced the addition or more state-or-the-art equipment at its property. Chino divulged Friday…

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Phelps Dodge Today: Dispatch

Computer-based haulage truck scheduling is more than ten years old, but there have been few successful installations. The DISPATCH system at the Tyrone mine has proved that such a system can work. Mine haulage has been improved more than 10 percent as a result of implementing DISPATCH.

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