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Crushing and Screening News

Engineering company awarded phase two of Nkomati nickel comminution plant

     3rd October 2008 Diversified engineering company Cosira, part of the Cosira Group, has been awarded a phase two contract for the fabrication, supply and construction of the crushing and milling plant at the Nkomati nickel mine near Badplaas, in Mpumalanga, reports Cosira Group MD John da Silva. 

Engineering company goes platinum

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd October 2008 Diversified engineering company Bateman Engineered Technologies (BET), a strategic business unit of Bateman Engineering Projects, has completed the supply and installation of two ball mills to the Blue Ridge platinum project near Groblersdal, in Mpumalanga. 

Local nonexplosive product breaks into the market

     3rd October 2008 Local mining industry drilling fluid chemicals supplier, Samchem, has developed a safe, environmentally friendly and viable alternative to explosives and other traditional methods of quarrying and demolition. 

Polyurethane barricade increases protection and profits

By: Jacqueline Holman     3rd October 2008 Polyurethane product design and manufacturer Uretech has teamed up with the Ibeshu Blast Barricade patent holder Alf Bronner to introduce the curtain blast barricade system to the mining market. 

Construction boom means growth for quarrying industry

By: Fatima Gabru     19th September 2008 In 2007, there was a total of above 1 114-million tons of aggregate and sand produced in the quarrying industry, and the projected growth for the industry is estimated at about 134-million tons of product, which will be mined by 2016, says Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa... 

New crushers enter market

By: Fatima Gabru     19th September 2008 Crushing and screening equipment supplier Crushers InternationaI (CI), in an alliance with the Illanga group, of Dundee, are introducing the American imported crusher manufacturers Lippmann-Milwaukee crushers and screening and washing plant manufacturers Terex-Simplicity screens to the local market. 

Perception that miners do not receive support from DTI is erroneous – Deloitte

By: Leandi Kolver     22nd August 2008 There is a perception in the mining industry that it does not receive adequate support from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in the form of grants because there is a special capital expenditure tax deduction system available for mining companies. 

Engineering firm crushes forward

     15th August 2008 Crushing technology specialist, EarthTechnica Kawasaki’s crushing installation at iron ore producer Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen Expansion Project (Sep), successfully started production this year. 

New trommel solution increases flexibility in mineral and metal processes

     15th August 2008 Mining equipment supplier Metso Minerals states that its development work has led to the launch of a new patented system for mill trommel spirals, which have the potential to improve mineral and metal process efficiency even further. 

Joint venture supplies gyratory crushers to SA mines

     11th July 2008 Technology partners IMS Engineering and EarthTechnica company has recently received an order for its gyrotory crusher, from phosphate producer Foskor, at its Phalaborwa mine. 

Sentula more than doubles profit, CEO upbeat about future

By: Matthew Hill     25th June 2008 Mining services company Sentula Mining reported that its after-tax profit for the year ended March 31 had more than doubled to R234-million from the restated figure of R93-million. The JSE listed company rose 7,96% in Johannesburg, trading at R12,20 a share at 09:08. 

New screens cut power use, says Gondwanaland Diamonds

By: Leandi Kolver     25th April 2008 Newly developed alternative vibratory screens cut electricity consumption by up to 20%, says manufacturer Gondwanaland Diamonds South Africa MD Gavin Armstrong. 

Diverse applications for modular crushing, screening and materials handling range

By: Loni Prinsloo     14th March 2008 The company has recently supplied black economic empowered, junior coal mining company, Umcebo Mining via contractor, Xantium with a complete modular crushing and screening plant at its opencast mining operation in the Mpumulanga province. 

IMS Engineering breaks the mould with opencast technology

     14th March 2008 Minerals and materials processing specialist IMS Engineering has introduced a range of solutions to enhance efficiencies in opencast mining, from primary and secondary gyratory crushers and one of the largest mobile crushing and screening plant to Impact crushers. The plant includes apron... 

Seismic events shape this Eastern Cape business

By: Loni Prinsloo     14th March 2008 Sensing a construction boom in the Eastern Cape, Independent Crushers cofounder and owner Glynis Randall endorsed a recommendation to purchase two Sandvik Titon 300 blast-hole drill rigs as part of a R20-million programme to double the output of crushed material from the company’s aggregate... 

Baffinland mulls ramp-up to 30mt/y at world's most northerly iron-ore mine

By: Liezel Hill     19th February 2008 Toronto-listed Baffinland Iron Mines plans to complete a scoping study next month into expanding its Mary River iron-ore project to produce an additional 12-million tons a year after the first five years of operation at the mine, the company said on Tuesday. Baffinland expects the project,... 

Sales of R30m in three months by South African crushing equipment supplier

By: Leandi Kolver     5th October 2007 South African producer of crushing, screening and washing equipment for the mining and quarrying industry, Pilot Crushtec, has reported sales of R30-million in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between March and May this year. 

Hyundai tests new construction equipment in South Africa

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     7th September 2007 Construction equipment maker Hyundai�s R3-million Robex 800LC-7A excavator, the first of its kind to enter the South African market, is being put through its paces at Lonmin Platinum in North West province. 

Comminution solutions provider actively combats local skills dearth

By: Jonathan Faurie     24th August 2007 Comminution solution provider Metso Minerals South Africa is tackling the current skills dearth in the engineering and mining industry by training individuals through its in-house training programme, where learners gain insight into the industry from industry professionals. 

Comminution solutions provider wins Botswana contract

     24th August 2007 Comminution solutions provider IMS Engineering has won another order for its Kawasaki primary gyratory crusher technology, this time for the expansion of Lion Ore Mining�s opencast operations at Tati Nickel in Botswana. 

Crushing equipment exceeds expectations at refining plant 

     24th August 2007 Local mining and quarrying equipment supplier Osborn has completed a challenging project at the new Xstrata Lion Smelter at Steelpoort. 

Crushing equipment performs well in Namibia

     24th August 2007 Mining, building and civil construction equipment supplier, Rex Quip, has recently sold R8-million worth of crushing and screening equipment in Namibia. 

Engineering group supplies grinding mills to new mining projects

By: Jonathan Faurie     24th August 2007 Diversified engineering group Bateman Engineered Technologies (BET), part of the Bateman Engineering group, has successfully completed the design, fabrication, delivery and installation of a ball mill for Spanish mining company Rio Narcea, reports BET comminution manager John Watson. 

Industry upswing encourages manufacturing facility upgrade

By: Jonathan Faurie     24th August 2007 Mining equipment refurbishing and manufacturing company, Manhattan Corporation is in the process of upgrading its manufacture and repair facilities, reports Manhattan Corporation CEO Michael Pouroullis. 

Local firm's equipment sales reach record high

     24th August 2007 New equipment sales for the local office of minerals processing system solutions supplier, FLSmidth Minerals, are at record highs, reports local FLSmidth capital sales manager Alistair Calver. 

Marine vessel mill meets performance guarantees

     24th August 2007 The roller supported mill (RSM) that was installed by diversified engineering company Bateman Engineered Technologies (BET) has passed through its 12-month warranty period successfully, meeting its process guarantees. 

Mobile Crusher wins design excellence award

By: Jonathan Faurie     24th August 2007 Manufacturer of crushing, screening and washing equipment for the mining and quarrying industries, Pilot Crushtec, has received an award from the Design Institute of South Africa's Design Excellence Awards 2007 for its TwisterTrac AC 210 mobile vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher. 

New cold milling machine outdoes predecessor

     24th August 2007 Higher performance, ergonomically designed driver seats and intelligent, fully automated functions, are a few of the features features of the new generation of cold milling machines from US manufacturers of asphalt and concrete milling machines, Wirtgen. 

New products to be exhibited at Orleans trade show

     24th August 2007 International crushing and screening equipment manufacturers Powerscreen and Terex Pegson will be exhibiting a new range of products at the Sim 2007 trade show in Orleans France. 

Specialised attachments reduce standby equipment need

     24th August 2007 Specialised attachments save time and costs on site and also reduce the need to keep rarely used machinery in readiness, reports press officer for Messe Munchen GmbH Henrike Burmeister. Messe M�nchen GmbH organised the Bauma 2007 trade show. 

Structural steel crusher component set for December handover

By: Shannon de Ryhove     24th August 2007 The fabrication and erection of the structural steel component of the MP-type crusher at Assmang's new Bruce King Mokaneng mine, near Sishen in the Northern Cape, is progressing on schedule and is well on track for the handover in late December 2007, Cosira Group MD John da Silva tells... 

Trial crusher steps in to sustain cement production plant

     24th August 2007 Local engineering company CE Engineering's new Hyprocone 300 crusher recently came to the rescue when industrial cement producer Afrisam. 

€20bn worth sold worldwide last year

By: Irma Venter     8th June 2007 According to sector estimates, mining machinery to the value of €20-billion were sold worldwide last year, excluding equipment for the oil and gas industries. 

'Unprecedented growth' in aggregate and sand demand

By: Clement Deane     1st December 2006 The aggregate and sandsector is experiencing unprecedented growth, says chairperson of the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) Harley Dent. He attributes this to large-scale infrastructural development leading up to the 2010 soccer World Cup, to be hosted in South... 

Crushing and screening firm reports demand increase

By: Clement Deane     22nd September 2006 Supplier of crushing and screening equipment Pilot Crushtec reports a continuing rise in demand for its equipment. 

Quarries turn to impact-crushing technology

     22nd September 2006 Growing pressure to curb the use of natural sand has seen an increasing number of South African quarries turn to impact-crushing technology to manufacture sand from rock, says IMS Engineering’s Shannon McEwan. 

All-round service key to success

By: Amy Heydenrych     25th August 2006 With a number of exciting export oppurtunities in the pipeline, second-hand equipment specialist Marsay Equipment, has found that an all-round service is the key to success. 

Mobile crusher wins design-excellence award

     25th August 2006 A recent award has reinforced Pilot Crushtec’s place in the market as a leading supplier of mobile crushing and screening equipment. The company was recently announced as the overall winner of the first annual SA Pro/ Awards competition, which recognises engineering design excellence. 

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