Charting the data points to transform the quarrying sector

 

Dan Barry is the General Manager of SmartTech Australia, the largest Trimble LOADRITE distributor for
on-board weighing technology globally. SmartTech offers software, wireless and hardware solutions for a range of applications in the extractive industries. Dan discusses the value added solutions Trimble and SmartTech are developing – and how it can benefit quarries.

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Proactive approach, communication key to post-pandemic recovery

 

Jimmy Murphy is the Sandvik Product Specialist for national construction and hire company Porter Group. He summarises how Sandvik mobile products fared in 2021 and advises that forward planning will be critical to the industry’s post-pandemic recovery.

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National sales and hire business partners with local software automation experts

 

John Andersen is the co-owner of Crusher Screens Sales & Hire, based in Yatala, Queensland, but whose service is nationwide. He discusses the products and services unique to his business, including Australian designed and manufactured software and automation systems for local conditions.

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The mission is ensuring the customer’s success

 

Greg Mumford is the Sales, Service and Marketing Manager for the ANZP division of Caterpillar Global Construction and Infrastructure.  He briefs Quarry on how Caterpillar has fared over the course of the global pandemic, and how the company is promoting new technologies to reduce carbon emissions, further customers’ success, and overcome the industry’s impending challenges.

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Using machine safety solutions to keep workers safe  

Safety is a massive priority in the quarrying sector, and justifiably so. Ensuring that all on-site workers get home at the end of the day is critical, and there are a variety of safety systems and methods used by sites throughout Australia. Many of the options still rely on person-to-person communication or expensive, complex hardware setups, which can be subject to human error or blow the budget for many quarry businesses.

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Hire solutions ideal for water management challenges

 

Jim Garrett is the Product Development Specialist for Pinnacle Hire, an industry newcomer which manufactures, hires and sells advanced water treatment, storage and pumping systems for the quarrying and mining segments. He relates how the combined effects of COVID-19 and the weather have grown the company.

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Smarter drilling practices, automation key to blasting

 

Craig Marsh is the Business Line Manager for Epiroc’s Surface Division. He talks about ongoing innovation and automation in Epiroc’s fleet of smart surface drill rigs which are replacing more manual-style rigs.

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