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Apr 10, 2018
Whole-of-blast system for mining

Whole-of-blast system for mining

Dyno Nobel has launched a new ‘whole-of-blast’ solution for the mining industry in Australia. Incitec Pivot chief technology development officer Robert Rounsley said the DigiShot Plus.4G System was an extremely advanced system featuring a fast and simple deployment method. “The team has developed a ‘whole-of-blast’ solution and this is providing world class value for our… ...

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Apr 04, 2018
Komatsu releases new model mining truck

Komatsu releases new model mining truck

Komatsu has upgraded its popular HD1500-7 mining truck with the release of the HD1500-8 mechanical drive dump truck. The manufacturer says the 142 metric-tonne capacity hauler is designed to reduce cost per tonne through such features as highest payload in its class, faster cycle times, improved fuel efficiency, longer component life and enhanced maintainability. “Our new HD1500-8 truck will furth...

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Mar 02, 2018
Orica steps up in explosive delivery technology

Orica steps up in explosive delivery technology

Orica has released new explosives delivery system technology for the open-cut mining sector –  the Bulkmaster 7 Mobile Manufacturing Unit. The company says the Bulkmaster 7 increases productivity and safety on bench, and represents another significant step towards automating drill and blast operations in the future. “The Bulkmaster 7’s significantly increased payload, load-out rates and bin ...

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Feb 19, 2018
Applications open for 2018 CEEC Medal

Applications open for 2018 CEEC Medal

The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) is calling for mining and minerals processing personnel and researchers to showcase the advances they’ve made over the past 18 months. Applications are now open for the 2018 CEEC Medal, which recognises the most outstanding published papers, articles or case studies that profile energy-efficient comminution and minerals processing strategies...

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Feb 06, 2018
Autonomous haulage technology reaches 10-year mark

Autonomous haulage technology reaches 10-year mark

Komatsu is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the commercial deployment of its Autonomous Haulage System – the technology which allows Rio Tinto to remotely control haul tricks in the Pilbara from its operations centre in Perth. More than 100 AHS trucks operate in Australia, North and South America in a variety of mining environments and Komatsu says it plans to accelerate the pace of the s...

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Feb 01, 2018
Trends transforming the mining industry

Trends transforming the mining industry

The year 2018 will be one of rapid change in the mining industry, according to the latest edition of Deloitte’s Tracking the Trends report. The report explores potential industry disruptors, like the growth opportunities presented by the battery market, and the future of work “Looking back just 20 years, it would have been hard to… ...

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Dec 26, 2017
Company shows how the west was won

Company shows how the west was won

Townsville-based Pacific Rim Technical Services has recently won its largest ever contract, a high-profile lithium mine in Western Australia, proving that in business, distance is measured less in units than the extent you’re willing to go to deliver a good service. PRTS will supply the project, located close to Port Hedland, with density, flow, level and pressure Instruments, according to owner G...

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Dec 12, 2017
Fusion-free solution for poly pipes

Fusion-free solution for poly pipes

Victaulic’s Refuse-to-Fuse system offers a mechanical joining solution for high density polyethylene (HDPE) poly pipes that promises to match the performance of fusion. HDPE is the fastest-growing piping material in mining, commercial and industrial applications, with adoption expected to increase by 5 per cent per year. The Refuse-to-Fuse system overcomes the hurdles that harsh weather and strict...

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Dec 06, 2017
Atlas Copco acquires Aussie drill specialist

Atlas Copco acquires Aussie drill specialist

Atlas Copco today announced it was buying mining industry drill company Rockdrill Services Australia. Rockdrill Services Australia is based in Melbourne and has service shops in Kalgoorlie and Townsville. The company develops, remanufactures, services and repairs rock drills used for mining and rock excavation. “The competent team at Rockdrill Services Australia will be crucial as… ...

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