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SA HIPPO submersible slurry pump enters the USA steel manufacturing market.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd October 2018 After participating in the CIM 2018 held in Vancouver, Canada, HAZLETON PUMPS was requested to visit one of the largest steel manufacturers in Ohio, USA; being Timken Steel. Timken Steel applies their metallurgical and production expertise to manufacture high-performance seamless mechanical tube... 

Proof Engineering

11th September 2018 Proof Engineering (Pty) Ltd was established in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Steadfastly retaining its original entrepreneurial and innovative roots, the company achieved many personal as well as industrial achievements. Consequently, it was inevitable for the company to attract local as... 

Clean oil means great savings, grateful nature

24th August 2018 Lubricating the pistons of industry is a passion for established hydraulics company CT Hydraulics (Nqoba} that not only believes that keeping oil clean is key to running an efficient operation, but also keeping components spotless from within is vital. Founded in 1979, the Germiston-based company... 

New duties on steel products indicative of South Africa’s ‘value-chain’ approach to protection 

By: Terence Creamer     6th March 2017 The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) confirms that it has recommended increased protection on several downstream steel products and that it is also considering recommending duties on a range of other value-added steel products in future. In addition, the... 

Glencore in pole position to benefit from growing cobalt demand

By: Martin Creamer     1st March 2017 Heightened ownership of the Mutanda and Katanga mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) puts cobalt in a strong potential earnings position for Glencore, the world’s dominant supplier of the metal that is attracting attention because of its growing use in electric vehicles (EVs). In an... 

Series increases safety, importance of students emphasised

18th March 2016 There is increasing focus on safety within the mining industry, says sustainable productivity solution provider Atlas Copco, adding that its Diamec Smart core drilling rigs eliminate many of the hazardous operations at mines involved in underground core drilling. Atlas Copco introduced its Diamec... 

Steady supply of explosives provides security for mining industry

8th September 2015 With increasing competition and operating costs, coupled with declining commodity prices, mines cannot afford any interruptions to production over a lack of supply. This is according to Denvor Govender, Global Supply Chain Manager at AEL Mining Services, who says that a secure and steady supply... 

Live fire demonstrations showcase technology

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th July 2015 To emphasise the importance of adopting effective fire-suppression solutions designed for specific, special fire risks, environmental solutions company I-Cat showcased several fire-suppression technologies, which the company recently introduced to the industry, through live demonstrations last... 

Strategic minerals and the aerospace and defence industries

By: Keith Campbell     1st May 2015 The term “strategic minerals” is one that is much used but one that, in the words of Brazilian minerals lawyer Raquel Quaresma de Lima, “does not have a steady definition”, while the Science and Technology Committee of the UK House of Commons has observed that there is “no single definition of... 

Strategic minerals and the aerospace and defence industries 

By: Keith Campbell     30th April 2015 The term ‘strategic minerals’ is one that is much used but one that, in the words of Brazilian minerals lawyer Raquel Quaresma de Lima, “does not have a steady definition”, while the Science and Technology Committee of the UK House of Commons has observed that there is “no single definition of... 

African Reptiles & Venom

7th March 2014 In addition to supplying snake venom to local polyvalent snakebite antivenom manufacturer South African Vaccine Producers, Gauteng-based snake venom extractor and supplier African Reptiles & Venom has secured several short-term contracts with various mines and industrial utilities, including... 


By: Asha Ramsaran     21st June 2013 Tenders for work in Asia  

Success for kiln specialist with redesigned heating system

By: Gia Costella     24th May 2013 Furnace and carbon regeneration kiln specialists Custom Furnaces says its redesigned heating system for carbon regeneration kilns has been well received by the gold mining industry in South Africa, as it reduces downtime by at least 30 hours. “In 2010, we redesigned the heating system using... 

Flameproof LED light to improve safety of mineworkers 

By: Zandile Mavuso     5th October 2012 Flameproof lighting supplier, Azolite now a division of industrial plugs manufacturers Powermite, have manufactured a new flameproof light-emitting diode (LED) light for use in underground mining to improve safety and efficiency. Previously, fluorescent lights were most commonly used in mining... 

Pilot plants on way for platinum, titanium value-add – Science Minister 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2012 Pilot plants are on the way for both platinum and titanium beneficiation, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has revealed.  

Supplier emphasises importance of maintaining good relations with Zambia

By: Zandile Mavuso     14th September 2012 As a result of increased foreign investments in Zambia’s mining sector and higher copper prices on the world market, the country has rebounded and returned to more stable, profit-yielding levels. 

Company Announcement: The Market for Smelting Works and Rolling Mills is picking up International Demand for German Tube System Technology

30th January 2012 At an international level, the machinery and plant manufacturing sector was amongst those branches of industry affected most by the financial and economic crisis 2009. After overcoming the crisis, partial areas of the sector proved to be driving factors of growth, however. This is true in... 

Soot blower range provides efficient build-up removal

20th May 2011 Manufacturer and supplier of heat technology equipment Advanced Industrial Technology (Ai-Tec) has made a strategic investment in Agram boiler energy and combustion management systems to provide clients with soot blowers that efficiently remove soot build-up from boiler tubes in foundries. 

Fluorspar project turns up an unexpected bonus – rare earths

By: Keith Campbell     15th October 2010 Australian junior miner Globe Metals & Mining has reported that it has found rare earth mineralisation at its Mount Mumabe flourspar (flourite) project in the Tete province of Mozambique. “We have been pleasantly surprised at the recently identified potential for heavy rare earths within the... 


By: Site Administrator     8th October 2010 Tender work arising from state contracts  


By: Site Administrator     1st October 2010 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Fire-retardant material reduces toxicity during combustion

By: Tracy Hancock     1st October 2010 Specialist in the design, development and manufacture of wear, corrosion and insulation solutions Uretech has received certification for the use of its polyurethane liners in underground mining operations. The company has decreased the toxicity levels of gases emitted by its polyurethane liners... 

Increased safety luminaires for hazardous applications

1st October 2010 Included in electrical wholesaler Magnet’s range of lighting products are ATX increased safety (Ex e) luminaires, designed for use in hazardous applications. The company’s ATX electrical equipment includes bi-pin fluorescent luminaries, which have enhanced safety features and are easy to install... 

Solutions for all tyre requirements

29th September 2010 One of the exhibitors at this year’s Electra Mining Africa 2010 event to be held in Johannesburg is Tubestone, which is a large independent importer of mining tyres, agricultural tyres, industrial tyres, forestry tyres, passenger tyres, forklift tyres, truck tyres, tubes and flaps.  

At the cutting-edge 
of innovation

27th September 2010 Cutting solutions supplier First Cut will exhibit its expertise at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition to be held in Johannesburg during the month of October.  


By: Site Administrator     24th September 2010 Tender work arising from state contracts  

China to tighten control over production of
lanthanoid, associated metals

By: Keith Campbell     24th September 2010 The Chinese government has decided to consolidate the production of rare earth metals in the area that is currently the world’s biggest source of these commodities. This area is the district around Baotou City in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north west China.
And production of these... 

MAXAM Dantex 

By: Janice Healing     20th September 2010 South African explosives manufacturer MAXAM Dantex will be profiling its product range and service offering at Electra Mining Africa 2010. 

New drilling innovation for the African coring market

By: vanessa vasques     14th June 2002 Australian-based company DHT Technologies has developed the Retractabit, a revolutionary technology that has the potential to save diamond-coring drillers significant time and money by enabling them to change drill bits on-site down the drill hole. 

Gem giant's geology division sets high standard

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     7th June 2002 Diamond-miner De Beers, which is possibly the only South African-based mining and exploration company to attain certification for compliance with rigorous international environmental standards for exploration, says it is to take the high standards it has set in South Africa to the less-developed... 

Slag-cleaning furnace passes halfway mark

By: nkolola halwindi     24th May 2002 In a joint venture with Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions, specialist in smelting technology and equipment Pyromet Technologies has completed 60% of the project for Anglo Platinum’s slag-cleaning furnace at the Waterfall Smelter. 

Tell-tale system spills the beans on safety

By: Irma Venter     12th April 2002 Rock engineer Bruce Jack wanted to enable a quick and easy assessment of the safety of a mine roof, even by the least skilled worker. 

Extension for diamond-sorting operation

16th November 2001 Local company Swisslog Trans-Tele is putting the finishing touches on a R30 000 extension to the diamond sorting operation at De Beers’ Premier Diamond Mine near Pretoria. 

Scale fouling prevented

26th October 2001 Scale build-up can foul chiller condenser tubes in the mining industry and other applications of water chillers, increasing the thermal resistance of the heat exchanger and subsequently increasing energy use and costs. 

Flameproof switches for lights

12th October 2001 A manufacturer of light fittings for hazardous areas has standardised on Bartec micro limit switches for fluorescent light diffusers. 

Air helps safeguard diamonds

29th June 2001 Speaking at the opening of the R140-million new central plant at Trans Hex's flagship Baken mine, near Alexander Bay, Northern Cape Premier, Manne Dipico said that a better South Africa could only be achieved if business made bold decisions and invested in South Africa. 

Local kiln for Morocco

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Furnaces, kilns, ovens & dryers 

On-line piping from today

By: System Author     14th April 2000 A Gauteng pipes and tubes company is today introducing an on-line service to the piping sector which will provide real-time technical and commercial details for cost calculation on capital expenditure projects. 

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