Category: Mining

SOTO INTRODUCES SAFE, EFFICIENT UNDERGROUND SURGE BIN INSPECTION

Posted on January 14, 2019

Surge bins installed at the end of colliery conveyer belts are often a critical component of the underground coal transportation process. The word ‘component,’ however, is a bit too modest to describe them, as surge bins are usually big and cumbersome. When the time comes to inspect the inside of a surge bin, the task […]

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Bulk Materials Handling: DEM Impact Analysis Conveyor Chute Design Comparison

Posted on October 10, 2018

DEM (discrete element modelling) is a powerful technique used to model particle flow in the design of bulk materials handling equipment. Insights gained from DEM analyses can help design more efficient equipment and transfer chutes. Among others, DEM is useful in predicting bulk materials flow patterns and flow rates; wear patterns; and velocity profiles relative […]

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“SWIFTA” Revolutionises Underground Fitting of Solid Filled Wheels in Mining

Posted on June 9, 2017

As an organisation that looks to the future, SOTO Consulting Engineers have committed to evolving the reputation of mining as a hazardous industry by upgrading mine operations to a new level of safety and efficiency. SOTO’s newly innovated Safe Wheel Installation Fitting Transport Appliance (SWIFTA) has been developed in consultation with coal mine operators to […]

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