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Maintenance
Pumps, strainers for dewatering, oils disbursement

Australian Pump Industries (commonly known as Aussie Pumps), a supplier and manufacturer of pumps and high pressure cleaning equipment, has announced its distribution of two products that have applications in dewatering and oil disbursement. Read more »

Maintenance
A reinvention of sales, production, inventory forecasts

Quarry operations are moving away from messy spreadsheets and rethinking communication, production planning and sales forecasting to save time and improve productivity. One such medium that quarries worldwide are utilising is PlantDemand, a business intelligence tool. Read more »
At Albion Park, Darren Essex manages 30 employee operators and 15 contractors.

Management
Darren Essex: A stalwart of workplace safety

In 2017 Darren Essex was announced as the winner of the inaugural Quarry Manager of the Year Award (>10 FTE). Essex – who was nominated by his peers in the industry – tells Talia Paz why receiving the award was a team effort. Read more »
As good as new - a rebuilt magnetic separator in the Eriez workshop.

Conveying
Rebuilding plant - or buying new equipment?

Is your magnetic separation or vibratory equipment ready for an upgrade or replacement? Follow these guidelines from Eric Taylor to determine whether it is better to rebuild or to buy new for your aggregates operation. Read more »
Conveyor belt cleaner blades will be manufactured with Martin Engineering’s proprietary moulding technology.

Conveying
Global belt specialist establishes manufacturing facility in Australia

A global supplier of conveyor belt cleaning and sealing systems has opened a manufacturing facility in Burleigh Heads, Queensland. Read more »
Carving stone – eg marble, granite, tuff – has been commonly used by artisans on grand monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial.

Geology
D is for dimension stone

As he ponders the massive back catalogue of material he has written for Quarry over nearly two decades, Bill Langer this month ‘rights’ a creative ‘wrong’ … Read more »
The K-Flexal elastic belt support system is engineered to better absorb energy and provide an even weight dispersion of conveyed material.

Conveying
Transfer point optimisation key to productivity improvements

Today’s materials handling operations are seeking optimal productivity and efficiency. Most focus on keeping plant and equipment running at faster rates, while others allow for a maximum amount of conveyed material as a measure of the site’s productivity. Read more »

Mobile Plant
A simple-powered, magnetic solution

Granite Rock Quarry is in the East Gippsland town of Bairnsdale, Victoria. It provides construction services, aggregate, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and building materials from various highway projects through to home improvement projects. Read more »
The P-type belt cleaner on a conveyor system.

Conveying
A century of maximising belt conveyor productivity

Over 110 years, a privately owned global supplier has devised innovations and best practices for a range of industries that can increase efficiencies in modern belt conveyor systems. Mark Colbourn reflects on some of the innovations for maximising belt conveyor productivity. Read more »

Maintenance
Maintenance vs non-maintenance: the implications of doing both

What is the difference between maintenance work and non-maintenance projects? And can the same personnel undertake two distinct tasks? Paul D Tomlingson explains the distinctions and why project work should not be an excuse for attending to straightforward maintenance tasks. Read more »
WEARX personnel deliver wear protection solutions designed to exceed availability goals.

Maintenance
WEARX joins forces with Metso to unlock full potential

In late 2017 Australian wear solutions provider WEARX and aggregates processing equipment supplier Metso Corporation finalised an agreement to bring the two companies together. Read more »
Many of the delegates signed-up for IQA membership on the day.

Education
Quarrying women look "Beyond The Bench" to the future

The Boral-sponsored Queensland Women in Quarrying (WIQ) annual conference was held at Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains, on 22 March. About 100 delegates from Queensland and interstate attended. With an overriding theme of “Beyond the bench”, the conference provided an overview of industry developments, with one eye on the future and a consideration of the social licences within which quarries operate. Read more »


 


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