High performance face conveyors move forward again - Part 2

Tail drives are normally the tensionable type, especially where long faces and/or high horsepowers are

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31 MAR 2000

Appin opts for innovative drive design

DRIVE options for conveyors have been significantly broadened as a result of some recent innovative design

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31 MAR 2000

Leaky feeder provides mixed mine messages - Part 1

Once considered the answer to many of the significant communications challenges facing underground coal

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31 MAR 2000

A way forward

More than most new-generation longwall operations in Australia, North Goonyella has been plagued by inefficient

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31 MAR 2000

Roche eyes underground coal mining work

ROCHE Mining, part of the Downer Group, will step up efforts to enter the underground coal contracting

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31 MAR 2000

Moranbah technology pays immediate dividends

THE process engineer behind the Moranbah North underground control network, Ci Technologies Pty Ltd,

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31 MAR 2000

Contractors upbeat about coal mine changes

Always accused of being behind their metalliferous counterparts in embracing change, coal owners today

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31 MAR 2000

Leaky feeder provides mixed mine messages - Part 2

“We found that the leaky feeder is pretty ordinary in the sense that you’ve got 30m to transmit and 100m

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31 MAR 2000

Technology of tomorrow is here today - Part 1

Can underground coal mine operators afford to ignore fibre optics any longer, asks John Ruble*. Often

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31 MAR 2000

New thinking in the new century - Part 2

“Over the last two years our company has designed and implemented an economic planning approach to several

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31 MAR 2000

QCT results reflect tough year for local producers

QCT Resources has asked investors to bear with it for at least the rest of the current financial year,

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31 MAR 2000

Inbye entry works for US equipment maker

THE newest player in Australia’s longwall equipment market, Inbye Mining Services, is confident of continuing

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31 MAR 2000

Final roll of the dice for Queensland mine - Part 2

“No-one’s going to offer a sensible price if they haven’t got five years of coal in front of them, proven

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31 MAR 2000

US mine is miles in front - Part 1

A visiting American mine boss says doing the “little things” well can produce a better big picture.

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31 MAR 2000

Static statistics mask better outlook

AUSTRALIA’S longwall mine production was flat in 1998-99, compared with the previous 12 months, as the

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31 MAR 2000

US mine is miles in front - Part 2

One of the most impressive creations is the mine’s culture of continuous improvement. “We believe that

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31 MAR 2000