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Metso’s huge MP2500 cone crusher to start operating at Zambia mine in the new year

By: Chantelle Kotze Diversified engineering group Metso's first MP2500 cone crusher will be operational at base metals miner First Quantum Minerals' (FQM) Sentinel mine, in Zambia, early next year. 

Crane hire company expands local presence

In response to growing customer demand, mobile crane hire company Johnson Crane Hire (JCH) in July established a new branch in the manganese-rich mining area of Deben, in the Northern Cape, says the company’s Mpumalanga South, Vanderbijlpark and Northern Cape regional manager, Nigel Levendale.... 

Crane hire company expands local presence
CRANE AND LIFTING Johnson Crane Hire prides itself on its ability to provide turnkey project lifting solutions that are driven by client-specific needs

Manufacturer showcases new fibreglass range

By: Pimani Baloyi Gratings, stair treads, pressed floors and safety handrails manufacturer Vital Engineering last month showcased its range of fibreglass products to the local mining industry. The range was introduced at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, which took place in Johannesburg from September... 

Manufacturer showcases new fibreglass range
IDEAL MATERIAL Fibreglass is fire-retardant, non-conductive and non-slippery, with a quartz-grit top surface

Company supplies ‘tried and tested’ motors

By: Ilan Solomons Southern African bearings and power-transmission products distributor Bearings International in January introduced its new Bauer range of industrial gearboxes, complete with fluid couplings and electric motors that are mounted on a common fabricated base assembly, with a torque reaction arm.... 

Demand for couplings remains strong

By: Ilan Solomons The sales of technology company SKF South Africa’s gear, grid and rigid couplings, for use on belt conveyor drives, have been “extremely good” this calendar year, owing to steady growth in the industrial and mining after-market sectors, says SKF power transmission product manager Frans Pienaar.... 

Beneficiation specialist at Electra Mining Africa

A stalwart at Electra Mining Africa (EMA) for over 35 years, beneficiation product and services supplier Multotec Group is well known as a supplier to the mining industry. To add to the customer experience, the group used EMA 2014, which was held at the Nasrec conference centre from September 15... 

KZN colliery applies crushing solution

A KwaZulu-Natal-based colliery has established the capability to produce coking coal to precise standards, owing to the products and technical assistance of crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International, as of May this year. The customer’s fleet of Pilot Crushtec modular... 

Local company conducts site survey at Namibian mine

By: David D‘ Oliveira Germiston-based imported bearings and transmission products supplier Bearings International (BI) conducted a site survey in May on its transmission and bearings products currently being used at diversified natural resources group Vedanta Resource’s subsidiary, Skorpion zinc mine, near Rosh Pinah,... 

Local supplier on track for R50m turnover

By: David D‘ Oliveira Local screening and vibrating-equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa was on track to achieve a R50-million turnover this year, Aury Africa MD Mark Houchin told Mining Weekly at the company’s Jetpark factory launch earlier this month. Aury Africa is a subsidiary of Chinese screening and... 

Local supplier  on track for  R50m turnover
Photo by Duane Daws
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES Aury Africa can manufacture woven wire screens, which are extensively used in mining and quarrying operations

Local supplier to increase stockholding

By: David D‘ Oliveira The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack will increase its local stockholding of mobile crushing and screening machines by the end of the year. Keestrack South Africa MD Zdenek Fischer tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Local supplier to  increase stockholding
Photo by Keestrack
IMPROVED STOCKHOLDING Keestrack will increase its local stockholding of mobile crushing and screening machines by the end of the year

Lubrication reduces energy consumption of mill motors

By: David D‘ Oliveira Interim studies by South Africa-based wear control, lubrication and filtration company Filter Focus have indicated reduced energy consumption of up to 12% on the milling motors at mining major Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg-based UG2 mine, following the introduction of Filter Focus’ Pyroshield... 

Lubrication reduces energy consumption  of mill motors
ENERGY SAVINGS Energy consumption on the milling motors has been reduced by up to 12% following the introduction of Filter Focus’ Pyroshield lubrication

New Barloworld home for Metso mobile

Diversified engineering group Metso’s mobile crushing and screening solutions footprint in Southern Africa has been given new traction with the October 1 launch of a dedicated Metso mobile business unit within the Barloworld group’s Handling division. The transfer of Barloworld’s Metso business,... 

New jaw crusher module launched

Global diversified manufacturing company Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) launched the new MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, last month, increasing the application capabilities and crushing capacity of its existing modular product range with its largest jaw module to date. The Terex MJ47... 

Plant engineering specialist supplies third mill to Angolan diamond mine

By: David D‘ Oliveira Plant engineering specialist, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa will deliver another mill to a diamond mine, in Angola’s Luanda Sul province, next month. Catoca is owned and operated by a joint venture company comprising State-owned Angolan mining company Endiama, Russian diamond... 

Plant engineering specialist supplies third mill to Angolan diamond mine
Photo by Laverick Media Communicaions
CATOCA MILLING PLANT ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa will deliver a third mill to Catoca diamond mine, in Angola

Solutions provider diversifies service offering

Integrated crushing, mining and minerals processing solutions provider B&E International is offering its operational expertise in the design and engineering of custom-built solutions for projects specific to the mining and construction industries, says B&E International MD Dewald Janse van... 

Supplier homes in on coal processing equipment

By: Mia Breytenbach Having proven the efficiency of its consumable products in the local coal mining industry through several successful contracts, screening and vibrating equipment supplier Aury Africa will focus on supplying and proving the efficiency of its coarse- and fine-coal centrifuges to the South African... 

Supplier homes in on coal processing equipment
PROVEN RESULTS With an established target market for its coal centrifuge baskets, Aury Africa will now market its coal centrifuge machines

Zambian copper mine to receive two mineral sizers

By: David D‘ Oliveira Having completed factory tests on two of its MMD 1150 mineral sizers last month, mineral-sizing technology group MMD Mineral Sizing Africa will deliver two units to a major copper mining operation in Zambia, later this year. MMD technical director Janis Lombard tells Mining Weekly that the two... 

Zambian copper mine to receive  two mineral sizers
Photo by MMD Mineral Sizing Africa
MMD’S 1150 MINERAL SIZER MMD Mineral Sizing Africa completed factory testing on two of its 75 t 1150 mineral sizers, which will be installed at a Zambian mine later this year

Standby capacity for SA mines

By: Pimani Baloyi Harare-based mining equipment supplier Machinery Exchange, in expectation of a time when Zimbabwe’s mining industry can live up to its full potential, prioritises staff training, the supply of quality services and world-class equipment and keeping abreast of global trends in its sector, says... 

Standby capacity  for SA mines
BRENDAN & GEOFF REILLY Machinery Exchange has trained its staff and ensures that it keeps abreast of global mining trends

Grindrod Rail’s focus firmly on Africa as mining expands

rivate rail service provider Grindrod Rail is well placed to take advantage of the demand for commodities from Africa, providing key services for strategic customers wishing to get their product to port and supporting national rail operators in meeting their rail commitments. The historic under... 

Grindrod Rail’s focus firmly on Africa as mining expands

Hansen + Genwest eager to spread its wings

outh African transformer and switchgear manufacturer Hansen + Genwest is eager to diversify its product range and expand its customer base, setting its sight on acquisitions and spreading its wings into the rest of Africa. The Benoni, South Africa-based company, which prides itself on selling the... 

Hansen + Genwest eager to spread its wings

Mining equipment manufacturer Kopex increases its presence in Africa

Mining equipment manufacturer and service provider Kopex Group, which is headquartered in Poland, is increasing its presence on African soil, where it sees increased demand for more user- and environment-friendly mining equipment. Through its subsidiary company, Hansen + Genwest, based in Benoni,... 

Mining equipment manufacturer Kopex increases its presence in Africa

Metso aiming to expand African footprint

By: Chantelle Kotze With a well-established and strong presence in the African mining industry, comminution solutions company Metso Minerals South Africa, subsidiary of Finland-based Metso Minerals group, plans to further bolster and expand its presence in the African construction sector. 

Metso aiming to expand African footprint
CRUSHING AND SCREENING Metso Minerals manufactured a 300 t/h crushing and screening plant to Mozambique-based construction company JRC Construction (JRC – Construções e obras púiblicas, SA) last year

Cone crusher enhances operations at Eastern Cape quarry

Crushing and screening company Pilot Crushtec International’s Pilot Modular/Trio MC90 cone crusher has improved crushing efficiency levels and saved costs at the Ugie Mac sand, gravel and stone quarry, in the Eastern Cape, says Pilot Crushtec national sales manager Nicolan Govender. The cone... 

Cone crusher enhances operations at Eastern Cape quarry
HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL The Pilot Modular Trio MC90 and two Pilot Modular conveyors are currently operating at the Ugie Mac quarry site

Equipment manufacturer targets local mining and quarrying sectors

By: Ilan Solomons The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack Group aims to make inroads into the local quarrying and mining sectors, the company tells Mining Weekly. Having established its Southern African head office in Middelburg,... 

Equipment manufacturer targets local mining and quarrying sectors
IN OPERATION The Frontier scalping screen is being used at a coal mine in Mpumalanga

Illegal sands, aggregate mining a concern

Bitter battles are currently being fought over mining rights and the validity of permits issued by various government departments to mine sands and aggregate sites, particularly along the coastal regions of South Africa, says the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa... 

Illegal sands, aggregate  mining a concern
Photo by COMMDEV
ILLICIT ACTIVITIES Illegal mining leads to the illegal occupation of land, illegal power and water connections, pollution, and the degradation of the natural environment

Quarrying operations increase materials supplier’s revenues

By: Ilan Solomons Despite the challenging economic climate currently impacting on the mining and construction sectors, JSE-listed construction materials and industrial minerals supplier Afrimat achieved a year-on-year revenue growth of 42.1% for the company’s 2013 financial year, which ended February 28. In 2013,... 

Quarrying operations increase materials supplier’s revenues
REAPING THE REWARDS The Glen Douglas quarry produced about 1.8-million tons of metallurgical dolomite last year

Turnkey manufacturer to supply vertical roller mills to Tanzanian cement plant

Owner-managed engineering company Loesche recently received its first order from cement producer and supplier Tanga Cement Company for the supply of two vertical roller mills for Tanga’s cement plant, in Tanzania. The order covers the full manufacture and supply of two Loesche vertical roller... 

Turnkey manufacturer to supply vertical roller mills to Tanzanian cement plant
CEMENT RAW MATERIAL GRINDING MILL Loesche is ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certified

Bid on unused mine processing plant equipment in July

Are you looking to buy crushers, screening plants, vibratory screens, conveyor belts and other processing equipment for your next mining job? Then don’t miss the opportunity to get the items you need at the right price at Ritchie Bros.’ auction in the Netherlands on July 3 and 4. NYSE- and... 

Bid on unused mine processing plant equipment in July

Belgian manufacturer establishes local branch

By: Pimani Baloyi The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack Group has opened its Southern Africa head office in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, in April. Keestrack South Africa MD Stan Fischer tells Mining Weekly that the company’s machines will... 

Shaft impact course offered

By: Carina Borralho Aggregate, rock and mineral mine operators and plant managers can gain insight into the physics of processing materials using vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers during a two-day course at US steel framing and metal lath system manufacturer CEMCO, in Belen, New Mexico. The next two-day course,... 

Shaft impact  course offered
NEIL HISE Hise has been with the family-owned company CEMCO since its inception in 1962 and has patented several VSI-related technologies in the US

Local mill manufacturer sets sights on Africa

By: Chantelle Kotze Following the launch of an upgraded version of its patented m-series vertical milling system last year, UK-based fine grinding equipment manufacturer International Innovative Techologies (IIT) is now trying to expand its sales and distribution network into Africa. 

Local mill manufacturer sets sights on Africa
IIT TWIN MILL The second-generation m-series twin mill has been developed for the grinding of a range of minerals and materials of different hardness to fine particle sizes of -10 µm
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