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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
Used equipment boom a boon for some

Used equipment boom a boon for some

Businesses are finding other ways to source heavy equipment.

Supply chain management

13 NOVEMBER 2018
Christmas comes early for Thiess

Christmas comes early for Thiess

Thiess set to automate FMG's Christmas Creek fleet.

Transport

08 NOVEMBER 2018
A cleaner vehicle plan

A cleaner vehicle plan

Aims to also make collision avoidance technology available to miners by 2025.

Sustainability

01 NOVEMBER 2018
Komatsu's 300

Komatsu's 300

Seeking 300 recruits in its largest every recruitment drive.

Operational Excellence

10 OCTOBER 2018
Future of haulage

Future of haulage

Cab-less autonomous haulers are coming.

Fleet

12 SEPTEMBER 2018
Greener dumper

Greener dumper

Tier 4 engine program extended to 40t and 60t rigid dumpers.

Fleet

27 AUGUST 2018
Komatsu rolls out cleaner burning loaders

Komatsu rolls out cleaner burning loaders

Loaders come with Tier 4 final engines.

Fleet

16 JULY 2018
Komatsu ADTs come with Tier 4 engines

Komatsu ADTs come with Tier 4 engines

Engines and transmission said to make the trucks more efficient.

Fleet

27 JUNE 2018
Robots are coming, just not so thick, not so fast

Robots are coming, just not so thick, not so fast

Reports of death of the manual mine have been greatly exaggerated.

Innovation

16 MAY 2018