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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... 

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

New equipment launched at Botswana mining exhibition

By: Dylan Slater A newly launched manganese impact liner plate was officially introduced to the Botswana industrial sector by chrome carbide plate manufacturer Rio-Carb at the 2015 Electra Mining Botswana Exhibition, which took place in Gaborone, earlier this month. 

New equipment launched at Botswana mining exhibition
LOCAL MANUFACTURER Rio-Carb operates from its factory in Alrode, Alberton

Liners reduce downtime at Zambian Copperbelt mills

Rubber manufacturing company Multotec Rubber, in conjunction with extractive metallurgy company Multotec Zambia, has relined two mills with its heavy-duty (HD) MultoMet liners for a customer in the Zambian Copperbelt, significantly reducing mill downtime, says Multotec Rubber MD Spike Taylor.... 

Liners reduce downtime at Zambian Copperbelt mills
REQUIREMENT FLEXIBILITY Multomet lifter bars can be designed to accommodate a range of milling process specifications

Survey finds Latin American mines least satisfied with cost of maintaining EOM equipment

By: Henry Lazenby Online data, analysis and advisory services firm Timetric has found that mines throughout Latin America are dissatisfied with their original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) over cost-related factors, in particular maintenance and servicing costs. In the survey ‘Winning and Retaining Business in... 

Surface miner at coal mine a first for Southern Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach Diversified engineering company Wirtgen South Africa (SA) in May commissioned its Wirtgen 4200 SM surface miner at Brazilian mining major Vale’s Moatize mine, in Tete, Mozambique. The supply of this miner to Vale is one of Wirtgen SA’s largest projects in Southern Africa to date. 

Surface miner at  coal mine a first for Southern Africa
MARKET FOOTPRINT Up to August 2014, 59 surface miners had been sold in Africa, with nine in Southern Africa and the remainder in North Africa

Macmahon flags multimillion-dollar writedown

By: Mariaan Webb Mining contractor Macmahon Holdings on Monday announced that it expected to impair the carrying value of equipment and inventory held on June 30, 2015, by between $95-million and $125-million. This impairment would be in addition to the $130-million recorded in the company’s half-year financial... 

Bulk of modular screening media system range to be manufactured locally

Diversified engineering group Metso last month launched its internationally renowned Trellex 305PS modular screening media system into the Southern African quarrying sector. Metso screening media global sales specialist Julian Steinmann notes that the bulk of the range will be manufactured... 

Bulk of modular screening media system range to be  manufactured locally
LOCAL CONTENT The bulk of the Trellex 305PS system will be manufactured locally

Crusher-backing compound to improve machinery life

By: Mia Breytenbach The use of effective crusher-backing compounds and release agents is a critical component in enhancing the life of crushing equipment used in the quarrying and mining industry, says water transfer and control solutions provider Summit Agencies. “Impact and shock vibrations can cause significant... 

Crusher-backing  compound to improve  machinery life
TOUGH BACKING The Korrobond compound serves as a backing and reinforcing layer between machine parts and as a damper when subjected to impact and shock loads

Crushing process enhancements to boost quarry production

Optimising crushing processes is a reliable way of boosting a quarry’s production with benefits that extend from extraction of materials to the stockpile and sale of graded products, states process technology and services provider Metso Minerals Southern Africa construction GM Alan Fletcher.... 

Crushing process  enhancements to boost quarry production
CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE Understanding the correct types of crushing processes required to manufacture the necessary products in the required tonnages is vital knowledge

Intricate on-site tyre replacement completed within three days

By: Dylan Stewart A recent project, involving intricate on-site repairs to a Bradford Breaker, for a major colliery in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, is part of the strong demand metals and mining service provider Tenova Takraf Africa is experiencing for its maintenance services, as clients focus on extending... 

Materials supplier to boost African operations

By: Mia Breytenbach JSE-listed construction materials and industrial minerals supplier Afrimat is intensifying its focus on further geographical expansion and opportunities in Africa. “Afrimat constantly considers areas where there will be strong demand for its products, with a dedicated business development team... 

Materials supplier to boost African operations
EXPANSION BOOST Afrimat’s new business development remains a key component of the group's growth strategy with future expansions including Mozambique
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