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EXCEEDING BULK HANDLING PLANT CAPACITY

Posted on April 23, 2014

UNANDERRA, NSW – Australia’s materials handling sector may well be the indicator for the industry on a global level, where pressures to achieve greater processing rates have unearthed a hidden risk for company owners and managers. Situations are occurring where a processing plant is pushed to maximum capacity for the very first time, and these are unchartered […]

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BEYOND PLANT CAPACITY LIMITS

Posted on February 17, 2014

With the pressures rising for greater resources processing rates in all of Australia’s mining and quarrying regions, there is a hidden risk for company owners and managers. Situations are occurring where a processing plant is pushed to maximum capacity for the very first time, and these are unchartered waters for site owners that have never […]

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LIGHTER PLANTS, HEAVIER STRESS ON INDUSTRIES

Posted on February 17, 2014

It is widespread knowledge that modern business conditions have generally led to more imported plant and equipment into the Australian market used right across industry. What is less recognised is that entire processing plants are also affected by such market dynamics, unearthing a lack of contingency planning for owners when operating problems unexpectedly hit. Resources […]

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, IS FUTURE PROOF.

Posted on February 17, 2014

The rate of research and development (R&D) across Australia’s industries has slipped in the last 10 years, yet the founder and Managing Director a longstanding engineering and design company says the ingredients for its revival have never gone away. In fact, says Mr Frank Soto of Soto Consulting Engineers, poor recognition of internal capabilities often […]

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SUSTAINABLE CAPEX FOR GAINS IN AUSTRALIAN MINING

Posted on February 17, 2014

Due to the specific type of engineering work refined over decades in the NSW industrial sector of Illawarra, mining companies in distant WA may find a new type of efficiency option in the quest to minimise expenses at the top of the resources chain. Servicing the likes of Billiton, BlueScope, Boral and others in the […]

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ENGINEERING & INNOVATION (A NEW ‘VALUE PROPOSITION’)

Posted on February 17, 2014

Private companies in the engineering sector can tap a lucrative business potential by becoming more involved with academia and other technical development bodies through ‘applied engineering’. And – according to Australian Consulting Engineers design and development company Soto Group which is actively demonstrating as such – collaboration should be initiated without waiting for government incentives. […]

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Engineering ‘value propositions’ vital for universities to benefit engineering sector

Posted on December 10, 2013

Australian engineering design consultant and R&D company Soto Consulting says greater collaboration should be initiated between private companies in the engineering sector and universities to benefit the large scale engineering sectors. Read more at http://www.ferret.com.au/articles/news/engineering-value-propositions-vital-for-universities-to-benefit-engineering-sector-n2511113#giTsgde8h2x87Zss.99

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