Mining

IoT Automation finds a capable partner in LAPP Australia as it develops world-leading mine emergency system

Tailored cable connection solutions from LAPP Australia are now being used in an innovative lighting system from the Australian company, IoT Automation in a product designed to set world benchmarks in mine safety and emergency communication The expert team from IoT Automation developed a software-controlled intelligent lighting system called Firefly Smart Lighting System, which also enables safe …

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Throw technology into the mix to optimise ship loader design

Ship loaders are a key component in bulk handling systems used to load bulk solids onto ships, often for export. Their capabilities and cost-efficiencies are critically important to miners, railroad systems, ports and shippers, where capacity improvements of even a few percentage points can mean millions of dollars profit.  But these loaders regularly experience high temperatures and excessive wear, as well as not …

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Rio Tinto’s clever coal conveyor touches lightly on the environment as it achieves engineering excellence

Skyline stacker with enclosed road crossing, above left, and innovative incorporation of of an existing skyline gantry system contained within the new structure, top A 2km coal conveyor system that combines engineering innovation and efficiency with built-in safety and environmental excellence has been completed by the Ellton Group for Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s Coal and …

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Just what the doctor ordered: South West Hydraulics’ Enerpac Doctor provides industry with a hydraulic health and safety tonic

South West Hydraulics Managing Director Dave Clifford (right) and ‘Doctor Dan’ (Daniel Aggett, Repair Engineer at South West Hydraulics) with the Enerpac Doctor Ute www.southwest-hydraulics.com.au Global hydraulics leader Enerpac and major distributor South West Hydraulics have combined their expertise to introduce a mobile hydraulic health check service called the ‘Enerpac Doctor’ to ensure widely used …

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Look-alikes aren’t alike when it comes to safety, downtime and reliability, says hydraulic tools leader Enerpac

Global hydraulics leader Enerpac says operators and businesses dependent on hydraulic tools are inviting safety and downtime risks when they are short-changed by look-alike products that don’t offer the same quality, traceability, performance and reliability as the branded alternative. “Companies participating in this imitational market – sometimes unwittingly – are opening the door to safety …

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Sweet, safe and no-maintenance isolation solution solves bulk handling and minproc challenges

Mineral processing and bulk handling machinery operators face issues as OEM actuators and isolators wear As OEM comminution equipment components inevitably wear out over the years ahead, many mine, quarry and bulk materials handlers will be looking for ways to replace isolators used in their crushers, grinders, conveyors and vibrating screens. Without good isolators, machinery …

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