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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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

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Mar 05, 2019
Great breaking news for waste reduction

Great breaking news for waste reduction

A new machine that acts as a crusher and industrial shredder is being hailed as a game changer for waste reduction. The Hammbreaker has been available in Australia for 12 months, with 10 in operation here and 30 more on order according to distributor Craig Wills, the general manager of Jaws Crushers. He said the powerful machine could handle nearly 90 per cent of the waste stream including ...

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Feb 06, 2019
Boral’s game-changer for road surfacing

Boral’s game-changer for road surfacing

Boral has unveiled a new road surfacing truck promising to revolutionise the method of spray seal road construction in Australia. The new Boral FMAS, a Forward Moving Aggregate Spreader, disperses aggregate from the front of the truck via a conveyor belt and spreader box. Usually this process involved road crews working with reversing trucks that… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jan 29, 2019
Liebherr launches new crane for civil industries

Liebherr launches new crane for civil industries

Liebherr will use the Bauma 2019 trade fair in April to present a new fast-erecting crane, the 125 K. The new machine has been specially developed for civil engineering requirements such as road traffic bridges and commercial as well as industrial building construction. With a radius of 55m and a maximum hook height of 65.5m,… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, i...

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Jan 20, 2019
Electric future for Volvo compact equipment range

Electric future for Volvo compact equipment range

Volvo CE has announced plans to shift its compact equipment range from diesel to electric. The company said that by mid-2020 it would begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models. The first machines will be unveiled… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Ci...

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Nov 11, 2018
Top line in pit slope monitoring

Top line in pit slope monitoring

GroundProbe has released new slope stability monitoring technology described as the highest spec radar on the market. The SSR-Omni has a 360 degree angle for complete coverage from inside a mine pit, and can see rock move 0.1mm from as much as 5.6km away. “It also features the highest definition of 0.08 degree pixels, meaning smaller rocks can be detected through millions of measurements recorded ...

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Nov 06, 2018
Deep and meaningful drone breakthrough

Deep and meaningful drone breakthrough

Drone technology to gather data in underground mining operations is at the centre of a venture that has raised $3.5 million to commercialise its first product, Hovermap. Queensland-based Emesent is a spin-out from CSIRO and its Hovermap technology automates the collection of valuable data in underground areas too dangerous or difficult for people to survey or… This content is for iQ Industr...

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