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Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. Read more »
For extractive operators, initial cost pressures can make non-OEM spare parts for slurry pumps more attractive than genuine parts.

The risks of using replicator spare parts on slurry pumps

Replicating spare parts for slurry pumps is a serious issue in the extractive materials industry, for both solutions providers and the operators who utilise them. Read more »

Upskill your maintenance team to reduce downtime

Do you know how much your quarry plant costs you to maintain? Do you know the costs of downtime? Do you have an economical solution for maintenance repair and operations (MRO)? Read more »
Hy-Tec’s maintenance team at Yarrabee Road Quarry.

Case Studies
A better way to loosen the nut: Liner changes made simple

Changing liners on a static crusher has in the past been a hazardous manual task for quarry workers. It was therefore a shock for participatory ergonomics trainer Kylie Newton when she observed that some workers still perform physically demanding tasks that can result in serious, sometimes career-ending injuries. Fortunately, there was a viable solution … Read more »
Neil Kinder (fourth from left) and his staff were joined by a host of local and state politicians, including the Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources Russell Northe (third from right).

Family enterprise celebrates opening of new HQ

A family-owned conveyor hardware supplier has celebrated nearly three decades of growth at the opening of a new facility. Read more »
The blade should be tensioned to sccommodate blade wear, as correct tension is impotant for equipment longevity

Cleaning the cleaners

A healthy conveyor system begins and ends with cleaning and maintenance, argues Ryan Grevenstuk. Read more »
DriveAcademy will provide end-users and system integrators with a comprehensive set of skills.

DriveAcademy to ignite in March

SEW-Eurodrive Group, a global designer, developer and manufacturer of mechanical power transmission systems and motor control electronics, is running its DriveAcademy program nationally in 2012, commencing in March. Read more »
Wormald is an RTO that offers a range of fire safety training programs including confined space entry.

Mitigating fire risk

Quarry operating environments present a variety of fire hazards that can pose serious risks to people and property. The hazardous nature of the heavy equipment and vehicles used and the remoteness of some sites mean that extra vigilance is required. Read more »
Tegra Australia’s Gundagai operation under water, as of December 2010.

All the rivers run

The last two years have been recognised as some of the worst on record for natural disasters across the globe, not least flooding in Australia. Jim Hankins looks at a regional sand producer that braved the impact of a flood disaster and rebounded back to business. Read more »
Business investment in New Technologies is based on a survey of 540 business CEOs in the construction, manufacturing and services sectors.

Construction industry invests in new technologies

The Australian Industry Group and Deloitte have released a joint report that examines business investment in new technologies over the past three years. Read more »


Managing safer control of high-pressure hydraulic tools

Mechanical engineer Tony Cooper outlines guidelines for the safety and better use of high-pressure hydraulic tools. Read more »
The feeder pan must be rugged enough to absorb the energy released, when impacted by large stone falling more than nine metres.

Performance-based feeder maintenance

To ensure optimum performance from your vibrating grizzly feeder, you should follow proper selection and a simple seven-point maintenance plan. Read more »


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