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Central Queensland Coal Mine Adopts New Technology

Victaulic, the world leader in mechanical pipe joining systems, is proud to announce that a key coal mine in Central Queensland has recently decided to go against the grain for a new water delivery line to be installed later this year. Instead of opting for the traditional Poly-Welding, they have decided to utilize one of our newly released products, the Style 908 HDPE coupling. The key benefit to the site will be the much shorter construction schedule. The Style 908 coupling has been estimated to save as much as 60% of the installation time, compared to Poly-Welding. Other benefits include the ability to access the system, installation of the line in any weather condition, as well as switching out pipes quickly in the event of a burst spool. This line will be 400mm PN12.5, approximately 8km in length. For more information on the Style 908 coupling, or to view the rest of our ou... more

Qenos launches its direct channel for the specialties polymers market

Qenos - Australia’s sole manufacturer of polyethylene – is set to extend its industry reach by launching its specialty polymer distribution group, eXsource.  The launch of eXsource opens a direct channel that offers a new and expanded product range of local and international specialty polymers.  A pioneer in the Australian polymer market, Qenos has been supplying polyethylene to the manufacturing and processing industries for over 60 years.  The launch of the eXsource channel represents a significant investment in this growing market.   “The launch of eXsource is an exciting chapter for us.  It means that we can now offer businesses big and small an accountable and reliable supply of the best local and international polymers.  I’m thrilled to offer businesses the chance to directly source the quality raw materials they need, including specialty polymers and Qenos Polyeth... more

The challenges of critical voice communications in an ever-changing operational environment

How Business Operations are Changing Centralisation of remote operations The requirement of communications to support global operations Increase of real-time communications between centres of excellence and field technicians. The requirement for communication agility within dynamic operational environments Rapid expansion and deployment of communications into temporary sites. Support temporary workforce increases without adding additional infrastructure Ability to adopt and communicate over new technology and standards Communicate anywhere, anytime with borderless communications Integrating disparate communications The integration of multiple standalone systems commonly deployed like P25, TETRA, and DMR into a communications ecosystem Leveraging emerging technologies such as public and private LTE networks, WiFi and existing wide area ne... more

Gates Australia celebrates 1000 days of safety

The writing was on the wall for Gates Australia with all eyes focused over the past few weeks on the ‘Days Since Lost Time Injury’ board. On 16 March, that board proudly declared that Gates Australia had reached 1000 days without a lost time injury. This significant milestone is the result of years of dedication by Gates Australia employees to creating a safe work environment. Warehouse Manager Geremy Tassone said, “At GAPL, our motto is ‘Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility’. We reinforce this basic principle and strive for continuous improvement through the execution of Gates Corporate and Australian safety standards. None of this would be possible without the support of empowered, engaged and diligent employees. I thank them for their efforts and focus on an improved safety culture. Many safety initiatives have been implemented at Gates Australia, including a revis... more

Gates celebrates 30 years of doing business in Australia

Customers, staff, industry partners and supporters celebrated in style to mark Gates Australia’s 30 year anniversary on 17 February. The event gave attendees the opportunity to reconnect with industry colleagues and put a face to the email signature in the beautiful surrounds of Melbourne steak bar, The Cut. Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres and drinks on arrival, before moving to the dining room to enjoy an array of delicate entrees, sumptuous steaks and petite desserts, all set within the dark wood paneling and old-world style of The Cut. “Gates has gone from strength to strength over the years. Thanks to the support of our customers we’ve grown out of two offices already and we’ve got a really enviable position in the market. This event was really an opportunity to celebrate where we’ve come from and thank all of those who have helped Gates Australia to ge... more

Powerscreen prepares for CONEXPO 2017

Powerscreen, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment, will attend CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. Powerscreen will be exhibiting on the Terex booth #G3382 in the outdoor Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from March 7th - 11th, 2017. Three machines will be on display: Powerscreen Premiertrak™ 600 jaw crusher, Powerscreen Warrior™ 600 screen and Powerscreen Warrior™ 2400 screen. Commenting on the forthcoming line up at Conexpo, Colin Clements, Powerscreen Global Product Line Director, said, “Conexpo is the perfect platform for Powerscreen to showcase our innovative products to the market and our strong display of machines do just that.” With over 50 years powering the industry, Powerscreen has developed and maintained an aggressive position in the mobile crushing and screening industry. They will fully demonstrate the versatility... more

Airobotics Automated Drones

This Airobotics whitepaper discusses why commercial drones are quickly replacing more expensive, ground-based mine surveying equipment, and shows how they optimise multiple sections of the mining value chain to enable rapid mine-to-model capability. Download the Airobotics whitepaper to learn how drones transform the mining value chain: Why drones are the newest tool for mining operations 4 key applications of drone data for the mining sector How to access aerial data with automated drones The 7 steps of the "mine-model" automation process Fill this Airobotics form out and a download button will appear after submission. A more efficient, cost-effective and safe inspection process that gives better, closer monitoring and control, while you continue your business operations as usual. Industrial inspections, routine or otherwise, mostly involve the use of ladders, ro... more

Spacer solutions for slip line pipe refurbishment

Spacer solutions for slip line pipe refurbishment Spacer solutions for slip line pipe refurbishment. Aging pipelines are a major concern for water utilities as corroded and collapsing infrastructure can lead to problems such as water wastage, reduced efficiency, and health problems if metals seep into the water. Slip lining is a trenchless method of pipe refurbishment that involves inserting a new pipe into an existing pipe. Spacers can be used to help ensure the new pipe is fixed in place, and protected from corrosion, extending its lifespan. The slip lining process The new pipe is laid out above ground before being brought into an excavated pit and pushed or pulled through the existing pipe to an exit pit or manhole. Once installed, the space between the two pipes is usually grouted to help fix the pipe in position and transfer load from the existing pipe. The grout helps t... more

Loctite Maintenance Expert Guide LIVE on Mobile to Service your MRO needs

Nowadays, we live in a Digital Age that gives us instant access to information at greater and greater volumes. In the era of digitalisation, mobile devices are increasingly becoming a companion for professionals in our daily work. Henkel Asia Pacific has recently unveiled its Loctite Maintenance Mobile Expert Guide for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) technicians with product information and wide-ranging tips on application techniques for Loctite brand. The mobile website, which has all the appearance and functionality of a classic app, offers easy navigation to enable users to quickly determine the right Loctite product for the job in hand. There are two ways of looking for appropriate Loctite solutions: by Technology or by Industry Application. The Maintenance Expert Guide covers all types of technologies Loctite is now offering to customers. For example threadlocker and... more

Cost-effective, on-site XRF analysis with Vanta

Revolutionary technology and improved sensitivity mean fast, accurate X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis every time with the new Vanta range from Olympus. The Vanta is the most cost-effective, feature-rich, hand-held XRF analyser produced by the company to date and brings the latest XRF capabilities to a wide and diverse range of industries. The Vanta range includes the M series, C series and L series. The Vanta has been developed to work in the harshest environments. With this in mind, the primary applications for the Vanta come from the mining and exploration, manufacturing, oil and gas, scrap metal and precious metals industries. The Vanta range incorporates upgraded electronics, enhanced signal processing and increased incoming X-Ray count rate. “The ruggedness of the Vanta is what really sets it apart from its competitors,” said Jake Jarvinen, Product Manager at Olympus. ... more