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Crushing and Screening News

Durban company expands trommel, apron feeder range

28th October 2016 Durban-based materials handling equipment supplier Big Lift Trucks (BLT) has launched the MDS M412 trommel,  which offers cost-effective solutions for smaller production requirements in minerals processing and recycling applications. BLT Africa and Indian Ocean Islands MD Ken Mouritzen says the... 

GPS-enabled surface miners to launch in South Africa

By: Victor Moolman     21st October 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Vermeer expects to soon make its GPS-enabled precision surface miner available for sale to the South Africa market, following positive test results at a local coal mining operation. Vermeer application specialist Paul van Helden says precision surface miners can be... 

Equipment supplier adapts to meet industry needs

By: Victor Moolman     21st October 2016 Mining equipment supplier Tenova Takraf Africa is offering junior miners in the surface mining industry a tailor-made package that will help new mining operations produce State-owned power utility Eskom-grade coal. 

Equipment supplier adapts to meet  industry needs
BRADFORD BREAKER The coal breaker has and its support structure have been designed for easy relocation to a new mining area

Weir Minerals posts 10% growth as it bucks first-quarter mining trend

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th October 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa has “bucked the mining trend for the year”, says Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East regional MD Gavin Dyer. Despite double-digit negative growth in the South African mining industry in the first three months of 2016, the company showed a 10%... 

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

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

Companies partner to drive uptake of screening solutions in Africa

30th September 2016 South African mining original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani, formerly known as Joest Kwatani, and global fine screening mining manufacturer Derrick Corporation have partnered with a view to driving best screening practice throughout the African mining sector. 

Companies partner to drive uptake of screening solutions in Africa
Photo by Duane Daws
JOINING FORCES DSI Africa VP Nic Barkhuysen and Kwatani MD Kim Schoepflin announce their new partnership at Electra Mining Africa 2016

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

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... 

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

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. 

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

Complete production line installed for South African limestone powder producer

30th September 2016 China-based crushing, screening and milling equipment supplier Kefid completed the configuration and installation of a complete production line for a South African limestone powder production site in August. The installation included a jaw crusher, a bucket elevator, a vibrating feeder and two... 

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. 

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. 

Company enhances its crushing solutions

30th September 2016 The inclusion of primary and secondary sizers in engineering consultant Tenova Takraf’s product offering enables it to integrate its own crushing machines into complete mining solutions for its clients. 

Company highlights sustainable mining at Las Vegas event

30th September 2016 Mining machine manufacturer MMD Mineral Sizing emphasised the importance of sustainable mining when it showcased its mining equipment at MINExpo International 2016, which was held in Las Vegas, in the US, this month. 

Company highlights sustainable mining at Las Vegas event
BESPOKE SOLUTIONS MMD’s equipment can be configured for several applications, including underground mining

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. 

Finnish solutions come to Southern Africa
ENHANCED PRODUCT RANGE Pilot Crushtec now offers Metso’s range of crushing equipment, which includes mobile and semimobile skid-mounted jaw crushers, in addition to its existing products

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

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

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

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

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... 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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