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Mining for Solutions - September 2016

Chris Medinger, product marketing specialist, Leeson Electric

The article "Mining for Solutions" appeared in the September 2016 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
Increasing pressure on many fronts is compelling mine operators to thoroughly examine every phase of their operations. Fluctuating demand that whipsaws mineral prices, government-imposed environmental regulations and rising operating costs related to maintenance downtime all pose serious challenges for the mining sector. Add pressure from customers and stakeholders for more sustainable operations as well as union demands for higher wages, and you have a scenario that requires mine operators to exercise every possible option to achieve more efficient operations.

Keywords
motors, energy, efficiency, mining, maintenance, Leeson Electric, heavy-duty motors

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