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Jun 04, 2019
Breaking news in rock measurement technology

Breaking news in rock measurement technology

Explosives manufacturer Orica has released a new automated rock sizing measurement technology, FRAGTrack. The automated fragmentation measurement device captures real-time fragmentation measurement data for optimising drill and blast operations; improving downstream unit productivity and tracking of operational performance. Orica vice-president – digital solutions Raj Mathiravedu said system...

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Jun 03, 2019
New Cat underground loader a breath of fresh air

New Cat underground loader a breath of fresh air

Meet the new Cat R2900 underground loader. Powered by the fuel efficient Cat C15 engine, it offers configurations to meet the strictest diesel engine emissions standards. The manufacturer says the R2900 continues to deliver the high performance and 17.2-tonne payload of its proven predecessor. The 6-cylinder engine is turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled, and it produces… This content is...

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May 14, 2019
Buckets of innovation from Mackay manufacturer

Buckets of innovation from Mackay manufacturer

A Mackay-based business is shaking up the standard approach to design with a new range of lighter, linerless excavator buckets. Hulk developer Mainetec is among the finalists in the Out of the Box Award and Chasing Foreign Markets Award in this year’s Resource Industry Network Awards. Innovation is the cornerstone the business is built on,… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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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…. This conte...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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