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Crushing and Screening News

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. 

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. 

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