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Jul 06, 2020
New tech alerts drivers to tyre damage

New tech alerts drivers to tyre damage

Bridgestone has joined forces with Microsoft to develop a world-first monitoring system that will alert drivers to tyre damage in real-time. Not only that, it can also flag potholes and other hazards causing tyre damage to the agencies responsible for foxing them. Bridgestone says the diagnostic technology closes a crucial safety gap. Tyre issues take… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 02, 2020
JCB excavator leads the way with hydrogen

JCB excavator leads the way with hydrogen

JCB says it has developed the construction industry’s first hydrogen-powered excavator, unveiling a working prototype.The 20-tonne 220X excavator powered by a hydrogen fuel cell has been undergoing rigorous testing at JCB’s quarry proving grounds for more than 12 months. “The development of the first hydrogen fuelled excavator is very exciting as we strive towards a… This content is for iQ ...

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Jul 01, 2020
Hiab hopes to hook new market with Optima options

Hiab hopes to hook new market with Optima options

Hiab has launched two hooklifts for two and four-axle trucks to complete its Multilift Optima product range. The Multilift Optima 20s for three axle trucks was launched in 2016 and offers a 20 tonne capacity. The newly released Optima 15S and Optima 25S offer 15 and 25-tonne capacity for two and four-axle trucks respectively. Hiab… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civ...

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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… This content is for ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo...

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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… This content is for i...

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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 process mean...

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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… This content is fo...

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