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Nov 06, 2018
New approach to arsenic attracts collaboration award

New approach to arsenic attracts collaboration award

Core Resources and Mineral Technologies’ partnership in the development and commercialisation phase of the Toowong Process has been recognised with a METS Ignited Collaboration Award for 2018. The Toowong Process is a novel leaching technology that removes arsenic at the mine-site, and then “fixes” it in an environmentally safe and stable form that enables final… This content is...

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Nov 03, 2018
Excavators headed down electric avenue

Excavators headed down electric avenue

Cummins and Hyundai Construction Equipment have jointly developed an electric powered mini excavator. “As electric vehicles continue to expand their share in the automotive market, we are simultaneously seeing the electrification of commercial power systems being pursued by many as both an environmentally friendly and economically sustainable solution for construction equipment,” HCE s...

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Oct 23, 2018
Semi-autonomous drilling milestone for Anglo American

Semi-autonomous drilling milestone for Anglo American

Anglo American has announced a milestone in its FutureSmart Mining program, with drilling conducted at its Dawson coal mine in central Queensland using a machine operated by a controller situated 4km away. The overburden (OD14) semi-autonomous drill is the first in the company’s metallurgical coal fleet to be fitted with this capability. “This is a… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Oct 09, 2018
Software to lift crane safety on construction sites

Software to lift crane safety on construction sites

A team from Monash University’s Department of Civil Engineering is using game engine software to improve crane safety. Dr Yihai Fang, who is leading the research, said current practices in lift planning and crane operation were ineffective and severely out of date in terms of recognising and mitigating potential safety risks. They could not respond to… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Sep 01, 2018
Winning project in water pipe analysis

Winning project in water pipe analysis

A CSIRO project to help predict which water pipes need maintenance before they burst has won the Excellence in Data Science category at this years’ Eureka Prizes. Scientists from CSIRO’s Date61 Smart Infrastructure Team developed an analytical tool that can make intelligent predictions about water pipe failures. This gives the ability to better prioritise pipes for… This content...

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Jul 13, 2018
Autonomous iron ore delivery milestone

Autonomous iron ore delivery milestone

Rio Tinto has achieved the first delivery of iron ore by autonomous train in the Pilbara, Western Australia. The autonomous train, consisting of three locomotives and carrying around 28,000 tonnes of iron ore, travelled over 280km from Tom Price mining operations to the port of Cape Lambert on July 10. It was monitored remotely by operators from Rio… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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May 21, 2018
Innovative Mackay start-up venture is on a roll

Innovative Mackay start-up venture is on a roll

Trudging many kilometres alongside underground mine conveyors for maintenance checks was the spur that got engineer Ryan Norris thinking about a better way of doing things. Years of work have transformed his idea into Smart-Idler technology, with his company – Vayeron – entering commercial trading this year. The company’s outstanding innovation and ability to navigate the… This conten...

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Apr 19, 2018
D-Day for Pulse Data Centre

D-Day for Pulse Data Centre

The FKG Group’s $40 million Pulse Data Centre will officially open in Toowoomba today. The first regional tier III data centre of its kind in Australia, Pulse Data Centre adds to the estimated $11 billion worth of developments under way in Toowoomba, enhancing the city’s attractiveness to global businesses. FKG Group executive chairman Gary Gardner… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Apr 18, 2018
Caterpillar launches Next Gen digging machine

Caterpillar launches Next Gen digging machine

Caterpillar is launching its new Next Generation Excavator (NGH) in Brisbane this week, promising a machine that can dig out six tonnes of dirt a minute. Standing over 2.9m tall and weighing up to 25 tonnes,  the first model in Australia is set to be unveiled to more than 130 Queensland construction industry figures at the Powerhouse. Distributor Hastings Deering says 25 machines have been sold to...

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