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Airborne rod

Airborne rod penetrates machine cabin

A metal bar flew across a work area and pierced through heavy equipment. Authorities recently investigated how a hydraulic porta pack propelled a rod with so much force it easily penetrated a machine...

BHP worker meeting

Employer declares autonomous roll out is a success

A multinational resources producer celebrated positive results from one of the world’s largest automated deployments. BHP’s autonomous drill fleet has successfully operated for more than...

Sandvik AutoMine

Mine approves automating multiple machines

A mining services company plans to automate its earthmoving equipment. An Australian resources operation will soon install new autonomous technology that effectively controls multiple machines at...

Glencore workers

Mining giant struggles to fill Qld job openings

A multinational resources company is experiencing severe staff shortages across its North Queensland operations. Glencore Australia confirmed it had a hard time finding about 300 new mine employees...

sandvik rotary drilling

Sandvik levels up its rotary drilling

Sandvik has combined the best features of its three previous air bearing bit designs to launch Sandvik RR240, with added improvements that extend bit life and improve productivity in rotary drilling...

drilling incident

Driller enters charged shot area

A dangerous incident at an open cut coal mine has been reported to the NSW Resources Regulator. A drill rig trammed to a demarcated shot hole to re-drill it.  The drill operator accessed the...

AMSJ April 2022