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A bird’s eye view of Boral Dunmore Quarry.

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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 »
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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Game changing digital drilling tools

A global mining services company, a university and a specialist software firm are collaborating on the development of new digital drilling tools for the mining industry. Read more »
The foam suppression system reduced dust emissions from the fixed plant through the secondaries to the stackers.

Foam suppression system works its charms on mobile and fixed plant

Controlling dust emissions is a major issue for most sites. For Hutchison Quarries, it was critical for its mobile crushing plant in Glenn Innes, New South Wales and its fixed plant in Warwick, Queensland. The mobile and fixed crushing circuits had become dust hazards. Read more »
The GT200DF features a quarry-spec, heavy-duty K200+ cone crusher design in a highly mobile package.

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Crusher Excels In Hard Rock Trial

Hard Rock Quarries (HRQ), based in the Maryborough hinterland in central Queensland, is a small, family owned construction materials business. It has been operating since 2010 and took over the Maryborough quarry site from previous owners. Subscription required. Read more »
Commonly referred to as “drones”, UAVs are increasingly being phased out in favour of RPAS.

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Reliable, Precise Aerial Surveys

There are many remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) options – from built in the backyard shed to futuristic space-craft titanium models, an array of cameras for high resolution photos to near-infrared and LIDAR, plus an ever-growing number of software solutions for processing, analysing and presenting the data.
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The XR40 XCentric Ripper is put through its paces at R&L Withers’ Wyangle Quarry in Tumut, NSW.

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Less Convention, More Ripping

An economical alternative to drilling and blasting is being hailed for its productivity.
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The excavator and dozer range incorporates Komatsu’s iMC and other SmartConstruction tools.

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Integrated Tech an end solution for project management

Komatsu Australia has launched its SmartConstruction concept in Australia and New Zealand – a significant step forward in construction industry technology that offers integrated product, service and support solutions across all phases of a project.

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For 30 years, laser-based measuring and mapping systems, such as the Quarryman Pro laser, have supported safety, efficiency and productivity in the quarrying industry.

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Alliance creates opportunity to enhance blast practices

A consultancy to the quarrying industry has collaborated with a multinational engineering technologies group on a blast optimisation project that experimented with the latest laser profiling, 3D face visualisation and blast prediction software. Subscription required. Read more »
Work is a under way to build a completely new hub bridging the south city district Södermalm with Stockholm’s medieval Old Town.

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Planned precision: Drilling and blasting in an urban centre

Drilling and blasting in the cramped confines of the centre of a capital city required a steady hand, perfect planning and agile equipment that could do its job accurately. Susanna Lindgren reports on how blasting was successfully conducted in a sensitive environment. Subscription required. Read more »
The HP3’s touch screen has simplified the adjustment of crusher parameters.

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High tech investment boosts plant safety, efficiency

An Australian aggregates producer has worked closely with a global crushing supplier to revamp its ageing primary and tertiary plants. As David Leroy explains, both Metso and Boral encountered challenges in the installation of new for old. Subscription required. Read more »
The letterbox-like ERSS (centre) provides a significantly safer, more portable alternative in combating small fires on mobile crushing and screening plants.

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“Smallest of quarries” devises innovative, award-winning solution

A small quarry operation run by a medium-sized Australian aggregate company has received one of the IQA’s highest honours after it devised an innovative solution to a critical safety dilemma. IQA member Daniel Reed discusses the evolution of the Emergency Response and Safety Station. Read more »


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