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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...

Thursday 4 May 2017 – MICROMINE the leading provider of intuitive software solutions and services for the exploration and mining sector, has today launched the new mobile app, Pitram Connect, offering Pitram clients, access to a detailed, up to date overview of their mine’s data on their smartphones and tablets.

Pitram clients can now easily track the performance of their mine’s data on the go, including people,...

Automating the train load out process delivers improved capacity, profitability and safety at Anglo American’s German Creek mine

The reliability and efficiency of the train load out process at coal mines can be a ‘make or break’ when it comes to meeting production timelines and profitability.

Anglo American is the world’s third largest exporter of...

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...<>

Hyundai Electric and Energy Systems Co. (HEE) are expanding their presence in the Australian market.  Partnering with CSE Uniserve, Australian businesses now have the ability to access medium and high voltage electric motors, variable speed drives and generators from Hyundai with local engineering and after sales support.  The strong relationship between Hyundai and CSE Uniserve was fundamental in establishing this exclusive partnership, provides great...

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...

Australian based mining technology firm SmartCap, has secured significant investment from Jolimont Global Mining Systems (Jolimont Global), which will support the company’s further market expansion in Australia and internationally.
 

SmartCap’s ground-breaking product, Life, is the world’s most effective fatigue monitoring solution that provides real-time feedback, helping drivers manage their own alertness, anywhere, anytime. The technology also allows...

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...

The Board of SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Corporate Consultant, Mark Noppe, as its new chairman.  Mark replaces outgoing Chairman, Simon Hanrahan, who has stepped down after five years in the role. Simon will continue in his position as Principal Consultant (Mining and Project Evaluations), based in Perth.

‘Simon brought considerable industry experience to the chairman role with SRK and has been a highly...

The lower Hunter Valley continues to attract investment by some of the world’s leading corporations supplying the mining sector.  Construction is well progressed on a new service and support facility at Beresfield, NSW, for global mineral processing specialists FLSmidth.

The new purpose-built facility will bring together, under the one roof, the company’s operations currently located in a number of sites throughout the region.

Due for...

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...

On Friday the 9th of June, the NSW Mines Department released a safety alert regarding the suitability of flameproof alternators that supply power to intrinsically safe systems fitted to mobile diesel machines intended for use in hazardous zones of underground mines. I.S equipment fitted to mobile diesel machines may be exposed to over-voltage or “load dump” conditions that may exceed the certified safe levels of intrinsically safe...

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,...

The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) has today shortlisted thirty-two of Australia’s most exciting technology companies for the ATC17 Business Accelerator. These Semi Finalists are industry leading innovators with the capability to become game-changers.

Now in its seventh year, the ATC finds, mentors and develops Australia's best technology companies with the Greatest Global Potential. The ATC17 Business Accelerator helps...

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...

In an industry first, RPMGlobal (RPM) continue to lead, but also demonstrate, the value of the connected digital mine with the integration of AMT and XERAS Enterprise. RPM is the only vendor who delivers a fully integrated production, maintenance, simulation and financial planning offering to the mining industry underpinned by RPM’s industry leading Enterprise Planning Framework....

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...

AMC Consultants has been engaged by Silver Mines Limited to complete aspects of a Value Engineering Study (VES) for the Bowdens Silver Mine in New South Wales, Australia. The package of work is intended to update and improve the understanding of the geological, metallurgical, geotechnical and mining engineering components of the previous project studies. The work will lead into a Definitive Feasibility Study and, ultimately, into development of the project. As part of the VES, AMC...

China is no longer the low cost manufacturing paradise it once was. However the problems of long lead times, dodgy suppliers and suspect quality still exists, even as Chinese manufacturing moves in to more complex and higher value added sectors. TXM China Consulting Director, Justin Tao has spent his whole career working in Chinese manufacturing from his first days in Toyota’s forging plant in Tianjin. Justin believes that the key to supply chain success in China is to get...

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...

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