Embracing technology in the quarrying industry


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Quarrying has changed drastically in the last 50 years and is set to keep changing at an ever-increasing pace

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Institute Of Quarrying NZ and the annual QuarryNZ Conference was focused on what the last 50 years has been for the industry and what is the future for quarrying.

Quarrying has changed drastically in the last 50 years and is set to keep changing at an ever-increasing pace, as the industry is affected by the technological disruption taking place the world over.

What to be aware of?

  • The global construction market is set to grow 70% in the next decade, driving demand for more raw materials.
  • Self-driving car technology will become more mainstream and is already spilling over into the mining industry in the form of AHS (Autonomous Haulage Systems)
  • Fully electric vehicles are already available to the public and electric machines have been used in factories for years. Larger, mobile, and more industrial machines will be relying less on diesel and more on sustainable forms of energy in the future as fuels become increasingly more taxed and environmental sustainability becomes mandatory.

Keestrack, which is distributed in New Zealand by Equip2, has an innovative history of pioneering technologically advanced machinery. In 1996, Keestrack brought the first direct-feed tracked scalper to the market. 

The company has continued to innovate in the industry by adding a double deck secondary screen on their mobile impactors and triple deck secondary screen on the new hybrid-powered tracked cone crusher.

Along with removable power units, hybrid and fully electric capable power units and advanced nano-coated powder coating, Keestrack has continued to look forward at constant improvement in the industry.

For businesses looking to increase productivity and performance in this changing landscape, Equip2 offers a consultative approach. Also, for businesses keen to look at the all-new Keestrack H4e Cone Crusher, Equip2 will have the machine on display at its annual Demo Day on 7 November 2018 at its head office in Masterton.

For more information, e-mail sales@equip2.co.nz.

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