R/€ = 16.18 Change: -0.09
R/$ = 14.58 Change: -0.08
Au 1562.74 $/oz Change: 2.86
Pt 1013.02 $/oz Change: -14.84


Fluor Launches Virta

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2019 Fluor– Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) recently announced the launch of Virta Inc. (Virta), a fully-owned subsidiary of Fluor Enterprises, Inc. “Virta is aligned with Fluor’s strategy that focuses on our core markets,” said Leonardo Kaid, vice president of global business development and strategy... 

Agriculture sector driven to spend more upfront on innovation 

By: Darren Parker     9th August 2019 Amid current economic pressure, high energy costs and power grid uncertainty, the agriculture sector in South Africa is starting to favour higher capital expenditure on advanced technology because of the resulting long-term reductions in operating costs, says drive engineering company... 


7th June 2019 Impact Measurement Solutions (IMS) incorporates machining gear cutting, electrical, instrumentation and automation divisions plc control.  Engineering and Manufacturing 

Efficiency trending in bulk materials handling sector

By: Tracy Hancock     31st May 2019 Surprisingly, this year has seen increased demand for bulk materials handling from the local mining sector, which, South African Institute of Materials Handling (SAIMH) chairperson Adriano Frittella says, is possibly a result of the sector having remained static at a low base over the past couple... 

Company gives foretaste of the future

24th May 2019 Automation and drive specialist SEW-Eurodrive will give visitors to the Africa Automation Fair 2019 a foretaste of its MOVI-C modular automation system, which is readymade for the requirements of Industry 4.0, says SEW-Eurodrive national sales and marketing manager Norman Maleka. SEW-Eurodrive... 

First ore fed into La Parrilla jig plant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2019 Aim-listed W Resources on Tuesday announced the first ore feed to the newly commissioned jig and mill plant at the La Parrilla tungsten mine in Spain. This follows construction completion in April and commissioning of the conveyors, pumps, thickener, two mills and two jigs over the past month. 

First Quantum plans $327m Cobre Panama expansion

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st April 2019 Base metals miner First Quantum Minerals is planning a $327-million expansion at its new Cobre Panama mine, raising the throughput rate to 100-million tonnes a year by 2023, the Canada-headquartered company has revealed in an updated technical report for the Panama-based project. The expansion... 

Vibrating equipment ensures effective sugar processing

29th March 2019 Owing to its large footprint in KwaZulu-Natal, vibration-equipment manufacturer Vipro Vibrating Products caters to the front-end, back-end and packing processes in the sugar processing plant. The front-end comprises the receiving and processing of raw material, the back-end the extraction of... 

M&R acquires another US-based firm 

By: Simone Liedtke     25th March 2019 JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) Cementation Americas, which forms part of the M&R Underground Mining platform, has acquired 100% of Terra Nova Technologies (TNT) for $38-million. The acquisition will be funded from a revolving and term loan credit facility,... 

Grain conveyor solution system offered

15th March 2019 Heavy lift forklift supplier BLT World offers dependable solutions for specific problems at the transfer points of conveyor systems in bulk materials handling, such as grain in the food and beverage industry. “ScrapeTec Trading’s German-engineered products have been specially developed for the... 

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