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Mining, Minerals & Cement Forum: A Rich Vein of Automation Innovation

BHP Billiton Streamlines Conveyor Isolation; Arrium Expands Steel Streams; and Anglo American Standardizes Continuous Process and Batch Controls

By Jim Montague

AF14 Banner/automationfair/index.html In the mining industry, dramatic drills and diggers get much of the credit. But it's the unassuming lifters, conveyors, crushers, concentrators, furnaces and smelters that do most of the work. To give these essential material handling and processing applications some much-needed support, three mines in Australia and South Africa recently implemented several different process control and safety upgrades. The three presented details of their projects at the Mining, Minerals & Cement Forum this week at Automation Fair in Anaheim, California.

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