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President's Desk
Educating, connecting our extractive industry

Strategic planning is critical for the success of any organisation, including not-for-profit organisations like the IQA, according to John Mitas.  Read more >>
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A permeable paver demonstration, in Austin’s Ferry, Tasmania. Image courtesy: JJ Harrison.

Aggregate and the environment

Some fortuitous breakfast conversation, courtesy of his wife Pam, has Bill Langer now chomping at the bit (in horseracing parlance!) to vent about the benefits of aggregate for the environment … Read more >>
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Editor's Desk
Mill stalemate suggests it’s time to rein in the bureaucrats

It seems easily forgotten that Australia was born off the proverbial ‘sheep’s back’, Damian Christie discovers. Read more >>
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The PowerROC T-series rigs are equipped with either single and/or extendable boom systems and carousel rod-type handling systems.

Drill & Blast
“Simple” rig keeps it all in the family

The latest model rig in a multinational OEM’s surface drill rig range is staying true to its family traits – and keeping things simple. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Rebuild results in crusher power savings

When an investment in new equipment is not feasible, a rebuild is an option that can also result in significant improvements. This was the case at Norstone Tau, Norway. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Suspended magnets remove large amounts of ferrous materials and can be customised to capture tramp in shallow or deep burden depths.

Eliminating tramp metal protects downstream equipment

Removing damaging tramp metal from aggregate processing streams is one of the most important measures taken to not only enhance product purity but protect expensive downstream equipment. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The Norstone Tau aggregate plant is based near Stavanger, Norway.

Can an old plant learn new tricks?

If you bought equipment for aggregate production in the 1980s, chances are you now need different options from the equipment. Luckily, there are plant optimisation solutions that can enable an old plant to learn new tricks, to boost productivity and drive down costs. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The RDS Loadmaster scale enables operators to track movement of raw material and ensure trucks are within legal tolerances.

Load & Haul
On-board scales take the load off weight problems

Two quarry managers have shared their experiences of using loader scales and how it has proved a simple but vital technology to increase load accuracy, save time and track material. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The new slimline single-phase dewatering pump from Tsurumi.

Maintenance Products
Submersible for heavy construction

Australian Pump has released a new heavy-duty, single-phase, high head submersible pump. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The LT120 is big enough to handle a 700mm feed but still transportable enough that it doesn’t need to be disassembled for the shift.

Contractor addresses demand with crushing solutions

Pro Crush bases its operations in Burleigh, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, and started in 2007 as a local family business. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Aggregate operators that apply best practices and next generation technology now will experience the long-term benefits of production efficiency, machine productivity and personal safety.

Industry 4.0: What it means to the aggregates industry

The Industrial Internet of Things is being hailed as the next ‘industrial revolution’. But what is it – and how can it help producers now and into the future? Sören Schramm discusses the exciting possibilities for aggregate operations. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The new CS550 cone crusher is tested at the testing facility in Sandvik, Sweden (the company’s home town and ‘birthplace’).

Secondary stage crusher goes “smarter, super”

Launched at the ConExpo-ConAgg trade show in Las Vegas last month, the high precision CS550 cone crusher is the newest addition to Sandvik’s complete crushing and screening offering. Subscription required. Read more >>
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