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The HM400-5 articulated dump truck was one of Komatsu’s newest machines on display at its ‘Boots On’ event.

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Boots on ground for Komatsu’s largest product launch ‘ever’

Extractive industry operators and personnel have had the first glimpse of Komatsu’s latest machines as part of a national product launch. Read more »
The Ranger DX900i drill rig is equipped with a revolving upper structure that offers a 270-degree drilling reach and 55m2 coverage.

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Sandvik launches all-reaching, ‘intelligent’ drill rig in Melbourne

Rock technology supplier Sandvik has presided over the Australian launch of its latest Ranger DXi surface drill rig at an exclusive event in Melbourne’s south-east. Read more »
The first Responsible Mining Index report identifies areas in which large mining companies can improve. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrid/37929475034/" target="_blank">Astrid Westvang</a>

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Responsible Mining Index goes online

A report that details how some of the world’s largest companies meet environmental, social and economic expectations has been released. Read more »
The Department of Defence has recently announced it will research the 3D printing of explosive materials.

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New research to focus on 3D printing of explosives

A new partnership between a science and technology body and academic agencies will explore the 3D printing of explosive materials. Read more »
Hanson Australia has announced it has acquired recycling aggregates company The Alex Fraser Group.

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Construction materials giant moves into the recycling industry

Building materials supplier Hanson Australia has acquired leading recycled aggregates producer the Alex Fraser Group in a move that will increase its presence in ‘aligned’ industries. Read more »
Stephen Raines (left) receives the IQA’s Excellence in Innovative Practice Award from Dale Cameron.

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Production rates on night shift driven by bright green thinking

Under the guidance of IQA member Stephen Raines, Hanson’s Kulnura Quarry has developed a solution to improving its loadout practices in dim light and at night. Raines discusses the impact a laser module has had on the quarry’s productivity and its implications for earthmoving equipment. Read more »
A blast at a Boral quarry in Victoria was recently described as a minor earthquake.

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Routine quarry blast mistaken for earthquake

A controlled blast at a basalt quarry in Ballarat, Victoria was recently mistaken for an earthquake by federal body Geoscience Australia. Read more »
Young Members Network’ members take in MQG’s Nyora Quarry in South Gippsland, Victoria.

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Pit to product tour provides valuable networking opportunities

A recent event hosted by the IQA offered young quarry professionals a full pit to product sand tour, from extraction at a quarry to its use at two well known facilities. Read more »
An autonomous drone was just one of the technologies on display at the recent Hitachi Social Innovation forum.

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Autonomous systems to ‘lift quarrying out of the dark ages’

Global supplier Hitachi has recently held an innovation forum that discussed topics such as the probability that autonomous machines will almost entirely operate the mining and quarrying industry within 15 years. Read more »
Onetrak recently celebrated the launch of its WA branch and the release of its new product line Hidromek.

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Supplier open day highlights relocation, new offerings

Earthmoving equipment supplier Onetrak has recently celebrated re-opening its business in Western Australia and has launched a new product line at an open day event. Read more »
Pink conveyors were recently sold to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

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Local supplier turns idlers pink for charity

In a move to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, a local conveyor supplier has transformed its conveyor idlers bright pink. Read more »
Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law will come into effect in mid-2018.

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Heavy vehicle law amendments approved

Amendments to a harmonised national law, to be introduced next year, are expected to affect around 165,000 companies nationwide, including some quarrying and aggregates producers. Read more »


 


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