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The Magazine


Out now: the new issue of The Magazine for the mining and cement industries.


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Bringing out the best. Together

Diminishing productivity, harsh climates, remote sites, rising energy costs and water scarcity are just some of the challenges the mining industry faces every day. The ever growing market demands require a solution enabling the perfect interaction of all assets during extraction, transportation and beneficiation. As a trusted mining partner, we help customers to meet their challenges and thereby enable them to set new benchmarks within their fields.

Approximately 280,000 – 300,000 t of copper p.a. – produced with gearless mill drives: Sentinel Copper Mine, Zambia

End-to-end process optimization

The challenges confronting the globalized mining industry – now and in the future – can only be mastered by raising productivity and by reducing operating and extraction costs. Ever stricter environmental regulations must also be met and safe working conditions ensured.

How to gain a true competitive edge with digitalization

Proven expertise along the entire process chain

As one of the major suppliers of the global mining industry, we offer a comprehensive solutions portfolio that enables you to effectively meet these challenges – at each process stage, from extraction to transportation and beneficiation. With our integrated approach and profound industry expertise, we can improve your overall plant performance – in other words, secure your long-term competitiveness.







Extraction in open-cast mining poses challenges for both employees and equipment. Reliability in harsh environments is of utmost importance. Our mining solutions are based on long-term experience in the extraction process. Since the 1920s, Siemens has made a major contribution towards safe and reliable operations, while also increasing productivity outputs and reducing the overall cost per ton extracted. In this context, our Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) play a central role.


The distance between the material extraction site and the processing plant is constantly growing. Our Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) help you cover long distances and, simultaneously, increase your transported load and process speed – while also saving you energy and money along with providing a high level of employee safety and equipment protection.

 Transportation Conveyor Systems

For the overall performance of your mine, beneficiation – specifically grinding – is a critical process step. Our gearless and conventional drives are part of our Integrated Drive Systems (IDS), and redefine operational reliability, availability, maintenance costs and energy efficiency. In addition, we offer innovative and intelligent solutions such as condition monitoring that help you achieve highest availability over the entire lifecycle of your plant.

 Beneficiation Horizontal mill pinion drives

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