Technology
The latest technologies and techniques for optimizing quarry and pit operations were on display on March 6 in Vancouver at Rock to Road’s Quarry Tech forum.
From the rocks to the roads, the agendas are set for Rock to Road’s first-ever PaveTech: A Smart Roads Conference and Quarry Tech, taking place on March 5 and 6 at the Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver.
At Quarry Tech Vancouver on March 6, Frontline Machinery will be providing a comprehensive overview on technological advancements in hybrid mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment.
Aggregate production is a low margin business and those in the business have little power to influence the price of their products. These facts drive the need for constant cost reduction and the most effective way to reduce costs over time is through a smart system of measurements that give you the information you need to make wise decisions for plant options.
In 2005 Noah Dolgoy founded a construction company in Alberta, where he discovered that heavy equipment was being subcontracted and managed through archaic dispatch processes: phone calls, spreadsheets, and paper tickets. Seven years after leaving the company – earning a JD/MBA and supporting corporate due diligence in mining and infrastructure – Noah returned to the problem with a belief that common technology could solve the problems he experienced. Noah created a web and mobile platform that connected contractors, suppliers and haulers – TREAD.
Back by popular demand, Jef McGee, new business manager for Polydeck Screen Corp. will discuss wash screen optimization at Rock to Road's Quarry Tech forums taking place on March 6, 2019 in Vancouver and on April 25, 2019 in Moncton, N.B. 
Uwe Müller, chief project manager for the Electric Site at Volvo CE has graciously agreed to answer the questions submitted in advance by Rock to Road’s readers related to the $30-million electrified quarry test site and the recent results from its 10-week field test, which surpassed expectations. 
Producers across the country are after user-friendly automation technologies as a way to increase uptime and reduce the load on operators. Etheridge Automation vice-president Jon Etheridge has overseen more than 50 successful automation projects in Canada and the U.S. Listen to Jon as he walks you through examples of Canadian quarries already benefiting from automation technologies, and describes the various automated options from simple crusher automation to full plant options. 
The new year is bringing exciting new changes to the Canadian drone industry.
A collaborative effort was launched between the National Research Councilof Canada (NRC), the Government of Quebec and Université Laval to find a solution to the problems stemming from the presence of pyrrhotite in concrete.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge are using microencapsulation technologies developed by Dolomite Microfluidics to develop self-healing construction materials.
The results are in from the 10-week field test of the Electric Site research project in Sweden, and the results are even better than anticipated.
Toronto has placed first among 20 of Ontario’s large cities and regions for its performance in recycling concrete and asphalt.
Algoma has been a manufacturing staple in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. for more than a century. The fully integrated steel producer of hot and cold rolled steel products is the largest employer in the area and builds steel for a wide variety of manufacturing, automotive, construction, mining, energy, ship, rail and military applications around the globe.
Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish-based project development and construction group Skanska Sweden are getting closer to making a green quarry a reality.
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