Separately two Indian Navy ships, INS Sutlej and INS Sunanya, have brought to Sri Lanka inflatable boats, outboard motors, generator sets, tarpaulins, diving equipment, medical supplies, consumables, rations, drinking water and water purification tablets.The Government had this week sought urgent foreign assistance as the death toll from the floods and landslides rose and the number of displaced also increased. Japan and India have sent water purification tablets and inflatable boats as part of the urgent relief supplies to assist the families affected by the severe weather in Sri Lanka.The Foreign Ministry said that Japan has sent emergency relief items through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), including blankets, plastic sheets, sleeping pads, polyethylene water tanks, water tanks, water purifiers, generators, electrical cables and electric plugs. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera briefed the diplomatic community on the disaster situation and on the urgent requirements.Several countries, including China, India, Pakistan and the US have offered assistance to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) A Foreign Ministry spokesman said that a technical team has also been sent from Japan to conduct rapid assessments. Meanwhile an Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft transported tents, tarpaulin sheets, water filters, life straws, electric generators, emergency lamps, torches, rain coats, umbrellas, folding mattresses, inflatable boats with outboard motors and medication against epidemics for 10,000 people.
Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co says it strives for continuous improvement to its product line of mining trucks and excavators. Safety, productivity, and performance are at the core of these new features. “Liebherr has been designing, developing, and servicing high-quality mining trucks for over 20 years. The Liebherr production factory in Newport News, VA works to continuously improve the efficiency and availability of their mining equipment. This goal-oriented approach is why customers and operators around the world prefer Liebherr.”Investing in the latest product upgrade for the T 264 mining truck results in a higher payload capacity of 240 t/265 tons. To maintain performance and increase productivity, the T 264 offers multiple engine options with power ratings up to 2,013 kW / 2,700 HP. “This allows customers to move more materials in less time, while supporting the additional weight of the increased payload. The new front wheel design and upgraded braking system offer quicker reaction times to increase safety for operators, particularly when travelling downhill. The upgraded wheel motors and rear gear ratio boosts torque and acceleration to provide similar cycle times with 10% increased payload. This truck is best matched with the Liebherr R 996 B (four passes) and Liebherr R 9800 (three passes) mining excavators.”Existing T 282 C and T 284 mining trucks can be retrofitted for increased payload and production capacity. Now capable of hauling additional payload to reach a total capacity of 375 t/413 tons, “this improvement will allow for maximisation of productivity, with the added benefit of enhanced compatibility with Liebherr’s R 9800 mining excavators in a five pass match.”“Constantly striving for improvement, Liebherr provides customers with a choice of engine options. Tier 4 solutions are designed to reduce emissions and satisfy global requirements (established by the EPA for all new mining and construction equipment). This practical consideration is an example of Liebherr’s commitments to customer satisfaction and environmental sustainability. Tier 4 final is already available on the T 264 and the T 284.”Finally, the new Liebherr Mining Data (LMD) online portal offers real-time insights and data regarding performance and availability of mining trucks. This OEM solution software offers a single dashboard for improved fleet management of Liebherr Mining Trucks, so that customers can track KPIs and generate custom reports. “LMD now comes standard with all new Liebherr ultra-class mining trucks, and the hardware kit is available as a retrofit for the T 282 C generation mining trucks. Providing end-to-end solutions for machine data monitoring and analysis is one of many ways Liebherr continues to improve and add value for all customers. A few benefits of LMD include detailed application analysis and optimisation, increased safety, reliability, and machine uptime, with reduced maintenance, repair time, and cost through actionable insights.”