- The rise of the ultra class
National Group’s delivery of several Tier 1 ultra-class projects in 2018 was emblematic of mining’s returning fortunes. Australian Mining speaks to company founder Mark Ackroyd about what’s next.
- Thiess Mt Owen team boosts productivity from the inside out
In aligning the Mt Owen coal mine with NSW Minerals Council ‘Reshape’ vision, one team member shed 59 kilograms in one year.
- The Sandvik path to a successful digital transformation
Most mining companies have started on their digital journey, while others are still grappling with the idea.
- Weir Minerals helps increase Pattison Sand’s productivity
After using a number of Weir Minerals products, Pattison Sand wanted a custom designed plant capable of producing more than seven materials.
- The fight against black lung and all occupational lung disease
There’s a way to avoid being harmed by mine dust including crystalline silica on the east coast and asbestos fibres on the west coast.
- Conveyor Pulleys Australia becomes part of Fenner Dunlop group
Belle Banne Conveyor Services’ (BBCS) recent acquisition of Longship Enterprises’ Conveyor Pulleys Australia (CPA) business will allow BBCS parent Fenner Dunlop to add a complete range of pulleys to its product offering.
- Laying the path for mid-tier winners
Technology advancement has a penchant for sparking new global commodity demand in the mining world, with lithium last year’s notable mover.
- Re-shooting mining’s rocky reception at the movies
Ewen Hosie talks with mining experts and film critics to discuss how the industry can change its negative perception at the movies.
- Remote monitoring for emergency refuge shelters
In an emergency, communication with personnel underground provides crucial information for rescue operations, as well as unparalleled comfort and support.
- Disruption, community expectations key challenges: Deloitte
Mining companies must navigate a market characterised by constant disruption and changing community expectations, according to Deloitte’s Tracking the Trends 2019.
- Making operational decisions through automation
Mine Site Technologies (MST) Global is pioneering communication by making it possible through deep rocks. Chief executive Haydn Roberts speaks to Vanessa Zhou about the possibilities of the future mine.
- Putting potash on the map
Australia doesn’t produce a single tonne of potash, but there’s a good chance that will change in 2020.
- Train to engage
White Dog International director Wesley Dobbin explains how he caters his training programs to the individual differences between mine sites.
- Reducing energy costs with fuel additives
Finding ways to lower energy costs reduces total cost of operation, helping mining companies to improve their bottom line.
- Still working – ifm cables
ifm takes pride in how robust and reliable its sensors are.
- Weir Minerals enhances pump maintenance with adjustment technology
Recognising that throatbush wear rate has a major impact in the overall efficiency of slurry pumps, Weir Minerals has developed improved rotating and axial adjustment technology.
- 3M highlights importance of respirator fit testing
In working environments where close fitting respirators are required as a control, it is essential that they fit and seal against the face correctly to provide the expected levels of protection.
- Cove Smart Frame makes idle work of conveyor idlers
Replacing idlers is an important part of conveyor maintenance. Cove Engineering is making this essential process safer and easier.
- Data to drive the next wave of mining optimisation
We’ve reached a tipping point in the mining sector, with availability and demand colliding to drive the next wave of digital investment, says Rockwell Automation MD ANZ Scott Wooldridge.
- Rockwell Automation is at the forefront of mining’s connected future
In the years since the industry downturn at the start of the decade, Australian mining companies have consistently sought ways to maximise profitability while streamlining operations.