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Major Drilling expands services underground

Canadian drilling equipment and services provider Major Drilling this week announced its entry into the underground percussive/longhole drilling sector with an agreement to buy Taurus Drilling Services for C$27.7-million. The Moncton, New...
25th July 2014

Automation systems company expands S America services

MEXICO The Mexico-based service centre enables Metso to cover all the mines in the north-west of Mexico Mineral processing equipment and automation systems provider Metso has expanded its service offering to Peru and Mexico by establishing mining service centres in the two countries. These investments, worth €6-million each, dovetail with Metso's...
25th July 2014

College launches hydraulic hose assemblies course for the mining sector

Sophiatown, Johannesburg-based Sparrow Further Education and Training (FET) College in partnership with fluid power company Pirtek launched a new mining skills programme called Fluid Power Hose Assemblies on July 11.
25th July 2014

Continuous product development necessary

As part of product development, Sandvik’s considerations include the design of rotary bits with more operational flexibility
Considering some of the key challenges currently facing the iron-ore industry, there is a definite need for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to focus on product research and development for specific customised products, says tooling,...
25th July 2014

Iron ore testwork extends the life-of-mine

Metallurgical testwork is important when it comes to extending the life-of-mine and to determine suitable processing routes Metallurgical testwork is not only relevant and necessary to enhance processing and materials handling, but is also important in extending the life-of-mine, reports technology solutions provider Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa’s...
25th July 2014

Joburg firm to complete supply of 3 730 m2 of grating to Impumelelo colliery this month

Gridfast manufactures and supplies handrailing and stanchions; standard grating panels; fabricated grating floors; stair treads; and trench covers
Johannesburg-based industrial grating and hand railing manufacturer Gridfast will this month complete the supply of 3 730 m2 of grating and 2 500 stair treads to coal miner Sasol Mining’s Impumelelo colliery in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
25th July 2014

L & J Gemmell Plant Services

Established by Les, Johnny and Ivy Gemmell in 1982, plant equipment solutions provider L & J Gemmell Plant Services spent its first 20 years renting trucks, graders, rollers, tankers and tractors, with operators on a sub-contract basis, to road...
25th July 2014

Metals mine to implement planning solutions system Video Available

Ukwazi will assist Kolomela mine in implementing the Open Pit Metals Solution software 
Mine planning and engineering consultancy Ukwazi Group is working with mining major Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore (Kumba) to implement the new Open Pit Metals Solution (OPMS) software system at Kumba’s Kolomela mine, in Postmasburg, in the...
25th July 2014
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