Portuguese quarry hands UNESCO a piece of history

A 460-million-year-old fossil has been donated to UNESCO today in a ceremony that celebrated the owner of the quarry in which it was found and the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark.

The new ol’ reliable mechanical wheel loader

This tried and true articulated wheel loader has been invaluable for an independent contractor in Central Queensland. Ideal for the traditionalist without a second to spare, the YX667 is a well put together machine.

RIMEX makes its mark in tyre monitoring

RIMEX has evolved from a wheel manufacturer in Canada in the 1970s into a leading global supplier of the off-the-road (OTR) tyre pressure monitoring and maintenance system TyreSense. 

Portuguese quarry hands UNESCO a piece of history

A 460-million-year-old fossil has been donated to UNESCO today in a ceremony that celebrated the owner of the quarry in which it was found and the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark.

November construction maintains sustainable growth

Australia’s construction industry maintained its buoyancy in November as the country continued its freedom from lockdown lows, according to the Performance of Construction Index.

Komatsu trials construction equipment for use in space

Komatsu has applied to become a part of Japan’s project for Promoting the Development of Innovative Technologies for Outer Space Autonomous Construction.

Epiroc tube drills down ‘somewhat of a game changer’

Epiroc has launched a new tube-drilling system to allow for the straightest drill holes even when rigs are applying maximum force for maximum ore recovery. 
Holcim

Holcim ‘first major customer’ for Indigenous business

Holcim has partnered with Wirrigan Business Services to secure a reliable provider of general waste management while supporting the employment of Indigenous Australians.

Sandvik makes another impact on crushing market

Sandvik has released a new mobile impact crusher designed for the quarrying, recycling and contractor segments in response to customer research – the QI353.

Weigh screws a viable alternative to conventional weighing tools

Active Weighing Solutions (AWS) has taken decades’ worth of industry experience to perfect its weigh screw conveyors and feeders, assuring quarries of accurate materials handling.

Versatility, reliability underpins vibratory screen range

With so many products and brands available in the crushing and screening segment globally, it can be daunting for quarrying producers to make an informed choice.
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Wear resistant compound passes the test

  A new wear resistant compound – LOCTITE PC 7332 – has been developed and launched for high wear areas …

OEM levels up with latest mobile washing screen

Terex Washing Systems has released the M1700X mobile washing screen to improve efficiency, wear life and ease of reconfiguration compared to its predecessor, the M1700.

Living in a material world: Silicone for the aluminium sector in WA

The value of a material can be determined by the breadth of its application. Materials such as silicone can have unlimited problem-solving benefits, depending on how it is engineered, says Sinisa Petkovic, key account executive for CBC Malaga.

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Portuguese quarry hands UNESCO a piece of history

A 460-million-year-old fossil has been donated to UNESCO today in a ceremony that celebrated the owner of the quarry in which it was found and the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark.

Komatsu trials construction equipment for use in space

Komatsu has applied to become a part of Japan’s project for Promoting the Development of Innovative Technologies for Outer Space Autonomous Construction.

Stone tools discovered within former Roman enclave in Morocco

An analysis has been conducted on the stone tools recovered from a former outpost within the Roman Empire. The discovery highlights how ancient bakers and millers relied on the local geology to acquire the correct tools.

Lemont Quarry Workers mural restored in Chicago

After painting it nearly half a century ago, artist Caryl Yasko went back to the southwest of Chicago to restore her iconic mural Lemont Quarry Workers.

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Metso Outotec announces new service centre plans for the Pilbara

  Metso Outotec has announced it will continue to invest in developing its Australian service capabilities by building a new …
Komatsu

Komatsu returns the favour to Western Sydney

Komatsu has enhanced its community engagement with a two-year partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers FC women’s side, advocating for more women in mining and construction jobs.

Hillhead 2022 begins ramping up with pre-registration campaign

Hillhead Quarry has opened registrations for its next event in June 2022 with a raft of household names to appear at the Derbyshire quarry in the United Kingdom.

Trust in your leadership

In the seventh chapter of a series on the characteristics of effective leadership, IQA President Shane Braddy discusses the challenges of being a manager and developing trust, honesty and rapport with workers and staff.
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Safety first: Australian statistics on display by SWA

Safe Work Australia (SWA) has released its key work health and safety statistics for Australia in 2021 with fatalities halved since 2007 across all industries.

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