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A BlueMAC trommel and pick station in Northern Ireland.

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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. Subscription required. Read more >>
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A SC Heinrich train of Terex Finlay mobiles hard at work.

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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. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Eight storage silos for the base materials are fed by a complex 3D maze of conveyors from multiple crushing and screening plants.

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Peppertree quarry a ‘generational investment’

In 2014 Boral commissioned an advanced processing plant for Peppertree Quarry, south of Sydney. This facility – featuring crushers, screens, conveyors and processing systems – has set new benchmarks in environmental management, safety, production and quality. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The primary screening station comprises an SG2451 grizzly screen and an SC3062 circular motion screen.

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The key elements to Peppertree processing plant

Peppertree Quarry’s processing operation would not have been possible without the input and expertise of crushing and screening plant supplier Sandvik Construction. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The test was simple – to run three 6m x 2m triple-deck screens in a side-by-side comparison.

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Is ‘combo’ screening the way of the future?

In recent years 'combo' screens have been presented to quarry operators as effective alternatives to stand-alone horizontal and inclined screens. In what conditions, can they produce more aggregate at more efficient rates than other screening plant? Paul Smith considers the pros and cons of the combo screen. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The Hercules HT182M mobile trommel was used to process heavily contaminated waste material in a UK quarry.

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Heavy-duty mobile lifts the burden of overburden

Demand for good quality stone has risen in recent years. Much of the quarrying industry is still suffering the effects of the global economic downturn, and operators are looking to maximise their potential reserves to make their operations both economic and profitable. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The CJ613 has been purpose-built for tough quarrying applications, thanks to a heavy-duty design and proven technology.

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‘Effective tools to do good work’

In 2012, Chinese cement manufacturer Sinoma Cement decided to boost its aggregate production, both for its own use in cement production and to supply aggregates to the Chinese construction market. To achieve this, it invested in two aggregate plants, comprising jaw and impact crushers, with the assistance of an international supplier. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Based on the Komatsu AE’s recommendations to its quarry team, Western Downs Regional Council approved the purchase of a 46-tonne Komatsu PC450LC-8SE excavator.

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‘AE’ team digs deep to improve darling downs operations

Damian Christie spoke to Craig “Shine” Summerfield about the successful implementation of two of Komatsu’s application engineering assignments in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The requirement to increase productivity has been achieved partly through the introduction of larger and more powerful mining and transport equipment.

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Reduction, control of operating costs in the mining, extractive industries

It is incumbent on every extractive operation today to stay productive and deliver quality service, while exploring ways of reducing overheads and downtime. Randall Edson discusses how technologically adaptable solutions and accurate payload measurement technology can significantly reduce operating costs. Subscription required. Read more >>
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A 3D representation of Parklands Blue Metal’s Yandina Creek Road quarry operation.

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The quarry ‘mouse’ that roared in appeal case

In May 2014, a southeast Queensland quarry operator appealed a regional council’s decision to refuse a greenfield quarry application. This case study explains why the Queensland P&E Court upheld the appeal and why the Court of Appeal also endorsed the P&E Court’s findings. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Central Queensland Quarries managing director Ian Robinson (centre) with Sandvik sales support personnel Frank Grech (left) and Ben Willcox (right).

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Close working relationship leads to repeat business

An excellent working relationship with a supplier’s technical sales and support personnel has resulted in a leading quarrying and crushing operator in central Queensland making a repeat purchase of a second crusher. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Quarry manager Andrew Nicholas at Holcim’s Bohle Quarry in Townsville.

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Telematics system delivers for ring road project

The adoption of on-board weighing and reporting technology for real-time visibility of site operations has enabled a quarry operation to successfully bypass its weighbridge and significantly increase its productivity to deliver on a major
infrastructure project without interruption to normal operations. Subscription required. Read more >>
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