P&Q covering MINExpo from all angles

By |  September 2, 2021


Are you ready for MINExpo?

Well, ready or not, we’ve got you fully covered this month with a slew of detail on MINExpo International 2021.

The trade show was supposed to take place last September, putting ConExpo-Con/Agg and MINExpo in the same calendar year for the first time in 12 years. That “solar eclipse” of industry shows unfortunately did not happen, but MINExpo is back. And the National Mining Association (NMA), which hosts the event, is eager to bring the mining community together once again Sept. 13-15.

What to expect

Ashley Burke, vice president of communications at NMA, paid P&Q a visit to talk MINExpo about a month ahead of the event. Burke shared NMA’s expectations for the show and provided a sense of the COVID protocols that will be in place in an article published in P&Q’s September 2021 edition.

Additionally, a number of equipment manufacturers offered a sneak peek at their plans ahead of MINExpo, including Caterpillar, Komatsu, Liebherr and Trimble. The very latest developments from these manufacturers and others appear here.

Photo: National Mining Association

MINExpo International 2021 takes place Sept. 13-15 in Las Vegas. Photo: National Mining Association

A few tech trends will emerge as you sift through the equipment solutions previewed. Smart technology, for one, should be a hot topic at MINExpo. From automated drills and intelligent fuel-saving systems to autonomous haulage and other remote-operating features, smart tech has captivated mining. And what initially surfaces in mining tends to trickle down to crushed stone, sand and gravel applications.

Sustainability should be yet another visible MINExpo theme. Equipment manufacturers continue to push limits to further reduce fuel consumption, emissions and other metrics, and the next wave of MINExpo offerings will demonstrate new possibilities in sustainability through technology.

Similarly, equipment manufacturers are always pushing limits in terms of size and productivity. While some equipment is upsized to provide added productivity, other equipment is made more compact to deliver equal or greater outputs. MINExpo attendees will surely see this idea reflected in a number of the technology developments.

P&Q at MINExpo

Pit & Quarry will be on hand in Central Hall (Booth 4034) of the Las Vegas Convention Center, and our editors will be all over the trade show floor covering the latest MINExpo news and developments. P&Q loyalists can keep up with our live MINExpo coverage at pitandquarry.com/minexpo.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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