Brad Neilson, President Joy Hard Rock Mining who based in Australia, gave presentations on this very innovative rock cutting machine that has a cutting head design originally conceptualised in CRC Mining Queensland about 15 years ago. The cutting head oscillates and impacts the face of the rock to break it out in tension and produces little dust. This technology enables continuous development in underground hard rock and is a leap ahead of the traditional drill and blast approach. This is a huge advancement in underground mine productivity, enabled through Australian R&D.
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