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Effective driller to blaster communication improves safety and work performance

When it comes to better and safer drilling and blasting either at quarries or at construction sites, effective communication is essential between quarry management or contractor, the drilling crew and the blasting team. That is according to James Buchanan and Allan Greene, presenters at this year’s Mine Blasting Safety and Application Seminar at the National […]

Hillhead 2018 sets new attendance record

Hillhead 2018 sets new attendance record Held in a limestone quarry in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside in the UK, Hillhead is the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world. Continually adapting, it provides a spectacular and unique setting for exhibitors and visitors alike to do business amongst live working demonstrations and […]

Autonomous and remote control operations: the future has happened

Introduction by Colleen Suo Article and photos courtesy of Caterpillar and Komatsu The major players in the world of autonomous mining applications thus far have been Komatsu and Cat©. With the purpose of automating the haul cycle, exploration into the current technology began over 30 years ago. The dream of “driverless” hauling has become a […]