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Excavator with intelligent control system -

Komatsu Australia has launched what is said to be the world’s first intelligent machine control excavator.

High quality, economical cone crushers -

The CH500 series of cone crushers are considered a cost-efficient option for any operation that is keen to increase production capacity and improve the...

Washing plant that satisfies all requirements -

The EvoWash washing plant produces sand that’s ready for market while lowering power consumption and running costs.

Silo with horizontal transfer system -

The Precisionscreen HTS-50 has been designed to provide high quality blended roadbase materials.

Belt trainer promises superior tracking -

The PTEZ belt trainer may be used in tracking applications to prevent damage to a belt or conveyor structure.


Melbourne the focal point for innovation -

CMIC16 – the sixth joint CCAA/IQA conference – could not have been more relevant at a time of political upheaval globally. As Damian Christie reports, while many of the innovations forecast could transform the construction materials industry, they also posed questions about their impact on the present and future extractive workforce. Subscription required.


Industry ‘bible’ a must-have for 2017 -

A new year brings a new directory. The 2017 Quarry Suppliers Directory is now available to all members of the extractive industries. Do you have your hands on the industry ‘bible’?

Supplier tech offers skills shortage solutions -

An international plant manufacturer has released a range of equipment with a new machine control system that could potentially solve skills shortages in the extractive industries.

Major works to drive two-year construction growth -

A new report has indicated the construction industry will grow over the next two years as major rail and road projects lift demand.

Government responds to 15-year infrastructure plan -

The Australian Government has responded to a Federal Government agency’s 15-year plan designed to guide the future of Australia’s infrastructure development.

Sandstone quarry picks up business award -

A family-owned quarry has picked up an award in its local community that it hopes will help it to expand into the local market.

Injunction granted against ‘cheeky’ quarry operator -

A US quarry operator who reportedly exposed his “posterior” to inspectors has been handed an injunction.

Editor's Comment

Trump upset victory not a defeat for Aussie innovation -

CMIC16 considered possible futures where knowledge work is digitised and automation replaces traditional labour. Damian Christie reflects on how such changes will impact the extractive industry in years to come, and why Australia, in the aftermath of the US presidential election, shouldn't turn its back on innovation.

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