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How the mining industry can stay connected in hard to reach places

In this presentation Brendan Sparks from Optus explains how you can develop a specialised satellite communication solution to help you or your business stay connected at every stage of your mining operations. Learn more

Queensland mining’s IT-OT convergence – The low-cost innovations at Anglo Coal & Pacific Aluminium

The line between information and operational technology is blurring – a change that heralds new opportunities for low cost automation and increased efficiency in mining operations. Queensland’s mining sector in particular has several major players involved in harnessing these opportunities, specifically Anglo Coal and Pacific Aluminium. Ahead of Austmine 2015, two of the organisations’ lead site automation specialists shared insight into how both operations have... Learn more

Sub Pro Fluid Drainage System - Improving methane drainage and gas management in underground mining

Over the last 12 months there has been a significant shift in how underground coal mines are operating. As the industry emerges out of a productivity down-turn, mining companies are strengthening their cost reduction and efficiency programs to regain momentum. As a result, mitigating the risks and hazards associated with underground coal mining has become critical in order to improve productivity and meet operational demands. While underground coal mines have many hazards, two of the... Learn more

Reaching new heights at Roy Hill

As the prolonged industry growth cycle comes into balance, companies now have the opportunity to re-engineer productivity into their operations and new business ventures. Barry Fitzgerald, CEO of Roy Hill, is at the helm of this exciting endeavour and touched base with us to discuss how the mine will roll out automation systems and equipment to support operations. Learn more

Operational Mine Analytics - A tactical approach for realists

Many opportunities exist from ‘pit to port’ across the mining supply chain for cost management and operational improvement that can result in increased productivity. In the current economic and industry climate it is imperative that mining companies strive to identify and action these opportunities. A key component of any strategy to identify, qualify and quantify such measures is the implementation of leading-edge visualisation and analytics solutions. If configured... Learn more

Goldfields presentation

This presentation by Paul Lucey, Head of Engineering and Projects at Goldfields, was held at a recent Austmine Smart Mining Networking Event. You can find upcoming mining networking events on the Austmine website. Paul Lucey will also give a presentation at Austmine 2015 in May in Brisbane. Learn more

Fleet Management in Mining Report

Productivity is the industry buzz term right now and the first place many miners are looking to improve productivity is in their mobile fleet of haul and dump trucks. Heavy vehicle fleets are frequently an area of under-utilisation, or lower than ideal availability. In fact, in a recent report released by PwC on productivity in Australian mines, the data showed that the median decrease in equipment productivity between 2006 and 2013 in open cut mines was generally at 20%. Mining haul trucks... Learn more

5 Ways to optimize your Operating Costs

It’s wonderful to have a run of growth when the sky is the limit. But if events of the past decade have taught us anything, it’s that what goes up must come down. In the mining industry, the last few years have been the wonder years. High prices meant that everything was ok. In the quest for output, which has been the core of the recent ‘discovery trumps all’ model, absorbing inflation, supporting inordinately high wages in efforts to tempt talent to the table... Learn more

Using new technology to improve drilling and blasting at Savage River Mine

As the Australian iron ore sector continues to be buoyed by a falling Australian dollar and cheaper freight rates, improving the efficiency of drill and blast practices has become critical to meet operational and drive down costs. And with the cost of iron ore plunging by 47 per cent in 2014, and a further 14 per cent this year, its clear iron ore mine sites have a big set of challenges ahead when it comes to driving productivity and profitability in a unstable market. Australia... Learn more

Data Analysis: Three Process Improvement Projects From One of Australia’s Leading Miners

The challenging conditions facing the mining industry make it critical that your process improvement projects maximise time, money and resource savings. These slides are from the webinar with Minitab and will show you how one of the world’s top 10 gold mining companies and Australia’s largest gold producer saved millions by using statistical Software in three process improvement projects. Learn more

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