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Research shows $425 billion Australian mid-market is the cornerstone of the Australian economy

- GE Capital releases data that shows the mid-market requires greater support and access to capital to grow - Industry analysis shows the mid-market mining sector contributes $14.7 billion of value to the Australian economy Data from a new study reveals that despite medium sized businesses representing just 1.3% of all businesses ...
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CoolSafe – Value quality protection

CoolSafe is manufactured by Superior Safety Pty Ltd and has been designed to give the wearer maximum comfort whilst working in some of the harshest conditions within Australia. Underarm mesh inserts and two vertical mesh pleats at back of garment allow airflow around the body whilst working. Fabric is lightweight ...
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Dräger UCF 7000 thermal imaging Camera

For many years thermal imaging technology assists rescue workers in their efforts to save lives where fire and smoke get in their way by producing images of objects or bodies for which the thermal radiation is invisible to the human eye. These pictures help rescuers get oriented, find people, and ...
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Pivotel and Iridium set to revolutionise personnel safety management through the world’s most advanced satellite phone

The Iridium Extreme – the first satellite handset in the world to feature a dedicated two-way emergency SOS button – has been launched in Australia by Iridium and Australian satellite telecommunications provider Pivotel. The Iridium Extreme is packed full of features including GPS, tracking, SMS and data services. It has been ...
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In Vehicle Management Systems (IVMS)

GPS tracking and management systems are increasingly being used by mining operators to enable them to effectively manage control over movable assets and ensure proper driver safety procedures are managed effectively. Good fleet management products such as the award winning Ctrack system are simple to use, and have been known to ...
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Integration reduces backing accidents

We all know backing accidents are far too common. This is especially true in the mining and waste industries, where large vehicles must maneuver through mine sites and bustling businesses, busy neighborhoods, and pedestrians who are so tuned in to their iPods, they can’t even hear the backup (bleeping) alarm ...
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There are two types of concrete pumps

The first type of concrete pump is attached to a truck. It is known as a trailer-mounted boom concrete pump because it uses a remotecontrolled articulating robotic arm (called a boom) to place concrete with pinpoint accuracy. Boom pumps are used on most of the larger construction projects as they ...
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Maximum efficiency through Voith fluid couplings

Australia is one of the major coal producing countries in the world, with an production output of 409,200 Mt in 2009. In regards to productivity and efficiency of the whole process coal mining is facing continuously new challenges. During mining the coal is transported from the seam on armoredface conveyors. ...
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Counting down to Australia’s biggest-ever mining event

To be held at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush, from the 6th to the 9th of September, AIMEX 2011 – which has been held every four years since the 1970s – is the largest and most important trade event for the region’s mining community, said Paul Baker, exhibition director with organiser ...
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Australasian Mining Review Issue 2.2 – Industry Q&A

Can you talk about the research and development process that went into Polartec protective garment products? Polartec has an R&D team of associates who specialise in the development of protective fabrics for industrial workers and the military. The research and product development activity of the R&D team is guided by ...
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