- Anglo American
- BHP Billiton
- Bowen Basin
- contract mining engineering and services
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Hunter Valley
- iron ore
- job cuts
- mergers and acquisitions
- mining jobs
- New South Wales
- oil and gas
- Rio Tinto
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- CBC, NTN resolve critical bearing issue remotely for mining customer
Mining and mineral processing operations in Australia are highly dispersed, and in many instances, far from major support centres. Mining companies are compelled to maintain critical insurance spares to mitigate equipment failure downtime. However, there are still gaps in component part inventories such as bearings.
- Toughing it out with the NSK Super-TF bearings
Frequent bearing failures on a mine site’s conveyor system pulleys prompted specialists from BSC and NSK to carry out joint investigations to discover the cause. The Australian mine had been replacing the bearings every year, with replacements causing unexpected delays in the mine’s operations. After conducting vibration analysis on the bearings, followed by subsequent inspections, … Continue reading Toughing it out with the NSK Super-TF bearings
- AXXIS TITANIUM upgrade blasts off to new heights
BME’s launch of the AXXIS TITANIUM detonator system is proof that the company is not satisfied with its list of global record-setting achievements. Australian Mining takes a closer look at the new release.
- Tasmanian mine finds cost-effective coupling alternative
By using the Lovejoy Quick-Flex couplings by Timken to replace existing grid type couplings on a stacker conveyor system, a WebsterBSC mining client was able to achieve significant cost-savings, while also reducing the installation and maintenance time.
- Scoping study puts Minbos one step closer to creating food security in sub Saharan Africa
Minbos Resources’ scoping study demonstrates that the company could achieve robust returns in the near future, as it looks to build a nutrient supply and distribution business that stimulates agricultural production and promotes food security in sub Saharan Angola and the broader Congo Basin.
- Last chance to vote in Austmine METS survey
There are two weeks left for people in the mining industry to have their voices heard in the Austmine National Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) survey 2020.
- What’s the best way for mines to increase haulage capacity?
When mines look to increase haulage capacity, they typically consider adding more trucks to their fleet. But that may not necessarily be the most cost-effective solution.
- A quick and reliable cure for belt damage
While the score was only approximately 35mm wide and 10mm deep, the damage on the belt extended for 700 metres, and on a belt that was less than a month old, that cost more than $1 million dollars. As such, it remains the largest single repair in an Australian mining application that adhesive expert Mark … Continue reading A quick and reliable cure for belt damage
- Machined base remediation: A one-shift fix for AGL Liddell power station
A process developed in-house by CBC engineers to address the prevalent issue of conveyor pulley bearing housing base misalignment for customers in the mining and quarrying industries proved to be effective when a similar problem was faced at AGL’s Liddell power station in New South Wales. The pulley’s bases for the conveyor belt system carrying … Continue reading Machined base remediation: A one-shift fix for AGL Liddell power station
- METs export hubs to drive regional economic growth
Austmine discusses how the industry body will develop export hubs to guide the mining equipment, technology and services sector’s expansion across Australia.
- Middle Island prepares to transition from junior to producer
Gold prices have been hovering at seven-year highs in 2020 as investors take advantage of its safe haven status. What does this mean for Middle Island Resources?
- Swift screening: Four time-tested tips to increase screening uptime
A producer’s job never ends. In addition to managing the mine, it’s the producer’s responsibility to keep all equipment in proper working order. To do so, he or she uses different programs and services to increase equipment productivity and extend lifecycle, because implementing innovative technology and tools minimizes downtime and increases return on investment. To … Continue reading Swift screening: Four time-tested tips to increase screening uptime
- Position Partners addresses lack of support from FMS providers
Position Partners focusses on customer support and ensuring that the fleet management system (FMS) and high precision machine guidance platforms are truly embedded within the operational workflow of your mine.
- Soil sampling under way ahead of GTR’s gold drilling
GTi Resources’ Western Australian gold project is gaining traction in a market where talk of gold remains bullish, despite its recent fluctuations.
- Do you measure truck payloads by weight or volume? Does it really matter which method you use? We think it does.
Weight has traditionally been the go-to method for measuring truck loads in the mining industry, but this method has limitations and shortcomings.
- Nominate for the 17th Australian Mining Prospect Awards
Nominations for the 17th Australian Mining Prospect Awards have been extended to October 6 along as the awards transition to a print campaign this year.
- Exnovo delivers safer and greener transformers
The transformer is the backbone that keeps operations running. Conventional mining transformers containing mineral oil have traditionally been hardy, but recent technical development has proven a higher safety and environmental benefit.
- Measuring rock flow on a conveyor belt
Mass flow measurements are a necessity at quarries, mines, paper mills, and power plants. These measurements are required for two main reasons: control and material transfer. Getting a reliable and accurate measurement ensures operations run smoothly without interruptions or slowdowns.
- Kalbar sets up mega Victorian minerals sands mine
Kalbar Operations is on the verge of making mineral sands the next frontier of mining in Victoria with the Fingerboards project in the East Gippsland region.
- Deep diving into the end of the supply chain
The Australian mining sector is largely successful due to its ties to global export markets, something that would not be possible without the help of local mining ports.