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Crushing and Screening News

Significant technological advances made over 20 years

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Crushing and grinding processes have undergone significant changes over the past 20 years, Australia-based Mineral Engineering Technical Services (Mets) director and principal consulting engineer Damian Connelly reports.  

World’s largest 
hydraulic impact 
breaker constructed

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Mining equipment manufacturer JDS Industries reports that it has constructed the largest hydraulic pedestal impact breaker in the world.

Company director Jan Smit says that there is an increasing demand for larger rock breakers, owing to mines ramping up their production volumes. This can... 

New mineral crusher for sub-Saharan Africa

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Weir Minerals has formed a global alliance with German equipment supplier, KHD Humboldt Wedag, to bring high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology into the mining and minerals processing market worldwide - technology which is capable of significantly decreasing maintenance intervals and costs,... 

On-site repairs reduce downtime of mills

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 The South African division of the Welding Alloys Group (Wasa) reports that the international cement production industry is currently seeking ways to reduce the costs and frequency of maintaining their grinding equipment which needed to process limestone, and other raw products in the cement... 

New repair centre improves time for rock drill repairs

1st October 2010 Earthmoving, mining and construction equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco South Africa has improved the time it takes to repair rock drills, by building an efficient, rapid turnaround rock drill refurbishment and repair centre at its head office in Boksburg, Gauteng. 

New attachments 
enable cost-effective rock breaking

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Construction equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa reports that it now offers a full range of Korean-built Soosan hydraulic hammer and drill attachments for earthmoving equipment, that can help save contractors time and money. 

Improved lead time secures more contracts

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Local mill manufacturer and project management firm New Concept Projects (NCP) reports that it is currently delivering new and refurbished mills and milling spare components to a number of mines, both locally and internationally.

NCP project manager Brian Mills says that the company, which also... 

Australia’s market ideal for product development 

By: Eleanor Seggie     6th August 2010 Mining process equipment manufacturer and supplier Multotec’s Australian office is conducting product sales, development and improvement through field trials at several key mines in the country as a measure of its confidence in its products, says Multotec international business executive Roy Roche. 

SA-linked resources company teams up with Vale on Guinea iron-ore projects

By: Jonathan Faurie     25th June 2010 Resource company BSG Resources (BSGR), a major shareholder of South African engineering giant Bateman Engineering, has formed a joint venture (JV) with Brazilian mining giant Vale to develop mining rights in Zogota and Simandou Blocks 1 and 2, in Guinea, West Africa. 

Burnstone gold mine project on track – CEO Dippenaar

By: Jonathan Faurie     25th June 2010 South African gold-miner Great Basin Gold is making steady progress on the delivery of capital projects at its pilot gold-mining project, Burnstone, in Mpumalanga. 

Minefinders trims forecast

By: Liezel Hill     9th November 2009 Vancouver-based Minefinders Corporation has lowered its production guidance for 2009, after crusher throughput was lower than expected and lower-grade ore was mined in July and August, at the firm's Dolores mine, in Mexico. Minefinders now expects to produce about 1,4-million ounces of silver... 

Jinshan ramping up output at new crushing plant

By: Liezel Hill     19th October 2009 TSX-listed Jinshan Gold Mines now expects a new crushing facility at its CSH gold mine, in Inner Mongolia, China, will reach design capacity in the first quarter of next year, the firm said on Monday. The 30 000 t/d plant was installed earlier this year and has been test running since mid-August. 

Rubber mill liners 
save on costs, 
maintenance 

2nd October 2009 The use of slurry processing equipment manufacturer Weir Warman Africa’s Vulco rubber compound mill linings provides cost saving solutions for mines. 

New range of grooving 
and slot milling solutions introduced to market

2nd October 2009 Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced a new range of grooving and slot milling solutions to its range of products. 

High-chrome iron parts produced for crushing and milling

2nd October 2009 Steel foundry Matt Cast Supplies has started producing high-chrome ironware parts for the crushing and milling industry. 

Roller bearings for efficient crushing, milling

2nd October 2009 Industrial consumables and engineering firm BMG’s range of bearings for use in diverse applications includes the NSK spherical roller bearings, which ensure efficient operation and extended service life in harsh conditions, including crushing and milling. 

Successful refurbishment of scrubber for diamond mining industry

By: Amanda Strydom     2nd October 2009 Heavy engineering firm Baldmin Engineering has completed the refurbishment of a 40-year-old scrubber for diamond producer Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine. 

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,... 

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