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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

Have you heard about The Cynefin Framework? You may well ask ”What are you talking about and how to you even pronounced the word “Cynefin”?”

Cynefin (kun-ev-in) is the Welsh word for habitat. The Cynefin Framework is a conceptual framework which was developed out of IBM during the early 2000s and has been labelled as a “sense-making device”. This framework has continued to evolve through the work of Dave Snowden and The...

Workplace safety technology provider, rerisk® has appointed the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance, AASQA, as its software testing partner. AASQA, a Curtin University initiative, empowers people on the Autism Spectrum to work in the technology industry.

“When your technology prevents workplace deaths and injuries, software testing is genuinely a matter of life and death” said rerisk® CEO, Jaqueline Outram. “We started employing people on the Spectrum as a...

The capital expenditure required to bring a property from exploration to production is substantial, and if a mining company wants to be successful in navigating this long and potentially prosperous journey, every effort must be made to maximize the value of each dollar spent. In the early stages of the project development lifecycle, financial resources are primarily allocated to determine the extent and value of the mineral resource; as results from the maiden resource and...

Go in the draw to win a full conference delegate ticket to Austmine 2017 by completing the Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Sector Development Project Survey.

Austmine is working with APEC to deliver a project which is to evaluate the development of the METS sectors in Chile, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peru and in Argentina....

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...

Introduction

The value stream of borehole core commences as soon as planning begins for the exploration drilling programme.  The location, diameter, depth, and type of drilling are determined during this stage. This planning phase is usually conducted solely by the exploration geology team, with the primary focus on identifying a resource. Very little attention appears to be given to ensuring the full value of the core is realized, particularly...

This webinar provided an overview of Austmine's final Co-Lab in Adelaide on Small Footprint Mining. 

This brought together leading industry experts from miners, METS and researchers to discuss how we can guarantee a sustainable mining industry long into the future through embracing innovations and technologies that will contribute to ensuring a social licence to operate for the sector. 

MICROMINE has implemented its leading fleet management and mine control solution, Pitram, at the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi region of Mongolia.

Owned by Turquoise Hill, Rio Tinto and the Government of Mongolia, Oyu Tolgoi re-commenced its underground development in 2016.

The implementation of Pitram includes standard voice deployment to equipment, configured to collect data relating to underground development activities...

MPPIGlobal receives project work with Agincourt Resources

Brisbane, QLD, March 13, 2017– MPPIglobal has been awarded the complete installation package of Optimum, MPPIglobal Asset Optimization Solution with Agincourt Resources at the Martabe Gold Mine. The project will include the design, installation and commissioning of MPPIglobal’s Optimum product, which features included Production OEE,...

Kazakhstan Mining Scene

Kazakhstan is the largest of the states that were formally part of the USSR. It is famous as the host for the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which at present, is the only route for astronauts/cosmonauts to travel to the International Space Station (ISS).

Kazakhstan has a long history of mining from Catherine the Great’s times through to the present. Kazakhstan remains one of the world’s major producers of natural resources and is one of the ten leading countries in the...

Austmine Member Advocacy Reward

We are pleased to launch a new initiative to acknowledge the ongoing support of our existing members who actively promote Austmine to their peers and the broader METS sector - the Austmine Member Advocacy Reward.

Going forward, individuals within Austmine member companies will receive a $200 VISA Mastercard pre-paid gift voucher in return for referring a company to Austmine that sign-up as members. The new member must reference both...

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. This is the ninth time that the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, has named...

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...

BALLARAT, VIC - Gekko is thrilled to announce winning the 2017 Melbourne Unearthed Hackathon this past weekend at Melbourne’s General Assembly.

The 54-hour open innovation event gathered software developers, engineers and designers into teams to develop prototype technologies to solve one of the four challenges provided by Newcrest.
 
The first prize was awarded to the Digi-MIN team which consisted of three...

We were recently joined by three senior experts from Dingo, RungePincockMinarco and Dassault Systemes for an insightful discussion about optimising mining operations. They discussed a range of initiatives to improve performance throughout the mining value chain, stressing the importance of integrating systems to get the greatest bang for your buck, rather than optimising individual business units or processes. 

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, MARCH 21, 2017 – RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has today announced it has entered into a business partnership agreement with Maintex. Under this business partnership agreement, Maintex will act as a reseller of RPM’s Asset Management product, AMT, as well as providing implementation services and consulting advice in the Russian and CIS regions.

Based in St Petersburg, Maintex will work with RPM’s regional and global...

The EarthTrack® Fleet Management Solution is the key to smarter, profit boosting equipment. Providing machine and operator performance directly to the decision makers, in real-time.

Now more than ever mines are looking at ways to increase profitability and safety, and RCT’s latest innovation – EarthTrack® Fleet Management Solution is providing exactly that.

The new technology is transforming the way in which mining companies operate...

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...

Austrade is currently producing an Australian Water in Mining Capability – An International Miners Guide which promotes Australian capability in water management in mining to the global market.

Targeted at an international audience, the guide highlights Australian industry expertise, case studies and a capability matrix (which lists Australian firms against specific capability...

Australia’s soon-to-be sole vehicle manufacturer, Tomcar Australia Pty. Ltd is delighted to announce it has entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UXA Resources Ltd, to realize expansion of its business and progress to an ASX IPO listing.
 
With 11 years and significant private investment to date, Tomcar Australia Pty Ltd. commenced manufacturing it’s range of petrol and diesel powered off-road vehicles in Melbourne late 2011, in a...

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...

Tomcar Australia and its production electric vehicle is the recipient of a new funding initiative, that helps small businesses access CSIRO research expertise and capabilities.
 
CSIRO Kick-Start is a new initiative that offers dollar-matched funding of up to $50,000 to enable research projects for start-ups and small businesses that are on their way to becoming Australian success stories.
 
Tomcar Australia is one of the first...

The South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference (SAEMC) is certainly a highlight on the Australian mining and exploration calendar. The 13th SAEMC was held in Adelaide on 2 December 2016, and AMC Consultants was proud to sponsor a technical session, as well as the conference lunch.

This conference is jointly arranged by the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), the Australasian Institute of Mining and...

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, APRIL 4, 2017 – RungePincockMinarco (RPM), a global mining technology leader, today announces the company’s new corporate brand and logo. The new brand, RPMGlobal, respects RPM’s past whilst looking outward towards its future.

RPMGlobal CEO, Richard Mathews, said: “Today, I am proud to announce that we have relaunched our company’s brand and logo. Going forward we will now be known as RPMGlobal. I expect this name...

The world is ever-changing; from technology to education, health to politics, manufacturing to mining, change is pervasive and demands adaptation.

With declining ore grade and low commodity prices, the mining industry has had to adapt to stay competitive. As merger and acquisitions opportunities and greenfield projects diminish, there is a strong focus on modifying and optimising existing mine sites and processes to achieve greater operational efficiency....

BALLARAT, VIC - Together with the Victorian Government, Gekko Systems today took further steps towards a greener future, unveiling a prototype biodigester that will help industry turn waste into renewable energy.
 
An Australian first, the custom engineered shipping container converts bio waste into gas, electricity and odour free fertiliser. For industries like dairy farming, this will mean a waste disposal system that reduces their carbon footprint, saves...

Last week, Austmine hosted our “USA Mining Market” webinar which featured an excellent discussion on the main factors that Australian METS companies must consider before entering the market. This delved into a range of topics such as local regulations and laws, methods of market entry and engaging local partners,...

METS Ignited is one of six delivery vehicles of the Commonwealth Government’s Industry Growth Centre Initiative. The organisation’s mission is to strengthen Australia’s position as a global hub for mining innovation and to enhance the competitive advantage of the Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. The vision is for an aligned, efficient and agile Australian METS industry eco system with a high degree of collaboration, global leadership in innovation...

Big industry challenges, previously unreleased data, huge prizes and very little sleep... what more could you want? 

Early bird ticket prices for innovators and observers end tomorrow evening. If you are planning on entering as an individual or team, register now! Individuals can join teams at the Info Session or form on opening night. 

The Austmine mining conference and exhibition is fast approaching and RCT is gearing up for a busy three days.

Held at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre the biennial event will be the place to discuss technology, innovation and collaboration as a means to improve productivity and competitiveness.

The upcoming expo’s theme of “Mining’s Innovation Imperative” resonated with the company as the theme encompasses RCT’s offering.
“We are an...

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...

Rockwell Automation is pleased to announce that Auto Control Systems (ACS) has been appointed as the first Recognised System Integrator in the Power Discipline for the South Pacific region.  Based in Perth, ACS is a premier provider of industrial automation, control systems and services in Australia.

The Rockwell Automation System Integrator program is designed to educate and produce qualified partners who are able to help solve production challenges by...

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...

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