Metal & Mining is one of the base segment for other industries, This has two different processes, mining is the process of Extraction, Crushing, Beneficiation, and Smelting. Metal is the process of primary metal forming like Rolling, Forging, Extrusion, Tube and wire drawing, and Deep drawing. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay.
Metals mining is the bigger segment in general. Mining operations usually create a negative environmental impact, both during the mining activity and after the mine has closed. Hence, most of the world's nations have passed regulations to decrease the impact. Work safety has long been a concern as well, and modern practices have significantly improved safety in mines.
Practically all metals, which are not used in cast form are reduced to some standard shapes for subsequent processing. Manufacturing companies producing metals supply metals in the form of ingots that are obtained by casting liquid metal into a square cross-section.
Slab (500-1800 mm wide and 50-300 mm thick), Billets (40 to 150 sq. mm), Blooms (150 to 400 sq. mm), Sometimes continuous casting methods are also used to cast, the liquid metal into slabs, billets or blooms. These shapes are further processed through hot rolling, forging or extrusion, to produce materials in a standard form such as plates, sheets, rods, tubes, and structural sections.
Challenges encountered in the Metal & Mining Industry
The challenging conditions encountered in the Metal and mining industry pose special requirements for components and materials – as an example, electrical systems in mining machines must be made gas-tight. LAPP has decades of experience and expertise in this. Naturally, we only use components that can withstand the harsh conditions encountered in mining. The wire and cable for Metal and Mining has come a long way, from being traditional to highly technical processing, over a decade. There is a need for consolidation to achieve economies of scale, and bring in technology and quality improvements to the industry.
Currently, LAPP provides superior quality cables, industrial connectors, glands, conduits, marking systems, tools & accessories, customized systems for conveyor technology of the future with the challenges fulfilled.
- Continues Flexibility
- Robust and Extremely high resistance to notch and reverse bending
- Oil, chemical and abrasion-resistant
- Application specific and long lasting
- Composite cable solution (power. Control/Signal, Data and Fibre)
- Extreme temperature solution
Technology Expansion and Manufacturing Development
Technological expansion and manufacturing development, is here to stay and grow. Henceforth smart cabling solutions composite cable with greater intelligence have to be manufactured, as they are the prime facilitators in achieving the objective of connecting equipment's and devices. Broadly, the cables and wires used in these equipment / devices have to be flexible, temperature resistant, chemical & mechanical resistant, weather resistant, safety with flame retardant, halogen free, fire survival etc.
LAPP products provide optimum performance no matter the temperature extremes or how challenging the environments. And they resist fluids, abrasions, and chemicals often found in processes. You could pay less, but with LAPP products, you get more. More durability and performance which in the end saves you money.
Quality is constantly being ensured in our own highly-modern test centers and internationally unique test to meet the requirements of the products, application and standards. The composition of the Group with its own in-house production in the main markets gives our international customers the security of being able to access a large assortment of standard products with the corresponding standards all over the world.
LAPP can fall back on its extensive experience over 50 years of development and manufacturing, and based on this has developed various innovations and a high level of production quality and reliability. Also customised solution without compromising and ready-made products from LAPP Systems for Plug and Play.