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Feb 02, 2021
Titan 3330 brings loads of help for haul fleet

Titan 3330 brings loads of help for haul fleet

CR Digital has launched a new Titan 3330 load haul optimisation system for wheel loaders, following on from the product developed for hydraulic excavators and shovels. By providing truck payload measurements in real-time, the Titan 3330 system enables operators to load trucks more accurately, increasing the average payload per truck, without increasing major overloads. Cr Digital said Tita...

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Nov 06, 2020
Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

An Australian-first technology designed by Gladstone Ports Corporation to improve ship-loading operations is rolling out at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal. GPC’s operations systems team has been working on the online interactive tool, which displays a real-time view of coal loading onto vessels. The technology will feature in GPC’s Digital Twin Decision Automation system along with 60 other dig...

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Sep 29, 2020
Dawson adds to remote blasthole drill capability

Dawson adds to remote blasthole drill capability

Anglo American has work underway to automate two more drill rigs at its Dawson mine after successfully achieving world-first remote operation of a multi-pass drill. The team at Dawson coal mine produced the first known rotary blasthole drill rig to be able to complete multi-pass operations remotely – a feat that earned the Innovation (Miner) Award at the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards las...

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Sep 25, 2020
Longwall tech innovation from Mackay business

Longwall tech innovation from Mackay business

Mackay-based company Vayeron has launched an innovative industrial IoT sensor product for underground longwall mines. The next generation wireless inclinometer delivers safety and productivity improvements by providing automation control data. Vayeron says its new product represents a low CAPEX alternative to conventional inclinometers that are necessary for capturing guidance and control ...

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Sep 25, 2020
Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator for underground drill operators and maintenance teams. The Digital Driller family – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training to improve operator and drilling performance. Sandvik says the new version features the latest developments in underground drill...

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Sep 24, 2020
Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Central Queensland drilling contractor Gas Field Services has been named the 2020 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year, for excellence in productivity, safety and innovation. The title was announced at a sold-out, 350-person black-tie gala held last night in Mackay to celebrate the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards. Gas Field Services took out the Safety Initiative Award and were strong co...

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Aug 20, 2020
Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

A world-first tablet for underground mining, economic rehabilitation at Century mine and a very slick looking underground grader are among the top-notch projects short-listed in a key resource industry awards event. This year’s finalists have been revealed for the Queensland Mining Awards, with winners to be revealed in five weeks’ time at the gala awards dinner in Mackay. Bowen Basin...

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Aug 17, 2020
Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Wilson Mining has released a new polypropylene alternative to steel mesh for roof and wall cladding applications in underground mines. The Mastermyne-owned company describes Stratanet as a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and multi-directional high-strength alternative to steel. A honeycomb design helps to distribute the load of any loose debris, having undergone several iterations to prov...

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Aug 05, 2020
Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

An app selected for a $4.2 million Google Earth program will enable citizen scientists to use satellite data to monitor environmental change.   An online remote sensing application developed by James Cook University’s Dr Nicholas Murray was selected to join the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) – Google Earth Engine (GEE) partnership to improve access to satellite...

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