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Crushing and Screening News

Bulk of modular screening media system range to be manufactured locally

     19th June 2015 Diversified engineering group Metso last month launched its internationally renowned Trellex 305PS modular screening media system into the Southern African quarrying sector. Metso screening media global sales specialist Julian Steinmann notes that the bulk of the range will be manufactured... 

Crushing process enhancements to boost quarry production

     19th June 2015 Optimising crushing processes is a reliable way of boosting a quarry’s production with benefits that extend from extraction of materials to the stockpile and sale of graded products, states process technology and services provider Metso Minerals Southern Africa construction GM Alan Fletcher.... 

Crushing process  enhancements to boost quarry production
CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE Understanding the correct types of crushing processes required to manufacture the necessary products in the required tonnages is vital knowledge

Recapturing SA market share top priority for new PPC chief

By: Terence Creamer     22nd April 2015 Following his first 100 days as CEO of cement producer PPC, Darryll Castle reports that action plans have been put in place to more aggressively win back market share within South Africa, while pressing ahead with its high-potential African expansion strategy. A civil engineer by profession, but... 

Recapturing SA market share top priority for new PPC chief
PPC CEO Darryll Castle

First installation of new coal screen imminent

By: Bruce Montiea     13th March 2015 Custom-built vibrating screens manufacturer and supplier Joest is working on various projects that could result in the first installation of its new 4.3-m-wide banana screen that was introduced to the market in September last year. Joest MD Kim Schoepflin tells Mining Weekly that the screen is... 

First installation of new coal screen imminent
EASE OF MAINTENANCE The availability of original-equipment manufacturer spares for screens is a critical success factor for Joest

Sandvik adds two models to cone crusher series

By: Ilan Solomons     30th January 2015 Global mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining earlier this month expanded its CH800 series of mining cone crushers, by launching two “technologically advanced” models that improve productivity and profitability in the mid-range segment. Sandvik CH860 for high-capacity secondary... 

Sandvik adds two models to cone crusher series
BIG PERFORMER Depending on the application Sandvik CH860 and Sandvik CH865 can “outperform” competing mid-range cone crushers by as much as 30%

Metso’s huge MP2500 cone crusher to start operating at Zambia mine in the new year

By: Chantelle Kotze     14th November 2014 Diversified engineering group Metso's first MP2500 cone crusher will be operational at base metals miner First Quantum Minerals' (FQM) Sentinel mine, in Zambia, early next year. 

Metso’s huge MP2500 cone crusher to start operating at Zambia mine in the new year
CONE CRUSHER The MP2500 is designed for use in secondary and tertiary crushing

Crane hire company expands local presence

     31st October 2014 In response to growing customer demand, mobile crane hire company Johnson Crane Hire (JCH) in July established a new branch in the manganese-rich mining area of Deben, in the Northern Cape, says the company’s Mpumalanga South, Vanderbijlpark and Northern Cape regional manager, Nigel Levendale.... 

Crane hire company expands local presence
CRANE AND LIFTING Johnson Crane Hire prides itself on its ability to provide turnkey project lifting solutions that are driven by client-specific needs

Manufacturer showcases new fibreglass range

By: Pimani Baloyi     31st October 2014 Gratings, stair treads, pressed floors and safety handrails manufacturer Vital Engineering last month showcased its range of fibreglass products to the local mining industry. The range was introduced at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, which took place in Johannesburg from September... 

Manufacturer showcases new fibreglass range
IDEAL MATERIAL Fibreglass is fire-retardant, non-conductive and non-slippery, with a quartz-grit top surface

Company supplies ‘tried and tested’ motors

By: Ilan Solomons     10th October 2014 Southern African bearings and power-transmission products distributor Bearings International in January introduced its new Bauer range of industrial gearboxes, complete with fluid couplings and electric motors that are mounted on a common fabricated base assembly, with a torque reaction arm.... 

Demand for couplings remains strong

By: Ilan Solomons     10th October 2014 The sales of technology company SKF South Africa’s gear, grid and rigid couplings, for use on belt conveyor drives, have been “extremely good” this calendar year, owing to steady growth in the industrial and mining after-market sectors, says SKF power transmission product manager Frans Pienaar.... 

Plant engineering specialist supplies third mill to Angolan diamond mine

By: David Oliveira     3rd October 2014 Plant engineering specialist, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa will deliver another mill to a diamond mine, in Angola’s Luanda Sul province, next month. Catoca is owned and operated by a joint venture company comprising State-owned Angolan mining company Endiama, Russian diamond... 

Plant engineering specialist supplies third mill to Angolan diamond mine
Photo by Laverick Media Communicaions
CATOCA MILLING PLANT ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa will deliver a third mill to Catoca diamond mine, in Angola

Beneficiation specialist at Electra Mining Africa

     3rd October 2014 A stalwart at Electra Mining Africa (EMA) for over 35 years, beneficiation product and services supplier Multotec Group is well known as a supplier to the mining industry. To add to the customer experience, the group used EMA 2014, which was held at the Nasrec conference centre from September 15... 

Local company conducts site survey at Namibian mine

By: David Oliveira     3rd October 2014 Germiston-based imported bearings and transmission products supplier Bearings International (BI) conducted a site survey in May on its transmission and bearings products currently being used at diversified natural resources group Vedanta Resource’s subsidiary, Skorpion zinc mine, near Rosh Pinah,... 

Lubrication reduces energy consumption of mill motors

By: David Oliveira     3rd October 2014 Interim studies by South Africa-based wear control, lubrication and filtration company Filter Focus have indicated reduced energy consumption of up to 12% on the milling motors at mining major Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg-based UG2 mine, following the introduction of Filter Focus’ Pyroshield... 

Lubrication reduces energy consumption  of mill motors
ENERGY SAVINGS Energy consumption on the milling motors has been reduced by up to 12% following the introduction of Filter Focus’ Pyroshield lubrication

Local supplier to increase stockholding

By: David Oliveira     3rd October 2014 The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack will increase its local stockholding of mobile crushing and screening machines by the end of the year. Keestrack South Africa MD Zdenek Fischer tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Local supplier to  increase stockholding
Photo by Keestrack
IMPROVED STOCKHOLDING Keestrack will increase its local stockholding of mobile crushing and screening machines by the end of the year

New jaw crusher module launched

     3rd October 2014 Global diversified manufacturing company Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) launched the new MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, last month, increasing the application capabilities and crushing capacity of its existing modular product range with its largest jaw module to date. The Terex MJ47... 

KZN colliery applies crushing solution

     3rd October 2014 A KwaZulu-Natal-based colliery has established the capability to produce coking coal to precise standards, owing to the products and technical assistance of crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International, as of May this year. The customer’s fleet of Pilot Crushtec modular... 

Solutions provider diversifies service offering

     3rd October 2014 Integrated crushing, mining and minerals processing solutions provider B&E International is offering its operational expertise in the design and engineering of custom-built solutions for projects specific to the mining and construction industries, says B&E International MD Dewald Janse van... 

Local supplier on track for R50m turnover 

By: David Oliveira     3rd October 2014 Local screening and vibrating-equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa was on track to achieve a R50-million turnover this year, Aury Africa MD Mark Houchin told Mining Weekly at the company’s Jetpark factory launch earlier this month. Aury Africa is a subsidiary of Chinese screening and... 

Local supplier  on track for  R50m turnover
Aury Africa MD Mark Houchin discusses the company's move to a new facility

New Barloworld home for Metso mobile

     3rd October 2014 Diversified engineering group Metso’s mobile crushing and screening solutions footprint in Southern Africa has been given new traction with the October 1 launch of a dedicated Metso mobile business unit within the Barloworld group’s Handling division. The transfer of Barloworld’s Metso business,... 

Supplier homes in on coal processing equipment

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th September 2014 Having proven the efficiency of its consumable products in the local coal mining industry through several successful contracts, screening and vibrating equipment supplier Aury Africa will focus on supplying and proving the efficiency of its coarse- and fine-coal centrifuges to the South African... 

Supplier homes in on coal processing equipment
PROVEN RESULTS With an established target market for its coal centrifuge baskets, Aury Africa will now market its coal centrifuge machines

Zambian copper mine to receive two mineral sizers

By: David Oliveira     12th September 2014 Having completed factory tests on two of its MMD 1150 mineral sizers last month, mineral-sizing technology group MMD Mineral Sizing Africa will deliver two units to a major copper mining operation in Zambia, later this year. MMD technical director Janis Lombard tells Mining Weekly that the two... 

Zambian copper mine to receive  two mineral sizers
Photo by MMD Mineral Sizing Africa
MMD’S 1150 MINERAL SIZER MMD Mineral Sizing Africa completed factory testing on two of its 75 t 1150 mineral sizers, which will be installed at a Zambian mine later this year

Standby capacity for SA mines

By: Pimani Baloyi     5th September 2014 Harare-based mining equipment supplier Machinery Exchange, in expectation of a time when Zimbabwe’s mining industry can live up to its full potential, prioritises staff training, the supply of quality services and world-class equipment and keeping abreast of global trends in its sector, says... 

Standby capacity  for SA mines
BRENDAN & GEOFF REILLY Machinery Exchange has trained its staff and ensures that it keeps abreast of global mining trends

Mining equipment manufacturer Kopex increases its presence in Africa

     29th August 2014 Mining equipment manufacturer and service provider Kopex Group, which is headquartered in Poland, is increasing its presence on African soil, where it sees increased demand for more user- and environment-friendly mining equipment. Through its subsidiary company, Hansen + Genwest, based in Benoni,... 

Mining equipment manufacturer Kopex increases its presence in Africa

Hansen + Genwest eager to spread its wings

     29th August 2014 outh African transformer and switchgear manufacturer Hansen + Genwest is eager to diversify its product range and expand its customer base, setting its sight on acquisitions and spreading its wings into the rest of Africa. The Benoni, South Africa-based company, which prides itself on selling the... 

Hansen + Genwest eager to spread its wings

Grindrod Rail’s focus firmly on Africa as mining expands

     29th August 2014 Private rail service provider Grindrod Rail is well placed to take advantage of the demand for commodities from Africa, providing key services for strategic customers wishing to get their product to port and supporting national rail operators in meeting their rail commitments. The historic under... 

Grindrod Rail’s focus firmly on Africa as mining expands

Metso aiming to expand African footprint

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th August 2014 With a well-established and strong presence in the African mining industry, comminution solutions company Metso Minerals South Africa, subsidiary of Finland-based Metso Minerals group, plans to further bolster and expand its presence in the African construction sector. 

Metso aiming to expand African footprint
CRUSHING AND SCREENING Metso Minerals manufactured a 300 t/h crushing and screening plant to Mozambique-based construction company JRC Construction (JRC – Construções e obras púiblicas, SA) last year

Quarrying operations increase materials supplier’s revenues

By: Ilan Solomons     4th July 2014 Despite the challenging economic climate currently impacting on the mining and construction sectors, JSE-listed construction materials and industrial minerals supplier Afrimat achieved a year-on-year revenue growth of 42.1% for the company’s 2013 financial year, which ended February 28. In 2013,... 

Quarrying operations increase materials supplier’s revenues
REAPING THE REWARDS The Glen Douglas quarry produced about 1.8-million tons of metallurgical dolomite last year

Cone crusher enhances operations at Eastern Cape quarry

     4th July 2014 Crushing and screening company Pilot Crushtec International’s Pilot Modular/Trio MC90 cone crusher has improved crushing efficiency levels and saved costs at the Ugie Mac sand, gravel and stone quarry, in the Eastern Cape, says Pilot Crushtec national sales manager Nicolan Govender. The cone... 

Cone crusher enhances operations at Eastern Cape quarry
HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL The Pilot Modular Trio MC90 and two Pilot Modular conveyors are currently operating at the Ugie Mac quarry site

Turnkey manufacturer to supply vertical roller mills to Tanzanian cement plant

     4th July 2014 Owner-managed engineering company Loesche recently received its first order from cement producer and supplier Tanga Cement Company for the supply of two vertical roller mills for Tanga’s cement plant, in Tanzania. The order covers the full manufacture and supply of two Loesche vertical roller... 

Turnkey manufacturer to supply vertical roller mills to Tanzanian cement plant
CEMENT RAW MATERIAL GRINDING MILL Loesche is ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certified

Illegal sands, aggregate mining a concern

     4th July 2014 Bitter battles are currently being fought over mining rights and the validity of permits issued by various government departments to mine sands and aggregate sites, particularly along the coastal regions of South Africa, says the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa... 

Illegal sands, aggregate  mining a concern
Photo by COMMDEV
ILLICIT ACTIVITIES Illegal mining leads to the illegal occupation of land, illegal power and water connections, pollution, and the degradation of the natural environment

Equipment manufacturer targets local mining and quarrying sectors

By: Ilan Solomons     4th July 2014 The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack Group aims to make inroads into the local quarrying and mining sectors, the company tells Mining Weekly. Having established its Southern African head office in Middelburg,... 

Equipment manufacturer targets local mining and quarrying sectors
IN OPERATION The Frontier scalping screen is being used at a coal mine in Mpumalanga

Bid on unused mine processing plant equipment in July

     20th June 2014 Are you looking to buy crushers, screening plants, vibratory screens, conveyor belts and other processing equipment for your next mining job? Then don’t miss the opportunity to get the items you need at the right price at Ritchie Bros.’ auction in the Netherlands on July 3 and 4. NYSE- and... 

Bid on unused mine processing plant equipment in July

Belgian manufacturer establishes local branch

By: Pimani Baloyi     30th May 2014 The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack Group has opened its Southern Africa head office in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, in April. Keestrack South Africa MD Stan Fischer tells Mining Weekly that the company’s machines will... 

Shaft impact course offered

By: Carina Borralho     18th April 2014 Aggregate, rock and mineral mine operators and plant managers can gain insight into the physics of processing materials using vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers during a two-day course at US steel framing and metal lath system manufacturer CEMCO, in Belen, New Mexico. The next two-day course,... 

Shaft impact  course offered
NEIL HISE Hise has been with the family-owned company CEMCO since its inception in 1962 and has patented several VSI-related technologies in the US

Manufacturer to showcase full product range

By: Carina Borralho     24th January 2014 South Africa-based mining, crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Osborn will attend the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase itself as a leading mining equipment supplier that has been offering locally manufactured equipment for the last 90 years. The company plans to... 

Manufacturer to  showcase full  product range
Photo by Duane Daws
RUGGED HANDLERS Osborn’s tried and tested equipment is used worldwide; the company’s main source of clientele operates in the harshest mining conditions that Africa has to offer

Twentieth Mining Indaba to help improve company profile

By: David Oliveira     24th January 2014 Mining machinery manufacturer China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) Heavy Industries aims to raise its profile, improve its market footprint and connect with senior investors and top executives in the mining industry at the twentieth yearly Investing in African Mining... 

Twentieth Mining Indaba to help improve company profile
MICHAEL RAUSCHER The Mining Indaba is not just a South African event, as it hosts people from all over the world

Local mill manufacturer sets sights on Africa

By: Chantelle Kotze     24th January 2014 Following the launch of an upgraded version of its patented m-series vertical milling system last year, UK-based fine grinding equipment manufacturer International Innovative Techologies (IIT) is now trying to expand its sales and distribution network into Africa. 

Local mill manufacturer sets sights on Africa
IIT TWIN MILL The second-generation m-series twin mill has been developed for the grinding of a range of minerals and materials of different hardness to fine particle sizes of -10 µm

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