MINExpo International® 2012

One of the worlds’ most recognised mining industry trade events, the Las Vegas MINExpo®, was back after a 4 year break. And it seems visitors and exhibitors alike couldn’t wait, as attendances were up by a record 40% compared with 2008. The numbers clearly spoke for themselves: 1,800 exhibitors; 55,000 visitors and a giant 79,000m2 floor space. From a strategically planned central exhibition space, RYCO proudly showcased its patented CROCBITE mine-safe connection system along with, a world first range of high pressure, minimum bend hoses (the H6000 range) and a new range of Isobaric hoses. In 2008 RYCO was only just emerging in the US market. By 2012, the company has made big in-roads in establishing its brand in the American mining market.  A number of the most respected mining OEM’s in the US are now reliant on RYCO product. Testament to the emergence of RYCO in the United States is the fact that RYCO is committed to the continual innovation, design and manufacture of products that exceed the most stringent global industry standards. ...

Longwall 2012 Conference

RYCO has been a regular feature at the Longwall annual conference. While industry heavyweights discuss innovation and new mining enterprises, trade organisations hawk their wares to the industry. The difference this year was RYCO's introduction of its new CROCBITE™  mine safe connection system, which attracted a great deal of attention in the exhibition area. The new CROCBITE™ system employs a segmented flexible "CROCTAIL™" made of stainless steel which fully engages the circumference of the connector, resulting in an extremely high pressure rating. Unlike other connection systems, CROCBITE™ does not suffer the fatigue issues of staples, cannot disengage under pressure, therefore eliminating the risk of failure and dramatically increases the safety of mine personnel and equipment. "With CROCBITE™ we can dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of mine operations”, says Paul Christensen, Innovation and Engineering director of RYCO Hydraulics in Melbourne. Both CROCBITE™ and the Double Block and Bleed valve, also on display at the conference, are primarily aimed at the longwall mining sector. RYCO had an excellent opportunity to display these products to existing and potential customers, with reps from new projects impressed by RYCO's ...