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Apr 08, 2021
Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Anglo American is facing into the future with a map for change. The multi-national even has a head of transformation who addressed a recent Bowen Basin Mining Club function in Mackay. “We have to transform in the decades ahead, and we’re starting that journey now,” says Dan Reynolds.Anglo American is the largest underground metallurgical coal… ...

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Feb 03, 2021
COVID-19 waste hits the road as researchers recycle masks

COVID-19 waste hits the road as researchers recycle masks

Australian researchers have shown how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste.  Their study shows that using the recycled face mask material to make just 1km of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks, preventing 93 tonnes of waste from going to ...

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Feb 02, 2021
Titan 3330 brings loads of help for haul fleet

Titan 3330 brings loads of help for haul fleet

CR Digital has launched a new Titan 3330 load haul optimisation system for wheel loaders, following on from the product developed for hydraulic excavators and shovels. By providing truck payload measurements in real-time, the Titan 3330 system enables operators to load trucks more accurately, increasing the average payload per truck, without increasing major overloads. Cr… ...

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Nov 06, 2020
Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

An Australian-first technology designed by Gladstone Ports Corporation to improve ship-loading operations is rolling out at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal. GPC’s operations systems team has been working on the online interactive tool, which displays a real-time view of coal loading onto vessels. The technology will feature in GPC’s Digital Twin Decision Automation system along… ...

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Sep 29, 2020
Dawson adds to remote blasthole drill capability

Dawson adds to remote blasthole drill capability

Anglo American has work underway to automate two more drill rigs at its Dawson mine after successfully achieving world-first remote operation of a multi-pass drill. The team at Dawson coal mine produced the first known rotary blasthole drill rig to be able to complete multi-pass operations remotely – a feat that earned the Innovation (Miner)… ...

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Sep 25, 2020
Longwall tech innovation from Mackay business

Longwall tech innovation from Mackay business

Mackay-based company Vayeron has launched an innovative industrial IoT sensor product for underground longwall mines. The next generation wireless inclinometer delivers safety and productivity improvements by providing automation control data. Vayeron says its new product represents a low CAPEX alternative to conventional inclinometers that are necessary for capturing guidance and control informat...

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Sep 25, 2020
LNP enters space race with $15m pledge for CQ launch site

LNP enters space race with $15m pledge for CQ launch site

An LNP Government would build a rocket launch site near Abbot Point to help the Queensland space industry lift off, State Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said. The proposed $15 million investment to construct a government-owned orbital rocket launch site is forecast to create 300 jobs – 100 jobs in construction and 200 secure jobs when… ...

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Sep 25, 2020
Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator for underground drill operators and maintenance teams. The Digital Driller family – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training to improve operator and drilling performance. Sandvik says the new version features the latest developments in underground drilling̷...

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Sep 24, 2020
Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Central Queensland drilling contractor Gas Field Services has been named the 2020 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year, for excellence in productivity, safety and innovation. The title was announced at a sold-out, 350-person black-tie gala held last night in Mackay to celebrate the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards. Gas Field Services took out the Safety Initiative… ...

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