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Electrical potential: Could batteries replace diesel?

Suddenly it seems all pieces of the technological puzzle are falling into place. The battery revolution is under way – and one multinational OEM is convinced it can significantly change the energy landscape of the mining, and by extension the quarrying, industry. Read more »

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East coast drill and blast businesses unite under one banner

Four Australian drill and blast companies with explosives capabilities have merged under one banner after Chinese company Yahua Group bought majority ownership of their organisations. Read more »
The Komatsu P&H 77XR is designed to work in a range of extractive applications.

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Surface drill promises safer operation, automation features

The first in a new line of drill rigs offers safer operation, productivity, and autonomous capabilities. Read more »

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Smart rig hailed as the 'surgeons' of drilling

Two SmartROC T40 drill rigs working inside the Italcave site in Statte, Italy have been praised for their seemingly surgical precision, operative efficiency and optimised management costs. Read more »

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Drill rig data capture drives rock on ground innovation

For integrated explosives supply and services provider Red Bull, the quality of data gathered from each drill and blast is integral to driving safety, innovation and continuous improvement – and ensuring the precision of the next blast. An OEM’s precision program is making this possible. Read more »
Maxam MSU trucks deliver RIOFLEX bulk watergel to an extractive site. The high energy bulk explosive will now be manufactured at Maxam’s new premises at the WA Government’s McLarty State Explosives Facility, 120km south of Perth.

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Private operators subscribe to new WA explosives facility

Blasting solutions provider Maxam Australia has opened two manufacturing sites at the Western Australian Government’s new McLarty State Explosives Facility, 120km south of Perth. Read more »
The P&H 77XR drill rig can be configured for rotary or hammer drilling, diesel or electric power, and single- or multi-pass drilling.

Drill & Blast
Surface drill offers safer operation, automation features

Komatsu’s P&H 77XR surface mining drill rig offers higher productivity and increased reliability, as well as including semi- or fully autonomous capabilities. Read more »
An aerial survey of the proposed Karuah South Quarry. Image courtesy of the Port Stephens Examiner.

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Council seeks community input for new site

The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment is seeking community feedback on a proposed new quarry in Karuah in the Hunter region. Read more »
One of three light vehicles damaged by flyrock at Albury Quarry.

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Flyrock incident in NSW quarry

Flyrock in a site 10km northeast of Albury, New South Wales, has damaged three light vehicles and endangered seven people in the exclusion zone. Read more »
Compared to other drill rigs, the DX900i has a drilling coverage of 290° (or 55m2).

Drill & Blast
Rig offers more ground coverage

The Sandvik Ranger DX900i is the flagship model of the Ranger DXi family. Read more »
RIOFLEX hydrogel is formulated to offer the highest energy potential and flexibility.

Drill & Blast
High energy flexible explosive

MAXAM’s RIOFLEX MX series hydrogel bulk explosive range is a high energy bulk explosive specifically designed for hard rock quarry, construction and open pit mining operations. Read more »
A SmartROC T40 at Fulton Hogan’s Blue Rock Quarry, fitted with an optional silence kit.

Drill & Blast
Intelligent, efficient drill rig

The SmartROC T40 is equipped for hole diameters in the 89-102mm range, with maximum hydraulic pressure of 220 bar and a maximum impact rate of 44 to 53 Hz. Read more »
The Ranger DX900i drill rig is equipped with a revolving upper structure that offers a 290-degree drilling reach and 55m2 coverage.

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Contractor breaks ground with "intelligent" rig

The latest rendition of an all-encompassing crawler rig is kicking goals for a drilling contractor at a Boral quarry. Tim Robertson reports. Read more »

Drill & Blast
To the power of six: Promoting a team-oriented approach to drilling, blasting

Anthony Konya discusses a steady management approach to drill and blast that encourages employee buy-in and a dedication to improved techniques and efficiency. This can assist operators with reducing expenses and achieving better fragmentation. Read more »
Donnelly Blasting Services’ Epiroc SmartROC T40 smart rig, fitted with silenced kit boom, at Fulton Hogan’s Blue Rock Quarry.

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Complete package rig exceeds expectations

A drill rig has set a new in-house record for the manufacturer with the number of metres drilled and litres consumed in one shift. Damian Christie spoke to Daniel Kirwan, of Epiroc, and father and son Jason and Dan Donnelly, of Donnelly Blasting Services, about their SmartROC T40 smart rig. Read more »

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