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Crushing and Screening News

Low-grade, high-tonnage challenge significant

By: Kimberley Smuts     2nd October 2015 Multinational corporation ThyssenKrupp notes that the low-grade, high-tonnage challenge is the most significant hurdle the mining industry is facing in relation to the comminution process. The company explains that most of the higher-grade orebodies have been mined, requiring the processing of... 

New range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts launched

By: Kimberley Smuts     2nd October 2015 Tooling manufacturer Dormer Pramet launched its new range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts for heavy roughing in April this year. “Sales figures have constantly increased since the launch of this product range. We have positive results in many countries, especially Germany, Czech... 

New range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts launched
NEW RANGE The tangential mounting of the new robust double-sided inserts, which ensures rigid clamping, is an important addition to Pramet brand’s wide assortment of milling products for heavy machining

Demand for crushing and milling equipment increases following acquisition

By: Kimberley Smuts     2nd October 2015 Following Weir Minerals’ acquisition of crushing and separation equipment original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Trio Engineered Products in October last year,  the first load of containers carrying the range of Trio crushing and separation equipment stock arrived in South Africa last month, says... 

Demand for crushing and milling equipment increases following acquisition
DEMAND INCREASE Weir Minerals Africa now offers a wide range of crushing and separation equipment

Cost-effective equipment still valued

By: Kimberley Smuts     2nd October 2015 Despite the downward commodity pricing cycle making operating conditions increasingly challenging in the African mining sector, screen and vibrating equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa has sold a considerable amount of jaw and cone crushers to operations located across South Africa and... 

Cost-effective equipment still valued
PE JAW CRUSHER Aury Africa's goal is to provide the best innovative screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services to the African mining market

Comminution pilot projects successfully completed

By: Kimberley Smuts     2nd October 2015 Crushing and milling equipment developer Energy and Densification Systems (EDS) completed  pilot projects in the cement and chrome industries in June this year where it successfully implemented its Multishaft Mill. The EDS Multishaft Mill can be applied in a wide variety of industry sectors,... 

Comminution pilot projects successfully completed
EDS MULTISHAFT MILL The EDS Multishaft Mill can be applied in a wide variety of industry sectors, including mining, waste management, construction, environmental rehabilitation, agriculture and general milling. The mill is currently available in 10, 6 and 4 shaft models

Customised screens becoming the preferred equipment

By: Kimberley Smuts     2nd October 2015 Specialist vibrating equipment manufacturer and supplier Joest’s screens are customised to match the metallurgical requirements of a client’s processes and the associated mechanical duty, as part of the company’s ‘Engineered Solutions’ approach aimed at supplying clients with a total solution.... 

Customised screens  becoming the  preferred equipment
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT A Joest vibrating screen in a gold application in Namibia

New equipment launched at Botswana mining exhibition

By: Dylan Slater     25th September 2015 A newly launched manganese impact liner plate was officially introduced to the Botswana industrial sector by chrome carbide plate manufacturer Rio-Carb at the 2015 Electra Mining Botswana Exhibition, which took place in Gaborone, earlier this month. 

New equipment launched at Botswana mining exhibition
LOCAL MANUFACTURER Rio-Carb operates from its factory in Alrode, Alberton

Handling equipment provider now offers dust-suppression systems

25th September 2015 Dust-suppression systems for materials-handling operations at mines and storage facilities were, earlier this year, added to opencast mining and materials handling equipment company Tenova Takraf Africa’s product portfolio. 

Handling equipment provider now offers dust-suppression systems
DRY FOG The dry fog systems use ultrafine water droplets that attach to like-sized airborne dust particles to suppress airborne dust

Material feeders commissioned at Namibia mine

By: Dylan Slater     25th September 2015 Durban-based materials handling company Big Lift Trucks South Africa (BLT SA) delivered two Samson 85 t material feeders to Namibian diamond miner Namdeb Diamond Corporation’s mine in Oranjemund, Namibia, in March, with the machines being fully commissioned the same month. 

Material feeders  commissioned at  Namibia mine
OFFLOADING The material feeders can receive materials directly from 40 t dump trucks and have a buffer holding capacity of up to 66.2 t of material

Liners reduce downtime at Zambian Copperbelt mills

11th September 2015 Rubber manufacturing company Multotec Rubber, in conjunction with extractive metallurgy company Multotec Zambia, has relined two mills with its heavy-duty (HD) MultoMet liners for a customer in the Zambian Copperbelt, significantly reducing mill downtime, says Multotec Rubber MD Spike Taylor.... 

Liners reduce downtime at Zambian Copperbelt mills
REQUIREMENT FLEXIBILITY Multomet lifter bars can be designed to accommodate a range of milling process specifications

Survey finds Latin American mines least satisfied with cost of maintaining EOM equipment

By: Henry Lazenby     24th August 2015 Online data, analysis and advisory services firm Timetric has found that mines throughout Latin America are dissatisfied with their original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) over cost-related factors, in particular maintenance and servicing costs. In the survey ‘Winning and Retaining Business in... 

Surface miner at coal mine a first for Southern Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach     3rd July 2015 Diversified engineering company Wirtgen South Africa (SA) in May commissioned its Wirtgen 4200 SM surface miner at Brazilian mining major Vale’s Moatize mine, in Tete, Mozambique. The supply of this miner to Vale is one of Wirtgen SA’s largest projects in Southern Africa to date. 

Surface miner at  coal mine a first for Southern Africa
MARKET FOOTPRINT Up to August 2014, 59 surface miners had been sold in Africa, with nine in Southern Africa and the remainder in North Africa

Macmahon flags multimillion-dollar writedown

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd June 2015 Mining contractor Macmahon Holdings on Monday announced that it expected to impair the carrying value of equipment and inventory held on June 30, 2015, by between $95-million and $125-million. This impairment would be in addition to the $130-million recorded in the company’s half-year financial... 

Intricate on-site tyre replacement completed within three days

By: Dylan Stewart     19th June 2015 A recent project, involving intricate on-site repairs to a Bradford Breaker, for a major colliery in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, is part of the strong demand metals and mining service provider Tenova Takraf Africa is experiencing for its maintenance services, as clients focus on extending... 

Crusher-backing compound to improve machinery life

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th June 2015 The use of effective crusher-backing compounds and release agents is a critical component in enhancing the life of crushing equipment used in the quarrying and mining industry, says water transfer and control solutions provider Summit Agencies. “Impact and shock vibrations can cause significant... 

Crusher-backing  compound to improve  machinery life
TOUGH BACKING The Korrobond compound serves as a backing and reinforcing layer between machine parts and as a damper when subjected to impact and shock loads

Materials supplier to boost African operations

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th June 2015 JSE-listed construction materials and industrial minerals supplier Afrimat is intensifying its focus on further geographical expansion and opportunities in Africa. “Afrimat constantly considers areas where there will be strong demand for its products, with a dedicated business development team... 

Materials supplier to boost African operations
EXPANSION BOOST Afrimat’s new business development remains a key component of the group's growth strategy with future expansions including Mozambique

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... 

Bulk of modular screening media system range to be  manufactured locally
LOCAL CONTENT The bulk of the Trellex 305PS system will be manufactured locally

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

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