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Screens & Feeders
Screen media specialist keeps it in the family

Mineral processing specialist FLSmidth Australia has confirmed its intention to continue local design and manufacturing of its woven-wire screen media for the mineral processing, construction and aggregate industries. Read more »

Screens & Feeders
Screen media proves a cost-effective, efficient investment

A Scandinavian quarry operation has successfully installed anti-blinding screen media that has run for more than a year without the need for manual cleaning or replacement. Read more »
Matthews Quarries produces 500,000 tonnes of aggregates annually.

Load & Haul
Regional family business sticks to trusted models

A Victorian hard rock producer has remained faithful to the same brand of earthmoving equipment for the past three decades – and is continuing to reap the rewards of that loyalty with the latest acquisitions to its load and haul fleet. Read more »
LVS devices are successfully operated on a full spectrum of truck and trailer designs including on-road truck and trailers.

Load & Haul
Selling, measuring in volume

An aggregate operation has turned to laser scanning and RFID technologies to ensure the right volumes of its raw materials are leaving the gate on time and to budget. Read more »
Thanks to a GCS platform (pictured), Dundrum Excavation moved 15,000m3 of gravel inside six days.

Load & Haul
Grade control system assists lightning excavation at RAAF base

Taking part in a redevelopment project to grow a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base while it is fully operational is no easy feat — not least when it employs 5000 uniformed and civilian personnel and has aircraft such as F-18 jets and C-17 transporters taking off and landing multiple times a day. Read more »
A bird’s eye view of Boral Dunmore Quarry.

Case Studies
The new technology suite that saves time in a booming market

For large quarrying operations, consistent quality blast outcomes save time and money. James Dampney outlines how blasting solutions provider Orica has helped Boral Dunmore achieve blasting improvements through integration of its Blast IQ suite of technologies. Read more »

Load & Haul
Articulated hauler manufacturer joins rigid market

A new rigid haul truck is entering the Australian hauler market in the second quarter of this year - a move that in turn will mark the end of an era. Read more »

Load & Haul
Loaders add extra power, efficiency to gravel pit

A sand and gravel operation enjoys the benefits of the latest wheel loader technology. Read more »

Load & Haul
Right sizing the hauler fleet with intelligent tools

Size does matter when it comes to determining if your fleet is keeping up with the changing conditions of your jobsite. Eric Yeomans explains why site simulation software is the perfect tool for ensuring your fleet is appropriately sized for the task at hand. Read more »
Good load and haul operations, as seen at this quarry in Melbourne, are about moving material by the quickest route in the shortest time.

Load & Haul
The 'crystal ball' for creating the future

When implementing efficient, cost-effective and productive means of loading and hauling aggregate, there are various tools for operators — but not long-term thinking. Steve Franklin outlines how operators can think more strategically about the earthmoving process. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Infrastructure development: A small price to pay

When it comes to upgrading congested and ageing infrastructure, Damian Christie talks about the things most people take for granted - the importance of quarries and construction materials. Read more »
Alec Northover finalists Chris Cooke (left) and Simon Ashman (right) with AIQEF chairman David Cilento.

Award recognises today's and tomorrow's brightest, best

The Alec Northover Training Award honours the achievements of quarrying professionals that undertake vocational education. The award’s 2017 finalists – Chris Cooke, Simon Ashman and Jolin Evans – discuss how further education has assisted them in the field. Read more »


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