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Chemical-resistance valves an imperative for processing plants

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th March 2018 To meet mines’ and processing plants’ continuous need for robust and chemical-resistant products, thermoplastic pipeline products supplier Astore Keymak will start supplying Italian thermoplastic valve manufacturer Formatura Iniezone Polimeri’s (FIP’s) flanged DIALOCK (DK) diaphragm valves to the... 

Openpit mine enhancing rigid dump truck performance 

By: Nica Schreuder     27th October 2017 The Tharisa openpit platinum, gold and chrome mine, in the North West, has embarked on a value-add improvement project to extend the length of oil-drain intervals on a specific fleet of rigid dump trucks (RDTs) and, subsequently, reduce downtime and save costs. The project is being led by... 

Emerson metal-seated ball valve protects critical equipment

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2017 Emerson’s new line of metal-seated ball valves help to improve process efficiency and plant uptime. The Fisher™ Z500 metal-seated ball valves are engineered to withstand higher temperatures, pressures, and more erosive conditions than a standard on/off ball valve, providing increased reliability... 

The importance of valve selection in slurry applications

15th August 2017 The trend to pump slurries over longer distances at higher solids concentrations is putting slurry valves to the test, as these severe applications have high pressures and are very abrasive, according to AR Controls Director Julien van Niekerk. Another factor to be taken into consideration is... 

New jack bolt tensioning system for crushers

30th September 2016 In July, US-based mining products manufacturer Excel Foundry & Machine introduced the UltraNut and the UltraBolt – a jack bolt tensioning series designed specifically for locking nuts and bolts on cone and gyratory crushers. 

Hi-Force’s answer to joint integrity

26th August 2016 In support of its range of hydraulic bolt tightening tools, UK-based hydraulic tool manufacturer Hi-Force recently launched Boltright Pro – an innovative, bolt joint integrity software program designed to assist engineers. 

Access To Quality Diesel Engine Replacement Parts Reduces Downtime And Maintenance Costs For The Mining Sector

2nd February 2016 The growing cost of maintenance, especially with the current exchange rate issues, has spurred the growth of low cost, low quality spurious replacement parts. Andrew Yorke, director at Metric Automotive Engineering, says that this is especially true in those sectors, such as earthmoving and... 

Torque wrench pump surpasses expectations

By: Nadine James     11th September 2015 UK-based hydraulic tools manufacturer Hi-Force has achieved record sales of its torque wrench pump air-driven (TPA) and torque wrench pump electric-driven (TPE). Sales for this period are 10% higher than predicted by MD Kevin Brown. Development on the TPA and TPE started in late 2013 with the... 

Pipe-joining system to be showcased at Electra Mining Botswana

21st August 2015 Mechanical pipe joining systems provider Victaulic will showcase its latest flame-free pipe joining technology developed specifically for the mining market at this year’s Electra Mining Botswana exhibition, taking place at the Gaborone Fair Grounds, from September 1 to 3. Victaulic’s QuickVic... 

Hi-Force offer an extensive range of Hydraulic Tools…

8th April 2015 Hi-Force is the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic tools, offering an extensive product range from cylinders, pumps, torque tools, bolt tensioners, jacks, nut splitters, puller kits, crimpers and Toughlift jacking systems. As a result, Hi-Force products and services are utilized... 

Company improves fire-protected couplings range

3rd October 2014 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has improved the design of its fire-protected FireLock EZ Style 009N couplings range. Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld says the improved design is easier to install than the 009H rigid coupling style, on which the... 

Maintenance performed on colliery’s underground pipes

20th June 2014 Engineers at Glencore-operated Boschmans colliery, in Mpumalanga, have installed 4", 6" and 8" Victaulic Style SC77 flexible couplings in both the pump systems and the large runs of pipes throughout its plant, says Boschman engineering foreman Danie Botha. The installation-ready couplings... 

US company brings fire protection systems to SA

By: Carina Borralho     4th October 2013 Global producer of mechanical pipe-joining and fire protection systems Victaulic tells Mining Weekly that its full range of fire protection products from the US is available in South Africa. The company specialises in grooved piping systems that combine fitness for purpose with ease of installation. 

Company upgrades pump application fittings

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Installing a QuickVic coupling system, which is used in pipe-joining systems for pumps in mining applications, can reduce the risk of gasket pinching as well as material handling and installation time, developer and manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems Victaulic regional manager Barry... 

Grooved mechanical piping increasingly popular

8th February 2013 The use of grooved mechanical piping has become the generally accepted method for joining pipe in the mining industry, particularly in underground mines. This, says developer and producer of mechanical pipe joining systems Victaulic regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld would be the reason why... 

Manufacturer continues to market pipe-joining technology

By: Sashnee Moodley     14th September 2012 Global mechanical pipe joining system manufacturer Victaulic continues to promote its flame-free technology, as well as couplings, fittings and valves, to meet a variety of project needs in the mining industry at this year’s Electra Mining Africa trade exhibition, in Johannesburg.  

Mechanical pipe-joining systems

29th August 2012 A range of mechanical pipe-joining systems will be exhibited by global manufacturer Victaulic at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. The company’s products are used globally in virtually every market conceivable, including some of the toughest working environments imaginable, such as mining, oil... 

Technical solutions provider exclusive South African distributor

10th February 2012 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Garlock Sealing Technologies in South Africa, which supplies seals for various pump types used in harsh conditions such as the mining industry. 


By: Site Administrator     2nd September 2011 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Mechanical pipe joining system ensures easy maintainability

17th June 2011 All piping installations require a certain degree of maintenance, which can include routine inspections, physical changes or expansion to the piping system and unscheduled repairs, mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic states. “Mechanical pipe-joining systems are an optimal way... 

Industrial mining and automotive supplier exhibits its products

7th October 2010 One of the exhibitors at this year’s Electra Mining Africa event is Dph South Africa, supplier of high-quality oil seals, O-rings, hydraulic seals, gaskets, gasket kits, rubber components and other diverse components to the industrial, mining, agricultural and automotive industries. 


4th October 2010 Victaulic, the world leader in grooved and plain-end mechanical pipe joining systems, was founded in New York City in 1925 to market a radical new concept in the piping industry - a mechanical bolted coupling that would engage into grooves and feature a gasket seal.  

Pipe-joining systems firm showcases latest technology

22nd September 2010 Mechanical pipe joining systems firm Victaulic will showcase its latest technology developed for the mining market at Electra Mining this year, including couplings, fittings and valves to meet a variety of project needs.  


By: Site Administrator     6th August 2010 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Product ensures efficiency in all conveying applications

28th May 2010 Specialist in drive systems and alternators Leroy-Somer’s range of speed reduction gear motors includes the newly designed Orthobloc 3000 series, which offers enhanced performance in materials handling applications. “These new modular gearboxes, which form part of the new 3000 range, have an... 

Communicating positioner assists in control valve maintenance

7th August 2009 Valve manufacturer and supplier Spirax Sarco has introduced a communicating positioner to assist in the maintenance of control valve systems. 

Plate heat exchangers redefine perception of non-OEM gaskets 

7th August 2009 Local plate heat exchanger (PHE) manufacturer HGF-PHE South Africa, a representative of HGF-PHE Sweden offers customers alternatives to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) plate heat exchanger gaskets, says HGF-PHE South Africa director James Dey. 

New mining applications for engineering company

8th August 2008 Diversified engineering and instramentation company Spirex Sarco has released its new range of valves which can be used in mining applications. 

Good valve design takes headache out of maintenance and repair

7th March 2008 All control valves require maintenance and repairs at some time, states valve manufacturing specialist Spirax Sarco. Maintenance is fairly simple, valve spares are ordered, the work is programmed, and labour is allocated to carry out the work. The work is completed effortlessly and production... 

Manufacturer launches materials-handling industrial drives

16th February 2007 Manufacturers of gearboxes, drives and motors, Leroy Somer South Africa, have launched a new product for industrial drives in materials handling. The new product, the Compabloc 3000 is a geared motor with helical gears. 

Geared motors upgraded to suit mining applications

2nd June 2006 Leroy Somer, specialists in electro-mechanical engineering, has modified its Cb 3000 range of geared motors, to enhance materials handling procedures on the mines. 

Drive systems for demanding applications

30th September 2005 Leaders in rotating electrical machines Leroy Somer South Africa manufactures a wide range of gearboxes, motors and drive systems for variable speed in materials-handling applications in the mining industry. 

Motor range modified to enhance materials-handling

3rd June 2005 Specialist in electromechanical engineering Leroy Somer has modified its Cb 3000 range of geared motors, to enhance materials-handling procedures on the mines. 

Geared motors enhance materials-handling applications

1st October 2004 Specialists in electro-mechanical engineering Leroy Somer has introduced a range of geared motors, designed to enhance materials-handling applications in diverse industries, including the mines. 

Motor manufacturer believes its strength lies in its product range

17th October 2003 One of Europe’s largest electric motor manufacturers, Leroy-Somer, continues to extend its activities throughout Southern Africa. 


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