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Bulk of modular screening media system range to be manufactured locally

Diversified engineering group Metso last month launched its internationally renowned Trellex 305PS modular screening media system into the Southern African quarrying sector. Metso screening media global sales specialist Julian Steinmann notes that the bulk of the range will be manufactured... 

Commodity based software solution a first for quarry planners

Mining consultancy and software solutions provider RungePincockMinarco (RPM) last month released a commodity-based software solution focused on scheduling in the cement and aggregates quarrying industry, the Quarry XPAC Solution. The product is configured to the requirements of the quarrying... 

Commodity based software solution a first for quarry planners
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CAPABILITY EVALUATION The Quarry XPAC Solutiona provides scheduling visibility, including the ability to evaluate multiple scenarios to achieve optimal exploitation of quarry deposits

Crusher-backing compound to improve machinery life

By: Mia Breytenbach The use of effective crusher-backing compounds and release agents is a critical component in enhancing the life of crushing equipment used in the quarrying and mining industry, says water transfer and control solutions provider Summit Agencies. “Impact and shock vibrations can cause significant... 

Crusher-backing  compound to improve  machinery life
TOUGH BACKING The Korrobond compound serves as a backing and reinforcing layer between machine parts and as a damper when subjected to impact and shock loads

Crushing process enhancements to boost quarry production

Optimising crushing processes is a reliable way of boosting a quarry’s production with benefits that extend from extraction of materials to the stockpile and sale of graded products, states process technology and services provider Metso Minerals Southern Africa construction GM Alan Fletcher.... 

Crushing process  enhancements to boost quarry production
CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE Understanding the correct types of crushing processes required to manufacture the necessary products in the required tonnages is vital knowledge

Fuel-efficient blasthole drill rig can drill larger holes

By: Mia Breytenbach Sweden-based construction and mining tools and equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco launched its PowerROC T50 surface drill rig, designed for use at limestone, cement and aggregate quarries, onto the African market earlier this month. The PowerROC T50 is a tophammer, blasthole drill rig that is... 

Fuel-efficient blasthole drill rig can drill larger holes
DRILLING PERFORMANCE The newly developed rock drill COP 3060 for surface applications provided the PowerROC T50 with a high penetration rate

Materials supplier to boost African operations

By: Mia Breytenbach JSE-listed construction materials and industrial minerals supplier Afrimat is intensifying its focus on further geographical expansion and opportunities in Africa. “Afrimat constantly considers areas where there will be strong demand for its products, with a dedicated business development team... 

Materials supplier to boost African operations
EXPANSION BOOST Afrimat’s new business development remains a key component of the group's growth strategy with future expansions including Mozambique

Stable quarry growth hampered by cost, legislative challenges

By: Mia Breytenbach As a result of the local construction industry’s recovery and government’s multibillion-rand infrastructure projects, the South African quarrying industry is on a steady growth path, says Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) director Nico Pienaar, adding that... 

Stable quarry growth hampered by cost, legislative challenges
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GROWTH EXPECTED As a result of the local construction industry’s recovery and government’s multibillion-rand infrastructure projects, the South African quarrying industry is on a steady growth path

Cone crusher enhances operations at Eastern Cape quarry

Crushing and screening company Pilot Crushtec International’s Pilot Modular/Trio MC90 cone crusher has improved crushing efficiency levels and saved costs at the Ugie Mac sand, gravel and stone quarry, in the Eastern Cape, says Pilot Crushtec national sales manager Nicolan Govender. The cone... 

Cone crusher enhances operations at Eastern Cape quarry
HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL The Pilot Modular Trio MC90 and two Pilot Modular conveyors are currently operating at the Ugie Mac quarry site

Equipment manufacturer targets local mining and quarrying sectors

By: Ilan Solomons The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack Group aims to make inroads into the local quarrying and mining sectors, the company tells Mining Weekly. Having established its Southern African head office in Middelburg,... 

Equipment manufacturer targets local mining and quarrying sectors
IN OPERATION The Frontier scalping screen is being used at a coal mine in Mpumalanga

Illegal sands, aggregate mining a concern

Bitter battles are currently being fought over mining rights and the validity of permits issued by various government departments to mine sands and aggregate sites, particularly along the coastal regions of South Africa, says the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa... 

Illegal sands, aggregate  mining a concern
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ILLICIT ACTIVITIES Illegal mining leads to the illegal occupation of land, illegal power and water connections, pollution, and the degradation of the natural environment

Quarrying operations increase materials supplier’s revenues

By: Ilan Solomons Despite the challenging economic climate currently impacting on the mining and construction sectors, JSE-listed construction materials and industrial minerals supplier Afrimat achieved a year-on-year revenue growth of 42.1% for the company’s 2013 financial year, which ended February 28. In 2013,... 

Quarrying operations increase materials supplier’s revenues
REAPING THE REWARDS The Glen Douglas quarry produced about 1.8-million tons of metallurgical dolomite last year

Strong Sheq adherence stands quarry in good stead

Cement and concrete manufacturer AfriSam says its Coedmore sand and stone quarry in Bellair, KwaZulu-Natal has survived tough market conditions and robust industry competition by adhering to strict safety, health, environment and quality (Sheq) principles. “Our Sheq credo has been instituted and... 

Strong Sheq adherence stands quarry in  good stead
SAFETY BARRIER SYSTEM When drilling or blasting takes place, blue poles are sunk into the ground 3 m away from the crest and static climbing rope is strung between the poles to indicate where the no-go areas are

Turnkey manufacturer to supply vertical roller mills to Tanzanian cement plant

Owner-managed engineering company Loesche recently received its first order from cement producer and supplier Tanga Cement Company for the supply of two vertical roller mills for Tanga’s cement plant, in Tanzania. The order covers the full manufacture and supply of two Loesche vertical roller... 

Turnkey manufacturer to supply vertical roller mills to Tanzanian cement plant
CEMENT RAW MATERIAL GRINDING MILL Loesche is ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certified

Conveyance system assists productivity at Sudanese cement plant

Conveyance solutions provider Doppelmayr’s RopeCon system is assisting in transporting raw materials from a new crushing plant to the processing plant of Sudanese cement manufacturer Berber Cement to meet its daily demand of transporting 9 000 t of limestone to its new cement plant in Al... 

Crushing and screening system to ensure maximum capacity for the future

Technology supplier Metso, which also operates in sub-Saharan Africa, has been contracted to upgrade the capacity of construction materials and building products supplier Monier’s Nebiri quarry in Papua New Guinea, to meet long-term growth targets through a strategic partnership. 

Entire new range showcased at bauma Africa

South Africa's leading supplier of mobile and semi-mobile crushing, screening, recycling, sand washing, stockpiling, compacting and material handling solutions, Pilot Crushtec reports that it has showcased an entire new range of crushing and screening products at the inaugural bauma Africa... 

Mining industry remains challenging

By: Jonathan Rodin Importers and distributors of underground mining, surface mining and quarrying rock tools, Schwalbe, which supplies the Orange Rock Tools range to the Southern African market, reports that it is experiencing some challenges in a stressed mining industry. 

Modular plants proving successful

Materials handling contractor Osborn reports that it is now able to offer a full quarry processing plant by adding the new Kolberg-Pioneer Incorporated, Johnson Crushers International (KPI-JCI) vertical shaft impactor (VSI) crusher to its modular plant set-up, product sales manager Chris Slade... 

New equipment to be released at bauma

South African original-equipment manufacturer, Bell Equipment reports that it is planning to debut its sixty-ton articulated dump truck (ADT), the B60D, used for transporting loose material such as sand or gravel, at the inaugral bauma Africa, which will run from September 18 to September 21at... 

New mobile screening introduced to the South African market

By: Jonathan Rodin Belgium-based manufacturer of mobile track mounted crushing and screening equipment, Keestrack, exhibited at the inaugural bauma Africa 2013, in conjunction with the sole accredited sub-Saharan dealer, Metal’lum, which also introduced Metal’lum’s new range of track mounted crushing and screening... 

New products launched at bauma Africa 2013

Supplier of earthmoving, construction, mining and quarrying equipment ELB Equipment reports that it exhibited its range of equipment at the first bauma Africa exhibition, held at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand. As part of its exhibition, ELB showcased a number of quarrying brands... 

New quarry machine line-up being showcased at bauma Africa

Mining equipment manufacturer Terex Finlay reports that it will be exhibiting at the inaugural bauma Africa, in conjunction with South African original equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment, its new distributor in Southern Africa. 

New quarry plant unique to South Africa

By: Jonathan Rodin Tooling, material technology, mining and construction engineering group Sandvik Construction which is a business area within the Sandvik Group reports that it is nearing the completion of a 350 t/h plant in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape, Sandvik construction sub-Saharan Africa VP Glen Schoeman... 

Correct waste management crucial

By: Yolandi Booyens Waste management is generally a problem in the mining industry, with abandoned quarries often used by mining companies for the illegal disposal of wastewater or other hazardous waste. This is tempting, as most quarries are situated in remote areas close to other mining operations and the cost of... 

Little done by government to mitigate illegal quarrying – Aspasa

By: Yolandi Booyens The practice of illegal mining is still the number one complaint of the members of the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa), who experience financial repercussions, owing to unfair competition caused by this activity. “As government holds the mineral rights in... 

New techniques impact on fossil discoveries

By: Yolandi Booyens Quarry operations and the paleoanthropology fraternity continuously liaise to ensure fossils and artefacts are preserved; however, modern mining techniques have made it more difficult to recover fossils and artefacts from quarries, says University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Professor and reader... 

SA company aims for serious growth

By: Yolandi Booyens Tyre protection chain supplier Omsa-Pewag is focused on expanding its presence in the South African quarry industry through increased product and service awareness to reach its 150% growth target by year-end. “We aim to achieve this goal through the restructuring of our sales strategies, which... 

Technology suited to assist quarry industry

By: Yolandi Booyens Quarry workers are at high risk of electrocution, as cables and equipment can be exposed to wet conditions, damaged by falling objects or dug up during excavation, the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness Health and Safety Executive (HSE) UK states on its... 

Construction company’s quarrying projects progressing well

By: Sinette Goosen Industrial, commercial and residential development and construction company Renico Construction reports its most recent Free State quarrying project is progressing on time. The project is worth more than R9-million. 

Demolition company acquires new excavators

Newly established mechanical and conventional demolition company Turco Demolition has purchased three new excavators from distributor and maintenance service provider for Hyundai earthmoving equipment, High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa. 

Equipment manufacturer introduces new bulldozer to its D11 range

Equipment manufacturing giant Caterpillar has introduced a new machine to its range of D11 bulldozers, which are used in quarrying operations.  

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