HRB technology ready for global roll-out

MASTER Drilling’s Horizontal Raise Boring (HRB) technology is ready for international roll-out after a successful pilot test at Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan Mine in South Africa. HRB can replace conventional drill-and-blast mining and promises to increase productivity thanks to its continuous process of rock boring, and in addition offers significant safety benefits.

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The TYTRO shotcrete alternative

AS Australia’s mining industry continues to cope with the challenges of low commodity prices and the construction industry looks for greater efficiency, a number of familiar themes are arising. Aside from a central focus on lower operating costs, companies are looking for improved sustainability, technology and automation within their businesses to boost profitability and improve competitiveness.

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Boart Longyear training program

Boart Longyear recently launched its new global training program for drilling supervisors, drillers, driller assistants, mechanics, welders, manufacturing employees, and other front-line employees. The training includes classroom and on-the-job training, health and safety guidance documents, standard work procedures, online training and detailed assessments for certification of competency.

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AIMEX 2017 to include conference

Australia’s most extensive mining exhibition, AIMEX, will be held in Sydney from August 29 to 31. Apart from the large exhibition, visitors will have access to leading industry minds via a free-to-attend conference program.

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