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Crushing and Milling

OLI South Africa

23rd November 2021 OLI is the world’s top-selling supplier of electric external motovibrators.  The OLI product is distributed in Southern Africa by its subsidiary in Gauteng, South Africa.  

Components improve joint reliability

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     1st October 2021 Vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications, such as vibrating screens in the mining sector, says engineering solutions provider BMG. “BMG’s Lock Bolt pins and collars – designed to replace bolted... 

BMG lock bolt pins and collars on a black and red background
HOLD IT TOGETHER The robust two-piece fastening system is vibration resistant, tamper-proof, and fast and easy to install

Optimising mill circuits for best efficiency impact

1st October 2021 Decades of product evolution have given multinational engineering company FLSmidth a range of solutions – including its LoadIQ smart sensor technology – to supply and optimise all technology in the grinding circuit. According to FLSmidth regional product line and key account management director... 

AG/SAG ball mill in operation
OPTIMISED FLSmidth designed and supplied the AG/SAG and ball mill operating in a nickel and PGM comminution circuit

Company appoints Indonesian distributor

1st October 2021 Mineral processing technology provider Metso Outotec has appointed Indonesian equipment supplier PT Trakindo Utama as a distributor for aggregate solutions as of last month. PT Trakindo Utama will provide Metso Outotec’s track-mounted, wheel-mounted, and stationary crushers and vibrating... 

Three representative of Metso Outotec and PT Trakindo Utama standing in a Trakindo reception area
GREAT DISTRIBUTION PT Trakindo Utama is a “world-class” provider of construction heavy equipment solutions in Indonesia with 50 years of experience

Welding solutions provider breaks into mining

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     1st October 2021 With its extensive experience in the welding industry, cutting tool solutions provider First Cut states that it has “only just begun to scratch the surface” in building a customer base in the mining industry. “We have assembled a team of individuals with experience in sales, training and product... 

Messer cylinder pressure regulator on white background
BREAK THROUGH First Cut aims to become one of the major suppliers of quality welding and oxy-fuel products to the South African mining market

Smart plant control readily accessible

1st October 2021 The innovative digital operating concept SPECTIVE from crushing plant producer Kleemann, supplied by German construction company Wirtgen Group, has optimised the control options of crushing plants in a “trendsetting manner”. With the SPECTIVE CONNECT extension, Kleemann goes one step further. All... 

image of the SPECTIVE CONNECT plant control panel
HIGH TECH Operators no longer have to leave the cab or interrupt the ongoing process and they can detect on the smartphone that the diesel fill level is low

Global offering showcased in Las Vegas

1st October 2021 Buoyed by recent success, mining equipment supplier TAKRAF Group joined MINExpo 2021 eager to discuss the future of the global mining industry, as renewed interest spurs investment in the Americas and elsewhere. TAKRAF Group’s engineering and service experts from across the continent engaged with... 

TAKRAF crusher pictured outside
POWER HOUSE The group has three major projects ongoing or recently concluded in the Americas

Particle ore sorting solutions continuing

1st October 2021 Mineral processing equipment supplier Metso Outotec and mining materials handling company TOMRA Mining have agreed to continue the non-exclusive cooperation to supply particle ore sorting solutions to the mining and metallurgical industries. The collaboration expands Metso Outotec’s and TOMRA’s... 

Another Lokotrack for SPH Kundalila contract

1st October 2021 Leading crushing and materials handling contractor SPH Kundalila has reaffirmed its faith in Metso crushers by installing another Lokotrack LT120 from local distributor Pilot Crushtec. The Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crushing plant, acquired early in 2021, has been added to SPH Kundalila’s... 

Lokotrack LT120 crusher on the SPH Kundalila mine
POWER CRUSHING The Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crushing plant has been added to SPH Kundalila’s crushing fleet at an opencast platinum mine near Rustenburg

Virtual event showcases new screening solutions

By: Darren Parker     2nd October 2020 Original-equipment manufacturer Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s new Peak Screening solution – an integrated system designed to help ensure every square meter of a customer’s screening is as productive as possible – was showcased at the company’s Innovation in Mining virtual event, hosted... 

AMPLE SCREEN TIME
Screening equipment needs to be optimised for seamless operation
AMPLE SCREEN TIME Screening equipment needs to be optimised for seamless operation

New tech boosts productivity

By: Darren Parker     2nd October 2020 Comminution, separation and sorting technology provider IMS Engineering now supplies process systems and equipment manufacturer General Kinematics’ STM-Screen – which can replace a brute force screen and provide an increase of up to 40% in circuit capacity, helping mines to improve their... 

SHAKE IT
The two-mass vibrating screens are modifiable to accommodate higher tonnages and deeper material bed depths
SHAKE IT The two-mass vibrating screens are modifiable to accommodate higher tonnages and deeper material bed depths

Crushing plant fabrication completed

2nd October 2020 Steel fabrication and structure erection company Betterect has successfully completed the fabrication of a semi-mobile crushing plant (SMCP) for a coal mine in Mozambique. The SMCP project was required as part of the mine’s goal to increase production. The mining business unit of diversified... 

A MOVING PROJECT The semi-mobile crusher plant is a pan-African infrastructure project that required collaboration between African industrial suppliers
A MOVING PROJECT The semi-mobile crusher plant is a pan-African infrastructure project that required collaboration between African industrial suppliers

OEM renews strategy to promote various brands

By: Darren Parker     2nd October 2020 Multinational original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) group Astec Industries, based in the US – which has had a presence in South Africa since 2000 through its acquisition of South African crushing and screening OEM Osborn Engineered Products – is renewing its focus on a strategy to consolidate its... 

MAXIMUM UPTIME 
Customers should support OEM parts to ensure the longest life possible for machinery
MAXIMUM UPTIME Customers should support OEM parts to ensure the longest life possible for machinery

Virtual symposium pending for wet processing industry

2nd October 2020 Wet processing equipment manufacturer CDE has announced plans to host a virtual trade event for the global materials wet processing industry. Continuing its engineering insights education series, the major two-day virtual event will take place on October 14 and 15. 

ALL PART OF THE PROCESS
At the symposium, topics covered will include improving operating economics and profits across various minerals
ALL PART OF THE PROCESS At the symposium, topics covered will include improving operating economics and profits across various minerals

Safety a major driver for innovation in crushing

By: Darren Parker     2nd October 2020 An increased focus on safety is one of the key driving factors behind innovation and development in original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s crushing and screening product ranges. “We’ve seen an evolution around the safety aspect of technology developments in our... 

CRUSHING IT
The Sandvik 800i series cone crushers come with the new generation automation and connectivity system as standard
CRUSHING IT The Sandvik 800i series cone crushers come with the new generation automation and connectivity system as standard

MechProTech (Pty) Ltd.

2nd October 2020 MechProTech (MPT), your Original Equipment Manufacturer and supplier of mineral processing solutions, tailormade to your unique needs. MPT’s equipment is sized and designed for, amongst others, the metallurgical processing of gold, diamonds, iron ore, copper, chrome, cobalt, ferro metals, coal,... 

MechProTech (Pty) Ltd.

VIBRAMECH: Improving engineering design for superior vibrating equipment

2nd October 2020 Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer of vibrating mineral processing equipment, Vibramech, is proud to announce its biggest single order in its 43 years of operation.  During the course of 2020, Vibramech will supply over 30 units of vibrating equipment to a state-of-the-art marine diamond... 

VIBRAMECH: Improving engineering design for superior vibrating equipment

OLI South Africa

21st February 2020 Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product, has secured OLI’s position as the world’s top-selling supplier of electric external motovibrators.  Since its establishment as an industrial vibration technology company in 1961, OLI  has remained committed to... 

OLI South Africa

Tailings presents opportunity for wet processing experts

By: Tracy Hancock     4th October 2019 Wet-processing equipment company CDE South Africa is targeting iron-ore and gold mining operations with low-grade ore and tailings dumps, as it believes this is where potential for growth lies in South Africa. “In the iron-ore space we have had a lot of success in beneficiating low-grade waste... 

PATENTED TECHNOLOGY
CDE Business Development Manager for sub-Saharan Africa Wayne Warren dwarfed by an AggMax logwasher plant incorporating an Infinity screen at a diamond mine site in in the region
PATENTED TECHNOLOGY CDE Business Development Manager for sub-Saharan Africa Wayne Warren dwarfed by an AggMax logwasher plant incorporating an Infinity screen at a diamond mine site in in the region

Fekola mill expansion started

By: Tracy Hancock     4th October 2019 Canada-headquartered senior gold producer B2Gold has started the mill expansion at the Fekola mine, in south-west Mali. The expansion, which is scheduled for completion early in the fourth quarter of 2020, is expected to significantly increase yearly gold production and enhance the Fekola mine’s... 

CAPITAL SPEND The mill expansion is estimated to be about $50-million, with B2Gold splitting this capital spending evenly between 2019 and 2020
CAPITAL SPEND The mill expansion is estimated to be about $50-million, with B2Gold splitting this capital spending evenly between 2019 and 2020

OEM introduces a new range of crusher wear parts

4th October 2019 Finnish industrial machinery company Metso is expanding its crusher wear part offering by launching a new range of original-equipment manufacturer crusher liners. Available for select markets from September 2019, the new Metso O-Series offers the right balance between performance, affordability... 

METSO O-SERIES Metso’s new range of crusher liners complements the company’s existing wear parts offering, enabling the right balance between performance, affordability, secured fit and function for Metso crushers
METSO O-SERIES Metso’s new range of crusher liners complements the company’s existing wear parts offering, enabling the right balance between performance, affordability, secured fit and function for Metso crushers

Crusher manufacturers focused on improving longevity

By: Tracy Hancock     4th October 2019 Technological advances in the crushing industry are few, with some machines based on old technology that has been used for decades, says surface mining association Aspasa director Nico Pienaar. “Crushers remain basic,” he says, noting that the industry is in the Second Industrial Revolution and... 

ECONOMY DICTATES DEMAND
The demand for crushing depends on infrastructure development, which, in turn, relies on the economy
ECONOMY DICTATES DEMAND The demand for crushing depends on infrastructure development, which, in turn, relies on the economy

Local manufacturers solve gold mine’s milling issues

4th October 2019 Specially designed ore silo chutes from transfer solutions provider Weba Chute Systems will be installed at a South African gold mine to reduce mill wear and other processing challenges caused by the uncontrolled flow of mined material into the mills. Developed in collaboration with vibrating... 

CUSTOM COLLABORATION
The solution developed by Weba Chute in collaboration with Kwatani promises direct savings in terms of mill bearings, as well as less mill downtime
CUSTOM COLLABORATION The solution developed by Weba Chute in collaboration with Kwatani promises direct savings in terms of mill bearings, as well as less mill downtime

Mines realising value of OEM services

By: Tracy Hancock     4th October 2019 Mines and quarries are returning to original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as mining and quarrying equipment manufacturer Osborn Engineered Products for service-level agreements (SLAs) amid tough economic conditions. “Even repairs are being redirected to OEMs, owing to the great cost and... 

STEP CHANGE
The mining industry is a lot more receptive to service-level agreements, owing to the ongoing shortage of skills in the industry and having to turn to original-equipment manufacturers to redo the work of alternative service providers
STEP CHANGE The mining industry is a lot more receptive to service-level agreements, owing to the ongoing shortage of skills in the industry and having to turn to original-equipment manufacturers to redo the work of alternative service providers

Modular plants a solution in depressed economy

By: Tracy Hancock     4th October 2019 Mines and quarries are conservative with regard to capital expenditure on crushing and screening equipment amid the current depressed economic climate, but there are gaps in the market where the cost of investing in a complete plant is warranted, says quarrying and mining equipment supplier Pilot... 

MODULAR IS SMART A modular solution enables companies to design a plant using components specific to their needs and site specifications, and add components as their needs evolve
MODULAR IS SMART A modular solution enables companies to design a plant using components specific to their needs and site specifications, and add components as their needs evolve

New equipment peaks client interest

By: Tracy Hancock     4th October 2019 Earthmoving equipment supplier HPE Africa foresees significant demand for the four new high-performance mobile cone crushers, with improved cone chambers, added to its range of McCloskey crushing and screening equipment. “These units will be ideal for local road tenders expected for release in... 

NEW CRUSHING SOLUTION
McCloskey's portable C2 cone crushers provide secondary crushing solutions for operators requiring performance rates of up to 300 t/h
NEW CRUSHING SOLUTION McCloskey's portable C2 cone crushers provide secondary crushing solutions for operators requiring performance rates of up to 300 t/h

Next-generation impact crusher offers primary or secondary crushing modes

4th October 2019 Mining equipment supplier Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology has extended its 2 Series product offering with the launch of the QI442 track mobile impact crusher, which includes the newly developed CI621 Prisec Impactor. “Like previous Prisec impact crushers, the CI621 can be configured to work as... 

FLEXIBILITY The optional modular hanging screen system enables the QI442 crusher to operate in an open or closed circuit
Photo by Twitter
FLEXIBILITY The optional modular hanging screen system enables the QI442 crusher to operate in an open or closed circuit

Welding Alloys South Africa

4th October 2019 Welding Alloys South Africa (WASA) has been providing the African market with locally manufactured engineered wear protection solutions since 1976, making it one of the most experienced companies in the field. WASA’s array of products covers an extensive range of chromium carbide overlay... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

Efficient crushing reduces downtime risks

5th October 2018 Cost-effective crushing is vital to the competitiveness of mining and quarrying operations, and experienced experts can ensure the right amount of the required product, while reducing the risk of operational downtime, says integrated crushing, mining and mineral processing solutions provider and... 

CRUSHING SOLUTION
B&E International supplies crushing plants that work in a range of mining applications
CRUSHING SOLUTION B&E International supplies crushing plants that work in a range of mining applications

Innovative technologies to enhance equipment monitoring, optimisation

5th October 2018 That the South African mining industry is at an inflection point, in which newer, innovative technologies have the potential to unlock new ways of managing variability and enhancing productivity, is no point of contention, says comminution and separation solutions provider IMS Engineering... 

ADVANCED IMS Engineering recently launched General Kinematics, which is a two-mass vibratory technology
ADVANCED IMS Engineering recently launched General Kinematics, which is a two-mass vibratory technology

Manufacturer focuses on developing larger vibrating screening equipment

By: Donald Makhafola     5th October 2018 Screening machines are becoming larger and heavier because the ongoing trend in the mining industry globally is to increase tonnage output while maintaining efficiency, said original-equipment supplier and manufacturer of custom-designed vibrating equipment Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin at Electra... 

BEAST Kwatani chose South African national rugby player Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira as its brand ambassador for these larger screen machines
BEAST Kwatani chose South African national rugby player Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira as its brand ambassador for these larger screen machines
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