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Crushing and Screening News

Finnish solutions come to Southern Africa

     30th September 2016 Mobile and semimobile materials processing equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec International has been appointed the main distributor of Finnish mining solutions provider Metso’s aggregates products and services in Southern Africa. 

Largest trommel designed by specialist delivered to site

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th September 2016 Pretoria-based vibration specialist Vipro Vibrating Products has delivered four large rotating drum-screens, or trommels, to a diamond mining project, in Gauteng, with commissioning scheduled to start next month. 

Largest trommel designed by specialist delivered to site
DOUBLE DUTY The trommels are used in pairs and are designed to accommodate double their usual load without failing

Liner monitoring product ‘very well received’ by S Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th September 2016 Mining solutions manufacturer Multotec is rolling out a liner profile condition-monitoring service to customers in Africa, which uses its in-house-designed, highly accurate laser scanner, MultoScan, to offer significant cost-savings by improving the grind efficiency of mill 

Liner monitoring product ‘very well received’ by S Africa
PREDICTIVE MILL MANAGEMENT MultoScan enables grinding mill operators to implement predictive liner replacement scheduling

New cone crusher has high capacity, low environmental impact

     30th September 2016 Construction equipment supplier Sandvik has introduced the CH540 cone crusher, a high-capacity, high-quality crusher with a low environmental impact that is ideally suited to quarries or aggregate plants looking to increase production capacity, eliminate bottlenecks, reduce cost per ton produced... 

New jack bolt tensioning system for crushers

     30th September 2016 In July, US-based mining products manufacturer Excel Foundry & Machine introduced the UltraNut and the UltraBolt – a jack bolt tensioning series designed specifically for locking nuts and bolts on cone and gyratory crushers. 

New products for crushing and screening

     30th September 2016 Crushing and screening equipment supplier Powerscreen launched three new products for the crushing and screening industry this year; the 2100 screen, the Warrior 1400XE screen and the Premiertrak 600 jaw crusher. 

S African supplier secures distributorship

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th September 2016 Mining solutions provider Harcliff Mining Services has been appointed the official South African distributor of Brazil-based crusher manufacturer Furlan’s product range, and US-based mining products manufacturer Excel Foundry & Machine’s offering, after being approached by the companies in 2015. 

S African supplier  secures distributorship
CHARMING OFFER Furlan’s cone crushers are available from 65 kW to 470 kW and offer seven crusher cavities

Solutions provider emphasises value of offering

     30th September 2016 To be successful in the quarrying industry, customers need equipment that gives their business an edge over the competition, says mining solutions provider Metso UK distribution manager Steve Clarke. 

Solutions provider  emphasises value  of offering
RELIABLE SOLUTION The Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crushing plant features premium-quality Metso parts that ensure a reliable solution

UK equipment supplier upgrades fleet with South African loaders

     30th September 2016 Continuing its investment in its crushing and screening division, Derbyshire-based plant hire and contracting firm Woods has updated two of its L2606E loaders, supplied by South African mining equipment provider Bell Equipment, with like-for-like models. 

Ventilated turbo pulley saves on costs

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th September 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Bearings International (BI) is enhancing the marketing of its ventilated turbo pulley (VTP), which has the ability to significantly reduce operating costs, to the South African crushing industry. 

Ventilated turbo pulley saves on costs
VENTILATED TURBO PULLEY The design produces significant cost savings for crushing plants by extending the wear life of the pulley’s components

World’s first trunnion-supported stainless steel mill commissioned

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th September 2016 Grinding mill supplier New Concept Projects (NCP) has commissioned the world’s first trunnion-supported, fully stainless steel mill at a copper plant, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is operating with the use of a highly acidic slurry solution as a grinding medium. 

World’s first trunnion-supported stainless steel mill commissioned
WORLD FIRST New Concept Project’s trunnion-supported, fully stainless steel mill can operate in highly acidic conditions

Caterpillar to discontinue some underground equipment ranges

By: Ilan Solomons     16th September 2016 In a “strategic initiative” to restructure and optimise its manufacturing footprint, US mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has decided to place its soft rock room and pillar underground equipment production under review and will stop taking orders for this equipment. The company has... 

Caterpillar to discontinue some underground equipment ranges
NEARING THE END Caterpillar may divest of its underground mining room and pillar products and will also discontinue the manufacture of track drills

Consultant promotes technology over subsidies to ensure sustainability

By: Nadine James     16th September 2016 Coal mining companies need to embrace the technological revolution if they are to overcome current challenges, including lower commodity prices, rising labour costs and increased regulatory pressures, says commodity and industrial consulting firm Bryanston Resources. According to Bryanston... 

Consultant promotes technology over subsidies  to ensure sustainability
LORENZO TENCATI It is technology, not government subsidies, that will add value to the South African mining industry

US mining industry in flux as policy, economic and enviro challenges force change

By: Henry Lazenby     16th September 2016 The outcome of the November 2016 US presidential election will not reverse the decline in the US mining industry value, as the beleaguered coal industry continues to face market headwinds. Rather, the results will determine the trajectory of environmental regulations and, therefore, raise or... 

US mining industry in flux as policy, economic and enviro challenges force change

Metso chosen to support conversion of Chile openpit into underground operation

By: Ilan Solomons     9th September 2016 Diversified engineering group Metso has won a significant deal to support the conversion of the largest openpit copper mine worldwide to a large-scale underground mining operation. The Chuquicamata mine, located 1 650 km north of Santiago, in Chile, is owned and operated by Chilean State-owned... 

Metso chosen to support conversion of Chile openpit into underground operation
CHUQUICAMATA MINE, CHILE Metso will deliver 11 new units of its C200 jaw crushers, 24 push feeders and 20 conveyors to the mine

Cost benefits of crushers for Zambian copper mines significant

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd September 2016 Designer and manufacturer of diversified mining processing equipment MMD Mineral Sizing Africa is designing customised underground sizing stations for underground copper mines in Zambia. 

Cost benefits of crushers for Zambian copper mines significant
INNOVATIVE DESIGNS MMD is pairing equipment to produce innovative, custom-designed systems for underground copper mines

New international sales team member to cultivate partnerships in EMEA

     2nd September 2016 US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems Superior Industries recently added Michael Dunne to its international sales team to develop business partnerships throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Dunne possesses over 20 years of... 

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. 

Mining solutions provider expands in CIS countries
MINING WORLD RUSSIA Johannesburg-based Osborn cemented its presence in Russia by exhibiting at the event this year

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

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