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Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

14th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

South Africans to prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap

14th June 2019 The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) hosted a three-day technical workshop in Johannesburg in late 2018 as part of preparations for the 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference to be held in Narvik, Norway, from June 10 to 14. Ten countries are a part of the IHHA... 

Digital transformation in mining, metals sector poised to generate $425bn over next ten years

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 Mining is transforming rapidly worldwide and becoming more automated, with the mining automation market expected to be worth $3.29-billion by 2023. Digital transformation initiatives in the mining and metals industry could generate $425-billion over the next ten years. The mining companies that... 

Heavy Haul Game Changer  

12th June 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) chairperson Brian Monakali, who is also acting Rail Network GM at South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail, believes collaboration is the key to ensuring that global heavy haul operators mitigate the risks associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution... 

Australia’s first automation courses launched

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th June 2019 Two automation courses have been launched at the South Metropolitan TAFE, in Western Australia, marking a first nationally-recognised qualifications in autonomous operations. The new certificate courses were developed on the back of A$2-million in funding from mining major Rio Tinto. 

The Evolution of Design Trends in Industrial Machinery

11th June 2019 The influence of changes in human society and activity has always been the underlying motivation behind major trends in the development of everyday objects, and the trends and changes we’ve witnessed in the fields of industry and industrial machinery are no exception. From the moment the... 

iMS

7th June 2019 Impact Measurement Solutions (IMS) incorporates machining gear cutting, electrical, instrumentation and automation divisions plc control.  Engineering and Manufacturing 

Australia mining investment recovery, exports to add to GDP growth – RBA

By: Reuters     5th June 2019 A gradual pick-up in mining investment in Australia combined with solid export demand for the country's commodities will likely contribute to broader economic growth over the next year, a senior central bank economist said on Wednesday. The resource sector accounts for 20% of Australia's... 

RCT and GBF celebrate decade-long automation partnership

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 Autonomous solutions provider RCT and underground mining specialist GBF have marked 10 years of working together to implement autonomous technology into underground mining operations. Since 2009, when GBF & RCT conducted underground trials of the ControlMaster® Guidance Automation system at Gold... 

Smart digitalisation an urgent problem

By: Tracy Hancock     31st May 2019 Smart technology-enabled digitalisation poses a significant challenge for South Africa’s materials handling and logistics companies who fail to adapt, especially in a market where the country’s big mining players seek to realise the ‘mine of tomorrow’, says African artificial intelligence (AI)... 

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