Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-high ranking of 80

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 10:51 IST Prajnesh Gunneswaran (@ATP_Tour Photo)Continuing his good run, India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved a career-high ranking of 80 in the latest ATP rankings released Monday.The 29-year-old from Chennai, who broke into the top 100 in February this year, improved two places to become the sixth highest in terms of singles ranking in the history of Indian tennis.Prajnesh had reached the third round of Indian Wells 2019 in his maiden appearance at an ATP Masters event. It was also his first apperance in the third round of an ATP 1000 Tournament.He had also entered the main draw of Miami Open to rise to 81 last month.Another Indian Ramkumar Ramanathan dropped 16 spots to slip out of the top 150. He is now at the 157th position.Also Read | Country needs to do lot more for women empowerment in sports, says Sania MirzaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Prajnesh GunneswaranFollow ATP rankings Next Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-high ranking of 80Prajnesh Gunneswaran has been in good form in 2019 having reached the main rounds of Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami. advertisementlast_img read more

Sandvik AutoCut system for minerbolters wins Australian technology award

first_imgSandvik Mining has won the NSW Minerals Council’s Mining Technology Award for the development and implementation of the AutoCut system for its MB Series of miner-bolter continuous mining machines. These types of innovations allow the industry to achieve more efficient mining and development. Sandvik Mining’s AutoCut system is an automated cutting system for miner bolter operations, designed to provide a consistent interaction with the coal seam and the mining horizon. This kind of technology forms part of the remit of our annual Rapid Development conference, held in Sydney this year from 14th to 16th August. The dates and venue for the 2014 event will soon be announced on Award was announced at the Minerals Council’s second annual NSW Mining Suppliers Awards held in Sydney on October 24, and was presented by NSW Resources and Energy Minister Chris Hartcher. In addition, Sandvik Mining was runner-up in the Manufacturing and Engineering category for its MB Series AutoBolt eBox rock-bolting system –which was invented and developed in Australia. Originally developed at Centennial Coal’s Mandalong mine, southwest of Newcastle, AutoCut was adapted to overcome issues with poorly cut and uneven floors – which resulted in equipment damage, potential slips and falls for personnel, and reduced coal clearance speeds.Since AutoCut was introduced at Mandalong in 2009, monthly production records have increased to well over 40%, slips/trips and falls have been reduced by 60%, and incidents/near misses involving development panels have been reduced by over 80% per month. In addition, with the smoother roadway, there has been a marked reduction in rubber-tyred vehicle fatigue and jarring injuries to passengers and operators. Damage      previously attributed to rough roadways, wear and tear on vehicles, re-work and roadworks has been reduced by 50%.Since the development of AutoCut, Sandvik Mining has established a Miner-Bolter User Group, aimed at delivering the benefits of the system to other mines in Australia, and setting up networking opportunities among mine personnel, from managers to operators. According to Rowan Melrose, Sandvik Mining’s Global Automation Manager, all Sandvik Miner Bolters can be upgraded to AutoCut with a small software upgrade, along with implementation of a minesite-based process control to ensure improved safety, development and sustainability. “We expect that all Sandvik Mining MB Series machines will at some point in the future operate in AutoCut mode as standard – with manual operation being the exception. For underground coal mine operations, the benefits will continue to multiply as this technology optimisation process continues to roll out.”He adds: “With process optimisation, process integration and automation technologies all critical enablers for mining operations of the future, Sandvik Mining’s development of AutoCut and our collaboration with the customer in successfully implementing it has clearly demonstrated the benefits of our approach. The resulting significant improvements in safety performance, productivity and operational efficiency have created a great deal of value for our customers. In addition, the consistent machine performance we have been able to achieve through the AutoCut automation process has delivered major reductions in preventative machine maintenance costs, not only for the bolter-miner but also for all auxiliary equipment as a result of improved development panel conditions.”Melrose said this award was an example of how Sandvik Mining continued to optimise its existing machinery, as well as delivering operational improvements through a holistic approach to machine development. “Sandvik Mining is proud to have won this award, which is a recognition of the efforts of our customer support and engineering people in working with customers to develop innovative ways to increase site safety and productivity.”last_img read more