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DRIVES & GEARS

New SEW-Eurodrive business unit to offer solutions based on customer requirements

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New technologies are promising, but end-users require customisation and extensive experience regarding implementation to improve their confidence adopting and implementing new technologies A holistic solution for drives and materials handling systems in the mining industry will provide customised systems and maintenance services specifically suited to the requirements of each mine and plant, says industrial drives and gear major...
5th September 2014
 
 
CLAIMS DISPUTE

KWG subsidiary to appeal court order waiving its consent for land easement

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Staked land for railway. Ontario-focused explorer KWG Resources on Wednesday announced that subsidiary Canada Chrome Corp (CCC) would seek permission from the Ontario Court of Appeal to overturn the July 30 ruling of the Divisional Court of the Ontario Superior Court of...
14th August 2014
 
 
TRANSPORT

Tahltan Band demands transport permits for mining-related movements

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The Tahltan Band Council last week introduced new rules for permission to use the only road into the Tahltan community of Telegraph Creek, in British Columbia, after a series of close calls and mishaps on the road. The Band reported that at the...
11th August 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Australia to use more driverless vehicles

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Rio Tinto announced in 2011 that it would own the world’s largest fleet of driverless trucks New research by UK-based information solutions and technologies company Timetric reveals that more autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless vehicles, will be used in large underground and surface iron-ore mines in Australia.
8th August 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Oz-based container solutions in global demand

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Depending on how cranes are used and congestion in the port, a rate of 1 200 t/h is achievable with the pit-to-ship system
Since its introduction to the Australian market in 2012, Australia-based container solutions company Intermodal Solutions Group’s (ISG’s) pit-to-ship materials handling solution has been implemented at various ports worldwide, owing to its...
8th August 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE LOGISTICS

R14bn set aside for expansion of iron-ore-dedicated Port of Saldanha

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An estimated R14-billion will be used towards the expansion of iron-ore and steel export facility, the Port of Saldanha

South Africa is the seventh-largest producer of iron-ore and having also traditionally been the fourth-largest exporter worldwide it remains well positioned to service global iron-ore demand owing to its well-established infrastructure and an...
25th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

South American mining to reach 6.2% growth by 2017

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Brazil's mining industry contributes almost 40% of South America's total region revenue The South American mining industry will reach an estimated compound yearly growth rate of about 6.2% from 2012 to 2017, which will take the industry to a total value of $184.3-billion. Some of the world’s largest copper, bauxite, iron and nickel...
25th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

2014 PneuDrive Challenge focuses on green logistics

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Finalists for this year’s 2014 PneuDrive Challenge – a yearly competition sponsored by pneumatic solutions provider Pneumax Southern Africa and drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive – have until October 13 to work on their designs for this...
18th July 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

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
 
 
 
 
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