Aug 18, 2017
Healthy interest in Queensland’s FitMachine

Healthy interest in Queensland’s FitMachine

A Queensland start-up company is making giant strides on the international stage with a sensor that is not much bigger than the palm of your hand. MOVUS chief executive officer Brad Parsons has just returned from a trade delegation to Israel where his product, the FitMachine, gained plenty of attention. About the same size as a hockey puck, Mr Parsons said the FitMachine, manufactured at the compa...

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Aug 17, 2017
‘Metallic glass’ offers iron-clad solution for wastewater

‘Metallic glass’ offers iron-clad solution for wastewater

Researchers from Edith Cowan University have developed reusable  ‘metallic glass’  that can strip impurities from water in minutes, offering a wastewater solution for mining and other industries. It was created by modifying the atomic structure of iron in a breakthrough recently documented in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. A thin strip of the metallic glass – develo...

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Aug 15, 2017
Port app keeps coal on track

Port app keeps coal on track

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has developed a new computer application to keep tabs on coal. Coal to Coast has been developed to visually represent the information and instructions associated with each train load of coal and is available to be viewed by RG Tanna Coal Terminal coal customers and GPC employees. The custom application ensures the correct coal type is unloaded to the correct stoc...

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Aug 13, 2017
Komatsu’s next big thing a package deal

Komatsu’s next big thing a package deal

Komatsu Australia has pulled a range of ‘game-changing’ technologies together under its SMARTCONSTRUCTION concept, launched  in Australia and New Zealand this month. Komatsu Australia national technology solution expert manager – construction Aaron Marsh said SMARTCONSTRUCTION represented a huge advance in how contractors, project owners, quarry operators and miners could design, pl...

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Aug 11, 2017
Robotics revolution aimed at SMEs

Robotics revolution aimed at SMEs

A robot that can see what it’s working on and make adjustments as it goes is being hailed the way forward for SMEs (small to medium-size enterprises) in manufacturing. The robot pictured above is being trained at Brisbane’s UAP (Urban Art Projects) to create large-scale, bespoke public art pieces that until now were impossible to produce economically. It is part of  an $8 million design robot...

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Aug 09, 2017
MMG embraces mine control technology

MMG embraces mine control technology

Micromine has commissioned its Pitram underground fleet management and mine control technology at MMG’s Dugald River mine in north-west Queensland. Construction for MMG’s Dugald River zinc project is more than 70 per cent complete, with first production targeted in early 2018. “We are very excited to have implemented Pitram at Dugald River,” Pitram business development manager Chri...

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Aug 02, 2017
Fast download for cable with MPC innovation

Fast download for cable with MPC innovation

MPC Group is rolling out new technology as it rolls out cabling in the Surat Basin. The track-mounted Cable Crawler is a hybrid, modular unit designed to fit upon its fleet of winches for efficient installation of high voltage and fibre optic cabling,. MPC Group electrical superintendent Garry Muldowney describes the machine as 21st Century thinking. “Our R&D team put in extensive effort in ...

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Jun 23, 2017
Wolff Group push into semi-autonomous technology

Wolff Group push into semi-autonomous technology

The drivers’ seats may be empty, but that won’t stop these dozers pushing dirt. Toowoomba-based Wolff Group is putting the latest semi-autonomous tractor system technology to the test in real mine conditions, with three Cat D11T machines going to work at an open-cut coal mine in central Queensland from July. The Australian-first production trial is being conducted in partnership with Hastings ...

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