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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

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Alfa Laval recently conducted an excellent presentation entitled "Turn Liquid Mine Tailings into Solid Dirt." 

This covered a range of issues stemming from the need to find alternatives to tailing dams now. Topics in this presentation include: 

  • Changing industry trends and their impact on the water management and tailings space
  • Decanter advantages
  • ...

This seems to be the season for Senior Leadership workshops, with the TXM team having conducted several over the last few weeks. Preparing a senior leadership workshop has given us time to reflect on the importance and impact of these sessions. We understand that your time is valuable and we expect the day to provide value as we check we have a common understanding of the project we are about to undertake, discuss the next steps and how best to support your improvement efforts, and...

Brisbane, Australia, June 15, 2017 – RPMGlobal (RPM) has today entered into a software integration partnership with Chasm Consulting Pty Ltd (Chasm) to enable RPM and Chasm to further develop an integration between the industry leading Chasm mine ventilation software Ventsim™, with RPM’s Underground software solutions.

RPM’s Underground software solutions are industry leading in functionality and performance,...

Rockwell Automation is pleased to announce Scott Wooldridge has been appointed managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

In this leadership role, Scott will oversee sales and business operations in Australia and New Zealand and be responsible for the company’s Growth and Performance Strategy. This involves the overarching responsibility for people and strategy in relation to sales, service, delivery, projects and customer care.

“I’m...

Regional Jobs on Adani Portals

Following the opening of the Townsville Regional Headquarters and contractor announcements earlier this month, Adani Australia today launched dedicated regional supplier and employment portals.

Introduced on the Adani Supplier Roadshow earlier this year, the portals will provide a single point of contact and information for those wishing to tender for work or employment on the Carmichael mine, rail and port projects.

Adani Australia CEO and...

Finding the best possible technological solution for a mine planning, construction, modernisation or closure is a complex task and often involves analysis of alternative offers. Striving to achieve greater efficiency in knowledge exchange between the local mining companies and vendors, the MINEX Central Asia forum organised an international competition of mining challenges and solutions for delegates.

Pitram Systems Specialist, Dastanbek Yesdaulet, successfully...

Evolution Mining saves up to A$200,000 in total ownership costs with the Warman® MCR® pump.

Evolution Mining’s Cracow site in Queensland, Australia, was searching for a solution to increase productivity and throughput.

The two existing pumps were inefficient due to the short wear life and high total cost of ownership.

To improve wear life and reduce plant downtime,...

In this article, we explore the impact of adapting Automated Haulage Systems (AHS) to a typical open pit mine considering the initial investment, ramp-up delays, impacts of operating costs, productivities, ramp layout, and even geotechnical changes resulting from the use of AHS. 

AMC is working with Mining Technicians Group Australia (MTGA) to evaluate  AHS for medium to large scale open pit mining projects. MTGA is a specialist services...

Lean daily leadership reminds us that active leadership is important to continuous improvement. The leaders of the great companies are visible in their businesses and understand how to do a quick health check of their business on a daily basis. Here we will consider the key points for checking in on the health of your business. We want to check the heart rate, blood pressure and the temperature of our business every day. We will also consider how to interpret these health indicators...

Brisbane, Australia, June 22, 2017 – RPMGlobal (RPM) has today announced the release HAULSIM 2.5 – mining’s digital twin for mine haulage network optimisation, truly revolutionising haulage outcomes.

The new release of HAULSIM brings functionality that is not available in any other mine haulage software for mining – Fleet Planner and Cornering Speed optimisation.

Fleet planner allows users to configure their fleet...

In order to meet the many new challenges thrown up by the ever-changing mining industry Australia's mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector needs to keep evolving in order to stay ahead of the pack, according to Techenomics International.

One way it can do this is to take on talented, committed and enthusiastic young people skilled in the latest advances in digital technology and marketing.

Techenomics' CEO Chris Adsett...

CEEC announces CRC ORE as new sponsor: Global collaboration to help drive efficient mining Not-for-profit CEEC International Limited is delighted to announce that CRC ORE has joined CEEC as a valued sponsor.

CRC ORE and CEEC are proud to collaborate with the mining and METS sector to support technology advances and solutions for productivity and energy efficiency improvements.

CRC ORE’s collaborative approach aims to catalyse breakthrough...

SRK Consulting (Australasia) is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Moulton as a principal consultant. Craig has 24 years’ combined industry and consulting experience covering mining project evaluation, resource estimation, greenfields and mine project development and management.

“We are really pleased to have Craig join our expanding and well established national project evaluation team,” said SRK’s Managing Director, Chris Woodfull. Craig’s geology...

This article was originally published on the Australian Mining Magazine website on July 3, 2017.

With a remote control feature that provides 100 per cent hands-free rod handling, an innovative system from Boart Longyear offers a hands-on approach to driller safety.

The new LF160 drill rig and FL262 Freedom loader work hand-in-hand to reduce the risk of hand and...

Grange Resources’ Savage River mine in Tasmania, Australia saw the opportunity to further safeguard its operators on site by equipping its mobile equipment with remote controls. 

Implementing remote control technology has allowed Savage River’s operators to control machines from a safe location, away from potential hazards brought on by the frequent, heavy, rainfall experienced on site. 

RCT’s relationship with Savage River...

CRC ORE’s Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES) is being used to help identify the throughput boost from Grade Engineering® for the San Cristobal mine. Sumitomo is using IES to help determine the most valuable strategy for the site. 

Grade Engineering® is focussed on improving the quality of feed to mills through the early rejection of gangue. The most mature Grade Engineering® technique is to exploit a natural or induced...

A project to help save the world’s largest nesting site for thousands of green sea turtles has been bolstered with nbn™ Sky Muster™ satellite connectivity by Activ8me, Australia’s largest nbn™ satellite broadband provider.

Raine Island, on the remote northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, is the nesting site for around 60,000 green turtles every year. Spanning only 800 by 300 metres, the island attracts 90 per cent of the vulnerable...

In this Austmine member-only webinar, marketing & sales experts take you through some top tips in getting the most bang from your marketing buck. 

This is aimed at small and medium sized METS companies who want to develop, expand upon and freshen up their marketing approach. In particular, it is designed for business owners, general managers, or marketers within SME METS companies, who wish...

Market Fundamentals

Commodity supply disruptions in today’s volatile market

Supply-demand fundamentals have been a key theme since the last quarter of 2016 when Chinese constriction of coal supply saw coal prices sky rocket, followed closely by many other commodity prices, e.g., aluminium, copper and iron ore. Interruption to supply is a re-occurring challenge for the industry. Disruptions have spanned commodities and geographies and impacted the sector in a variety of ways, but...

A Muswellbrook mining company is leading the way in community support in a manner not seen before in the Hunter.  Bengalla is participating in a project that will deliver services that will inform, strengthen and enable local companies via a process new to this region.

The project is a collaboration between Bengalla, Austmine, and the Federal Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation & Science, along with support from local organisations...

Meet the six Accelerator teams

The 

Vault adds early intervention mental health monitoring and hazard perception training products to existing risk and safety management suite 

MELBOURNE, 13 June 2017 – Vault Intelligence, a leading provider of cloud based risk and safety management software, today announces an integration with Perth startup Tap into Safety to expand its hazard...

MICROMINE will be exhibiting at the 2017 Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia from August 7th – 9th.

Diggers and Dealers is a leading annual conference that combines presentations by listed mining and exploration companies with a large exhibition area housing exhibitors from the sector. A world class entertainment program ensures that delegates experience the very best of the style and...

Bill Fox, Global Product Manager for hoses, explores the overall advantage of a flexible pipeline and why pre-formed hose bends complement the entire circuit.

A key component of any mill circuit process is flexibility. The more freedom the pipeline has to move, the less energy is required, resulting in a faster and leaner production, with less risk of breakdown.

Take the human body for...

FLSmidth has reached an agreement to acquire a part of Sandvik Mining Systems. This includes continuous surface mining and minerals handling technologies and competences that will strengthen the Group's core minerals business.

The pending acquisition enables FLSmidth to improve productivity for its customers by closing a gap and cover a wider range of the full mining value chain - from the primary crushing point in the mining pit and the transport from mine to plant all the way...

Having a haul truck reverse down long drives to backfill stopes just got a whole lot easier at the Aurelia Metals’ Hera gold mine in New South Wales after underground mining contractor Pybar’s decision to trial RCT’s ControlMaster® Haul Truck Guidance.

The gold and lead zinc project increased productivity and reduced machine damage after equipping two of Pybar’s Caterpillar AD45 ejectors with the intuitive solution that simply guides the machines to the...

Mapping your Future in METS

Show your capabilities to policy makers, collaborators, and potential customers by registering for the METS NSW Map.

Do you provide a unique product or service that can be sold to and utilised by the mining industry?

Are you involved in the exploration, planning, development, operations, transport and logistics, remediation or another core segment of the mining industry?

Are you part of a large...

The global mining and metals sector faces a digital disconnect – how will you overcome it?

Future digital transformation of the mining and metals sector will be a critical enabler to addressing the industry’s productivity and margin challenges. We now see a disconnect between the potential from digital transformation and the poor track record of successful implementations. Having a clear understanding of the key elements of past successes and failures is critical...

The Australian Export Awards (AEA) is a national program that recognises Australian businesses for their export achievements and contribution to Australia’s economic prosperity.

If your business is selling it's products, services or IP internationally, you are encouraged to get involved! 

It is a great opportunity to profile your business and be recognised for your...

Weir Minerals’ process expertise and new technology increase up-time and production by 35%

Oranje Mynbou en Vervoer (OMV), a mining operation in South Africa, was looking to upgrade its sand wash plant.

Their current plant set-up was inefficient, the customer was changing the pump impellers every 3-4 weeks and relining hydrocyclones every 2-3 weeks. This was causing low throughput of only 41...

Largest gearbox load test rig in the country unveiled

Siemens has invested $5 million into the state-of-the-art Rockhampton Service Centre in the heart of Queensland’s mining community. This investment means that the facility now has Australia’s largest and most advanced test rig for mining, wind power and other core industries. 

This raises Siemens’ investments in hi-tech service...

Deswik is partnering with Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines to integrate Deswik.OPS (Operations scheduling & tracking) with the Newtrax Production Control System.

This strategic partnership will enable operations to increase production and shift efficiency by combining short interval control planning and scheduling from Deswik with real time actual...

The mining industry is turning to digitisation in order to optimise efficiencies to increase productivity and profitability.  RCT’s latest Communications Solutions offering ensures it can help clients enter, expand or completely digitise its operations by integrating solutions to a new or existing network.

RCT’s point of difference is its versatility with its extensive range of solutions to individual requirements and fortunately, it is just as agile...

SG Partners Super Sales Clinic

Selling to the mining sector is full of challenges.

It's hard to get to the decision makers, those who understand and look for value,

It's hard to engage with procurement and position value,

It's hard to get people to make decision sooner than later,

It's hard to get people to seriously consider your offering.

We have been training people who sell to the...

Austmine recently sat down with Dr Susanne Bahn, Co-Founder & CEO of Tap into Safety and newly appointed panel member of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Small Business Finance Advisory Panel. In this interview, Sue addresses the topic of mental health in the mining sector by delving into the findings generated from their research partnership with Edith Cowan University, whilst also exploring the “All of Me” solution which utilises new technology to create preventative mental...

A Purposeful Platform Front-Loaded with Pervasive Multi-Channel Connectivity and Real-Time Supply-Chain Management
for Complex Mining Environments

Auxilium Systems helps its customers keep track of their high-value mining assets, enabling them to transform into a leading service-centric organization that provides innovative, value-added technology...

ABB Microgrid Business Case

Power systems in mining and other industries are seeing a major structural transformation as renewables and energy storage costs continue to decline and global pressure to mitigate CO2 remains strong. For off-grid mining in particular, renewable and storage technologies present an ideal opportunity not only to improve the mine’s environmental footprint, but also to reduce energy costs while improving power...

International minerals processing group FLSmidth has appointed Laurie Barlow as Vice President, Minerals.  He will be based in Perth.

Born in Brisbane, Mr Barlow is a Chemical Engineer with an MBA in Technology Management and has extensive project management and senior management experience in the cement and minerals industries – core product areas of the group.

Along with wide-ranging experience in the...

Topics: Sap Flow, Plant Water Potential, Soils and Remote Monitoring/Wireless Networks
When:  14th to 16th November, 2017. 9am to 5pm.
Location: ICT International Head Office, Armidale, NSW, Australia.
RSVP: By 31st October 2017 through the register link or by contacting us on +61 267 726770...

This article was originally published on the Interfax-Kazakhstan News Agency website. 

Kazakhmys Corporation LLP plans to allocate more than 267 billion tenge (333.36 tenge/$1) for projects on upgrading and expanding its production capacity, the company's press office has told Interfax-Kazakhstan. 

The project implementation period...

Austmine’s highly-skilled team of Business Advisers (BA’s) have worked with hundreds of SME’s around the country in the past twelve months, providing critical business management advice and support under the federal government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme (EP). Ross Carter is the BA for Sydney, the Illawarra and Western NSW and is the newest member of the Austmine...

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