A standard bearing of identical type and size will have the L10 fatigue life of around double its equivalent manufactured 50 years ago, and this is reflected in the increased dynamic load ratings published by bearing makers. This is because contemporary rolling bearings produced by reputable manufacturers are made from clean alloy steels with applied … Continue reading NTN EA surface technology extends the life expectancy of bearings
Telstra and Quantium have announced their intent to form a new joint venture to unlock the full potential of data and AI for Telstra and its customers.
A Curtin University research team will work to bring leading broadband fibre optic sensing technology to the Australian oil and gas, mining and environmental monitoring industries, offering a more cost-effective and safer resource extraction process.
By any measure, advances in digital technology and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have transformed the industrial landscape. But the path to transformation is challenging and this is especially true for the mining sector, which has lagged behind other industries in digital implementations, as explained by experts at Rockwell Automation. Constrained by a volatile … Continue reading At a crossroads: the connected mine evolution
Metso and Outotec are on the verge of combining into a minerals processing powerhouse. Ben Creagh explores what this, along with Metso’s vision for autonomous mineral processing, means for mining. Metso is gearing up for a transformational year in 2020 as the company moves through the final stages of combining with Outotec. In July last … Continue reading Autonomous processing emerges as Metso joins forces with Outotec
Mining is making strides in the implementation of digital data-driven systems and processes. PACE talks to Endress+Hauser’s global mining and metals industry manager, Andrew Reese, about how mining is managing its move into the world of the Industrial Internet of Things. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is transforming industries across the world. The mining … Continue reading Mining and the Industrial Internet of Things
The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) and UNSW’s School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering will host the fourth Off-Earth Mining Forum in Sydney this month. The forum will bring together leading local and international space and mining experts, researchers, lawyers, financiers, economists and government, to discuss Australia’s future in global space industry. … Continue reading Sydney to host Off-Earth Mining Forum
The Western Australian government has announced the introduction of the first TAFE course in remote operations in Australia. Starting at South Metropolitan TAFE (SMTAFE) Munster campus in 2020, the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote Operations was developed through the Resource Industry Collaboration, a partnership between the McGowan Government, SMTAFE and Rio … Continue reading Western Australia to offer remote mining operations TAFE qualification
CSIRO researchers have developed a new groundwater sensor system that it says will make environmental monitoring faster, more reliable and less labour intensive for the resources industry. SENSEI is an advanced in-situ sensor system that gives mining operators and water managers real-time data to monitor and manage groundwater impacts efficiently and faster than ever before. … Continue reading CSIRO develops new groundwater sensor system
The adoption of new technologies in the mining, oil and gas industries has the potential to provide a $74 billion boost to the Australian economy by 2030 and create more than 80,000 new local jobs, according to a new report. Federal industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews said Australia has one of the most … Continue reading Industry 4.0 technologies to add $74bn to economy by 2030
Mining company BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity Australia have announced a new multi-million dollar skills partnership that will support the introduction of new technology and advanced skills in the mining industry. The key aim of the partnership – called the Queensland Future Skills Partnership – is to fund and facilitate the fast-tracked … Continue reading Partnership to help mining move into Industry 4.0
A research alliance of the University of Technology’s Rapido prototyping unit, Downer’s Mineral Technologies, and the Innovative Manufacturing Collaborative Research Centre (IMCRC) has reached the one-year milestone in a project revolutionising the way mining products are manufactured using additive manufacturing/3D printing. The project is exploring bespoke 3D printing technologies for precision-engineered mineral separation and mining … Continue reading Research collaboration exploring 3D-printed mining products
Two Western Australian mines are switching to wind, solar and battery power as a way of improving reliability with lower emissions at a lower cost. Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine is already constructing a wind, solar, battery and gas hybrid facility at their site 1,000 kilometres north east of Perth, which has received $13.5 million … Continue reading Western Australian mines power forward with hybrid energy projects
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $3 million in funding to Port Gregory Wind Farm (PGWF) to build a grid-connected wind, solar and lithium-ion battery project to power a remote mine in Western Australia. The project will consist of a hybrid 2.5 MW wind farm, 1 MW solar farm and a 2 MW/0.5 … Continue reading ARENA funds solar, wind and battery project to power mining operations
An APLNG-Armour Energy joint venture is to seek out gas projects in Queensland’s south west for the sole supply of Australian manufacturers. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced the joint venture’s successful bid for 18 square kilometres of land 22km south-west of Chinchilla. Under the permit’s conditions, gas can only be sold to Australian … Continue reading Joint-venture prospecting gas projects to supply manufacturers
The federal government is providing over $4 million in funding for eight projects in the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, focusing on robotics and automation. The grants under Tranche 3 of the METS Ignited Project Funds initiative will be boosted by a further $6.9 million cash contribution from industry. Minister for Industry, Science … Continue reading $4 million grant released for mining robotics and automation projects
A team of UNSW Sydney engineers has an ambitious plan to prove the commercial viability of mining water from the moon to produce rocket fuel. In an announcement yesterday at the SIAA Space Industry Forum discussing Australia’s role in the Moon Treaty at UNSW, the group outlined steps to put together a multi-university, agency and … Continue reading Engineers look at mining water on the moon
While mining dominated the list of top earning jobs on Seek in 2013, information and communication technology (ICT) has taken the number-one spot in 2018. The highest paying job, in the 2017/18 financial year, was an architecture role in the ICT sector. The salary came in at $138,144. In the 2012/13 financial year, the mining, resources and energy … Continue reading Technology takes over mining in Seek’s highest paying jobs list
B&R has expanded its range of automation-ready Panel PCs with a new series of widescreen formats ranging from 7″ WVGA to 24″ Full HD.
Emerson Automation Solutions launched the Roxar Salinity Measurement System for the sensitive, accurate and real-time measurement of saline water in gas production well streams at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week.