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Crushing and Screening News

Mining solutions provider expands in CIS countries

By: Robyn Wilkinson     22nd July 2016 Despite globally depressed iron-ore prices, there are still opportunities for the supply of minerals processing solutions in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries like Russia and China, says mining equipment specialist Osborn Engineered Products export director Martin Botha. 

Crusher upgrades to increase productivity

     15th July 2016 Mine and industrial services provider Metso has introduced a new generation of crusher upgrades for its heritage branded crusher models that aim to increase productivity by up to 30%, with the complete range having been specifically designed for the mining market.  

Crusher upgrades to  increase productivity
MAINTENANCE MADE EASIER Maintenance can be reduced through the improved lifetime of components, more reliable crushing and easier maintenance procedures

Vibration equipment supplier commissions R3m moulding system

By: Nadine James     8th July 2016 Africa-focused vibration equipment supplier Aury Africa has commissioned a hand-cast gravity-pour polyurethane (PU) system to start the local manufacture of PU panels to reduce imports, saving on costs and improving turnaround times. “Local manufacture will enable us to remain competitive while... 

Vibration equipment  supplier commissions  R3m moulding system
MARK HOUCHIN The ability to manufacture panels locally enables Aury Africa to remain competitive while upskilling staff

Mining equipment sector to reach $156bn by 2022 – report

By: Ilan Solomons     6th July 2016 The global mining equipment sector is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% between 2016 and 2022, to reach a value of over $150-billion by 2022. This was according to a new report published on Monday by global market research company Allied Market Research (AMR) titled ‘World... 

Mining equipment sector to reach $156bn by 2022 – report

Osborn to supply grizzly feeder, jaw crusher to Angolan mine

By: Dylan Slater     1st July 2016 Mining equipment manufacturer Osborn Engineered Products, last month, secured a R12-million export order to a mine in Angola, for robust machines that will enable the world’s fourth largest diamond mine to process the more competent material which it is currently mining.  

Osborn to supply grizzly feeder, jaw crusher to Angolan mine
NEW MACHINERY The vibrating grizzly feeder will assist the Catoca mine in processing more competent material

Eastern Cape aggregates quarry secures offtake agreements

By: Ilan Solomons     24th June 2016 Aggregates producer Blue Crane Resources and Minerals’ Blue Crane Mine (BCM) has secured an offtake agreement to supply aggregates for Bloemfontein-based road construction and maintenance company Tau Pele Construction over the next 18 months. BCM is located in the town of Indwe, in the Eastern... 

Eastern Cape aggregates quarry secures offtake agreements
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Blue Crane Mine is negotiating a contract with the local municipality to supply it aggregates amounting to about R27-million for 1 500 RDP houses in Guba Village investment opportunities

Gold recovery expert working with government to uplift staff

By: Simon Sonnekus     24th June 2016 Local mining and raw material processing firm Ncamiso Mining is currently working closely with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to train and develop staff through short courses based on the goals of both the company and its employees.  Ncamiso MD Fikile Mashinini says the continued... 

Gold recovery expert  working with government to uplift staff
REMEDIATION Ncamiso's latest achievement is its maximum gold recovery and environmental remediation partnership with Mintails Mining South Africa

New range of top-mounted hydraulic hammers launched

By: Ilan Solomons     24th June 2016 Caterpillar’s Southern African dealer Barloworld Equipment has launched the Cat B20, B30 and B35 hydraulic hammer line-up in top-mount configuration for hydraulic excavators. The company says that the units are purpose-built for the robust applications that are typically found in Africa and are... 

New range of top-mounted hydraulic hammers launched
HAMMER TIME The units are purpose-built for the robust applications that are typically found in Africa and are suitable for general construction quarrying and mining applications

Knowledge hub for quarrying

     17th June 2016 Construction equipment provider Sandvik Construction has launched a Web portal called "Crushology" to help quarry owners and operators get more from their equipment, thereby improving operational productivity and economy. The Crushology Web portal, launched in March, features a collection of... 

Knowledge hub for quarrying
ENHANCING DRILLING EFFICIENCY Sandvik believes that knowledge is the fundamental for the development of new techniques and technologies involved in quarrying

Production, maintenance reporting systems to improve production fleet

     17th June 2016 Mining and communications technology provider 3D-P has released the 3D-P Production Reporting and 3D-P Maintenance Reporting systems, powered by iVolve, to improve the efficiency of mines. Adding to its current portfolio of application integration solutions and wireless network services, 3D-P... 

Production, maintenance reporting systems to  improve production fleet
Photo by Bloomberg
EFFICIENCY OF MINES Production and maintenance reports contribute to better decision-making

Products to launch at expo

     17th June 2016 Dump truck producer Terex Trucks, mobile crushing, screening and recycling equipment manufacturer Terex Finlay and washing equipment supplier Terex Washing Systems (TWS) will preview, launch and showcase a range of equipment and machinery for the mining and quarrying industries at Hillhead 2016,... 

Products to launch at expo
GENERATION 10 TA400 Terex Trucks will launch the articulated dump truck at Hillhead 2016

UK show sees strong demand

By: Kimberley Smuts     17th June 2016 The Hillhead international quarrying and recycling show is famous for its live demonstrations and 2016 will be no different with a range of equipment being put through its paces in a live quarry environment. Demand for the 2016 event has been strong with every square metre now allocated,... 

UK show sees strong demand
UNIQUE OFFERING Hillhead demonstrates real ‘job of work’ in a live quarry environment

Metso ‘first-ever’ wheel-mounted crushing plant increases production volumes by up to 30%

By: Ilan Solomons     10th June 2016 Diversified engineering group Metso reports that its NW Rapid is the world’s “first and only” wheel-mounted crushing plant that fits into standard (12 m wide) shipping containers and can be set up for operation in less than 12 hours. The company says that in addition to fast installation, the NW... 

Metso ‘first-ever’ wheel-mounted crushing plant  increases production volumes by up to 30%
NW RAPID CRUSHING PLANT The NW Rapid can increase production capacity by as much as 30% and offer higher uptime, better safety and ease of use

Sorters prove worth to industry

     3rd June 2016 A joint venture between mining and minerals processing engineering specialist IMS Engineering and German separation technology company Steinert has borne fruitful with the introduction of Steinert’s X-ray transmission (XRT) sorters in use in the diamond mining industry. Two of the sorters have... 

Sorters prove  worth to industry
DIAMOND ADVANTAGE The XRT sorter remains important in diamond recovery technology as its main advantage remains that the ion detects different X-ray absorption levels of different material types

Companies in partnership to enhance gold recovery, enviro remediation

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th May 2016 Local mining and raw material processing firm Ncamiso Mining has collaborated with ASX-listed mining company Mintails Mining SA-Mogale Gold to carry out vital services to ensure maximum gold recovery and environmental remediation. Ncamiso specialises in screening gold from material that would... 

Companies in partnership to enhance gold recovery, enviro remediation
INCREASING YIELD Ncamiso Mining’s work includes the screening out of fine and materials from waste rock to increase gold yield

Contractor finds value in gold mine dumps  

By: Sascha Solomons     20th May 2016 Although tailings retreatment is not new to South Africa, the country’s mine dumps, especially those of the gold mining sector, still hold immeasurable value that could increase the profitability of mining projects for clients and contractors, says materials handling and hauling expert Ncamiso... 

Contractor finds value in gold mine dumps
Ncamiso Mining GM Fikile Mashinini explains the state and demand for outsource services. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Metso solution set to increase efficiencies at Sedibeng iron-ore mine

By: Ilan Solomons     13th May 2016 Diversified engineering group Metso will soon deliver a stationary crushing and screening solution to iron-ore miner Sedibeng Iron Ore, a subsidiary of Tata Steel, for its iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape, the company announced last week. The solution consists of a 561-2V vibrating feeder, a... 

Metso solution set to increase efficiencies at Sedibeng iron-ore mine
C130 JAW CRUSHER The crushing and screening solution will bring Sedibeng mine increased production capacity and reliability while reducing production costs

Randgold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex delivers robust Q1 results

By: David Oliveira     13th May 2016 London and Nasdaq-listed gold miner Randgold Resources announced earlier this month that its flagship operation, the Loulo-Gounkoto complex, in Mali, delivered a robust performance in the first quarter ending March 2016. This is attributable to the commissioning and resolving of technical issues... 

Crushing circuit commissioned at Côte d’Ivoire gold operation

By: David Oliveira     6th May 2016 Africa-focused gold producer Randgold Resources announced last month that it had commissioned its fourth-stage crushing circuit at its Tongon gold mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, completing an extensive capital project designed to improve throughput and recovery.  The new circuit is being optimised.... 

Metso’s new grinding technology deployed at Chilean copper mine

By: Ilan Solomons     6th May 2016 Chilean State-owned miner Codelco’s underground copper mine El Teniente, in Cachapoal, Chile has become the first mine worldwide to use diversified engineering group Metso’s innovative grinding technology. Metso says that the technology is the “next level” of Poly-Met discharge grates for... 

Explosives company helps expedite gold pour

     8th April 2016 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. 

Explosives  company helps  expedite gold pour
BREAKING GROUND Blasting at Asanko’s new mine has facilitated the exposure of enough ore benches for mining to feed the mill at desired throughput rates

Senegalese aggregates miner orders second crushing, screening plant

By: David Oliveira     8th April 2016 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

     8th April 2016 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     11th March 2016 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

     11th March 2016 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     11th March 2016 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

     11th March 2016 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     11th March 2016 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     19th February 2016 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     12th February 2016 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
CMTI Consulting MD Dr Danie Burger discusses the company’s mining machines and locomotives, as well as the importance of mines’ adopting mechanisation. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd

KZN aggregate producer establishes new quarry

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th January 2016 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     22nd January 2016 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     22nd January 2016 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     22nd January 2016 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     19th January 2016 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     4th December 2015 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

     4th December 2015 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     4th December 2015 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
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