Category: News

SOTO and Flying Robot leading the charge for faster, safer statutory structural audits using drone technology

Posted on March 25, 2019

We’ve been at the forefront of using drones for engineering applications for some time. Now we’re giving mining, heavy industry and construction a much faster and safer means to inspect or audit dangerous and inaccessible areas via the use of the innovative technology. We’ve partnered with aerial photography specialist Flying Robot to use remotely piloted […]

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SOTO AND 1414 DEGREES: TOWARDS A NEW ENERGY PARTNERSHIP

Posted on February 28, 2019

Energy innovation is an area thriving with activity around the globe, fired by the need to find alternatives to traditional sources. Into this melee now strides a bold Australian with a doctorate in geosciences and a string of high-profile appointments under his belt. While Dr. Kevin Moriarty’s company, intriguingly named 1414 Degrees to get safely […]

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2019 Australia Day Aquathon – Making a splash for our local community

Posted on January 21, 2019

There’s just a few days left until this year’s Australia Day Aquathon, and we are ecstatic to be a sponsor once again. The Aquathon is all about fostering community and showcasing the wonderful Illawarra region we’re lucky enough to call home so when it came time to decide whether or not we wanted to be […]

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SOTO INTRODUCES SAFE, EFFICIENT UNDERGROUND SURGE BIN INSPECTION

Posted on January 14, 2019

Surge bins installed at the end of colliery conveyer belts are often a critical component of the underground coal transportation process. The word ‘component,’ however, is a bit too modest to describe them, as surge bins are usually big and cumbersome. When the time comes to inspect the inside of a surge bin, the task […]

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SOTO proud to be involved with revolutionary Isodynamics Reviver ‘Adam & Eve Machine’

Posted on December 14, 2018

Innovative engineering by a great Australian inventor Australian inventors have a history of quietly coming up with world-first devices and technologies, including such familiarities as the cochlear implant, WiFi, and the aviation ‘black box.’ The salubrious Sydney suburb of Cronulla is on the verge of being put on the innovation map by another outstanding inventor. […]

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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 staff lend a hand to drought affected farmers with Buy a Bale.

Posted on September 13, 2018

Looking at a drought affected plain from above looks like something from an Indigenous art gallery – the brown concentric circles of dried out plough tracks resembling the Aboriginal dot paintings we all know and love. But whilst the lack of rain we experienced this past autumn and winter might have been great for getting […]

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130th Anniversary Celebration of the Metropolitan Colliery: HD video by SOTO Engineers

Posted on August 23, 2018

The Metropolitan Colliery in Helensburgh is one of the earliest established and longest-running coal mines in Australia. The mine is an historic site in New South Wales for its enduring role in establishing the pattern of growth of Helensburgh township since the late 1800s. An economic pillar of the economy of the Illawarra town, the […]

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Darren Robertson Wins the 2018 Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap

Posted on June 7, 2018

On a beautiful weekend in late May, an Illawarra local did the region proud by taking the top spot in the venerable Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap. Illawarra Cycle Club rider Darren Robertson admitted he had to ‘put my head down and give everything I had’ to leave behind the disappointment of his 8th spot finish […]

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SOTO’s homage to Australia’s local superheroes

Posted on May 31, 2018

As anyone who’s been to the cinema this season knows, being a superhero can be stressful business. With more than 10k beaches, Australia has a pretty big area to patrol for our local, and arguably more superior, version of the Avengers: our friendly neighbourhood lifeguards. And they’ve done a pretty good job for the rest […]

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