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The decision to replace production equipment before it is exhausted is both economic and performance-driven.

Conveying
Making the right equipment replacement decisions

Is it time to replace your plant and equipment? Paul D Tomlingson discusses how the economics of replacement must be balanced against the potential performance benefits of new equipment. Read more »

Case Studies
Tramp metal removal system cleans up dolomite reserves

Heavy-duty metal detectors and a suspended electromagnet, used to clean up aggregates, have been instrumental in removing ferrous and non-ferrous tramp metals from one of the world’s largest dolomite operations. Read more »
Operators should conduct inspection and maintenance methods on tracked earthmoving equipment at regular intervals.

Load & Haul
Tuned track tensions – How to dodge the damage

Maintaining the correct tension on your tracked earthmoving gear – including tracked-type tractors, dozers and excavators – can reduce wear and unnecessary downtime. It is even more critical when up to 50 per cent of lifetime repair costs can relate to the undercarriage. Read more »
Commonly referred to as “drones”, UAVs are increasingly being phased out in favour of RPAS.

Case Studies
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 HP3’s touch screen has simplified the adjustment of crusher parameters.

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

News
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 »
Dust control has been given a higher priority in materials processing over the past few decades.

Attachments
Top reasons for using dust-tight valves

Dust emissions minimisation requires a system that recognises the issue of dust control at all stages of the mining process. Without adequate control measures, fugitive dust emissions can impact on the efficiency and profitability of your plant, and employees’ health. Read more »
T-Link combines Terex Finlay machines’ in-built CANbus control system and on-board sensors and electronics with satellite positioning and telematics software.

Maintenance
Mobile plant supplier introduces telematics system

Terex Finlay has introduced a new remote monitoring and fleet management telematics system to its range of mobile crushers. All Terex Finlay crushers manufactured and shipped from 1 January, 2016, have been equipped and fitted as standard with the T-Link system, complete with a three-data subscription. Read more »
Keech 3D business manager Doug Baird (left) and Keech Australia CEO Herbert Hermens with the largest additive manufacturing printer housed in the Keech 3D facilities.

Attachments
How 3D printing can offer a new edge in equipment manufacturing

What is believed to be Australia’s first commercially available large format 3D printer is potentially offering the quarry industry cheaper and higher quality products in less time. Stephanie Chan reports. Read more »

Education
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 »
With the aid of Scope Engineering, Rocla has installed a new 220 tph wash plant at its Calga Quarry.

Case Studies
Sand operation gains from Australian-made, fixed plant upgrade

A construction materials producer has been able to increase its sand output after a successful collaboration with an Australian supplier to replace its washing circuit. Damian Christie spoke to Rocla’s Angus Richmond and Scope Engineering’s Paul Fletcher about their companies’ partnership. 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 »


 

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