Category: Design Engineering

Hanson Bass Point Quarry: Commissioning of the new SOTO Radial Stacker

Posted on November 28, 2019

SOTO Consulting Engineers were on site recently to witness the trialling, commissioning, and handover of the new luffing radial stacker for their client Hanson Australia’s new Bass Point Quarry project.  SOTO was engaged in the engineering and detailed design of several areas of the new plant, including the luffing radial stacker conveyor. The Bass Point […]

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SOTO works with renewable energy pioneer Wave Swell Energy to harness the ocean’s power

Posted on August 12, 2019

Harnessing ocean waves for energy is a fast-developing area of renewable power technology. Corporations and governments around the world are investing in fixed as well as floating plants to convert wave motion into power, and Australia is part of this quiet revolution. Australian innovators leading wave energy charge SOTO is working on a significant project […]

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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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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’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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