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Sandvik, Resolute gear up for the fully automated Syama gold mine

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Global engineering group, Sandvik, is looking forward to moving full steam ahead in its partnership with Resolute Mining to fully automate the Syama underground gold mine.  The Syama underground mine is set to be the world’s first purpose-built, fully automated sublevel cave gold mine. 

Digital technology to be showcased

25th January 2019 Digital mining technology is the name of the game as the African mining industry moves toward ever greater efficiency to optimise production within deep and narrow reefs, according to digital mining technology provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. The mining industry and visitors to this... 

Sandvik releases non-cabin Ranger™ DXR series surface drill rigs: unbeatable productivity in difficult ground conditions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th January 2019 In response to customer requests, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is expanding its Ranger™ DX series of surface top hammer drill rigs with two non-cabin Ranger™ DXR versions for improved safety in the toughest quarry and construction applications. Ranger DX series of surface top hammer drill... 

Sandvik expands drill rig offering

26th October 2018 Mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has expanded its high-pressure down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig offering with the new Sandvik Leopard DI650i model. The company unveiled its first intelligent DTH surface drill rig for the first time at Electra Mining Africa... 

Sandvik launches Leopard DI650i drill rig

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th September 2018 Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has expanded its high-pressure down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig offering, with the introduction of the new Sandvik Leopard DI650i model. The drill was unveiled to the market for the first time at Electra Mining Africa, being held this week at the Nasrec Expo... 

Cable bolt technology to improve safety

17th August 2018 Mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology continues to set the pace in underground mining with the launch of its rock-reinforcement cable bolter with automated one-hole drilling designed to improve safety and productivity. The Sandvik DS221L will significantly... 

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... 

Brand new equipment takes centre stage at coal terminal

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2018 The first phase of the equipment replacement project reached full swing at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) on Thursday when R1.34-billion worth of brand new stacker reclaimers and shiploaders went into official action, holding out the prospect of improved turnaround times for coal... 

Digital tools deliver transparency, control to deep-level mining

6th April 2018 To deliver transparency and control to deep-level and other mining operations, global supplier of engineering and mining equipment Sandvik has developed the next generation of service offering from Optimine, OptiMine Analytics, which can  transform data into process improvements through... 

Digitalisation, automation to increase across Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th March 2018 Digitalisation and automation in the mining industry have become a reality, says mining and equipment services provider Sandvik Southern Africa sales VP Simon Andrews, who tells Mining Weekly that industry “has stepped beyond the conceptual phase and entered the operational phase”. He suggests... 

Engineering group Sandvik rides strong demand as profit tops forecast

By: Reuters     5th February 2018 Swedish engineering group Sandvik posted better than expected fourth-quarter core profit on Monday and said demand had been strong across all of its business areas. The Swedish maker of metal-cutting tools, mining equipment and speciality steels has been riding booming demand for mining gear as... 

Mechanised mining produces indirect jobs, uptake increasing

By: Victor Moolman     3rd November 2017 Despite the popular belief that the proliferation of mechanised mines in the African mining industry will lead to job losses, mechanised mining does generate new employment  opportunities, although indirectly through the maintenance, logistics, spare parts transportation, fuel requirements and... 

Drill series evolved to increase cost effectiveness and productivity

By: Nica Schreuder     27th October 2017 Intelligence platforms have been added to Sweden-headquartered engineering company Sandvik Mining and Technology’s Ranger series of drills to allow for automation, data connectivity and improved drilling processes, increasing productivity for customers. An example of this integration and the... 

Sandvik unveils new R15m local production facility, launches new LHD line 

By: Ilan Solomons     5th September 2017 Mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology on Tuesday officially opened its new R15-million production unit in Boksburg. The opening of the new 1 500 m2 facility, which has ten production bays, coincided with the launch of the 5 t Sandvik LH115L low-profile load... 

Continuous Improvement Drive Move To Reborn Equipment

5th September 2017 Continuous improvement efforts and taking cognisance of new legislation have brought about an unbeatable offer from equipment manufacturer Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in driving unprecedented numbers of mines to opt for from-the-bottom-up rebuilds of equipment rather than more traditional... 

Drifter Repairs At Lightspeed

18th July 2017 At the heart of South Africa’s historic mining capital of Johannesburg, is a team of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology professionals so extraordinary that just a 6-man team maintains the rock drills on a large portion of the country’s drill rig fleets. Unsurprisingly, Sandvik South Africa’s... 

Shanta completes €2.1m equipment financing deal

By: Anine Kilian     18th May 2017 Aim-listed Shanta Gold has completed a €2.1-million finance agreement with Sandvik Mining and Construction for the purchase of underground mobile equipment for its Tanzania-based New Luika gold mine. The financing is repayable quarterly, in two tranches, over respective 36 month periods. 

Simon Andrews

By: Ilan Solomons     12th May 2017 This week we feature Simon Andrews, Vice President Sales Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa, a 2 000-employee business with assets worth R1-billion  

Gold miner intends to do away with diesel

9th December 2016 Canadian gold miner Goldcorp is looking to eliminate diesel consumption at its mine sites, explaining that this will hugely improve working conditions by removing diesel particulate and other gases such as nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide from the workplace.  Goldcorp has started implementing... 

Equipment supplier offers ultralow emission diesel engines

25th March 2016 Multinational equipment supplier Sandvik Mining plans to offer its entire range of underground load and haul fleet models with ultra-low-emission diesel engines – either Stage IV/Tier 4 or Stage II/Tier 2 – options by mid-2016. The Gauteng-based Southern African division notes that these options... 

Drills boosting diamond productivity

3rd December 2015   Advanced dry drilling rigs with dust suppressing technology are rapidly advancing mining operations at Petra Diamonds Cullinan Mine in Gauteng. 

Drills Boosting Diamond Productivity

3rd December 2015 Advanced dry drilling rigs with dust suppressing technology are rapidly advancing mining operations at Petra Diamonds Cullinan Mine in Gauteng. The rigs, supplied by Sandvik Mining, are enabling better productivity and cost per metre than previously used equipment, with the added benefit of... 

Copperbelt expo shows substantial growth and increased visitor interest

11th September 2015 The second Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-Tec), that took place in Kitwe, Zambia, in May, showed a 67% growth in new visitors, event organisers integrated media company Spintelligent and events company Specialised Exhibitions report. Spintelligent – which oversees a specialist... 

African mines move towards loading automation

By: Bruce Montiea     29th May 2015 The popularity of automation among African mining operations is increasing as the industry recognises the importance of modernising their operations to increase efficiency, says mining equipment company Sandvik Mining. Sandvik automation VP Riku Pulli says loading is one of the main areas that... 

Information management solutions ensure control of mining operations

8th May 2015 Mining equipment, tools, services and solutions provider Sandvik Mining’s advanced automation solutions can significantly increase mine productivity and safety, while lowering the total cost of asset ownership, the company says. 

Cash-enriched Randgold taking African mining tech to new high

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2015 A big technological step for African mining is being taken at the Loulo mine, in Mali, run by Randgold Resources, the London-listed gold-mining company which on Thursday reported boosted cash and improved profit in the three months to March 31, on the back of lower costs. Randgold, which also... 

Sandvik adds two models to cone crusher series

By: Ilan Solomons     30th January 2015 Global mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining earlier this month expanded its CH800 series of mining cone crushers, by launching two “technologically advanced” models that improve productivity and profitability in the mid-range segment. Sandvik CH860 for high-capacity secondary... 

Sandvik Mining supplies drills for contract miner Aveng Moolmans’ Nkomati site

By: Henry Lazenby     24th December 2014 Global mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining has recently provided one of Africa’s largest contract miners Aveng Moolmans with five diesel-powered drill rigs for use on the Nkomati nickel mine, in the northeast of South Africa, near Machadodorp in Mpumalanga. Speaking to Mining... 

New software optimises drilling, enhances blast effectiveness 

By: Zandile Mavuso     15th August 2014 Mining services company Sandvik Mining has developed a mining software called Intelligent Sandvik Underground Rock Excavation (iSure) that optimises drilling and enhances blast effectiveness. 

Indians to up Mozambique coal output, new software enhances blast success, Mintek to host analytical symposium

By: Martin Creamer     15th August 2014 Intensidfied coal mining in Mozambique; new blast software, analytical symposium at Mintek 

Growing hammer range benefits drilling applications

4th July 2014 Mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining has added six- and eight-inch models to its growing RH460 DTH hammer range, designed to reduce costs, increase penetration rates and prolong the service life of drilling applications on surface mining operations. The company has also... 

New drilling software ready for implementation

By: Jonathan Rodin     21st March 2014 Technology group Sandvik Mining’s new tunneling project management and information analysis software, Intelligent Sandvik Underground Rock Excavation (iSure), which helps to optimise drilling and blasting patterns, is ready for implementation, says Sandvik Mining business line manager for... 

Sandvik Mining Aims To 'Make It Count' With EHS Campaign

4th December 2013 It’s no secret that the mining industry poses many potential risks to both people and the environment and Sandvik Mining has launched a new EHS campaign to underline the company’s commitment to eliminating those risks. A series of mini campaigns comprise the eighteen month “Make It Count”... 

‘Integrating into one’s business’ will ensure safer mining – Sandvik Mining 

By: Chantelle Kotze     18th October 2013 Safer production in mining can be achieved by integrating into one’s business and “living” one’s environmental, health and safety (EHS) management policy, says mining equipment and service provider Sandvik Mining sales and marketing manger Bjorn Gohre. 

Company Announcement: Mechanisation Makes Sense

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2013 Mechanised mining's exponential growth dispels the myths that new techniques are not proving profitable on the African continent. In the last decade production volumes of these mines rose from 2-million tonnes in the year 2000 to 35-million tonnes just ten years later 

New office to service Mozambique mining industry

7th June 2013 With several opportunities in Mozambique’s flourishing mining industry, mining equipment and service provider Sandvik Mining is expanding the footprint of its already established office to support customers’ operations in all disciplines of mining in the country. 

Exploration drilling training provider launches safety forum

By: Chantelle Kotze     22nd March 2013 Exploration drilling training provider Colin Rice Exploration & Training reports that it launched a Safety Forum last month to help prevent accidents and incidents from taking place in the exploration drilling industry. 

Mechanised, trackless development improves safety, production rates

By: Chantelle Kotze     22nd March 2013 Mining equipment and service provider Sandvik Mining’s Trans4mine division, which focuses specifically on increasing Sandvik client’s mining efficiencies using a facilitative approach, reports that it is undertaking a mine design project using only trackless equipment to develop a rail bound... 

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