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May 11, 2019
Rockhampton welcomes  some smooth operators

Rockhampton welcomes some smooth operators

Rockhampton Regional Council has upgraded key plant equipment in its civil operations fleet, replacing two of its six graders. Acting civil operations manager Michael O’Keeffe said with more than 1000km of unsealed roads in the region, the council worked hard to maintain the entire road network to the best possible condition and in the most… ...

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May 09, 2019
Seven things to ask when tackling cybersecurity

Seven things to ask when tackling cybersecurity

Although some industries may be targeted more often than others for cyberattacks, every organisation must take necessary security precautions and make cybersecurity a top priority and investment, according to technology company Forescout. Forescout senior director for Asia Pacific and Japan Steve Hunter says it’s well worth investing some effort up front to evaluate the options…. ...

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Apr 25, 2019
New addition to Sandvik’s underground loader line

New addition to Sandvik’s underground loader line

Sandvik’s second i-series loader, Sandvik LH621i, is targeted at rapid mine development and large-scale underground production. The new high-capacity loader matches well with the Sandvik TH663i truck, considering the designed payload capacities. The 21-tonne underground loader has been built on technology inherited from its predecessor, the Sandvik LH621. Features include superior hydraulic ...

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Apr 21, 2019
Upgrades boost payload for Liebherr mining trucks

Upgrades boost payload for Liebherr mining trucks

The latest round of upgrades to Liebherr’s T 264 mining trucks have increased the payload capacity to 240 tonnes. This matches the truck for four passes with the Liebherr R 996 B mining excavator or three passes with the Liebherr R 9800. The manufacturer says a new front wheel design and upgraded braking system offer quicker reaction times to increase safety for operators, particularl...

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Apr 17, 2019
Attachment brings cement soil innovation

Attachment brings cement soil innovation

The Schökem process showcased at the Bauma trade fair this month promises a new way to economically produce soil cement. Developed by Kemroc Spezialmaschinen GmbH of Germany, its main element is a 5m-long front-end attachment for medium-sized excavators. This can simultaneously inject and mix a binder suspension with the soil to create a soil cement structure. Kemroc says treated soil t...

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Apr 17, 2019
Attachment brings cement soil innovation

Attachment brings cement soil innovation

The Schökem process showcased at the Bauma trade fair this month offers a new way to economically produce soil cement. Developed by Kemroc Spezialmaschinen GmbH of Germany, its main element is a 5m-long front-end attachment for medium-sized excavators. This can simultaneously inject and mix a binder suspension with the soil to create a soil cement… ...

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Apr 09, 2019
CDE offers up Combo value for processing industry

CDE offers up Combo value for processing industry

CDE has launched an all-in-one wet processing plant at the Bauma trade fair in Munich. The Combo encompasses five processes – feeding, sizing, sand washing, stockpiling and complete integrated water management. CDE describe the development as a first for the industry and an important innovation to address a challenge faced by all customers of wet… ...

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Apr 02, 2019
Komatsu adds might to ‘intelligent’ dozer line-up

Komatsu adds might to ‘intelligent’ dozer line-up

Komatsu has released its first mining machine fitted with integrated Machine Control – the D375Ai-8 “intelligent” dozer. The D375Ai-8 also has applications in quarrying and heavy construction projects. The 72.9 tonne dozer is powered by a US EPA Tier 4 Final emission certified Komatsu SAA6D170E-7 diesel rated at 455 kW in forward gears, and 558… ...

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Mar 26, 2019
Wolff’s mighty push into emerging technology

Wolff’s mighty push into emerging technology

Semi-autonomous dozers present an avenue for one of the next great step changes in mining production, according to Wolff Mining’s Andrew Miller. “My vision is a level of productivity that the world has never seen before – with a dragline or truck/shovel operation combined with at least half a dozen semi-autonomous dozers,” Mr Miller said…. ...

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