Category: News

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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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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“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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