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Explosives company helps expedite gold pour

Developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives AEL Mining Services has helped Canadian midtier gold miner Asanko Gold complete the first phase of the development of its new Obotan mine, in the Amansie West district of Ghana’s Ashanti region a month ahead of schedule. 

Senegalese aggregates miner orders second crushing, screening plant

By: David Oliveira Diversified engineering and mining group Metso announced last month that it signed a contract for the supply of a complete crushing and screening plant with international cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates producer Vicat group subsidiary Sodevit Gécamines. The Senegal-based aggregate miner... 

West African chamber to launch at Ghana mining event

The newly formed West African Chamber of Mines (Wacom), which comprises chief executives from the chambers of mines in Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burkina Faso, will be officially launched at the twelfth West African Mining & Power Exhibition (Wampex) in June. 

West African chamber to launch at Ghana mining event
LOCATION LOCATION The West African Mining & Power Exhibition serves as a valuable platform for networking between key industry players

Coal production remains lucrative for South Africa

By: Simon Sonnekus Coal industry role-players remain confident that the commodity will continue to play a crucial role in energy production in South Africa and worldwide amid and despite the depressed coal market, which could drive more mines to closure. The low commodity price has resulted in local mines having to... 

Coal production  remains lucrative  for South Africa
BUILT FOR TONNAGE Joes Kwatani MD Kim Schoepflin and CEO Derrick Alston

New dewatering screens primed for cost reductions

Strategically matching solutions to specific customer needs and applications along with emphasis on the overall improved durability of traditional coal dewatering screens, remains key within the coal processing industry, as it lowers operating costs. This is according to mining machinery producer... 

New dewatering screens primed for cost reductions
MATCHING SOLUTIONS Weir Minerals’ latest developments in coal screen machine technology are focused on increasing the size and mechanical durability of its coal duty vibrating screen line

Pilot plant used to entice potential clients

By: Nadine James Chinese minerals processing equipment manufacturer Landsky believes that there is a genuine need for its processing equipment in the heavy minerals sector, as previously, not only was fine screening equipment expensive, but lead times were long, which led to projects being shelved. “However, we... 

Pilot plant used to  entice potential clients
SCREENING SYSTEM Landsky is keen to service mineral sands operations in Africa as this sector presents significant potential for future growth

Sampling can provide early indication of the final coal grade

Accurate sampling in coal mining operations provides coal producers with a distinct advantage within the industry, says minerals processing company Multotec. The company believes that by creating a clear understanding of what raw material quality is being supplied, process managers can achieve... 

Sampling can provide early indication of the final coal grade
PRECISE SCREENING A clear understanding of what raw material quality is being supplied will enable process managers to achieve an early indication of the final grade and yields of a product

Supplier boosting productivity with new casting machine

By: Simon Sonnekus Screening and vibrating equipment supplier Aury Africa intends to boost its productivity this year with the acquisition of a new polyurethane casting machine. The multimillion-rand machine will enable the Boksburg-based company to produce its own polyurethane screening panels, liners and wedges... 

Supplier boosting productivity with new casting machine
Photo by Duane Daws
STOCK IS DEAD MONEY The new machine will enable Joest Kwatani to reduce its stockholding as it will be able to produce screening panels as and when needed

Tenova Takraf supplies largest spare for Sishen’s primary gyratory crusher

By: Mia Breytenbach Opencast mining, materials handling and air environmental specialist Tenova TAKRAF Africa will manufacture and supply one of the largest spares – a top and bottom shell for a primary gyratory crusher – to JSE-listed miner Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine, in the Northern Cape, this year. Tenova... 

Tenova Takraf supplies largest spare  for Sishen’s primary gyratory crusher
SETTING MILESTONES The 60/109 primary gyratory crusher weighs 580 t and has a throughput of 3 500 t/h

New ultralow-profile mining machine operated successfully for 500 hours at SA mines

By: Ilan Solomons Local ultralow-profile mining machinery and equipment supplier CMTI Consulting’s MT100 ultralow-profile mining machine has successfully operated for more than 500 hours at several gold and platinum mines throughout South Africa, CMTI Consulting MD Dr Danie Burger tells Mining Weekly. The MT100,... 

New ultralow-profile mining machine operated successfully for 500 hours at SA mines
MT100 MINING MACHINE The locally manufactured MT100, with a sweeper and a dozer attached, is a battery-driven platform with a maximum height of 420 mm and a battery life of seven hours

KZN aggregate producer establishes new quarry

By: Mia Breytenbach KwaZulu-Natal-based aggregate producer Flanders Quarry has expanded its operations and fleet of crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International equipment, following the opening of an additional site at Verulam on the north coast. The new operation, known as Flanders Canelands, is... 

KZN aggregate producer establishes new quarry
NEW ACQUISITION The Rubble Master RM80GO! can manoeuvre easily in confined spaces on quarries

Merger enables engineering firm to weather tough market conditions

By: Nadine James Metallurgical engineering company MDM Engineering has kept its head above water and has been able to secure new contracts despite the depressed market conditions in the mining industry, MDM executive director and founder George Bennett tells Mining Weekly. He attributes the company’s... 

Merger enables engineering firm to  weather tough market conditions
GEORGE BENNETT MDM Engineering is in the process of completing three projects in South Africa

SA equipment manufacturer to focus on growth in Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach South Africa-based, specialist vibrating-equipment supplier Joest Kwatani has been approved to exhibit at the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) stand at this year’s Investing in Africa Mining Indaba. The Mining Indaba will take place from February 8 to 11 at the Cape Town International... 

SA equipment  manufacturer to focus on growth in Africa
ENGINEERED FOR TONNAGE Joest Kwatani’s robust equipment offering includes a scalping screen which has been designed for large tonnage throughputs

Service proposition enhancements to prove group’s mettle to Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach Despite testing circumstances in the local mining industry, mineral processing equipment and solutions provider Multotec’s business is progressing well, with the group focusing on offering an improved services proposition to its mining customers across Africa, says Multotec CEO Thomas Holtz.... 

Service proposition enhancements to prove group’s mettle to Africa
TRAINING ENDORSEMENT Multotec provided training for 315 trainees in 2015 and aims to increase the number of trainees to more than 500 this year

DTI invites local companies to participate in DRC expo pavilion

By: Megan van Wyngaardt The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has invited South African manufacturers and exporters of mining equipment and related products and services to apply to participate at DRC Mining Week 2016, scheduled to take place on June 8 and 9 in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The... 

Exxaro develops sink-float technology

By: Ilan Solomons Coal and heavy minerals miner Exxaro has developed the capability to perform density characterisation and process ores at densities of up to 5 g/cm3, says Exxaro technical manager Dr Thys Vermaak. He points out that this sink-float technology is not available at standard commercial test... 

Exxaro develops sink-float technology
PRIZED PRODUCT UHDMS processing technology enables increased resource use as low grade ores can be processed to produce high grade products

Jaw crushers and apron feeders to increase DRC gold mine’s crushing output

Elandsfontein-based manufacturer Osborn Engineered Products South Africa has received a significant export order for jaw crushers and apron feeders for the Kibali gold mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Kibali, owned by gold producer Randgold Resources, has a reserve base of... 

Jaw crushers and apron feeders to increase DRC  gold mine’s crushing output
CRUSHING POWER The Osborn-equipped underground crushing station, in Mali, is a similar installation to the new export order for the Kibali gold mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Local crushing, screening specialist tackles ‘testing period’ head-on

By: Mia Breytenbach Markets can change quickly, but South African crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International expects 2016 will be another challenging year as commodity prices “don’t seem likely to improve” soon. Pilot Crushtec CEO Sandro Scherf suggests, therefore, that capital equipment... 

Local crushing, screening specialist tackles ‘testing period’ head-on
TECHNICAL INPUT While the quality of Pilot Modular products is vital to the service equation, service and support are key to customer needs

New crushing, screening units to improve operations at Hong Kong quarry

By: Ilan Solomons Diversified engineering and mining group Metso will soon help Chinese investment holding company Wai Kee produce uniform-quality aggregates cost-efficiently by supplying ten Lokotrack mobile crushing and screening units and four CW series wheeled conveyors to its Lam Tai quarry in Hong Kong. The... 

New crushing, screening units to improve operations at Hong Kong quarry
LOKOTRACK LT300HP The equipment fleet consists of two trains, each including five Lokotrack units

In-pit crushing solution reduces emissions and improves safety at Russian iron-ore mine

By: Ilan Solomons Diversified engineering group Metso has put into trial operation a “state-of-the-art”, in-pit crushing and conveying system for Russian mining company Olenegorskiy GOK’s (Olkon’s) iron-ore mine in Olenegorsk, Russia, the company announced last month. “After a two-year construction period, the... 

In-pit crushing solution reduces emissions and improves safety  at Russian iron-ore mine
SOLUTION START Murmansk region vice governor Alexey Tyukavin, Olkon general director Alexander Popov and Olenegorsk head Oleg Samarsky

Mineral sizer manufacturer to focus on turnkey solutions

By: Mia Breytenbach In line with its aim to provide green mining solutions to the African mining industry to improve efficiencies and increase productivity, mineral-sizing technology company MMD Mineral Sizing Africa has installed and commissioned its mineral sizing technology at a copper mine in Zambia. To date,... 

Mineral sizer  manufacturer to focus on turnkey solutions
Photo by MMD Mineral Sizing Africa
PROVEN CONCEPT The MMD 1150 mineral sizer will be paired with a MMD D7 apron plate feeder and steel structures and placed over an ore pass

Mining equipment supplier expands to Botswana

By: Malusi Mkhize South Africa-based, custom build equipment supplier Joest Kwatani has established operations in Botswana to better supply the country’s mining industry with vibrating screens and feeders. Joest Kwatani partnered with local mechanical engineering company Lucient Engineering and Construction... 

Increased volumes of mining, construction assets auctioned online

By: Mia Breytenbach Owing to the continued global and local economic challenges that the local mining industry faces, several mining houses are shifting their focus from growth and expansion to efficiency and cost control, says online mining and construction equipment auctioneering company Clear Asset. The slowdown... 

Increased volumes of mining, construction assets auctioned online
ONLINE ATTRACTION Clear Asset’s September auction registered 29 000 unique auction views and 1 674 bids, with the Vermeer trencher sold to a buyer in the US

New screen and crusher launched

Mobile crushing and screening equipment provider Powerscreen, in conjunction with its local distributor ELB Equipment, launched new mining equipment at its exclusive open day in Johannesburg, South Africa, this month. The open day was the official African launch of the Powerscreen Warrior 600... 

Company promotes cost-effective in-pit crushing solution

By: Nadine James Plant engineering company ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa (TKIS SA) says its in-pit semimobile crushing system (SMCS) can lead to significantly reduced capital and operating expenditure (capex and opex), as well as carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. According to TKIS SA’s minerals... 

Company promotes cost-effective in-pit crushing solution
SEMIMOBILE CRUSHING SYSTEM ThyssenKrupp's In-Pit crushing solutions can be implemented for most in-pit mineral mining

New high-pressure grinding roll improves energy efficiency at US mine

By: Ilan Solomons Energy efficiency is the key to success at modern mines and quarries and the most potential for energy and cost savings can be realised in the comminution process, where ore is ground and crushed into smaller particles, say diversified engineering and mining group Metso. The company’s HRC 3000,... 

New high-pressure grinding roll improves energy efficiency at US mine
PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS The HRC 3000 was the result of four years of close collaboration between Metso and Freeport-McMoRan

SA company launches exclusive unbalanced drives

By: Dylan Stewart Specialist vibrating equipment supplier Joest Kwatani South Africa launched its exclusive range of Joest unbalanced drives in March, states company service GM Theresa Walton. 

Comminution pilot projects successfully completed

By: Kimberley Smuts Crushing and milling equipment developer Energy and Densification Systems (EDS) completed  pilot projects in the cement and chrome industries in June this year where it successfully implemented its Multishaft Mill. The EDS Multishaft Mill can be applied in a wide variety of industry sectors,... 

Comminution pilot projects successfully completed
EDS MULTISHAFT MILL The EDS Multishaft Mill can be applied in a wide variety of industry sectors, including mining, waste management, construction, environmental rehabilitation, agriculture and general milling. The mill is currently available in 10, 6 and 4 shaft models

Company presents wear solutions for trommel screens

By: Kimberley Smuts Preventative maintenance is key in ensuring the longevity of trommel screens, says mineral processing equipment and solutions provider Multotec. The company adds that the high wear rates of the screen media, as a result of the high peripheral speed of the trommel screen itself, are a significant... 

Company presents  wear solutions for  trommel screens
ANTHONY YELL We have supplied mill and scrubber trommel screens to the four corners of the earth

Cost-effective equipment still valued

By: Kimberley Smuts Despite the downward commodity pricing cycle making operating conditions increasingly challenging in the African mining sector, screen and vibrating equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa has sold a considerable amount of jaw and cone crushers to operations located across South Africa and... 

Cost-effective equipment still valued
PE JAW CRUSHER Aury Africa's goal is to provide the best innovative screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services to the African mining market

Crushing and screening specialist launches new triple-deck screen

By: Kimberley Smuts South African crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International aims to start manufacturing the production version of its DynamiTrac TDH6118 triple-deck screen in the last quarter of the year, the company says. In explaining the purpose for which the DynamiTrac is intended, Pilot... 

Crushing and screening specialist launches new triple-deck screen
LAUNCHED FOR TESTING The track mounted, mobile triple-shaft, triple-deck horizontal screen is designed to produce as many as four products simultaneously

Customised screens becoming the preferred equipment

By: Kimberley Smuts Specialist vibrating equipment manufacturer and supplier Joest’s screens are customised to match the metallurgical requirements of a client’s processes and the associated mechanical duty, as part of the company’s ‘Engineered Solutions’ approach aimed at supplying clients with a total solution.... 

Customised screens  becoming the  preferred equipment
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT A Joest vibrating screen in a gold application in Namibia

Demand for crushing and milling equipment increases following acquisition

By: Kimberley Smuts Following Weir Minerals’ acquisition of crushing and separation equipment original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Trio Engineered Products in October last year,  the first load of containers carrying the range of Trio crushing and separation equipment stock arrived in South Africa last month, says... 

Demand for crushing and milling equipment increases following acquisition
DEMAND INCREASE Weir Minerals Africa now offers a wide range of crushing and separation equipment

Low-grade, high-tonnage challenge significant

By: Kimberley Smuts Multinational corporation ThyssenKrupp notes that the low-grade, high-tonnage challenge is the most significant hurdle the mining industry is facing in relation to the comminution process. The company explains that most of the higher-grade orebodies have been mined, requiring the processing of... 

Low-grade, high-tonnage challenge significant
INCREASED EFFICIENCY ThyssenKrupp is focusing on service and process optimisation amid low commodity prices

New mill liner increases productivity

By: Kimberley Smuts Abrasion- and wear-resistant products and services provider for the mining industry Tega Industries South Africa announced in June that large-scale testing on its easy-to-fit new combination mill liners has been completed. The mill liners were designed to increase productivity on large mills and... 

New mill liner increases productivity
COMBILINER MILL LINER The Combiliner is a composite liner that uses an upper layer of impact- and abrasion-resistant metal that is bonded onto a lower rubber matrix for easy and secure fitting to the mill

New range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts launched

By: Kimberley Smuts Tooling manufacturer Dormer Pramet launched its new range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts for heavy roughing in April this year. “Sales figures have constantly increased since the launch of this product range. We have positive results in many countries, especially Germany, Czech... 

New range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts launched
NEW RANGE The tangential mounting of the new robust double-sided inserts, which ensures rigid clamping, is an important addition to Pramet brand’s wide assortment of milling products for heavy machining

Handling equipment provider now offers dust-suppression systems

Dust-suppression systems for materials-handling operations at mines and storage facilities were, earlier this year, added to opencast mining and materials handling equipment company Tenova Takraf Africa’s product portfolio. 

Handling equipment provider now offers dust-suppression systems
DRY FOG The dry fog systems use ultrafine water droplets that attach to like-sized airborne dust particles to suppress airborne dust

Material feeders commissioned at Namibia mine

By: Dylan Slater Durban-based materials handling company Big Lift Trucks South Africa (BLT SA) delivered two Samson 85 t material feeders to Namibian diamond miner Namdeb Diamond Corporation’s mine in Oranjemund, Namibia, in March, with the machines being fully commissioned the same month. 

Material feeders  commissioned at  Namibia mine
OFFLOADING The material feeders can receive materials directly from 40 t dump trucks and have a buffer holding capacity of up to 66.2 t of material
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