- How the Internet of Things can meet expectations in mining
Thinxtra’s Loic Barancourt explains why the Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology that has lived up to the hype and how it can be useful for miners.
- Productive individually – superior together
Volvo’s EC950E and A60H, the equipment manufacturer’s biggest-ever excavator and hauler respectively, can together be expected to deliver a high level of productivity in the mining industry. The EC950E is Volvo’s new flagship crawler excavator and is proving to be extremely competitive in its 90-tonne weight class. Similarly, Volvo’s 60-tonne A60H, the world’s largest articulated … Continue reading Productive individually – superior together
- Cat’s latest blasthole drill delivers optimum efficiency
Caterpillar has launched the MD6250 blasthole drill, which it says delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole modes. Featuring automated operation, the drill runs within ideal operating parameters for maximum bit life, hole accuracy and reduced total cost of ownership, according to Cat. A sculpted frame design boasts … Continue reading Cat’s latest blasthole drill delivers optimum efficiency
- Australians flock to Toronto for PDAC
The world’s largest mining trade show this year again attracted a slew of Australian mining companies, services exporters, government officials and investment promoters. Peter Diekmeyer writes. Exhibitors, participants and presenters, including a platoon of Australians. attribute increased traffic at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) annual conference to renewed interest in the sector. More … Continue reading Australians flock to Toronto for PDAC
- Early detection of contamination, when every second counts
Having a clean water supply is essential – especially in remote locations. With guidelines in place, how does industry keep its water supply safe? Mike Wheeler reports. In November 2016, more than 3000 homes and businesses in north Dubbo, New South Wales were affected by an E. coli bacteria outbreak found in the regional town’s … Continue reading Early detection of contamination, when every second counts
- Focus on safety: How Weldlok delivers in full and on time
Bending handrails and shaping walkways has been part of Nepean Building and Infrastructure’s design, manufacture and supply service since the company’s inception more than 40 years ago. Along the way the Weldlok brand has been synonymous with this success and that is set to continue with the recent acquisition of a computer numeric control (CNC) … Continue reading Focus on safety: How Weldlok delivers in full and on time
- Increasing gas supply in Australia
A number of projects and programs have been launched across the east and south of Australia to increase the nations gas supplies. Sharon Masige reports. There have been growing investments in gas developments over the past few months, aiming to increase gas supply across Australia’s east coast. Queensland’s coal seam gas rich Surat basin has been … Continue reading Increasing gas supply in Australia
- Flow Power’s smart solution to saving money on power
For years, energy companies have kept the industry blindfolded about the inner workings of the power generation market. That is about to change thanks to a new player on the scene. Rolling blackouts, power cuts and downtime are what happens when electricity demand outstrips supply. November 2016 saw unseasonably hot weather put a huge load … Continue reading Flow Power’s smart solution to saving money on power
- Prospect Awards winner profile: Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
Australian Mining speaks to Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure which won the contractor of the year award at the 2015 Prospect Awards. Since its beginnings in 1994, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure has serviced a range of mining and civil projects throughout Australia’s east. In 2015, the company received the Contractor of the Year award at Australian Mining’s Prospect … Continue reading Prospect Awards winner profile: Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
- Turning mining performance around: Moving from efficiency to effectiveness
During the last upswing in the commodity cycle, the incoming tide lifted all ships. But, to paraphrase Warren Buffet, now that the tide has gone out it seems to many investors that the mining industry has been swimming naked. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Mine 2016 contains some sobering facts. The PwC financial index for the top 40 … Continue reading Turning mining performance around: Moving from efficiency to effectiveness
- Improving efficiency of mines with environmental monitoring
Throughout the world, mining companies are coming under increasing pressure to improve the performance and efficiency of their operations.
- New mill grinds down costs and boosts efficiency at Savage River
Metso has successfully delivered the first of two new mills at Grange Resources’ Savage River iron ore mine in Tasmania.
- Developing ecosystems in mining
Acceptance of the value collaboration adds to the Australian mining industry took a step forward in 2016, according to Deloitte Australia national mining leader Nicki ivory.
- Emerging metals potential guides companies to ASX listings
Initial public offerings (IPOs) by Australian mining companies have been hard to come by in recent years until a resurgence in activity in 2017.
- Expanding tyre care in Australia
Following Kal Tire’s successful acquisition of the mining tyre services business from Klinge & Co., the company has continued to flourish in Australia.
- Tackling the STEM skills gap
The number of young men and women studying science, technology, engineering and maths is steadily declining. Australian Mining speaks to BHP’s chief of staff and head of geoscience, Laura Tyler, about the importance of addressing the STEM skills gap.
- Taking steps to combat black lung
With the 20th confirmed case of black lung in Australia since reports that the disease resurfaced two years ago, the Queensland Government has been taking extra protection measures for mine workers, but is this enough?
- Sandvik moves further into an autonomous mining environment
With more autonomous mining equipment entering the marketplace, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is focused on developing new solutions that have been successfully tested in Australian conditions.
- Conditions ripe for an increase in M&A activity in Australian mining
Consolidation in Australian mining has been subdued in recent years, but market conditions may have now reached a point where a revival in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is set to emerge.
- Curtin University gains global acclaim for mining research
Having jumped to second in the world rankings for mining and mineral engineering, Australian Mining speaks with Curtin University professor, Sam Spearing, about putting the 110-year-old WA School of Mines on the world map.