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Comminution pilot projects successfully completed

By: Kimberley Smuts Crushing and milling equipment developer Energy and Densification Systems (EDS) completed  pilot projects in the cement and chrome industries in June this year where it successfully implemented its Multishaft Mill. The EDS Multishaft Mill can be applied in a wide variety of industry sectors,... 

Company presents wear solutions for trommel screens

By: Kimberley Smuts Preventative maintenance is key in ensuring the longevity of trommel screens, says mineral processing equipment and solutions provider Multotec. The company adds that the high wear rates of the screen media, as a result of the high peripheral speed of the trommel screen itself, are a significant... 

Company presents  wear solutions for  trommel screens
ANTHONY YELL We have supplied mill and scrubber trommel screens to the four corners of the earth

Cost-effective equipment still valued

By: Kimberley Smuts Despite the downward commodity pricing cycle making operating conditions increasingly challenging in the African mining sector, screen and vibrating equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa has sold a considerable amount of jaw and cone crushers to operations located across South Africa and... 

Cost-effective equipment still valued
PE JAW CRUSHER Aury Africa's goal is to provide the best innovative screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services to the African mining market

Crushing and screening specialist launches new triple-deck screen

By: Kimberley Smuts South African crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International aims to start manufacturing the production version of its DynamiTrac TDH6118 triple-deck screen in the last quarter of the year, the company says. In explaining the purpose for which the DynamiTrac is intended, Pilot... 

Crushing and screening specialist launches new triple-deck screen
LAUNCHED FOR TESTING The track mounted, mobile triple-shaft, triple-deck horizontal screen is designed to produce as many as four products simultaneously

Customised screens becoming the preferred equipment

By: Kimberley Smuts Specialist vibrating equipment manufacturer and supplier Joest’s screens are customised to match the metallurgical requirements of a client’s processes and the associated mechanical duty, as part of the company’s ‘Engineered Solutions’ approach aimed at supplying clients with a total solution.... 

Customised screens  becoming the  preferred equipment
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT A Joest vibrating screen in a gold application in Namibia

Demand for crushing and milling equipment increases following acquisition

By: Kimberley Smuts Following Weir Minerals’ acquisition of crushing and separation equipment original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Trio Engineered Products in October last year,  the first load of containers carrying the range of Trio crushing and separation equipment stock arrived in South Africa last month, says... 

Demand for crushing and milling equipment increases following acquisition
DEMAND INCREASE Weir Minerals Africa now offers a wide range of crushing and separation equipment

Low-grade, high-tonnage challenge significant

By: Kimberley Smuts Multinational corporation ThyssenKrupp notes that the low-grade, high-tonnage challenge is the most significant hurdle the mining industry is facing in relation to the comminution process. The company explains that most of the higher-grade orebodies have been mined, requiring the processing of... 

Low-grade, high-tonnage challenge significant
INCREASED EFFICIENCY ThyssenKrupp is focusing on service and process optimisation amid low commodity prices

New mill liner increases productivity

By: Kimberley Smuts Abrasion- and wear-resistant products and services provider for the mining industry Tega Industries South Africa announced in June that large-scale testing on its easy-to-fit new combination mill liners has been completed. The mill liners were designed to increase productivity on large mills and... 

New mill liner increases productivity
COMBILINER MILL LINER The Combiliner is a composite liner that uses an upper layer of impact- and abrasion-resistant metal that is bonded onto a lower rubber matrix for easy and secure fitting to the mill

New range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts launched

By: Kimberley Smuts Tooling manufacturer Dormer Pramet launched its new range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts for heavy roughing in April this year. “Sales figures have constantly increased since the launch of this product range. We have positive results in many countries, especially Germany, Czech... 

New range of tangential face milling cutters and inserts launched
NEW RANGE The tangential mounting of the new robust double-sided inserts, which ensures rigid clamping, is an important addition to Pramet brand’s wide assortment of milling products for heavy machining

Beneficiation specialist at Electra Mining Africa

A stalwart at Electra Mining Africa (EMA) for over 35 years, beneficiation product and services supplier Multotec Group is well known as a supplier to the mining industry. To add to the customer experience, the group used EMA 2014, which was held at the Nasrec conference centre from September 15... 


Established in 2012, the South African branch of Belgium-based crushing and screening solutions provider Keestrack designs and manufacturers mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment. The company fabricates fixed and modular processing plants, including crushing and screening plants,... 


KZN colliery applies crushing solution

A KwaZulu-Natal-based colliery has established the capability to produce coking coal to precise standards, owing to the products and technical assistance of crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International, as of May this year. The customer’s fleet of Pilot Crushtec modular... 

Local company conducts site survey at Namibian mine

By: David Oliveira Germiston-based imported bearings and transmission products supplier Bearings International (BI) conducted a site survey in May on its transmission and bearings products currently being used at diversified natural resources group Vedanta Resource’s subsidiary, Skorpion zinc mine, near Rosh Pinah,... 

Local supplier on track for R50m turnover

By: David Oliveira Local screening and vibrating-equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa was on track to achieve a R50-million turnover this year, Aury Africa MD Mark Houchin told Mining Weekly at the company’s Jetpark factory launch earlier this month. Aury Africa is a subsidiary of Chinese screening and... 

Local supplier  on track for  R50m turnover
Photo by Duane Daws
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES Aury Africa can manufacture woven wire screens, which are extensively used in mining and quarrying operations

Local supplier to increase stockholding

By: David Oliveira The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack will increase its local stockholding of mobile crushing and screening machines by the end of the year. Keestrack South Africa MD Zdenek Fischer tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Local supplier to  increase stockholding
Photo by Keestrack
IMPROVED STOCKHOLDING Keestrack will increase its local stockholding of mobile crushing and screening machines by the end of the year

Lubrication reduces energy consumption of mill motors

By: David Oliveira Interim studies by South Africa-based wear control, lubrication and filtration company Filter Focus have indicated reduced energy consumption of up to 12% on the milling motors at mining major Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg-based UG2 mine, following the introduction of Filter Focus’ Pyroshield... 

Lubrication reduces energy consumption  of mill motors
ENERGY SAVINGS Energy consumption on the milling motors has been reduced by up to 12% following the introduction of Filter Focus’ Pyroshield lubrication

New Barloworld home for Metso mobile

Diversified engineering group Metso’s mobile crushing and screening solutions footprint in Southern Africa has been given new traction with the October 1 launch of a dedicated Metso mobile business unit within the Barloworld group’s Handling division. The transfer of Barloworld’s Metso business,... 

New jaw crusher module launched

Global diversified manufacturing company Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) launched the new MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, last month, increasing the application capabilities and crushing capacity of its existing modular product range with its largest jaw module to date. The Terex MJ47... 

Plant engineering specialist supplies third mill to Angolan diamond mine

By: David Oliveira Plant engineering specialist, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa will deliver another mill to a diamond mine, in Angola’s Luanda Sul province, next month. Catoca is owned and operated by a joint venture company comprising State-owned Angolan mining company Endiama, Russian diamond... 

Plant engineering specialist supplies third mill to Angolan diamond mine
Photo by Laverick Media Communicaions
CATOCA MILLING PLANT ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa will deliver a third mill to Catoca diamond mine, in Angola

Solutions provider diversifies service offering

Integrated crushing, mining and minerals processing solutions provider B&E International is offering its operational expertise in the design and engineering of custom-built solutions for projects specific to the mining and construction industries, says B&E International MD Dewald Janse van... 

Company receives large order from Namibia

Geared mills manufacturer ABB South Africa reports that it has secured a large order for variable-speed drives (VSDs) for a mill at the Namibia-based Husab uranium mine. The N$20-billion greenfield project, which is operated by Swakop Uranium, is expected to become the third-largest uranium mine... 

Crushing systems provider contracted for Russian project

Russian supplier of crushing systems TerraSource Global [TG] reports that it has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to provide crushing and screening systems to Uralkali, a potash fertiliser company, at one of it plants in Moscow. The system will include three Gundlach brand crushers,... 

Kazakh copper mine places orders for milling solution

Mineral processing equipment and systems provider Metso has been contracted by Kazakhstan-based copper miner Altay Polimetally to deliver two Vertimill grinding mills, basic engineering, supervision, commissioning and transportation to the project. This order follows previous contracts, valued at... 

Local comminution equipment company expands its portfolio

Local comminution equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa [WMA] reports that it has expanded its product line with the introduction of the Enduron line of crushers, screens and feeders. The new line will be sold and serviced through WMA’s existing regional network and create a platform for future... 

Local company exceeds production targets

Johannesburg-based mining and bulk handling equipment company Tenova Takraf South Africa reports that it has exceeded its sales targets for its granulator crushing machine. The company delivered the replacement order for two granulators to a client in Ogies, east of Johannesburg well before the... 

Materials handling company appoints dealer to meet product demand

Australia-based Samson Material Handling (SMH) reports that it has appointed ScreenMasters Australia to distribute its mobile handling equipment for the Australian market. SMH explains that it appointed ScreenMasters as it needed a representative in the geographically vast territory. “Its strong... 

Milling company introduces energy-saving mill

By: Timothy Sibanda Johannesburg-based milling company Energy & Densification Systems (EDS) reports that it is planning to upgrade its energy-saving EDS multishaft mill, which it believes works more efficiently than other designs in the market. “We are currently designing an even more mobile units. This would make... 

New cone module increases production capabilities

Mining equipment manufacturer Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) reports that it has launched the new MC1300 Cone Module in response to customer feedback, increasing the application and production capabilities of its existing modular product range. The modular product line consists of... 

New handling system developed for fast and effortless liner changing

Minerals and processing specialist Metso reports that it has developed a solution to ease the maintenance of its Vertimill grinding mills, which introduces a liner lifting fixture that speeds up the changing of liners and makes it safe. The Vertimill liner-lifting fixture replaces the traditional... 

New screening and crushing product increases reliability

US-based manufacturer of screening and crushing products IRock reports that its newly developed Magnum primary crusher, which is a high-performance four-bar impactor with heavy duty components, increases the reliability, efficiency and precision of crushing applications. IRock says the primary... 

Peru mine receives final mill construction permit project

By: Timothy Sibanda Underground precious metals producer Hochschild Mining reports that it has received approval from the Peruvian government for the construction of a mill at its 60%-owned Inmaculada advanced project. This represents the completion of the final stage of the project’s construction permitting... 

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