Category: Computer Aided Drafting

Bulk Materials Handling: DEM Impact Analysis Conveyor Chute Design Comparison

Posted on October 10, 2018

DEM (discrete element modelling) is a powerful technique used to model particle flow in the design of bulk materials handling equipment. Insights gained from DEM analyses can help design more efficient equipment and transfer chutes. Among others, DEM is useful in predicting bulk materials flow patterns and flow rates; wear patterns; and velocity profiles relative […]

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SOTO structural design support for CSD’s ‘Shenstone’ Cotton Seed Processing Plant and Laboratory

Posted on March 15, 2018

Australia is the world’s third largest supplier of cotton, behind the US and India, with the annual crop worth approximately $2 billion. As the sole supplier to an industry which underpins the viability of over 150 rural communities, Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) is keenly aware of its responsibility to satisfactorily meet the growing demand for […]

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SOTO Structural Engineering Supports Bass Point Quarry Expansion

Posted on February 16, 2018

The Bass Point Quarry has been supplying high-quality basalt material to NSW markets for more than 80 years. Under operator Hanson Australia, the quarry produces around 1.5 million tonnes of construction aggregates, including crushed rock, sand, gravel, crusher dust, road base, and premixed concrete. A new $100 million expansion, nearing completion, will see production rise […]

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“SWIFTA” Revolutionises Underground Fitting of Solid Filled Wheels in Mining

Posted on June 9, 2017

As an organisation that looks to the future, SOTO Consulting Engineers have committed to evolving the reputation of mining as a hazardous industry by upgrading mine operations to a new level of safety and efficiency. SOTO’s newly innovated Safe Wheel Installation Fitting Transport Appliance (SWIFTA) has been developed in consultation with coal mine operators to […]

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