Machinery

Jun 17, 2020
High-riding Hino with increased power

High-riding Hino with increased power

The new Hino 500 Series GT 1528 promises better power and torque, higher axle capacities, larger GVM and an increased payload. The new model features standard fitment of the Allison 2500 Series true automatic transmission. “Given the challenging conditions in which the GT 4×4 operates, the Allison automatic allows the driver to concentrate on safely traversing the terrain without the n...

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Jun 17, 2020
Sandvik launches new rotary blasthole drill

Sandvik launches new rotary blasthole drill

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched its new DR410i rotary blasthole drill. The manufacturer describes Sandvik DR410i as automation-ready, saying it can be equipped with the AutoMine module to provide functionality for on-board and off-board automated needs. It boasts ‘unmatched productivity and return on investment’ for 152-251mm rotary and DTH holes, with a standard...

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Jun 08, 2020
Queensland generated steam

Queensland generated steam

Partner sponsor It may well be that society is driven by technology. Well every head needs a heart and the heart of modern industry is steam. From hospitals to food treatment to electricity generation, steam affects change in most people’s lives for the better. Steam is right among solutions for the new ‘green’ era. This includes powering turbines which are run from waste biomass like ba...

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May 30, 2020
JJ Richards gets a grip with Cat machinery update

JJ Richards gets a grip with Cat machinery update

Australia’s first MH3026 was delivered this month to JJ Richards & Sons at Oxenford, Queensland. Supplied by Hastings Deering, this Cat material handler is purpose built for industrial and recycling applications. The machine capacity is 25 tonnes to 26 tonnes, depending on configuration and work tool. The manufacturer promotes this model as providing a quick response to changin...

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May 28, 2020
Robotic revolution for Glencore refinery

Robotic revolution for Glencore refinery

A new robotic handling and welding system has been enlisted for cathode plate manufacturing at Glencore’s Townsville Copper Refinery. The system – featured in Glencore’s latest inhouse Resourceful newsletter – is capable of manufacturing Glencore’s ISAKIDD plates in bulk quantity along with the traditional ISA Process plate range. “Further automating this proc...

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May 25, 2020
Next gen Cat 6060 brings cab that caters for training

Next gen Cat 6060 brings cab that caters for training

Caterpillar has launched its latest 600-tonne class hydraulic mining shovel – the next generation Cat 6060. The new model features updated engines, optimised hydraulics, heavy duty structures and undercarriage, Cat electronics and a state-of-the-art cab. It has a bucket payload of about 61 tonnes per pass in both face shovel and backhoe configurations. The Cat 6060 is designed as ...

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May 20, 2020
Epiroc upgrades  underground mine truck

Epiroc upgrades underground mine truck

Epiroc has been busy enhancing its Minetruck MT65, including new engine technology that promises to dramatically lower emissions. The company says its latest engine technology meets Tier 4 Final/Stage 5 requirements. NOx has been reduced by 45 per cent and diesel particle matters have been lowered by 80 per cent compared to a Tier 2 engine. Another advantage of Minetruck MT65 is its new Ej...

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May 13, 2020
Mackay METS sector urged to have their say

Mackay METS sector urged to have their say

The Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday (MIW) METS Export Hub is seeking business input to help boost export capabilities and opportunities. It is conducting a survey of mining equipment and technology services businesses in the region. MIW METS Export Hub manager Dean Kirkwood said business input was fundamental to the success of the Capability Analysis and Supply Chain Mapping Project. “If we ge...

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May 02, 2020
Bring out the big guns

Bring out the big guns

Tecpro Australia believes it has a sure-fire solution for disinfecting large areas, with the V12So disinfection cannon. The COVID-19 outbreak has heightened the need for an efficient disinfection system to cleanse areas such as warehouses, factories, playgrounds, outdoor fitness areas and other large areas where people gather. Tecpro says the V12So disinfection cannon generates a fine mist ...

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