Tuesday 20th Aug, 2019
The new way of changing belts: two conveyor belt winders are positioned on the ground, 90 degrees to the conveyor system and in-line with turning frames. The turning frames are mounted on stands that are bolted to the conveyor system.

Clever conveyor belt change method wins BHP gong

Chris Ryde, a senior maintenance planner at BHP Billiton’s Area C iron ore mine, was recently recognised at the company’s…
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By the industry, for the industry

With input from its syndicate development partners front and centre in its new conceptual design software, Bentley says its new…
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Port Hedland. Photo: Southern Cross Maritime

Mining takes a breath at Diggers & Dealers

It’s been a tough 12 months for the mining industry in Australia. This week’s Diggers & Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie…
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Bauxite in Queensland. Photo: Rio Tinto

Bauxite junior approaching first Tasmanian export

New exports from ASX-listed bauxite junior Australian Bauxite out of Bell Bay, Tasmania, are being hailed as an important step…
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Adani's Carmichael project is a potential $16bn mine and rail venture. Photo: Shutterstock / Adani

Adani closing on CHPP contracts, but mine stalled

Indian conglomerate Adani is lining up an Australian engineer to build and operate the coal handling and preparation plant at…
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Addsub manufacturing combines additive and subtractive machining. Photo: STAR Prototype

3D printing, CNC machining combined with AddSub

British-owned STAR Prototype has launched AddSub Manufacturing: a process combining metal 3D printing, and five-axis CNC machining, to quickly deliver…
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Too little water and haul roads get dusty. Too much and roads can become unsafe while resources are squandered on expensive water. Photo: ADE

Company alliance targets haul road optimisation

Four companies ‑ spanning dust suppression, engineering and safety – are joining forces to offer products and services aimed at…
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The Enerpac EVO Synchronous Lifting System was used by G&S Engineering. Photo: Enerpac

500 tonne balancing act at Clermont Mine.

G&S Engineering has used an Enerpac EVO Synchronous Lifting System for the complex task of accurately lifting and positioning components…
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