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Crushing and Screening News

Underground mining project supplied with giant crushers

14th November 2003 Four double-toggle jaw crushers, supplied by Krupp Materials Handling (KMH) for the Palabora underground-mining project, are among the largest crushers to have been manufactured locally, reports KMH project manager Tony Haskell. 

Mobile crusher called in to support N1 project

By: Helene Le Roux     12th September 2003 Local distributor of Extec screens and crushers in Southern Africa, Milestone Equipment recently supplied mobile plant to Thaba Bosiu Crushers in Winburg, Free State Province, to help supplement production on their fixed plant due to a backlog of product for use on the N1 between Winburg and... 

Manufacturer secures R60m crusher contract

By: Helene Le Roux     29th August 2003 The successful adaptation of crushing technology used to crush clay-covered riverbed pebbles in Japan’s aggregate industry, to now crush diamond-bearing material in Namibia, has won local supplier of crushing and screening equipment, IMS Engineering, what is believed to be the biggest... 

Crushers need the correct electric motor, says firm

By: Helene Le Roux     29th August 2003 Selecting the correct electric motor to drive a crusher or mill is crucial to the success of any mine’s mineral processing operation, says Zest Electric Motors sales and marketing manager Chris Chryssoulis. 

New technology for North West platinum-mine

By: Helene Le Roux     29th August 2003 The first stirred-media detritor (SMD) production unit in South Africa, based on global specialist minerals process equipment supplier Metso Minerals’ licensed technology, will be installed at Lonmin’s Eastern platinum-mine, in the North West province, before the end of the year. 

Rubber company seeks new solutions

By: Helene Le Roux     29th August 2003 Rubber and composite linings protect mills from abrasion and corrosion, and improve energy transmission to mill loads. 

Container-sized crusher developed

29th August 2003 Reflecting its ability to supply bulk materials-handling solutions tailormade to meet customers’ requirements, minerals-processing specialist Osborn has produced a jaw crusher designed to fit into a container for shipping to the end-user in southern Angola. 

Company reapplies milling technologies

29th August 2003 The applications of ultrafine wet and dry milling micronising techniques to a coarser milling application, such as secondary milling, has resulted in the development of turbo micronising mills. 

Twenty grinding mills to Africa in the last five years

29th August 2003 Minerals mining equipment specialist, Outokumpu, acquired the worldwide grinding mills business of Nordberg Mills from the Finnish Metso Corporation in September 2001. 

New mobile scalping plant shows results for diamond diggings

29th August 2003 The installation and commissioning of a Finlay 595 Hydratrak mobile scalping plant at the diamond-digging operation of Millet Investments is reported to have resulted in significant benefits for the company. 

Outsourcing agreement is finalised

29th August 2003 Johannesburg company Humboldt Wedag has entered into a contract with a local steel fabrication company to facilitate the manufacture of its range of vibrating screens. 

Local partnership to market Indian crushers

29th August 2003 The companies W Marsay & Sons, and local partner R & B Atlanta, have teamed up to form Marsman Southern Africa, as a result of their appointment by Marsman India to service Southern Africa. 

Materials-handling could benefit from underground plant improvement

By: candice haase     6th June 2003 The cost of materials-handling is largely related to the costs associated with the equipment used to transport raw material from underground to the surface, and then on to processing plants. 

New range of medium crushers to extend company’s range

16th May 2003 The processing equipment division of Komatsu Southern Africa has introduced a range of new generation medium-sized mobile crushers to replace and extend its existing range. 

Ore chutes tailor-made for Modikwa

9th May 2003 Modikwa Platinum Mine in the Limpopo Province, a joint venture between Anglo Platinum and the black economic empowerment company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), selected locally manufactured Weba Chute systems for all transfer points, Mining Weekly can today report. 

Crushing on the ascendancy

By: zeena isaacs     18th April 2003 The crushing and screening division of Metso Minerals South Africa expects to contribute around R100-million to overall company turnover for the 2003 calendar year. 

Newly-merged mining-supply firm heading for record R800m turnover

By: zeena isaacs     18th April 2003 Metso Minerals South Africa, the company established out of the merger of Finnish company Nordberg and Swedish company Svedala, is on track to achieve a record turnover of R800-million this calendar year, Mining Weekly can today report. 

Strong new emphasis being placed on ‘the aftermarket’

By: zeena isaacs     18th April 2003 Strong new emphasis is being placed on “the aftermarket” by the global Metso Minerals group, an amalgam of Finnish company Nordberg and Swedish company Svedala.?This is reflected in the new group title, “director, aftermarket”. 

Several significant breakthroughs with mineral-processing equipment

By: zeena isaacs     18th April 2003 The mineral processing capital equipment division of Metso Minerals South Africa has won several important contracts recently that are seen as significant breakthroughs for the company in its quest to expand its market share, Mining Weekly can today report.? 

Mobile crushing equipment punted for quarries, mines

By: zeena isaacs     18th April 2003 Increased use of mobile crushing equipment is being promoted by Metso Minerals manager Kevin Holloway. 

Japanese giants in crushing-equipment merger

8th April 2003 Japanese industrial giants Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Kobe Steel have signed an agreement to merge their crushing-equipment business. 

MMD Mineral Sizing expands its technology on offer

By: Taryn Leicher     28th March 2003 Established in the UK in 1978 by Alan Potts, the designer and patentee of the minerals-size-reduction technology, MMD Mineral Sizing has evolved into a worldwideorganisation with offices in 12 countries. 

Firm boasts various process plant contracts

28th February 2003 Johannesburg-based Metallurgical Design & Management (MDM) says it has again proved its ability in providing fast-track economic turnkey process plants to mine operators in Africa. 

Two more crusher installations completed

28th February 2003 Two more Nordberg C Series jaw crushers have been added by Metso Minerals to its growing list of underground mining installations. 

Company clinches R76-million contract

24th January 2003 Johannesburg company Metallurgical Design & Management (MDM) have been awarded a R76-million contract to design, supply, construct and commission the new 230 000 t/m milling/carbon in leach (CIL) plant for the Afrikander Lease mine. 

Company expands horizon beyond Zambia

By: marisa rodrigues     24th January 2003 Established in 1998 with a view to providing the recently privatised Zambian copper industry with a one-stop crushing and milling machine shop, East Rand company Baldmin Engineering Works has since expanded its influence and is focusing on growing its market within South Africa. 

Two new screens for colliery expansion

24th January 2003 Humboldt Wedag has been awarded the contract to supply a total of two USLE screens for the Kleinkopje Colliery plant expansion project. 

Roll crusher to be delivered to Botswana mining operation

4th October 2002 Johannesburg company IMS Engineering has received an order from Botswana Ash for the supply of a Hazemag WB-L 0808 roll crusher for the crushing of oversized salt. 

Optoelectronic sorting allows for outsourcing opportunity

By: marisa rodrigues     27th September 2002 The opto-electronic sorting of a mine’s minerals looks to be the latest outsourced function in the South African industry following the introduction of a revolutionary new sorting technology by newly-established company Tollsort. 

Screen technology proves its efficiency

By: vanessa vasques     20th September 2002 New screening technology is being evaluated by Mintek to investigate its applications and abilities. 

R21,5m Zimbabwe contract completed

13th September 2002 Materials-handling and minerals processing specialist Osborn has completed contracts totalling more than R21,5-million at Wankie Colliery in Zimbabwe. 

New hard-rock applications for grinding technology

By: Keith Campbell     6th September 2002 High Pressure Grinding Rolls, already well-established in diamond-mines across the world, are now being applied to harder rock ores thanks to improvements in the wear protection system design. 

Local expertise takes on the continent

30th August 2002 The engineering division of Fer-Min-Ore, Southern African agents for British Rema of Sheffield in the UK, supply dry milling systems and equipment. 

Travelling hammer-mill will assist small-scale miners

30th August 2002 Gauteng-based IMS Engineering has supplied a Hazemag Novorotor hammer mill to ZenZele Technology Demonstration Centre in Randburg, also in Gauteng. 

Manufacturer achieves solid growth

30th August 2002 New technology, expansion into global markets and the ability to adapt to a changing business environment, are among the factors given by Pilot Crushtec, manufacturer of mobile crushing and screening equipment, for its growth over the past year. 

A new screen range launched

30th August 2002 Gauteng-based screen company Humboldt Wedag has launched a new screen range. According to Product manager Robin Melville the new screens are ideally suited for use in crusher plants for sizing applications. 

Namibian materials-handling system contract awarded

30th August 2002 The Skorpion Project joint venture awarded Bateman Materials Handling the contract for the bulk materials-handling system at the new Anglo American Skorpion zinc-mine and refinery in Namibia. 

Company provides new range of excavator technology

30th August 2002 The Gauteng-based Hitachi is providing a new generation series of excavators through the use of advanced technology. 

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