Different Types Of Mining Equipment

The mining sector is one of the most demanding and dangerous industry sectors, because the miners are surrounded by various hazardous items and they use different kinds of mining equipment and machines. Strong, powerful and durable mining equipment is essential for the mining sector, because the mining machines are the basic tools for the miners with which various valuable ores and minerals are being extracted from the ground. Unlike in the past when the miners used only hand made tools, today the miners and the mining sector enjoys the benefits provided by the modern mining equipment and machines which are specifically designed and produced for various mining purposes. The modern mining equipment is generally powered by electricity and hydraulic energy.


Different mining equipment is used for specific mining projects. Generally, the mining equipment that is used in every mining site all over the world includes: drilling machines, shredders, drill rigs, blasting equipment, blasting machines, hammers, mining locomotives, industrial crushers, loaders, etc. Other examples for mining equipment and machines which are also heavily used for standard mining operations include: ventilation fans, tractors, earth movers, rock dusters, cutting machines, water jet systems and pumps, dozers, dump trucks, forklifts, cranes, and many other useful mining machines. A light mining equipment is used for a variety of mining purposes. This equipment improves significantly the efficiency and the speed of the mining operation, while ensuring superior and high quality results in the mining processes. The light mining equipment is generally consisted of LED or laser, heat sink, focusing cone or magnetic switch, sluice boxes, various digging tools, metal detectors, etc. This light mining equipment is generally used for gold extraction.

There is also a mining equipment specifically designed for surface mining operations, like area mining, contour mining, open pit mining, and quarrying. This mining equipment is consisted of various machines, such as: rock drills, paving breaker, wagon drill, DTH hammer, pneumatic crawler drill, drill steel grinder, cross bit grinder, and many other machines. All these mining machines are used for specific surface mining operations. In addition, special mining equipment is used for sub-surface mining operations, like draft mining, shaft mining, slope mining, borehole mining, hard rock mining, etc.

The selection of the right mining equipment is essential for achieving better results and for increased productivity. Many features, criteria and factors need to be closely considered when choosing a mining equipment for specific mining tasks. Two very important factors for choosing the right mining equipment are the durability and the strength of the mining machines. The overall cost is another important factor that needs to be carefully considered.