A smart drill rig is doing its part for academia on a mountain side overlooking one of Scandinavia’s most prestigious educational precincts. Read more
The hiring of tracked crushing and screening plant can be beneficial for a number of reasons. As Paul Smith explains, it is quick and easy to install, operate and dismantle, and it encourages users to experiment with jobs they wouldn’t normally entertain.
In the past 18 months, fastening systems innovator Segnut has tested its revolutionary threaded nut technology in harsh mining and construction environments to demonstrate its safety, risk mitigation and productivity benefits. Read more
Komatsu has expanded the range of parts that can be ordered through myKomatsu, its online customer portal, to now include components that are not in stock at local distribution centres. Read more
A simple pump failure in a quarry can be costly, as production is stopped while a replacement is organised. However, there is now a low-cost back-up solution that can be deployed fast in an emergency. Read more
River sand is a depleting resource across the globe and mining from the riverbed has been banned in many places. As an important raw material used in construction, there has been a dire need for an alternative to this ever-growing demand.
Geelong was a wonderful host for the IQA’s 62nd annual conference in October. The city itself showcased a progressive region that supports infrastructure growth, tourism, agriculture and light industry. The theme – The Future of Quarrying – was apt for the region as we had the privilege of visiting Barro Point Wilson and Boral Deer Park Quarries.
In the field of sand washing, major developments are few and far between. Some types of equipment actively used today were developed over a century ago, and many items are 50 years old. There are improvements over time, of course, in quality, tolerances, efficiencies, motors, bearings, wear parts, and so on. However, there are few transformative leaps in the actual washing process.
With access to natural sand limited either by natural attrition or legislative design, the quarrying industry worldwide is having to experiment with manufactured sand from conventional aggregate sources. Georg Diem and Francis Lacote explain why the answer is crushed sand.