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Downer adds five

Downer adds five

Buys the first five of the new generation Komatsu trucks sold in Australia.

Fleet

03 JULY 2020
Chichester trucks just robots in disguise

Chichester trucks just robots in disguise

FMG has 168 automated trucks in service at both the Chichester Hub and the nearby Solomon Hub.

Fleet

23 JUNE 2020
Life after COVID-19

Life after COVID-19

Mining supply may become more efficient as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

Covid-19

04 MAY 2020
Border closures no pain for now

Border closures no pain for now

COVID-19 restrictions causing some headaches but equipment makers managing well.

Covid-19

20 APRIL 2020
New dumper rolls out

New dumper rolls out

Claimed to be the most advanced 230t payload truck Komatsu has ever produced.

Fleet

01 APRIL 2020
A load of possibilities

A load of possibilities

Getting the loading tool and truck mix right can be a challenge.

Fleet

26 MARCH 2020
METS moves on COVID-19

METS moves on COVID-19

Suppliers move to show customers they can mitigate some of the COVID-19 risks.

Sustainability

19 MARCH 2020
Regulating automation

Regulating automation

A risk-based assessment model preferred over prescriptive regulation.

Innovation

02 MARCH 2020
Mineware rolls out wheel loader monitor

Mineware rolls out wheel loader monitor

Monitors wheel loader bucket payload in real time.

Technology / innovation

04 FEBRUARY 2020
Boosting ethical sourcing

Boosting ethical sourcing

Policy, governance and collaboration the key to BHP's ethical sourcing push.

Supply chain management

29 OCTOBER 2019
Super typo the pits for Komatsu

Super typo the pits for Komatsu

Komatsu Australia fined for breaching the Fair Work Act.

Sustainability

03 OCTOBER 2019
Digging the new Komatsu

Digging the new Komatsu

Hydraulic excavator ideal for stripping, loading.

Fleet

26 SEPTEMBER 2019
Komatsu lands trucks on BHP iron ore sites

Komatsu lands trucks on BHP iron ore sites

Understood to be the first time Komatsu trucks have been sold to BHP WA iron ore mines.

Fleet

05 SEPTEMBER 2019
Komatsu's great leap forward

Komatsu's great leap forward

Komatsu claims its new GD655-7 grader puts the future at the operator's fingers.

Downer an upper for Mineware

Downer an upper for Mineware

Load monitoring unit said to help bring a 3% to 16% productivity improvement.

Technology / innovation

12 AUGUST 2019
Immersive goes to Komatsu

Immersive goes to Komatsu

Komatsu has bought Australian mining equipment simulator maker Immersive Technologies.

Clearing the air

Clearing the air

Australia lags on emissions on mine sites but some miners are taking matters into their own hands.

Fleet

31 MAY 2019
Komatsu and Cummins hit Rio Tinto milestone

Komatsu and Cummins hit Rio Tinto milestone

Repower program aimed at bringing more horsepower using less fuel.

Fleet

28 MAY 2019
Robots rising at Cloudbreak

Robots rising at Cloudbreak

FMG moves a step closer to fully autonomous haulage fleet.

Rio Tinto picks Caterpillar for Koodaideri

Rio Tinto picks Caterpillar for Koodaideri

First predominantly Caterpillar haulage fleet for a Rio Tinto iron ore mine.

ABB notches shovel drive century

ABB notches shovel drive century

Partnership cultivated over 50 years.

Fleet

18 APRIL 2019
Komatsu, Mineware launch integrated payload manager

Komatsu, Mineware launch integrated payload manager

Two years after takeover, joint payload management system emerges.

Smarter dozer on the job

Smarter dozer on the job

First Komatsu "intelligent" mining dozer released in Australia.

Fleet

03 APRIL 2019
Three for one an FMG special

Three for one an FMG special

Pilbara operators Force Equipment, WesTrac and Komatsu will repair FMG's vehicles in town.

Maintenance

02 APRIL 2019
Another autonomous truck crash

Another autonomous truck crash

Another two autonomous trucks have crashed in the Pilbara.

Komatsu's robodrill

Komatsu's robodrill

Comes with automatic bit changing.

Fleet

04 FEBRUARY 2019
Komatsu and Nokia get LTE tick

Komatsu and Nokia get LTE tick

Komatsu AHS qualified to operate on private long-term evolution networks.

Technology / innovation

22 JANUARY 2019
Fixing equipment shortages

Fixing equipment shortages

Equipment makers taking steps to head off equipment shortages.

Fleet

14 JANUARY 2019
RCT's Russian job

RCT's Russian job

Eight remote control solutions deployed at East Siberian gold mine.

Technology / innovation

09 JANUARY 2019
Future of Mining Australia returns

Future of Mining Australia returns

Future of Mining Australia includes a section for mining technology start-ups.

Innovation

08 JANUARY 2019

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