Toowoomba mayor appointed new chair of Inland Rail Alliance

Toowoomba Regional Council mayor Paul Antonio has been appointed as the new chair of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance (MBIRA), which represents all local governments that will be connected by the Inland Rail route.

Victorian caves hide mountainous secret

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found evidence that Australia’s mountains are still growing after studying stalactites inside the Buchan Caves in East Gippsland, Victoria.

What do you do when the world comes to a grinding halt?

  In just a matter of months, the world has been literally transformed – thanks to a biological disruptor that …

Measurement tech integral to optimising crushing circuit

  Crushers require a lot of energy to produce a finished product. In addition to the actual comminution, processes such …

Toughness meets workability – right on our doorstep

Australia’s only manufacturer of high tensile and abrasion-resistant quenched and tempered steel plate says it owes its success to the benefits of local knowledge, imbued with a successful combination of resilience and formability.

Widespread workplace screening to prevent COVID-19’s return

Workplace Medicine Australia is encouraging large business across the country, which includes those in quarrying and construction, to downturn a possible second wave of COVID-19 by deploying workplace screening.

Toowoomba mayor appointed new chair of Inland Rail Alliance

Toowoomba Regional Council mayor Paul Antonio has been appointed as the new chair of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance (MBIRA), which represents all local governments that will be connected by the Inland Rail route.

Achieving precise accuracy with third party load scales

Over the past four years, Komatsu New Zealand’s product support and technical teams have been working with customers and suppliers to ensure Komatsu wheel loaders achieve high accuracy and consistent results when fitted with third party load scales.

Local manufacturing pays off with helical bevel gearmotor sales

Bonfiglioli’s agitating applications, which offer a whole suite of locally assembled solutions, have recently been taken up by numerous quarries in Australia and New Zealand.

Metso, Outotec make headway in merger completion

Metso and Outotec have announced a board of directors ahead of the two companies’ merger into a combined entity.

Dynamic engineering geared at productivity, safety

  For many quarrying – and indeed materials handling – operations, conveyors are vital to the efficient and timely delivery …
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Products

Sensor solutions for difficult to access plants

VEGA is making its entire range of sensors compatible with smartphones and tablets to provide an ease of access towards remote operation on-site.

OEM launches portfolio of mobile solutions for small quarries, contractors

  Multinational crushing and screening manufacturer Metso has been renowned for many years for its innovations in mobile crushing and …

Bat Booth 2.0’s rapid automatic fever checks and de-dusting raise the bar for quarry safety

  The quarry industry is a major focus for the “smart” Bat Booth 2.0, giving employers new powers to guard …

Latest Reviews

Victorian caves hide mountainous secret

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found evidence that Australia’s mountains are still growing after studying stalactites inside the Buchan Caves in East Gippsland, Victoria.

Geologists call for global archive of rock samples

Geologists around the world are pushing for a standardised approach towards sample archiving to improve knowledge about our planet’s ancient past.

Geoscientist jobs remain resilient despite COVID-19 hit

  Although recent unemployment rates for geoscientists have not been encouraging, the industry is being urged to retain them because …

Core samples confirm Murray River was once a giant lake

Three researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Newcastle have concluded Australia’s Murray-Darling river was a lake more than 5000 years ago.

Education

Quarries hit virtual classrooms amid COVID-19 lockdown

The Shelly Company has introduced a virtual quarry tour for primary school students in the United States as an alternative method to its hands-on quarry education program.

Coronavirus protection: Tips for aggregates producers

  Coronavirus has undoubtedly taken industries globally by surprise. However, as Kevin Garcia explains, well prepared teams in the aggregates …

IQA and CCAA respond to the COVID-19 crisis

Australia’s quarrying and heavy construction materials bodies have responded to the industry’s position amid the COVID-19 outbreak that has seen many sectors of Australia’s workforce shut down.  

IQA branch funds assist artisan winery with bushfire recovery

  In the wake of Australia’s devastating national bushfires over summer, an IQA member relates the spirit and resilience she …

Fatalities force Queensland extractive sector to take stock

Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia will help facilitate an industry-wide ‘safety reset’, following a recent spate of fatalities in Queensland’s resources sector.

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