Diamond stainless steel chain, first choice for salt refinery

How a salt refinery found a corrosion-resistant conveyor solution by switching from steel rollers to Diamond's stainless steel chains. 

Fenner belts help Quarry through crusher jam-ups

For a quarry business supplying construction material to major roads and infrastructure projects, Fenner’s high performance composite v-belts provide easy replacements during crusher jam-ups.

Diamond stainless steel chain, first choice for salt refinery

How a salt refinery found a corrosion-resistant conveyor solution by switching from steel rollers to Diamond's stainless steel chains. 

Alliance to extend use of robots in site surveillance apps

  Global hardware, software and services technology provider Trimble and American engineering and robotics company Boston Dynamics have announced a …

Fuel economy drives contractor’s mobile plant purchase

Around 90 minutes’ drive from Kununurra in the scenic Eastern Kimberley region of far northern Western Australia, you will find the Ridges Iron Ore mine site.

Slate quarry strike reaches 120-year anniversary

The Great Penrhyn Strike at the Penrhyn Quarry in the town of Bethesda, Wales lasted three years from 22 November, 1900, with a new tour retelling the story of what occurred.

Geological tool detects ground activity in abandoned mines

A tool has been developed to detect the geological movement and groundwater flow in abandoned coal mines.

Feeder stacker boosts efficient stockpiling for projects on the move

McCloskey's new feeder stacker offers enhanced manoeuvrability through its innovative design.

Boral opens door to infrastructure investment: Seven Group Holdings

Seven Group Holdings (SGH) has explained the rationale behind its increased stake in Boral at its 2020 annual general meeting (AGM).

Belt cleaning: just deal with it

Why expend any time or effort into cleaning the conveyor belt when it’s only going to become dirty again? As Bradley Owen of Kinder Australia explains, producers that pay close attention to the belt will be able to employ a range of belt cleaning solutions that are cost-effective and enhance the belt’s efficiency.

Strategic ‘on the ground’ efficiency via conveyors assists leading frac sand producer

A North American frac sand producer has achieved significant savings in its bulk handling operations by turning to mobile, stackable conveyors over traditional loading and transport systems.
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Measuring, surveying instrument brand celebrates 100th anniversary

Founded in Japan in 1920 under the name ‘Sokkisha’, Sokkia this year has marked its 100th year of manufacturing survey …

Mobile dust suppression unit impresses in the field

A fast and effective mobile dust suppression solution for quarrying has emerged from the thoughtful collaboration of two local companies. Nickolas Zakharia reports.

NSW Resources Regulator commences safety roadshows for quarries

The events aim to engage with small mine and quarry operators to provide information on health, safety and other issues …

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Geological tool detects ground activity in abandoned mines

A tool has been developed to detect the geological movement and groundwater flow in abandoned coal mines.

From pit to pit lakes: could abandoned sites be reborn?

It is believed that up to 90,000 extractive sites are located across Australia today. Academics from the Universities of Monash and Melbourne explain the potential for reviving these sites as vital assets for flood events, water retention and waste management.

Tackling planning challenges to bring new quarries to life

Paul Stewart and Garrett Hall argue the extractive industry will have to be more proactive and consultative in the planning of new quarries if it is to satisfactorily meet the conflicting demands of construction materials supply and environmental responsibility.

Earthquake simulations safeguard heritage buildings in Adelaide

The structures of University of Adelaide is simulating the impacts of earthquakes on some of the city’s oldest buildings to test their structural integrity.

Education

Komatsu Australia MD to deliver live address on inclusion, diversity to IQs worldwide

The 2020 IQ Caernarfon Award recipient Sean Taylor will be presenting on his company's Say Again? campaign to all Institute of Quarrying branches across the globe in a live webinar on 9 November.

Finalising the key account planning process

In this final article on the Key Account Planning process, Mike Cameron outlines how sales and marketing personnel should ‘close the deal’ with a client, taking into account their sales objectives, stop signs and alternative position proposals.

Brisbane company first to be convicted of industrial manslaughter

Workplace fatalities are tragic and devastating events. In order to reflect the seriousness of these incidents, some jurisdictions across Australia have amended their work health and safety laws to establish the offence of industrial manslaughter, where the negligent conduct by a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) or officers causes the death of a worker.

Fly ash cement promises a greener solution

A new blend of sustainable cement that uses a coal by-product has been developed and poured by the University of Sydney.

Western Australia updates silica workplace exposure standards

The Western Australian Government has followed the lead of Australia’s eastern states to deliver new workplace exposure standards for silica and coal dust.