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Driller’s Office is a practical software tool for surface drilling process management.

Drill & Blast
Software promotes efficiency in surface drilling operations

A surface drill and blast contractor has embraced a new software tool designed to improve surface drilling performance in its drill rig fleet, while maximising the company’s performance and service. Read more »
Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak, is part of the Eastern Highlands. Image courtesy: <a href="" target="_blank">Fir0002/Flagstaffotos</a>

Mystery of highest Aussie mountain range solved

New research has identified the two geological events that formed Australia’s highest mountain range. Read more »
An example of a loess deposit exposed in a bluff in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA.

Children of the Loess

In his musings about the world’s geological icons, Bill Langer this month explores two phenomena: one that’s common on bluffs and road cuts, another that’s rare after deep rainfall or snow ... Read more »
A top performing secondary cone crusher delivers a fine feed for high throughputs through the tertiary crushers.

Extracting top performance from secondary cone crushers

Secondary crushers can be critical components in the complete crushing process. Kurt O’Bryan explains how you can configure your secondary crusher to get the best results. Read more »
A BlueMAC trommel and pick station in Northern Ireland.

Case Studies
Partnership offers new heavy duty plant, solutions

A new partnership will provide quarrying and recycled aggregates operators with access to international plant and equipment solutions. Damian Christie spoke to Simon Toal of Skala Australasia about what BlueMAC Manufacturing has to offer the industry. Read more »
A SC Heinrich train of Terex Finlay mobiles hard at work.

Case Studies
Contract crushing in the valley

Like a good wine, successful businesses mature. For crushing contractor SC Heinrich & Co, this allegory is very appropriate. Damian Christie spoke to proprietor Malcolm Heinrich and Finlay’s Han Alam about the family company’s continuing growth. Read more »
The FT2618Vm stands out for its ability to remove higer volumes of fines.

Supplier’s hire fleet completes first year of business

In 2015, Astec Australia announced it was entering the rental market. Read more »
The separation of fine particles is best achieved with a screening device configured with a short stroke, high rpm and steep angle.

Mobile Plant
What are the best tools for fine screening?

As fine materials increase in demand over conventional aggregates, Paul Smith says, so the inventory and capacity to process these materials moves forward in leaps and bounds. Read more »

President's Desk
Promoting industry partnerships and collaboration

IQA President John Mitas explores how integral collaboration is for the organisation and its members.  Read more »

Editor's Desk
Training a sound, sensible construction industry watchdog

Despite being the supposed circuitbreaker that kickstarted Australia's recent double dissolution election campaign, discussion about a constructuon industry watchdog was scarce, writes Damian Christie. Read more »
Six Sigma blasting describes a team-orientated, continuous improvement process.

Drill & Blast
Six Sigma blasting: A team approach

To avoid the chaotic, ill-disciplined drilling and blasting approaches of the past, quarries have adopted a team-based, continuous improvement approach to blasting practices. Anthony Konya explains the Six Sigma process. Read more »
The Lokotrack LTS1000 performed well as part of a mobile crushing and screening train.

Council goes mobile for road construction program

The Regional Council of Goyder, 154km north of Adelaide, covers a vast area of 6681km2. To allow transport movements throughout this district the council works department has constructed and maintains a network of more than 3000km of sealed and unsealed roads. Read more »


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