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New pre-shaft sinking system developed for mining industry

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Murray & Roberts Cementation designed a compact gantry system for pre-shaft sinking in the mining industry
South African construction group Murray & Roberts Cementation has developed a pre-shaft sinking system – the first of its kind in Africa – which will be used at a mine site early next year. The pre-shaft sinking system, also known as the gantry...
29th August 2014
 
 
Earthmoving and Surface Mining

New vertical pipeline supports narrow-reef emulsion system

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BME’s portable charging unit enables mines to employ safer and more cost-effective emulsion-based blasting technology Mining explosives company BME is establishing a 300 m vertical emulsion pipeline – the deepest in the world – at a South African gold mine currently implementing BME’s new narrow-reef emulsion system. The pipeline, scheduled for completion at the...
29th August 2014
 
 
Earthmoving and Surface Mining

Company takes new hydraulic range to mine operations

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British high pressure hydraulic tools manufacturer Hi-Force has attended a series of roadshows to showcase some of its newly launched hydraulic solutions, as well as other mining-specific products, at various mining sites across Africa. These...
18th July 2014
 
 
Earthmoving and Surface Mining

Dump truck makes it into Guinness Book of Records

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MAMMOTH MACHINE The world’s largest mining two-axle is currently being field-tested as one of the biggest machines of its class Belarus-based multinational engineering company Belarusian Autoworks’ (BelAZ’s) BelAZ-75710, the world’s largest mining two-axle all-wheel-drive dump truck – with a weight-carrying capacity of 450 t – has proved worthy of an entry in the Guinness...
4th July 2014
 
 
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Growing hammer range benefits drilling applications

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IMPROVED PERFORMANCE The growing RH460 range increases the impact–energy transmission in variable ground conditions Mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining has added six- and eight-inch models to its growing RH460 DTH hammer range, designed to reduce costs, increase penetration rates and prolong the service life of drilling applications on surface...
4th July 2014
 
 
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Mining industry challenges affect manufacturing sector

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EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY Bell customers contracted to platinum and chrome mines, particularly in the Rustenburg area, are under severe strain South African manufacturers are not immune to the negative consequences of ongoing labour unrest in the mining industry, says heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment Sales South Africa (Bessa) sales and marketing director Terry Gillham. "There...
4th July 2014
 
 
Earthmoving and Surface Mining

New wheel loader on the market

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HEAVY MACHINERY The new 990K model is 17.5 t, which increased from the 16.5 t payload of the H Series model A new 990K wheel loader, which offers more power and increased payload for greater productivity and fuel efficiency, was launched in May by mining and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (Cat). The wheel loader features a redesigned...
4th July 2014
 
 
Earthmoving and Surface Mining

Wagons designed to serve the mining industry in South Africa and abroad

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FUNCTIONALITY DCD’s latest discharge hopper wagons are designed to respond to the South African platinum belt needs Locomotives, wagons and bogies supplier DCD Rolling Stock, a member of international manufacturing and engineering company DCD Group, has sold 33 discharge hopper wagons to platinum mining operations in South Africa over the last five years, says...
4th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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