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Over the past 40 years, compressor and generator hire company Rand-Air (part of the Atlas Copco Group) has established a reputation for instantly and effectively responding to customer needs. The company has made its mission one of achieving complete customer satisfaction through uncompromising service levels to a diverse market.

Rand-Air develops targeted business solutions to provide you with the products you need to keep your business running. So whether its compressed air or portable generators, Rand-Air has your rental needs covered.


Company distributes boosters for use in rescue services

By: Halima Frost     13th July 2018 High pressure breathing air compressor supply company Coltri Compressors South Africa became the sole distributer of the MPS Booster pump for booster pump manufacturer MPS Technology in Southern Africa which is marketing it to emergency medical services (EMS) for underground rescues. The MPS... 

Sandvik offers safe, dependable blast drilling

6th July 2018 Mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has delivered and commissioned the first DR461i, now identified as the DR412i rotary blast hole drill, to the African continent.  According to Sandvik, the DR412i blast-hole drill improves productivity while returning fuel... 

Integrated Air Solutions unleashes full mining arsenal at Electra Mining 2018

3rd July 2018 Integrated Air Solutions will showcase its full mining arsenal of industrial oil-lubricated and oil-free air compressors and services at Electra Mining 2018. A prominent feature on the stand (P18) which will be located at NASREC’s lake area, will be the unveiling of MethaSperse, a methane... 

Atlas Copco

22nd June 2018 A world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco is characterised by focused businesses, a global presence with direct sales and service, a strong, stable and growing service business, professional people and an asset-light and flexible manufacturing setup. “We are... 

Expertise And Quality Focus See Actom Turbo Machines Expand

5th June 2018 The drive by end-users to achieve longer lifespans from rotating equipment and to reduce their total cost of ownership has seen many customers implement component refurbishment programmes instead of simply replacing parts. This has placed ACTOM Turbo Machines in the ideal position to provide a... 

New 6” Trash Pump

14th May 2018 Australian Pumps’ new heavy duty 6” trash pump, the MQ62TD, is set to change the way dewatering is done on construction sites.  Traditionally dry primed pumps are used, even when the dry prime feature is not necessary. Australian Pumps’ research has revealed that 80% of construction sites... 

Machine purchase increases fleet, strengthens partnership

11th May 2018 Last month equipment supplier Epiroc delivered three FlexiROC D65 surface drill rigs to Northern Cape-based drilling specialists Booysen Bore. The delivery has increased Booysen Bore’s total drilling machine fleet to 51, while the addition of the new machines has strengthened the relationship... 

Another hydrogen boost for platinum fuel cells

By: Simone Liedtke     18th April 2018 The introduction of platinum-using fuel cells has received another boost with the latest success in hydrogen compression announced by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Wednesday.   Last week, Amplats revealed plans for a fuel cell dozer, which makes use of hydrogen in liquid, to make a 2019... 

Epiroc ROC family of drill rigs ROC for Booysen Bore

28th March 2018 “Mobility, flexibility, reliability, efficiency and precision drilling capacity define Epiroc’s ROC family of drilling machines making them the most suitable and up for the task,” states Pieter Malan, General Manager of Booysen Bore Drilling Company, Sishen. This specialist drilling company is... 

Integrated Air Solutions showcases specialist compressor engineering at Bauma 2018

1st March 2018 Integrated Air Solutions will showcase its comprehensive range of world-class compressed air solutions for customers in the construction, mining and drilling sectors in South and Sub-Saharan Africa at Bauma 2018 (stand ES 213). Integrated Air Solutions boasts decades of experience with the ELGi... 

Opencast mining tyre safety increased with use of up to 98% pure nitrogen

By: Victor Moolman     19th January 2018 On-site nitrogen generator supplier NitraLife has supplied numerous opencast mines across Southern Africa with nitrogen generators, and has noticed increased nitrogen use to inflate large off-the-road (OTR) tyres of mining vehicles. The company has established its client base in the region over... 

Galena Complex, US

By: Sheila Barradas     8th December 2017 A silver/copper/lead/zinc mine in Shoshone County, Idaho. 

‘Mining’ the most out of OTR tyres with NitraLife’s nitrogen filling: improved safety, better inflation and less ‘hot air’

24th November 2017 Today, in the mining industry, safety standards are more stringent than ever. Should a mine experience an incident, which results in an injury or even a fatality, the subsequent legal consequences and financial penalties can be severe. A potential risk in open-pit mines concerns the ultra-large... 

Ventilation and cooling in mines often work against nature

By: Simone Liedtke     24th November 2017 Mining requires a robust constitution as mines often work against nature, descending deep underground, where temperatures can rise to between 60º and 70º at the rock face, explains heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company Johnson Controls GM Neil Cameron. 

Atlas Copco splits into entities focusing on mining and civil engineering, and the industrial market

By: Dylan Slater     24th November 2017 Construction and mining equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has started a process to divide the company into two separate entities – Atlas Copco and Epiroc. Epiroc will remain a subsidiary of Atlas Copco.  

Atlas Copco

20th October 2017 A world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco is characterised by focused businesses, a global presence with direct sales and service, a strong, stable and growing service business, professional people and an asset-light and flexible manufacturing setup. “We are... 

Industrial solutions provider aiming to benefit Zambia’s mines

By: Simone Liedtke     15th September 2017 Industrial solutions provider RTS Africa Engineering (RTS) states that air compressors used in the mining industry – including in Zambia – are, for the most part, well-proven, reliable pieces of equipment that can operate for years with relatively little maintenance. 

Largest-diameter hole reamed in Africa – contractor

14th July 2017 The reaming phase of a 7.3-m-diameter hole at South African integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol’s Impumelelo coal mine, in Mpumulanga, has been completed, setting an African record for the largest-diameter hole reamed to date, says South African mining company Redpath Mining. Mining... 

AWE completes BassGas upgrade on time, in budget

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th June 2017 The final phase of the mid-life enhancement (MLE) project works at offshore gas deposit BassGas, which includes the installation and commissioning of a compressor and condensate pumping unit at the Yolla-A platform, has been completed ahead of time and under budget, ASX-listed AWE said on Friday.... 

Outsourced maintenance strategy recommended

23rd June 2017 Increasingly plant owners are looking to outsource the major elements of equipment maintenance to improve reliability and limit downtime, reports rotating equipment maintenance and repair service provider Sulzer.  

New speed control product for pumps, compressors

16th June 2017 The first member of a new product family in the field of speed control for compressors and pumps, the VECO-Drive, combines the reliability of mechanical gears with the productivity of low-voltage, variable-frequency drives (VFDs). Introduced by intelligent drive solutions, systems and... 

Tensioning system extends conveyor belt life

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd June 2017 The new automatic pneumatic tensioning system for conveyor belt cleaners from Neponset-headquartered bulk materials handling solutions provider Martin Engineering will be available in South Africa through its office in Mpumalanga in the second half of this year. 

NT approves new gas pipeline

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     3rd May 2017 The Northern Territory’s plans for a mining hub at Tennant Creek has been given a boost with energy transporter Jemena given a pipeline licence for the development of the Northern gas pipeline project. The A$800-million, 622-km pipeline will link Tennant Creek in the Territory to Mount Isa in... 

Chicago Pneumatic high pressure compressors support unique blast hole drilling machines in India

10th April 2017 Chicago Pneumatic skid mounted air compressors are playing a vital role in new blast hole drilling machines being used for overburden removal in the coal fields of central India. M/s BGR Mining (P) and Infra Pvt. Ltd, one of the biggest mining contractors in Hyderabad, with a fleet of 1600... 

Sonic drilling represents untapped potential for mining

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th March 2017 There is huge scope in the future for the adoption of sonic drilling by mining companies in South Africa, which heavy minerals mining companies can capitalise on, says exploration drilling industry training course provider Colin Rice Exploration & Training founder Colin Rice. Local use of sonic... 

Group to split to improve customer focus

17th February 2017 Swedish sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco will create a new company focused on mining and civil engineering, should it receive backing at its annual general meeting in April. 

Strata Worldwide Emergency Refuge Chambers

15th February 2017 Over the years, emergency refuge chambers and underground refuge rooms have gained widespread popularity in many types of mining and tunnelling operations around the world. Mandated for use in United States coal mines since 2007, these chambers are designed to provide emergency life-sustaining... 

Difficult drilling proves rewarding at Koffiefontein

By: Robyn Wilkinson     16th December 2016 Diamond producer Petra Diamonds’ geological team has gained access to the kimberlite deposit between the 60 m level and 72 m level at its Koffiefontein project, in the Free State, owing to diamond drilling services provider Lesedi Drilling and Mining Contracting Company’s assistance in... 

Ntshu Air - PSI Group

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th September 2016 Ntshu Air provides complete air compressed system solutions for the mining, automotive, chemicals, petrochemicals, plant hire, construction and power generation industries. 

Client delivery focus helps to grow local ventilation business

By: David Oliveira     2nd September 2016 Local fans and ventilation firm MechCaL has registered accelerated growth in all areas of the business over the past two years, owing to the company’s vision of making client delivery a top priority in producing products for South African mining ventilation. During the two-year period, MechCaL... 

Kansanshi copper mine renews drill fleet

By: Mia Breytenbach     2nd September 2016 Amid lacklustre global commodity prices and difficult times faced by the Zambian copper mining industry, the country’s largest copper mine, Kansanshi, has opted to renew its fleet of blast hole drill rigs by acquiring Sandvik D25KS and DP1500i drill rigs. Sandvik Zambia key account manager for... 

South Africa’s Mine Ventilation Game Changer

18th August 2016 Local fans and ventilation firm MechCaL, has over the past 2 years, experienced accelerated growth in all areas of the business –all due to their vision of placing client delivery as a top priority and a passion for producing innovative products that are changing the face of South African mining... 

Next-generation valves to boost market growth

5th August 2016 The global valves and manifolds market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.56% from 2016 to 2020, according to the latest market study released by market researcher TechNavio. 

New diesel-hydraulic tunnelling jumbo provides high-quality drilling solution

15th July 2016 A new tunnelling jumbo, the DT912D, has been added to the range of products offered by breaking, drilling, crushing tools and equipment provider Sandvik Construction and is equipped with the company’s RD525 hydraulic rock drill, or optionally the RD520.  

Fear strangling transformation, but BEE aids specialist’s growth

By: Sascha Solomons     15th July 2016 Black economic-empowerment (BEE) transformation in South Africa is not as successful as it could be, as BEE engagement is challenged by previously advantaged individuals not understanding the benefits of  growth driven transformation, including the transfer of skills to the previously... 

Atlas Copco supports Filpro, an Enterprise Development Township Mechanics Programme

30th June 2016 Atlas Copco South Africa, in partnership with Tirisano Trust, supports Filpro, an enterprise development township mechanics programme that is empowering countless informal businesses in seven of the country’s provinces. Industrial Technique and Compressor Technique, two business areas within... 

Atlas Copco launches automated surface drill rig

By: Dylan Slater     24th June 2016 Equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco in April launched its automated surface drill rig – the SmartROC – to the South African industry in the mining town of Kathu, in the Northern Cape.  

Atlas Copco - Long-term Portable Energy Partner

23rd June 2016 Portable energy is the lifeline on any job site that is dependent on the reliable supply of air, power or light to operate tools and equipment such as the construction, road making, mining, quarrying, oil & gas, power generation and agricultural industries. Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy division... 

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