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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.

In-Depth

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.

News

Boral to double US revenue with acquisition -

Boral is set to benefit from US president-elect Donald Trump’s promised infrastructure investment after signing an agreement to acquire an American building materials supplier for $3.5 billion.

From sugar cane to sand: Council clears project -

A controversial sand quarry development has been given the green light, despite more than 130 objections from residents.

Telematics system unveiled at supplier open day -

An international supplier has recently held a couple of open days to officially launch its telematics system.

US aggregate industry responds to Trump victory -

Donald Trump’s upset victory in the US presidential election has been greeted with optimism by some sectors of the American aggregates industry.

Concrete road design to cut fuel consumption, maintenance -

Plans to build South Australia’s first major concrete road have been welcomed by an industry body.

Council seeks innovative approach to production -

A regional council-owned quarry in northern New South Wales has successfully downsized its crushing fleet without any interruption to its production output. Subscription required.

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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