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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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Cyber liability is extremely important for providing business interruption cover when businesses are attacked by ransomware. Without it, how long would it take your business to run again at 100 per cent efficiency?

Other Products
The risks hidden in plain sight

In society today, the need to use insurance is increasing, and the risks involved in quarrying exceed what’s happening in the foreground. Dale Mackney discusses the insurance policies of which we are less aware, but that are vital to the smooth running of any operation. Read more »
Aggregate operators that apply best practices and next generation technology now will experience the long-term benefits of production efficiency, machine productivity and personal safety.

Conveying
Industry 4.0: What it means to the aggregates industry

The Industrial Internet of Things is being hailed as the next ‘industrial revolution’. But what is it – and how can it help producers now and into the future? Sören Schramm discusses the exciting possibilities for aggregate operations. Read more »
The iMC antenna on the top of the cab excepted (inset), the PC210LCi-10 is largely indistinguishable in appearance from Komatsu’s standard excavator.

Load & Haul
Machine control promotes efficiency, accuracy

An international plant manufacturer has launched a new machine control system that focuses on the efficient movement of aggregates while potentially solving skills shortages in the extractive and construction industries. Damian Christie spoke to Komatsu Australia’s Aaron Marsh about the benefits of intelligent machine control. Read more »
Volvo's new phone and tablet app will help reduce costs.

Maintenance
Phone app encourages fuel efficiency, savings

Volvo Trucks has introduced the Dynafleet phone app which enables operators to manage entire fleet and transport assignments remotely from any location via a smartphone or tablet. Read more »
Rocklogic is a unique Australian-engineered technology that provides safety integrated remote operation, collision avoidance, and automated parking technology for rockbreakers.

Attachments
Robotic breaker system wins technology award

Australian innovative materials handling company Transmin was a winner at the 21st Annual Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAiTTA). Read more »
Each cell is constructed from clay, is about 100 metres wide and 350m long.

Case Studies
Generating power from ‘holey’ ground

When all the quarry’s work is done, what do you do with the old void? Is landfill the answer? Boral, with Energy Power Systems Australia, has developed a solution for tapping power from landfill waste. Damian Christie and Mandy Parry-Jones report. Read more »
Komatsu mobile service technicians conduct Fixed Price Servicing at a site and time that suits the operator

Maintenance
Supplier launches fixed priced service across product range

Komatsu has extended its fixed priced servicing program so now it covers the entire machine range. Read more »
In case you can't get enough of a real quarry, here's a simulator game.

News
Virtual quarrying becomes child’s play

If you can’t get enough of working in a real quarry, then when you head home, you can now get on your Windows computer and play Stone Quarry Simulator. Read more »
Companies should look at completing an air audit on their compressors.

Maintenance Products
Compressor inventory - not a lot of hot air

Experts estimate that up to half the energy used in producing compressed air is wasted. The only way to really tell is by completing an air audit. Read more »
TPCs improve safety, as enhanced traction increases an operator’s control of a machine.

Load & Haul
TPCs deliver for the long run

While the primary objective of installing tyre protection chains is to extend the service life of tyres in aggressive and abrasive surface environments, most users have quickly found that high quality tyre chains deliver many other benefits. Read more »
Conundrum Holding’s Stawell Quarry has been a beneficiary of wholesale pool purchasing.

News
Reducing electricity costs in quarries

Electricity is becoming a major operating cost in most businesses today but several quarries are taking advantage of a new way to purchase electricity and reduce their energy usage. Read more »


 

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