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Latest Komatsu production loaders cut operating costs, boost performance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2018 Komatsu has released upgraded low-emission Tier 4 engine powered versions of its WA500 and WA600 production loaders, with enhancements that see them consuming less fuel while delivering increased productivity and operating efficiency. The new WA500-8, powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-7 engine rated... 

New wheel dozer to drive productivity levels

6th July 2018 Global mining and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has released the new Cat 814K – a wheel dozer that delivers “operating comfort, efficiency and serviceability advancements”. The wheel dozer’s features include a new, sound-suppressed cab, an efficient power unit and transmission... 

PERI Rail Climbing System reaches new heights at Katherine Towers

2nd July 2018 The complex core geometry at the Katherine Towers project in Sandton saw PERI South Africa deploy its RCS-CL (Rail Climbing System Carriage Light) to reduce crane time and maximise platform sizes for the complex core geometry. The project was designed by architecture and interior architecture... 

Rapid dewatering pumps ensure safer diamond mining

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     15th June 2018 Germiston-based pumps supplier Centex Africa has supplied 13 dewatering pumpsets, with another eight pumpsets on order, to Namibian diamond mining company Namdeb to prolong the life of the mine by ensuring the safer mining of diamonds in the ocean water lakes in Oranjemund, on the southern coast... 

Custom-designed chutes required for bulk materials handling

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st June 2018 Transfer chute systems form an integral part of bulk materials handling applications, and it is important that they meet the specific requirements of individual mining houses, says Germiston-based material transfer solutions provider Weba Chute Systems technical director Alwin Nienaber. Bulk... 

Coal mining needs effective extraction means

By: Donald Makhafola     16th March 2018 The best process for extraction of coal depends on the geographical and geotechnical information of the deposit, says Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary engineering consulting company GO Holistic Engineering engineering consultant Kevin Jacobs. He tells Mining Weekly that South Africa's diverse... 

Jaws breathe new energy into JHB quarry

12th March 2018 Lion Park Quarries in Lanseria has broken new ground with the commissioning of first-of-its-kind in Africa Terex WJ1175 electric wheeled jaw crushing plant. As a fully electric drive operated crushing plant, the new Terex is a significant departure from diesel guzzling predecessors with a smaller... 

Precision control boosts productivity on Bobcat E55 compact excavator

23rd November 2017 Precision control of the boom, arm, and bucket is critical in harsh operating environments such as Africa. It is for this reason that Bobcat Equipment South Africa is punting the Bobcat E55 compact excavator as the toughest and most efficient machine on the market today. Precision control and... 

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... 

Refurbishment centre streamlining to enhance mine fleet uptime

By: Dylan Slater     25th August 2017 The Boksburg-based Barloworld Rebuild Centre (BRC) is being streamlined to ensure the fastest replacement of key components to enhance the uptime of a miner’s fleet.  

Valves range to cater for smaller flow applications

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st July 2017 Hydraulic solutions supplier Turnkey Hydraulics will in the fourth quarter launch German control technologies manufacturer Bucher’s Hydraulic Design Series-24 (HDS-24) flow-sharing directional valves.  

Africa needs to embrace Industry 4.0

By: Simone Liedtke     14th July 2017 Owing to challenges, such as depressed commodity prices, declining revenues, increasing production costs and high energy costs, the African mining industry needs to embrace new solutions based on the Industry 4.0 industrial transformation, states engineering company Bosch mining key account... 

Data-mining improves mine management  

By: Victor Moolman     7th July 2017 The new technologies being developed by multinational engineering and electronics company Bosch to help improve mine management are part of Mining 4.0 taking place at projects worldwide. 

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

9th March 2017 Africa’s largest power and electricity show - Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary. The show welcomes over 7000 attendees and hosts a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. Taking place in Johannesburg South Africa, this is a... 

Roytec Global

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2017 South Africa-based liquid/solid and mineral separation equipment supplier Roytec Global is a leader in the supply of thickening, filtration and mineral floatation technologies for the mining industry. Roytec is passionate about service excellence and prides itself on living up to its promises.  

Komatsu launches world’s first Intelligent Machine Control excavator

25th November 2016 Komatsu Australia has released the PC210LCi-10, the world’s first Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) excavator, which features a revolutionary and fully factory-integrated 3D GNSS machine control and guidance system. With an operating weight of 23.3 tonnes, the PC210LCi-10 is powered by a Komatsu... 

Cone crusher equipped with fail-safe hydraulics

11th November 2016 The high-performance cone crusher from US bulk materials processing and handling systems manufacturer and supplier Superior Industries, is the manufacturer’s first entry into crushing technologies for bulk processing applications. The company highlights that besides a strong commitment to service... 

Pump drive solutions provider exhibits for first time

By: Kimberley Smuts     23rd September 2016 Mobile hydraulic solutions provider Stiebel-Getriebebau continues to develop new pump drives to tackle the continuously growing challenges in mobile hydraulics and cope with the harsh operating conditions to which equipment is subjected in the mining environment. Stiebel drive technology North... 

Pump and Abrasion Technologies 

14th September 2016 South African slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies has taken the exciting and bold step of designing and manufacturing a new range of slurry pumps tailored specifically to the needs of the market.  

Pump & Abrasion’s New CURVE Range to Revolutionise Slurry Pump Industry

14th September 2016 South African slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies has taken the exciting and bold step of designing and manufacturing a new range of slurry pumps tailored specifically for the needs of the market. The CURVE range has been officially launched on South African soil at the 2016... 


14th September 2016 Through the consistent expansion of our operations since 1974, BMG has become Africa's largest specialist distributor of engineering components. Now, as a combined force with well over 100 outlets in Southern Africa, BMG is strategically positioned to service all sectors of industry including... 

Equipment supplier positioning itself for turnaround in Zambia

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 Mining solutions manufacturer Joy Global is positioning its business, through a partnership with Chingola-based company Lusanga Technical Services, to support and drive mining production in Zambia when the commodities price downturn comes to an end. 

Showcase of live demonstrations and more at Electra Mining Africa

8th September 2016 Electra Mining Africa and co-located shows Elenex Africa, the exciting new Powerex show and the Transport Expo will be taking place from 12-16 September at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg. It’s an informative 4-in-1 show experience. On view will be a vast array of products, services and... 

Electra Mining Africa to unveil new products and technologies  

8th September 2016 Taking place from 12-16 September at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, Electra Mining Africa 2016 will be host to over 850 local and international exhibitors and unveiling many new products and technologies. This is the place where Africa’s mining, industrial and power sectors will meet. As... 

Integrated Pump Technology Cites Move Towards Oem Pumps

6th September 2016 There is a marked move in the southern African mining sector towards installing OEM pumps. This is according to Colin Adams, managing director of Integrated Pump Technology, who says that this recent change in the market has turned the previous trend of sourcing cheaper replicated pumps on its... 

FinnAust to continue Greenland dredge mining studies

By: Anine Kilian     2nd September 2016 Aim- and Frankfurt Stock Exchange-listed FinnAust Mining has appointed harbour consultant Svašek Hydraulics to conduct a metocean study at the Pituffik titanium project, in Greenland.  The metocean study is being undertaken as part of the ongoing dredge mining studies by IHC Mining, a wholly... 

Xylem’s market-leading Flygt 2000 Dewatering Pump Range – Enhanced and Ready for Electra Mining Africa

31st August 2016 Xylem Water Solutions South Africa is ready to debut enhancements to its market-leading Flygt 2000 drainage pump range at the Electra Mining Africa Expo this year. The new and improved Flygt pumps will offer customers an even more reliable and robust selection of large and mid-sized drainage... 

Meet just some of SMC Pneumatics’ heroes at Electra Mining 2016 Stand E5, Hall 6

24th August 2016 With things heating up for the event of the year, just what can you expect from SMC Pneumatics at their first Electra Mining?    Come visit the worldwide leading automation experts to find out more…   SMC Pneumatics showcases an array of solutions at this year’s Electra Mining and just some of... 

Weir Minerals powerful presence at MINExpo

5th August 2016 Weir Minerals will exhibit its world class mining solutions at MINExpo 2016, held from 26th – 28th September in Las Vegas. This major mining exhibition will witness Weir Minerals launch of the Trio® TP900 cone crusher and a pre-release preview of its much anticipated remote monitoring technology... 

Live demonstrations and interactive displays at Electra Mining Africa

29th July 2016 Over 850 local and international exhibitors from the mining, industrial, electrical and power industries will be showcasing their products and services across 38,000m² net space of indoor/outdoor exhibition area at Electra Mining Africa.  Taking place from 12-16 September at the Expo Centre in... 

Terex|Finlay Launch New Variant Of C-1540 Mobile Cone Crusher.

20th July 2016 The NEW C-1540 direct drive cone crusher is the latest addition to the Terex|Finlay range of tracked mobile cone crushers. This machine has been developed to satisfy the requirements for any aggregates producer or contract crusher looking for a high output capacity machine that provides large... 

Cost-effective products for quarrying

By: Robyn Wilkinson     17th June 2016 Heavy-equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment is introducing cost-effective products to help mining and quarrying companies manage the challenges in their industries. Bell Equipment quarry industry specialist Tyron Ravenscroft notes that, much like the mining industry, the quarrying industry is... 

Rough terrain forklift enters the Southern African market

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th May 2016 Materials handling partner and forklift supplier Masslift Africa expects to release the B50 MP 4WD Bomaq Badger, a 4x4 rough terrain forklift, offering greater manoeuvrability on dirt roads and uneven terrain than standard forklifts, in Africa before the end of this year. Masslift Africa sales... 

Provider looks to complement its other solutions

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Global sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco is focused on the development and extension of its pumps in 2016 and 2017 to take advantage of the synergies within its compressors and generators offering. As such, the company is concentrating more of its international resources to... 

Sensor manufacturer promotes LVITs for hydraulic cylinders

By: Nadine James     13th November 2015 Recent electronic advancements have made variable inductance position sensors, known as linear variable inductance transducers (LVITs) more cost effective for mainstream in-cylinder applications, says specialised sensor manufacturer Alliance Sensors Group, a division of HG Schaevitz LLC (ASG).... 

Hydraulic solutions provider opens cylinder repair facility

13th November 2015 Local hydraulic solutions provider Genflex Hydraulics opened a hydraulic cylinder repair division at its factory in Alrode South, in Alberton earlier this year. Previously located in Pretoria, the company decided to relocate its repair division to larger premises owing to an increase in demand... 

Pneumatic components distributor introduces new air-filtration series

By: Nadine James     13th November 2015 Local hydraulic and pneumatic components distributor Hydramatics Control Equipment extended its air-treatment range last month by adding the Camozzi MD series of compressed air filters, developed and manufactured in Italy, to its product offering. Hydramatics sales manager Vaughan Chapman boasts... 

Hydraulic solutions provider launches new sectional mobile valve

13th November 2015 Power management company Eaton last month announced the launch of its CLS sectional mobile valve. The CLS provides patented load sense bleed off, pre- and post-compensated load sense relief on each section, and a highly modular design with one of the smallest envelopes in the industry. 

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