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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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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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SOTO a Proud Sponsor of the Australia Day Aquathon

Posted on January 17, 2018

The 2018 Australia Day Aquathon is a great celebration of the nation’s love for sport and our special relationship with the beach. At SOTO, we are passionately enthusiastic about the sense of community that the Aquathon brings into play, so we are delighted to be part of the event as a sponsor. The big day […]

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SOTO Consulting Engineers Receive ISO 9001: 2016 Certification

Posted on September 27, 2017

SOTO Consulting Engineers are proud to have achieved accreditation in line with AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016: Quality management systems. SOTO was certified by one of Australia’s leading Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs), Global-Mark. The ISO 9001 standard is based on the 7 Quality Management Principles including: QMP 1 – Customer focus QMP 2 – Leadership QMP 3 […]

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SOTO Supports Lions Club of Figtree Charity Golf Day

Posted on July 21, 2017

SOTO is thrilled to have had the opportunity to recently support the Lions Club of Figtree Charity Golf Day by way of heartfelt donation. The 4th Annual Charity Golf Day was organised to raise funds for the Kids Fund of The Disability Trust. As an organisation that values community and enjoys getting behind good causes, […]

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