The introduction of PYBAR’s new Sandvik DL432i longhole drill in October 2020 has led to month on month improvements in drilling productivity at the Black Rock project.

August 24, 2021
Black Rock, Sandvik DL432i, iSOLO


Created by Andrew Rouse, PYBAR’s Chief Technology Officer, Digital Terrain is dedicated to the development and trial of key innovations with the goal to integrate the end products into day to day operations and roll them out across project sites.

December 4, 2020
Digital Terrain, Innovation, Simbio, Technology


PYBAR has joined with a valued client and an equipment manufacturer to develop a safer and more efficient method of removing raise bore reamers in an underground environment.

December 4, 2020
Carrapateena Mine, Innovation, Raise Boring

Second Cat® R1700 loader arrives at Dargues Gold Mine

A second brand new Cat® R1700 underground loader has been delivered to Dargues Gold Mine in NSW as PYBAR prepares for advanced underground automation.

December 19, 2019
Cat® R1700, Dargues Gold Mine, Underground Automation, WesTrac

Australian Institute of Mining approved as RTO

Future training at PYBAR will be nationally-recognised following the approval of the Registered Training Organisation, the Australian Institute of Mining (AIM).

December 16, 2019
AIM, RTO, Registered Training Organisation

Automated Loaders and Drones make an Impact

PYBAR’s ambition to consistently improve our business has seen us boost our automation capabilities across several areas of operation.

November 8, 2019
Automated Drones, Automation, CAT R1700 loader, Technology

Evolution of iPLOD and WebBAR – V3 on the right track!

The development of Version 3 of the android-compatible PYBAR app iPLOD is a continuing process and our team has been busy with live testing in the field to gather feedback on the evolution of the technology and its application. Through continuous improvement, iPLOD is adding value across a range of…

August 21, 2019
Business Systems, Innovation, Safety, Technology

Cat R1700 Underground Loader to Boost Productivity at Dargues

Improved productivity has been a key driver in the PYBAR decision to introduce the Cat® R1700 underground loader to its operations at Dargues Gold Mine in late 2019 / early 2020. Performance trials at the Vivien Gold Mine last year, measuring the R1700 against the R1700G highlighted positive productivity trends.

July 25, 2019
CAT R1700 loader, Innovation, Mining, Underground Mining

New Weighbridges

The first of our new weighbridges with load scanning capability were installed at our King Vol and Mungana sites in January and February.

May 1, 2019
Innovation, King Vol, Mungana, Weighbridges

PYBAR's iPlod plod data system

Innovation and the future of underground mining

In 2016 PYBAR Mining Services launched its own innovation program as part of its business strategy and ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.

July 3, 2018
Innovation, Underground Mining


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