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Crushing and Screening News

Crushing specialist turns 
focus to service

     2nd October 2009 Comminution specialist IMS Engineering is refocusing its value-add proposition to customers in order to improve service delivery.  

Liner solutions for minerals beneficiation plant mills

     2nd October 2009 Circuit design has changed within mineral beneficiation plants, which means that traditional large banks of medium diameter mills have been replaced by single stage autogenous (AG) and semi-autogenous (SAG) mills. Added to this, mills are becoming much larger necessitating a range of mill lining... 

Company gears up to provide comprehensive mill solution

     2nd October 2009 Equipment manufacturing and refurbishment firm Harcliff Mining Services have used the economic slump as an opportunity to strengthen its capabilities to offer a comprehensive mill solution. 

New milling solution increases energy savings 

     2nd October 2009 Diversified engineering company Metso Minerals has already installed various units of the 3 000 horse powered (VTM-3000) Vertimills at various mining sites in Phalaborwa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. 

Impact crusher range available locally

     18th September 2009 Minerals and materials processing technology specialist IMS Engineering has introduced a range of Hazemag combined secondary and tertiary hard-rock impactors with reversible rotors and grinding paths to generate coarse and fine products. 

Mobile crushing units to compensate for fluctuations in demand

By: Lindsey Berry     18th September 2009 An increase in the use of mobile crushing units in quarrying is a possible solution to compensate for fluctuations in demand. 

Engineering firm clinches colliery equipment maintenance contracts

By: Jonathan Faurie     11th September 2009 Engineering compay Multotec Manufacturing has entered into a maintenance contract with coal-mining major Anglo Coal for its Landau Navigation, Kleinkopje and Mafube collieries in the Witbank coal region in Mpumalanga.

 

SA firm clinches Russian sampling plant order

By: Jonathan Faurie     21st August 2009 Bateman Engineering Projects, part of the Bateman Engineering group, has recently supplied a modular sampling plant for the Grib diamond deposit, located in the Arkhangelsk region in north-west Russia. 

Engineering firm installs flotation cells 
at South African platinum mine

By: Jonathan Faurie     26th June 2009 Diversified engineering company Bateman Engineering has recently placed its BQR Flotation Cell technology at the Blue Ridge platinum and Smokey Hills platinum projects in South Africa. 

SA company capitalises on Botswana infrastructure boom

By: Loni Prinsloo     12th June 2009 Comminution provider Pilot Crushtec has taken up on the opportunities presented in recent months by the phenomenal increase in Botswana of large-scale construction and infrastructure works, which includes the building of airports and a university, as well as the extensive rebuilding of tar roads... 

German-developed optical ore-sorting machine undergoing trials at local mines 

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th June 2009 German engineering company Commodas, part of the Tomra Group, has developed sorting technology that will make sorting applications more accurate, reports that company. 

New range of feeder breakers launched

     8th May 2009 Materials and minerals processing technology provider IMS Engineering has strengthened its product offering with the launch of the MinPro range of feeder breakers and related equipment into the southern African market. 

Eldorado may lift Kisladag output 40%, lower costs

By: Liezel Hill     27th April 2009 Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold believes it can lift production by between 30% and 40% at its Kisladag gold mine, in Turkey, and at the same time reduce costs by around 15%, the firm reported on Monday. Eldorado has completed an internal review of the mine, and will use the results of the study as... 

SA company to supply Malian mine with track-mounted crushers

By: Loni Prinsloo     10th April 2009 Bulk materials handling and minerals processing specialist Osborn Engineered Products SA has secured an order from Randgold Resources for mobile, track-mounted crushers to be used underground at the Loulo gold mine in West Africa. 

High-pressure grinding rolls firm opens service centre in Joburg

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     10th April 2009 South African- based Polysius recently launched its new service centre in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, as part of the German multi-nationals' worldwide initiative to extend the application of high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) to a broad range of industries.  

Castle Gold plots big cost savings at El Castillo

By: Liezel Hill     2nd April 2009 Canadian junior Castle Gold expects that it can reduce cash costs at its El Castillo mine, in Mexico, by as much as $34/oz, just by making a relatively minor change to the operation's crushing plant. Castle Gold plans to spend $1-million to buy and install a portable screening deck, which is... 

German nodestructive testing company targets Africa

By: Jonathan Faurie     13th February 2009 German non destructive testing company NDT Systems and Services is hoping to break into the African market in order to grow the company beyond its current levels. 

Mining equipment rentals skyrocket as miners move away from outright purchases

By: Leandi Kolver     5th December 2008 Equipment rental company Rentworks is experiencing a spike in its mining equipment rentals owing to the current economic downturn. 

Equipment supplier expands African footprint despite economic crunch

By: Jonathan Faurie     28th November 2008 Despite the current economic crisis, mining equipment company Pilot Crushtec’s African footprint has significantly expanded over the past year and looks to grow further in the future. 

Terrane awards engineering design, procurement contract for BC mine

By: Liezel Hill     27th October 2008 TSX Venture Exchange-listed Terrane Metals has awarded the detailed engineering design and procurement contract for its Mt Milligan copper/gold project, in British Columbia, to Wardrop Engineering. Wardrop recently completed a feasibility study report for the construction and operation of a... 

Ontario promotes mining equipment, services in Mexico

By: Liezel Hill     16th October 2008 Representatives of Ontario's Ministries of Northern Development and Mines and International Trade and Investment will be in Mexico next week to promote the Canadian province's mining equipment and services sector. The Ministries are cohosting a booth at the Expo-Minera Sonora 2008 trade show,... 

Earthmoving firm acquires crushing equipment for mine-dump project

By: Guy Copans     10th October 2008 Earth moving company Promass Transport Modular has purchased equipment to be used in the crushing, screening and washing of earth from old gold mine dumps from mobile crushing company Pilot Crushtec.  

Crushing company brings international technology to local market

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd October 2008 Crushers International (CI) has expanded its global reach by bringing US manufactures of crushing and screening equipment to the African marketplace, reports the company. 

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. 

Cement industry capacity expansion drives crusher popularity

     3rd October 2008 Communition solutions focused IMS Engineering reports increased demand for its Hazemag horizontal shaft primary impact crushing technology, as South Africa’s cement industry engages in large-scale expansion to increase local manufacturing capacity. 

Crushing company offers cost-saving machine

     3rd October 2008 As oil prices have reached unprecedented levels in recent months, the fuel economy benefits of the Terex Pegson X400S series have become a significant purchase driver for companies seeking the best value mobile jaw crusher. 

Anthracite project awarded to local engineering company

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd October 2008 Local manufacturers of comminution equipment, Osborn Engineered Products, part of the Astec Group, is in the process of manufacturing a primary and secondary crushing station to tip for an anthracite project in northern KwaZulu-Natal, reports the company. 

Diversified project mix driving company growth

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd October 2008 A diversified project mix across all commodities is driving growth for crushing and screening-focused Pilot Crushtec, reports the company. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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