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Crushing and Screening News

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... 

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

Study aims to improve blasting methods

By: Carina Borralho     22nd November 2013 South African mining industry explosives supplier BME technical manager Refiloe Kekana has co-written a paper that aims to increase the mining industry’s depth of understanding in rock and its characteristics, thereby helping mining companies to plan explosions more efficiently. “This paper... 

Kazakh copper mine places orders for milling solution

4th October 2013 Mineral processing equipment and systems provider Metso has been contracted by Kazakhstan-based copper miner Altay Polimetally to deliver two Vertimill grinding mills, basic engineering, supervision, commissioning and transportation to the project. This order follows previous contracts, valued at... 

Local comminution equipment company expands its portfolio

4th October 2013 Local comminution equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa [WMA] reports that it has expanded its product line with the introduction of the Enduron line of crushers, screens and feeders. The new line will be sold and serviced through WMA’s existing regional network and create a platform for future... 

New cone module increases production capabilities

4th October 2013 Mining equipment manufacturer Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) reports that it has launched the new MC1300 Cone Module in response to customer feedback, increasing the application and production capabilities of its existing modular product range. The modular product line consists of... 

Peru mine receives final mill construction permit project

By: Timothy Sibanda     4th October 2013 Underground precious metals producer Hochschild Mining reports that it has received approval from the Peruvian government for the construction of a mill at its 60%-owned Inmaculada advanced project. This represents the completion of the final stage of the project’s construction permitting... 

UK company erects R315m research lab

4th October 2013 Synthetic diamond super materials manufacturer Element Six, which is part of the De Beers Group of Companies, reports that on July 3 it officially opened a R315-million synthetic diamond research and development facility at the Global Innovation Centre [GIC], in Harwell, Oxfordshire, in the UK.... 

Pilot Crushtec launches seven products at bauma

By: Chantelle Kotze     4th October 2013 Crushing and screening equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec launched a fleet of seven new products that are new to South Africa at the inaugural bauma Africa trade fair, which was held from September 18 to 21, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand. 

Local company exceeds production targets

4th October 2013 Johannesburg-based mining and bulk handling equipment company Tenova Takraf South Africa reports that it has exceeded its sales targets for its granulator crushing machine. The company delivered the replacement order for two granulators to a client in Ogies, east of Johannesburg well before the... 

Sandvik takes advantage of bauma to unveil plant, equipment on African continent 

By: Chantelle Kotze     4th October 2013 Tooling, materials technology, mining and construction engineering group Sandvik Construction, a division of Sandvik Group, for the first time in Africa launched its Sandvik CH550 cone crusher, Sandvik DH350 surface drill rig and a complete modular crushing plant at the bauma Africa trade fair,... 

New mobile screening introduced to the South African market

By: Jonathan Rodin     20th September 2013 Belgium-based manufacturer of mobile track mounted crushing and screening equipment, Keestrack, exhibited at the inaugural bauma Africa 2013, in conjunction with the sole accredited sub-Saharan dealer, Metal’lum, which also introduced Metal’lum’s new range of track mounted crushing and screening... 

Company to open Mozambique branch this month

By: Chantelle Kotze     7th June 2013 Screening and vibrating equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa will officially open a new branch in Tete, Mozambique, this month. 

South African business sees opportunities in Ghana

By: Ilan Solomons     12th April 2013 Innovative screening and vibrating-equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa, which is based in Sebenza on the East Rand, aims to make further business inroads in Ghana. Aury Africa MD Mark Houchin tells Mining Weekly that the company has attended roadshows in Ghana over the past two years to... 

Bell Equipment granted Terex Finlay distributorship in South Africa

5th April 2013 South African original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment has been granted distribution rights by machinery manufacturer Terex Finlay for its range of mobile crushing, screening and recycling equipment in South Africa. 

Metso building world’s largest high-pressure grinding roll for mining sector

30th November 2012 Global engineering and technology company Metso is set to provide copper, gold and molybdenum producer Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's Morenci copper mine in Arizona, in the US, with an HRC-3000 grinder – Metso's new concept in high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology and the largest... 

Sandvik appoints Pilot Crushtec exclusive territory distributor  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd October 2012 Crushing and screening equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec has signed a distributor agreement for exclusively assigned territories for Sandvik Construction’s mobile range of products in the crushers and screens range. The company would now supply Sandvik’s products to South Africa, as well as... 

400 t primary jaw crusher released

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Capital equipment group, Barloworld Equipment, is the sole Southern African distributor for Finland-based global engineering and technology corporation Metso’s range of mobile crushing and screening equipment, as well as its newly developed mobile jaw crushing plant, Lokotrack LT200, which Metso... 

Expo newcomer aims to promote SA products

By: Sashnee Moodley     7th September 2012 First time exhibitor and equipment manufacturer, Astec Mining, will present its new mineral sizer for primary-, secondary- and tertiary-type crushing applications in soft, high-volume mines at the MINExpo International trade show this year. 

Best option for processing minerals in Africa studied

7th September 2012 International engineering and project management company Amec senior process engineer Trisha Naidoo sees significant opportunities for mining and processing of banded magnetite deposits on the African continent, and studies the best option for processing the mineral. She says a natural iron-ore... 

Policy failing to grasp full potential of SA’s world-leading mining equipment sector

By: Terence Creamer     20th July 2012 South Africa has significant technological capacity in its mining equipment and services sector that should be nurtured and enhanced through supportive government policy, a recently published academic paper argues.  

Screen manufacturer opens office in Mozambique

By: Leandi Kolver     8th June 2012 A new office and warehouse, located in Mozambique’s Tete province, is currently being registered by screen manufacturer Aury Africa, with another possible office to be opened in Beira.  

Diamonds boost company’s sales into Africa

By: Yolandi Booyens     8th June 2012 An increase in global demand for diamonds is one of the reasons behind local crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec’s expansion into Africa despite spiralling mining costs.  

Feeder breaker sold to Mozambique coal mine

8th June 2012 A MinPro FB1014 feeder-breaker will be delivered in mid-July to a coal mine in Mozambique by materials and minerals processing technology provider IMS Engineering, a step the company believes furthers its aim of regional expansion. 

Growth experienced after 2009 workload shedding

By: Yolandi Booyens     11th May 2012 After shedding 90% of its workload in 2009, owing to the economic downturn, mining services company Trollope Mining Services has experienced a 92% growth rate with the promise of a further 27% growth by the end of June 2012.  

Avalon may build $302m rare earths plant in southern US

By: Henry Lazenby     13th April 2012 TSX- and NYSE-listed Avalon Rare Metals is negotiating with landowners for two potential sites in the US for a rare-earth element separation plant to treat product from its flagship Nechalacho project, in Canada. CEO Don Bubar said that Avalon sees the Gulf Coast region of the US as an... 

Tenova to give Bateman wider market presence in Chile, Australia 

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2012 Mining project house Bateman Engineering is expected to be given a wider market presence in both South America and Australia following its acquisition by Tenova of Italy. Tenova CEO Gianluigi (Gigi) Nova reports that Tenova’s $150-million (R1.2-billion) acquisition of Bateman has already secured... 

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