INNOVATION FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, DIGITAL TERRAIN

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


UNDERGROUND RAISE BORE REAMER REMOVAL

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


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


PYBAR partners with WesTrac to develop innovative cloud platform

PYBAR is committed to facilitating safer, more productive and sustainable mining. In line with this, we have entered into a partnership with WesTrac to support the development of a cloud-based, single-point data platform – MineQ – that has the potential to revolutionise the industry.

December 15, 2017
Business Systems, Industry 4.0, Innovation, Internet of Things, New South Wales


PYBAR's iPlod plod data system

Working smarter with iPlod

iPlod is PYBAR’s new, innovative in-house developed system to improve the capture, storage and use of plod data at our contract mining operations. The platform allows our equipment operators to input their plod data directly into a tablet and upload it to a local version of our database for supervisors…

October 18, 2017
Business Systems, Innovation


Optimising underground drill and blast performance

Optimising underground drill and blast performance

PYBAR is focused on innovating to enhance the performance of our underground development and production mining services. Part of our internal innovation program is trialling the application of new approaches and technologies to determine and quantify their benefits. Our latest initiative, which commenced in July, aims to optimise underground drill…

October 18, 2017
Development Mining, Drill & Blast, Innovation, Mine Development, South Australia


 

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