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ABB maps out path to mine electrification
The case for mine electrification is about more than technology advancement. It also has the potential to contribute to the sustainability of the industry.
Automation pays off for Northparkes
Northparkes copper mine took its first steps towards underground loader automation back in the 1990s. More than 20 years on, it has become a global showcase for the enormous safety, maintenance and productivity benefits that automation can provide.
Automation key to unlocking $74bn boost to the economy
The Australian technology industry will only realise the full benefit of automation in the resources sector if vendors become ‘brand agnostic’ and open to collaboration with competitors, according to researchers and industry experts.
All that is gold glitters
World Gold Council director John Mulligan probes into gold’s robustness amid threats of climate change, the global transition to renewables and the booming Asian economy. And the outlook is looking good.
Personal exposure monitoring in confined spaces
TSI Incorporated explains how its personal dust monitoring instruments can help mining companies and other industries protect workers from exposure to respirable particulates in underground mines and confined spaces. Broadly speaking, a confined space is an area that is large enough for a worker to enter and do work, but is difficult to get in and out … Continue reading Personal exposure monitoring in confined spaces
Austmine’s year in review: Fostering global METS growth
The industry body looks back on the year that was for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors.
Making mining easier
MICROMINE has developed a new stope optimisation tool in its latest exploration and mine design software, Micromine 2020, for greater ease in underground design and planning.
Minprovise redesigns Dugless 900
Minprovises’ commitment to the continuous improvement of their products & services has seen the company upgrade their popular Dugless 900 automated mini-loader in response to the feedback of clients.
Licence to operate Australia’s biggest risk
Almost half of global mining companies rank licence to operate as the biggest issue for business in the Top 10 Business Risks and Opportunities 2020 report. But what is Australia most concerned with?
Is digitalisation delivering value for mining companies?
RPMGlobal regional general manager Michael Baldwin zooms in on problems that come with digital uptake, and whether the promises of digitalisation are real.
Underground miners hop Onboard Mobilaris technology
Mobilaris together with its partial owner Epiroc is turning underground mining into a transparent environment for all workers with Mobilaris Onboard.
Intov8 launches real-time, 24/7 resources monitoring
Intov8, an Australian-owned company specialising in innovative tech solutions for the mining industry, has developed new software to track resources in the field in real-time.
Micromine Charts provides visual snapshot of geology
Resource estimation and deposit grading often requires complex analysis and review, with just a small change to parameters having a big effect on the results.
Hegarty receives reward for a lifetime of achievement
Despite having won the Liebherr Lifetime Achievement Award, EMR Capital chairman Owen Hegarty is not done multiplying the benefits of Australia’s mining industry.
Protect profit margin and reduce risk before bidding
Emerging risk analysis tools that incorporate artificial and human intelligence are revolutionising the risk process.
Rio Tinto wins environmental award for turtle monitoring
Rio Tinto, which shares its Pilbara ports with some of Australia’s most important turtle breeding grounds, is making efforts to ensure its flippered friends have the best chance at making it to adulthood.
Is tailings management finally being taken seriously?
Those who have taken the time to read this will probably have seen the awful video of the recent dam collapse at Vale’s Brumadinho mine.
Condition monitoring in mining maintenance: Scalable, customisable solutions
The first signs of impending breakdown in machinery typically include tiny changes in vibration that warn of excessive wear in the bearings upon which efficient functioning depends.
Mark Ackroyd weighs in on an ever-changing mining industry
National Group’s managing director Mark Ackroyd looks at mining industry trends – past, present and future, renting versus buying machinery and the rise of automation.
Water control through bulkhead design
Water control remains a fundamentally important aspect of underground coal mine design and operation worldwide.