Strategy leads to caving 'on demand'

A successful marriage of science, technology and old-fashioned hard work could save lives — and livelihoods

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31 MAR 2000

'Silent' decisions must be the right ones

Retiring Queensland district union inspector Bill Allison says industry’s tough times must evoke extra

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31 MAR 2000

Local mines spell out equipment needs

A NEW Australian company is banking on growth in the country’s underground coal industry, and acceptance

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31 MAR 2000

Longwall production reaches new peak

TOTAL production from Australia’s longwall mines climbed 13% in calendar 1999, reflecting contributions

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31 MAR 2000

MIM in complete control at Oaky North mine

MIM Holding’s Oaky North mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin reached an important milestone in July this

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31 MAR 2000

Sandvik boss rules out longwall acquisitions

SANDVIK Mining & Construction president Anders Ilstam says the company will remain an active participant

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31 MAR 2000

Vehicle design views show risk perceptions vary - Part 1

Mine operators want commercial non-flameproof vehicles underground. Developers and existing users say

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31 MAR 2000

Program stronger: commentator

American longwall producers and suppliers will gather this month to discuss the industry’s outlook and

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31 MAR 2000

Long-Airdox gets jump on major rival: Menzies - Part 2

Not only does this decentralisation allow the company to offer rebuild and refurbishing facilities to

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31 MAR 2000

Flight bar design recognised

THE success of Advanced Conveyor Technologies’ local manufacturing push has been further underlined by

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31 MAR 2000

Brakes on the behemoth

BY May this year and only 12 weeks into commercial production the Moranbah North longwall operation in

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31 MAR 2000

Long-Airdox AFC breakthrough

LONG-AIRDOX has described its sale of AFC equipment to the Baal Bone and Southland collieries in New

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31 MAR 2000

A broad band of options

Technology advances are giving coal mine operators a wider range of communication channels to choose

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31 MAR 2000

Maintaining trust the key to improved results

The uneasy alliance between mine operators and maintenance providers is in need of an overhaul. Perhaps

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31 MAR 2000

New thinking in the new century - Part 1

Mine planning for longwall operations will never be the same again. Dogged by depressed coal prices,

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31 MAR 2000

Technology of tomorrow is here today - Part 2

This makes the cable difficult to install during development and to recover as the longwall retreats.

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31 MAR 2000