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MineWare boosts loader performance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 3 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hailing from Queensland, Australia, MineWare is an independent, 100% Komatsu-owned company that develops real-time monitoring technology for ground engaging equipment. MineWare has experienced rapid growth since its inception in 2006 and has continued to expand its global presence since joining... 

Strata Worldwide: Communication vs Information networks in mining

Updated 4 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Data networks within mines have evolved dramatically in recent years from being simply a form of enabling communication between personnel to something which now must also support a range of connected devices and systems.  

Strata Worldwide: Communication vs Information networks in mining

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The  Chamber of Mines of Namibia is celebrating its golden jubilee this year, marking 50 years of excellence and dedicated service to Namibia’s mining industry,  from its inception in 1969 to 2019.  The 8th Namibian Mining Expo and Conference, slated for 8th and 9th May 2019 at the Windhoek Show... 

Mind the gap between finance and engineering in mining and industrial projects

23rd April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Joe de Klerk, MD at CCSMI – the mining and industrial division of Construction Computer Software (CCS) Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise... 

Versatile range of expanded metal products ‘Vital’ to many industries

23rd April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “When it comes to expanded metal products, the only limit to their applications lies within the human imagination,” says Glen Pringle, Technical Director at Vital Engineering. As a manufacturer with some 80 years of experience in the production of expanded metal products, safety hand rails, floor... 

Versatile range of expanded metal products ‘Vital’ to many industries

South African foundry involved in product development

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is developing a critical furnace component as part of a cooperation agreement with a major Canada-based consulting firm. Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes tells Mining Weekly that the development is “top secret” and that the... 

South African  foundry involved in product development
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NICHE MARKET Thos Begbie has new products pending further investigation and studies that could present the opportunity to produce unique components for the steel industry, particularly blast furnaces

African solutions for African challenges

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pilot Crushtec International, southern Africa's leading supplier of quarrying and mining equipment, has added another winner, and world first to its stable of products. The DoppiaTrac DR400 is a track mounted, self-driven, feeding, crushing and stockpiling machine for medium to hard bituminous... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. Announces Appointment of Former Vale Executive Stuart Harshaw to Company’s Board of Directors

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Platinum Group Metals Ltd.announced today that Mr. Stuart Harshaw, P.Eng., MBA, has been appointed to the Company’s board of directors, bringing the number of directors to seven.  Mr. Harshaw was the Vice President, Ontario Operations, for Vale Canada Limited (“Vale”) until 2017 where he was an... 

AGL secures right to turn mine into pumped hydro

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Resources & Energy Australian energy generator AGL has secured the right to develop, own and operate a 250-megawatt pumped hydro energy storage project at Hillgrove Resources Limited’s Kanmantoo copper mine in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. 

AGL secures right to turn mine into pumped hydro

High quality, locally manufactured electrical products from Powermite

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Powermite, a member of the Hudaco group, offers a fully comprehensive range of high quality locally manufactured electrical products for machinery and equipment including mobile generators, pumps, welding machines, continuous miners, shuttle cars, tunnel borers, and transformers used by the... 

Caterpillar to use R1700 Underground Loader as platform for its first battery electric LHD

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Caterpillar has chosen to make the new R1700 Underground Mining Loader its first battery electric LHD platform. The design of the new battery electric Cat® R1700 XE will use advanced technology for lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard charging to advance safety and promote high production. The... 

Caterpillar to use R1700 Underground Loader as platform for its first battery electric LHD

Proof Mining Solutions develops innovative tamper proof spindle

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a customer encountered a problem with the removal of the restrained plug from the socket which posed a safety risk to underground mining personnel, Proof Mining Solutions, found an innovative solution. In collaboration with an end-user, Proof designed and developed a tamper proof spindle... 

Proof Mining Solutions develops innovative tamper proof spindle

Invitation for Expression Of Interest (EOI)

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) As part of its Imaloto Power Project development in South West Madagascar, Lemur Holdings is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Engineering, Procurement, Constructing, Testing and Commissioning of 138kV, Single Circuit Transmission lines and... 

GKM Consultants and SENSEMETRICS are proud to announce their Distribution Partnership.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Contributors for several years in geotechnical monitoring, the two organizations have come together, driven by complementary services and similar values. The partnership between GKM Consultants and sensemetrics Inc., aims to establish a safer future through intelligent decision making in the... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

12th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Aury poised for expansion drive in African mining industry

11th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The African mining and mineral resources sector is one of the most important international markets for Aury Africa, which plans a concerted expansion drive on the continent once it is firmly entrenched in South Africa. This is according to Xiaoming Yuan, Chairman of Aury Africa and Vice-President... 

Aury poised for expansion drive in African mining industry

The Graff Lesedi La Rona, the Largest Square Emerald Cut Diamond in the World

11th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Graff, which has cut and polished the majority of the 20 largest diamonds discovered this century, reveals the principal diamond cut and polished from the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough diamond. Weighing 302.37 carats, the Graff Lesedi La Rona, is the largest square emerald cut diamond in the... 

The Graff Lesedi La Rona, the Largest Square Emerald Cut Diamond in the World

Holistic approach needed to close mining gender gap

11th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Vanessa Ronald, Senior Brand Manager at Sisi, BBF Safety Group The number of women working in the mining sector has increased significantly over the past 17 years, with the numbers growing from 11 400 in 2002 to over 53 100 today. This represents about 12% of the entire mining workforce of 464... 

Holistic approach needed to close mining gender gap

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Vanessa Ronald, Senior Brand Manager at Sisi, BBF Safety Group The number of women working in the mining sector has increased significantly over the past 17 years, with the numbers growing from 11 400 in 2002 to over 53 100 today. This represents about 12% of the entire mining workforce of 464... 

Extracting dust – and great value

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / RTS Africa’s spin filters provide mines with a cost-effective dust extraction solution Often the simplest solutions are the best, and leading engineering solutions provider RTS Africa's inertial spin filters are a very good example of this universal truth in action. They employ a basic principle... 

Extracting dust – and great value

Albemarle chooses Metso equipment for world-class lithium project in Western Australia

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Metso has been awarded a major contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment for a new lithium hydroxide processing plant at Albemarle Corporation's Kemerton site near Bunbury in South Western Australia. The construction of this greenfield project started in January 2019 and... 

Albemarle chooses Metso equipment for world-class lithium project in Western Australia

Brazil Minerals, Inc. Achieves Key Milestone Towards Mining New Gold And Diamond Area

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Brazil Minerals announced today that it has achieved a key milestone towards mining gold and diamonds from a promising area in the Jequitinhonha River Valley. Recently, this project was inspected by the local environmental council which then voted to give its permit for its advancement, an... 

Brazil Minerals, Inc. Achieves Key Milestone Towards Mining  New Gold And Diamond Area

Rio Tinto approves $463million investment in Zulti South

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463million (Rio Tinto share $343 million) investment will sustain RBM’s current capacity and extend mine life. RBM currently operates... 

Supreme Court to rule in UK company jurisdiction legal challenge

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Supreme Court, the highest Court in the UK, will give its ruling on Wednesday 10th April 2019  at 9.45am in a legal case brought on behalf of over 1,800 Zambian villagers against mining giant Vedanta and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). In a two-day hearing, which took place... 

SKF’s smart OEM-quality remanufacturing solution saves Capex for mining customer

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a long-standing customer in the platinum mining space required urgent assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF readily came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, SKF was able to successfully refurbish twelve pallets of bearings for the... 

SKF’s smart OEM-quality remanufacturing solution saves Capex for mining customer

MacLean Invests in Expansion of Owen Sound Manufacturing Facility

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MacLean Engineering is celebrating the recent completion of a 15,000 square foot (1,400 square metre) expansion of its Owen Sound, Ontario manufacturing facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony and media visit opportunity from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 8, 2019. The expansion doubles... 

Recovery Of 72 Carat Yellow Diamond

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Firestone Diamonds plc is pleased to announce the recovery of a 72 carat yellow, makeable diamond from its Liqhobong Mine in Lesotho, during the past weekend. The 72 carat diamond was recovered together with a 22 carat makeable white stone, followed by an 11 carat fancy light-pink stone. These... 

Metso launches a hybrid truck body with unmatched payload and wear life

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At Bauma 2019, Metso is showcasing the expansion of its product portfolio into new territory. The Metso Truck Body is a groundbreaking innovation that combines the benefits of rubber and high structural strength steel, enabling mines and quarries to haul more with less.  "Hauling is one of the... 

Schauenburg launches Artificial Intelligence Camera for Mine Safety

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Schauenburg Systems, a South African Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for mine/industry safety and productivity solutions, together with dotNetix, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) product development company with strengths in processing AI in real-time, is proud to announce its latest... 

Schauenburg launches Artificial Intelligence Camera for Mine Safety

SKF bearing and Taconite seal combo improves reliability, increases uptime for Limpopo-based mine

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A Sealed Spherical Roller Bearings (SSRB) and Taconite seal solution supplied by SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services Polokwane, to protect a tail end pulley operating in a severely contaminated area, has improved reliability and increased uptime for a platinum mine in Limpopo. Frequent... 

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