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Crushing and Screening News

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. 

Company active in African mine development

By: Helene Le Roux     30th August 2002 Bulk materials-handling and minerals-processing specialist Osborn Engineered Products of Gauteng offers a turnkey service to local and overseas projects, and manufactures and supplies materials handling and communition equipment. 

Supersize crushers aid full production target at Palabora

     30th August 2002 With the help of a second double toggle jaw crusher out of four ordered from Krupp Materials Handling (KMH), the Palabora Underground Mining Project is one step closer to full production. 

Grinding-circuit efficiency technology improves

By: Helene Le Roux     30th August 2002 Manufacturer and distributor of mineral processing, magnetic and vibratory equipment Eriez Magnetics of Johannesburg, Gauteng, supplies magnetic separation equipment which improves grinding circuit efficiency in all ball and semi-autogenous (sag) milling applications. 

A new specialist mining rental company established

     30th August 2002 A new company, which specialises in the hire of compact equipment and hydraulic hammers, has been established by Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM). 

Chute system able to carry five materials

     30th August 2002 Providing solutions to difficult applications using the latest transfer point technology is one of the aims of Weba Chute Systems. 

New crushing technology for coal industry

By: Helene Le Roux     30th August 2002 In a first for the coal industry in South Africa, Gauteng-based Metso Minerals commissioned a cone crusher at the Goedehoop colliery outside Witbank, Mpumalanga province, earlier this month. 

Refinery work facilitated by interparticle crusher

     30th August 2002 An inter-particle crusher from Rhodax is facilitating in the comminution process at the metal concentrator plant at the Anglo Platinum Rustenburg Base Metals Refinery. 

Refinery employs interparticle crusher

     23rd August 2002 The Anglo Platinum Rustenburg base metals refinery has selected a Rodax inter-particle crusher for its reduction ratio of up to 100:1. 

Hydrocyclone contract for Zim platinum project

     21st June 2002 A contract for the design and supply of hydrocyclones for the Mimosa platinum-mine expansion project has been awarded to Linatex Africa. 

Cripple Creek & Victor ( gold project)

     10th May 2002 Name of the project and location Cripple Creek & Victor (CC&V) Expansion Project, USA. Project description The project will increase average annual gold production by 40% and extend the life-of-mine from 2008 to at least 2013, yielding an additional 2,8-million ounces. Average life-of-mine cash... 

Underground crushing plant handles 565 t/h

     14th December 2001 Leading rock and mineral processing company, Metso Minerals South Africa has won a R3-million order to supply two Nordberg model C110 single-toggle jaw crushers and two Nordberg vibrating grizzly feeders to Avgold’s new Target gold-mine, reports manager Alan Fletcher. 

South African screen for Saudi desert mine

     14th December 2001 A vibrating screen produced by Linatex Africa, on the East Rand, will be installed at one of the most desolate mines in the Saudi Arabian desert. 

Gravity-separation units record strong sales

     16th November 2001 The gravity separation industry is undergoing a renaissance in the mineral-processing sector, Gekko Systems CEO Elizabeth Lewis-Gray reports. 

Screening company boosts capacity

     16th November 2001 Leading mining contract screening company Ruslyn Mining has strengthened its operating capacity by acquiring new equipment and by reallocating existing screening plants to service newly-awarded contracts. 

New gyratory crusher for diamond-mine

     16th November 2001 A contract for the supply of a primary gyratory crusher to the Orapa Diamond Mine has been awarded to IMS Engineering. 

Meeting mining and quarrying needs

     16th November 2001 The range of Pilot Crushtec’s modular hoppers and conveyor systems continue to meet the needs of South African and international mining and quarrying sectors. 

Machines fitted with fast fuel systems

     16th November 2001 Eight new machines supplied by Komatsu to Debswana, Orapa and Letlhakane mines have been fitted with Wiggins fast fuel systems and dry-break coupling functions from IMS Industrial Products. 

World's largest screens ordered for diamond plant

     16th November 2001 A R10,5-million contract for the supply of specialised screens – including some of the world’s largest double-deck ‘banana’ screens – has been secured by Linatex Africa for installation at De Beers Consolidated Mines’ Kimberley Mines plant. 

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