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Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon

Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon

21/05/2019 - 23/05/2019
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19/02/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Water management has always been a major concern for mining companies and is coming to the forefront of environmental considerations for operators. Several factors have prompted the renewed focus on water management, including mine sites being in increasingly remote geographical locations where water is scarce, declining ore grades that will require an increase in intensity of mineral processes and will use more water; and an expanding range of regulations that will need closer...

Economic downturn has the industry streamlining business processes to adapt

6 September Sydney - The domestic mining downturn is now widely accepted as one unlikely to receive an imminent correction. This sentiment is reinforced by a recent NAB outlook report suggesting we may be as long as three years away from an upward swing. This creates a period of forced change where the...

Australian METS’ technology is widely renowned for being more reliable and cost-effective than products and services offered by overseas competitors. This is most definitely the case in Latin America, where many operations are in critical need of Australia’s productivity enhancing and safety-improving technologies. This trust of Australian products presents significant export opportunities for Australian METS at a time where it is difficult to secure business in our...

On Day Two of IMARC in Austmine’s Technology Stream, we were delighted to welcome Richard Mathews, CEO of RungePincockMinarco (RPM). Richard presented on “Becoming the Connected Digital Mine of Tomorrow” – a more than apt presentation title with RPM showcasing their latest virtual reality development outside on the exhibition floor!

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As 2016 draws to a close on what has been a very interesting year for the mining industry here in Australia, Austmine’s CEO, Christine Gibbs Stewart, took some time out to summarise her thoughts on 2016 and what lies ahead for our sector in 2017.

2016: The Wheel has begun to Turn

2016 has been a big year – there is no doubt about that. At the beginning of 2016, I think that companies were hanging on for dear life...

METS Ignited will join peers on the Metalliferous Mining Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to represent both METS and NERA sectors. IRCs drive the process of training package development and are made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge of their particular industry sector. IRCs are responsible for ensuring that training packages meet the needs of employers and they have a direct relationship with the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. IRCs are supported by...

LaserBond has been awarded funding of Wear life extension via surface engineered laser cladding for mining project.

Yesterday, 7 February 2017, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, announced the funding under the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P). This initiative supports short-term industry-led collaborations to solve industry problems and deliver tangible...

Many Australian METS companies have innovative technologies and solutions but lack the marketing and sales knowledge to win contracts and finalise deals. Austmine recently caught up with Michael Lang, Managing Director of SG Partners to discuss the changes that METS can make to take advantage of the green shoots that are starting to appear in the mining...

Austmine is delighted to announce that in 2017 we will be running the third Innovation Mentoring in METS Program. This program is unique, being the only mentoring program for individuals dedicated exclusively to the METS sector. This third round of the program is once again supported and sponsored by METS Ignited. We are also supported by

Last year we launched our Mining Collaboration Laboratories, or Co-Labs, as we call them. The focus of the Co-Labs has been to foster a strategic conversation about some of the key challenges facing our industry and to drive collaboration between METS, miners and researchers in order to create step change.  

To date, we have held 3 Co-Labs focused on:

This article was published by BBS Communications Group, 14/02/2017. 

Australia’s premier conference on mining innovation, Austmine 2017: Mining’s Innovation Imperative, is coming to Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 22-24.

The biennial conference and exhibition will feature more than 50 speakers from across the globe, all...

FLSmidth’s Rapid Oxidative Leaching (ROL) technology is facilitating and maximising clean copper production from hard-to-process and arsenic- heavy concentrates. 

Designed to operate at 80oC and normal atmospheric pressure – two characteristics that make it much safer than traditional smelting - the ROL process is both faster and simpler.  It can leach more than...

Vehicle manufacturer Tomcar Australia recently won an AusIndustry Innovation Award, at the same time as Toyota and Holden prepare to close their Australian production facilities.

Tomcar Australia, which makes a range of off-road vehicles and soon the nation’s first production electric car, has been recognised for its foresight, resilience and innovative achievements.

Sponsored by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the...

Mobile plant is used extensively in the Western Australian Mining Industry. The use of mobile plant has inherently high risk and every year is associated with a significant number of workplace fatalities and injuries. In 2014—2015, four people died while working at a mining operation in Western Australia and three of these fatalities were related to mobile plant which is a significantly high ratio. In 2015—2016 there were 2 further fatalities...

Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) and RCT has had a long history of evolving site remote loader capabilities at the Porgera Gold mine in Papua New Guinea over the years. The site’s innovation journey began with RCT’s ControlMaster® Line-of-Sight and has evolved quickly from there.

The site’s primary reason for innovating was to ensure operator safety and increase loader availability, productivity and revenue while eliminating the need for potential interaction...

BALLARAT, VIC - Gekko Systems and Rockwell Automation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop software solutions that will assist mining customers across the globe to account for metal content in the various stages of ore processing plants and provide the analytical capability to audit and...

This report, developed by Deloitte Australia, brings together our understanding of shareholder value, mining operations, technology and analytics, to develop an approach to the “digital mine.” This approach helps mining organizations make the most of the digital opportunity and avoid the many potential pitfalls that come with the adoption of new technologies.

 

The disruption of business models through the advancement of digital...

Austmine have a range of informative webinars coming up, beginning next Tuesday with an in-depth discussion on Optimising Mining Operations. Our webinars are free to attend and if you can't make it live, you will receive the recording afterwards.

We regularly hold webinars on a range of key topics in the mining and METS sectors. This includes business improvement and strategic sessions, informative discussions on prospective mining markets and technical...

Russia is a mining giant, accounting for just under 15% of total global mineral production and placing within the top 10 world producers of a diverse range of resources including coal, iron ore, gold, copper, uranium, aluminium, nickel, silver and cobalt. Whilst this diversification has been extremely important to the success and stability of the Russian mining sector, the growth of gold production has been particularly impressive.   

Since...

With miners continuing to strive for lower costs and greater margins, maintenance has become one of the key areas in the mining value chain. The implementation of advanced technologies and the use of data in the maintenance field has made new methodologies possible that can result in more streamlined and controlled maintenance procedures. However, these processes are still not universally embraced.

Oil analysis and treatment is of critical importance to the...

A Deloitte Access Economics report for the Minerals Council of Australia finds that the total economic contribution of Australia’s mining and METS sector was $236.8 billion in 2015-16.

The mining sector has long made – and continues to make – a significant contribution to Australia’s economic growth and development. The Australian mining industry uses sophisticated production techniques and highly skilled labour to...

Break-even is broken, an article co-written by AMC's Brian Hall, was number one on the list of The AusIMM Bulletin's top ten most-read articles in 2016. Given The Bulletin's prominence and reach in the industry, this is a considerable achievement for the...

NERA Fostering New Innovators

NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) has awarded $200,000 to inspiring and ground breaking small businesses looking to innovate within the energy resources sector.

Under the inaugural NERA Innovation Voucher program, 10 Australian small to medium sized businesses have each been awarded a $20,000 grant which will allow them to deliver an innovative solution to a technical challenge which had limited their customer’s ability to...

CRC Ore: Key Staff Changes

Dr Steve Walters, Chief Technologist
Steve Walters, Chief Technologist, will be leaving his full-time role as Chief Technologist with CRC ORE at the end of June this year. However, we are pleased to announce that Steve will continue with CRC ORE in a part time consultative capacity, focussing on selected project initiatives.  Steve has been an integral member of CRC ORE for many years.  As one of the industry’s pre-eminent step-change...

For 12 weeks Safescape has been involved with the KPMG Energise 2.0 Program. Safescape is honoured and excited to announce Steve Durkin and his team were awarded the Customer Pitch prize, judged by representatives of Energise’s corporate supporters.

The program consisted of weekly attendance sessions to learn more about business, and culminated in the twelve participating...

Pitram Connect only day away

Get insights into your mine site at your fingertips with Pitram Connect, the new Pitram mobile app.

Pitram Connect has been designed by MICROMINE Specialists to extend Pitram information to your mobile device, by simply using a mobile network or the wireless LAN on site. Pitram Connect ensures mine data can be retrieved any time, anywhere.

The intuitive app with simplified views, offers an easy navigation that can be customized based on your...

Get on the METS NSW Map!

Promote your strengths and help stimulate the NSW mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) sector by being part of the METS NSW Map. 

NSW is a leader in the supply of innovative METS solutions for the resources industry.

 

METS NSW is supporting the growth of this important sector and recognises effective collaboration and knowledge sharing as fundamental to a...

The Australian mining fleet yellow goods value has recovered 41% in the 15 months ending December 2016.

The consensus is that the market is back in recovery mode as demand for late model, low hours equipment in the mining market is strong, in particular for highly productive ultra class assets, whereas the value of older equipment has suffered, reflecting a preference for current technology and greater efficiency. Meanwhile the value of yellow goods in the...

Australian METS are renowned for their innovative mining technologies and highly respected for this around the globe. An outstanding example of this is S&P Industrial, an Australian manufacturer that specialises in improving operational efficiencies in water management and pump maintenance. Following the invention of their game-changing <a...< body=""></a...<>

The utilisation of data and advanced technologies continues to transform the nature of modern mining, particularly in the exploration phase. Increasingly, miners and explorers have access to greater information about what is under the surface, creating a more accurate picture of the resource in the ground and allowing them to design the mine around this. Imdex Limited are world-leaders in subsurface intelligence solutions, and we caught up with their Managing Director, Bernie...

CSIRO has released a technology roadmap to underpin growth in Australia’s $90 billion mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, urging companies to take action to unlock five key opportunities.

The Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Roadmap highlights the vital role that the METS sector will play in the nation’s innovation ecosystem in order to drive change to meet future global mining challenges and metal supplies. ...

How the new generation of IIoT-ready controllers connects you to new levels of operational efficiency.

IIoT is driving greater customer expectations for everything from faster delivery and more customization to higher quality. All at lower prices. 

It’s surprising how much help even relatively modest automation upgrades can be in satisfying these demands. For example, making significant improvements in the pace of...

Kazakhstan is home to a wealth of different metals and minerals, producing everything from gold, copper, iron ore and zinc to coal and uranium. Due to this abundance of resources and project opportunities, it is a market that many Australian companies have sought to explore further.

Sheldon Varcoe from Austmine, the leading industry body in Australia for the mining equipment, technology and services sector sat down with two AMC...

May 2017 Guest Editorial

From my position as an old white male I have always believed that as an industry we are making great strides in diversifying our workforce and embracing equality. Recently, Eleanor Hawkins made a presentation as part of the Women in Mining day at the Mining Investment Asia conference in Singapore. Eleanor’s research and presentation shook my complacent view that the gender matter was a resolved issue.

A 2015...

This article was originally published on Medianet. 

Metso has selected Rockwell Automation to deliver a global industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform that connects, monitors and performs analytics for Metso’s equipment and services, resulting in improved efficiency and profitability for its mining and aggregates customers.

The digital solution will...

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, JUNE 6, 2017 - RPMGlobal Holdings Limited (ASX: RUL) [RPM] has overnight entered into an advisory services contract with Barapakuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL) as a member of a three team consortium with Fugro Consult GmbH and Mibrag Consulting International GmbH to deliver a Feasibility Study for Development of the “Dighipara Coal Field” located at Dighipara, Dinajpur,...

How to access METS project funding

METS Ignited is hosting a series of free information sessions on accessing the new round of the $15.6m METS Ignited collaborative project funds this month.

This is an opportunity for companies to secure matched funding to commercialise innovation that will benefit the Australian METS and mining sector.

The first sessions will be held in Brisbane and Perth from...

CEEC Announces 2017 Dual CEEC Medal Winners – Potential game-changer electric pulse breakage technology and outstanding contribution sharing Newmont’s grinding improvements

On behalf of the CEEC Board of Directors, CEEC’s Medal Evaluation Committee is proud to announce the 2017 CEEC Medal winners. This year CEEC celebrates two outstanding publications, acknowledging exceptional research advances...

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