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Crushing and Milling

New screening and crushing product increases reliability

4th October 2013 US-based manufacturer of screening and crushing products IRock reports that its newly developed Magnum primary crusher, which is a high-performance four-bar impactor with heavy duty components, increases the reliability, efficiency and precision of crushing applications. IRock says the primary... 

New handling system developed for fast and effortless liner changing

4th October 2013 Minerals and processing specialist Metso reports that it has developed a solution to ease the maintenance of its Vertimill grinding mills, which introduces a liner lifting fixture that speeds up the changing of liners and makes it safe. The Vertimill liner-lifting fixture replaces the traditional... 

UK company erects R315m research lab

4th October 2013 Synthetic diamond super materials manufacturer Element Six, which is part of the De Beers Group of Companies, reports that on July 3 it officially opened a R315-million synthetic diamond research and development facility at the Global Innovation Centre [GIC], in Harwell, Oxfordshire, in the UK.... 

Local company exceeds production targets

4th October 2013 Johannesburg-based mining and bulk handling equipment company Tenova Takraf South Africa reports that it has exceeded its sales targets for its granulator crushing machine. The company delivered the replacement order for two granulators to a client in Ogies, east of Johannesburg well before the... 

Company driving turnkey project development and technical partnerships

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th October 2012 This year has seen significant growth in the turnkey plants business for international supplier of new and refurbished mining and mineral processing equipment Manhattan Corporation, in many geographical areas. Turnkey project supply is a key focus for the group, which has many such projects... 

Lubricant offers increased efficiency at reduced cost

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th October 2012 When platinum miner Lonmin begins production at the concentrator plant of its Baobab shaft during the fourth quarter of 2012, reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions will continue as a result of a lubrication project implemented by lubrication and filtration company Filter Focus, says... 

Mill liners not a commodity

5th October 2012 In today’s tough economic climate the milling industry can no longer regard mill liners as a commodity as mill reliability is paramount to ensure plant productivity, says rubber wear solutions provider Multotec Rubber MD Spike Taylor. Buying cheap liners could jeopardise mill production levels,... 

Increased interest, plans to expand

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th October 2012 Mineral processing grinding-mill manufacturer International Innovative Technologies (IIT) is experiencing increased interest in its milling technology, as traditional large-scale ball milling or similar processes require significant capital investment. In comparison, IIT’s high-output modular... 

Company aims to improve understanding of African mining industries

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th October 2012 Generator and compressor rental company Rand-Air appointed a mining industry expert for its operations in Africa to understand the different mining cultures in Africa better and expand its presence on the continent. The company, which is part of tools and equipment manufacturer group Atlas... 

Electronic blasting systems beneficial

5th October 2012 Openpit mining and quarry operators are unaware of the benefits of electronic blasting systems and are, therefore, losing opportunities to reduce operating costs and increase the efficiency of downstream crushing, screening and milling operations, says explosives specialist Bulk Mining Explosives... 

Health risk effects from prolonged talc exposure not conclusive

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th October 2012 While studies have confirmed a link between talc exposure and lung disease, a direct link with lung cancer has not yet been confirmed, says occupational health and hygiene provider Boletshe OHH Solutions owner and principal Occupational Hygienist Mohlabani Jan Mepha. Some studies suggest a slight... 

Comminution company sees market boom in Africa

By: Natalie Greve     30th September 2011 The demand for mining and aggregate processing technology in Africa is increasing steadily, owing to increased foreign investment and the subsequent need for secondary infrastructure. 

Largest hydraulic impact breaker commissioned at third mine

By: Natalie Greve     30th September 2011 A hydraulic pedestal impact breaker, the world’s largest, has been commissioned at Kumba Iron Ore’s Kolomela mine, in the Northern Cape, by mining equipment manufacturer JDS Industries. This is the third such unit to be sold in South Africa. 

Shift to bigger milling equipment

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th September 2011 Plummeting ore grades in the local mining arena have created the impetus to increase the size of milling equipment in minerals processing.  

Renewed interest in vibrating mill technology

30th September 2011 Vibrating mills are attracting renewed interest across the mining industry as an increasingly viable alternative for milling applications for fine and ultra-fine comminution of materials. 

Rotary breakers make a comeback

30th September 2011 Demand for traditional rotary breakers in the milling and crushing industry is on the rise, reports bulk materials handling and minerals processing specialist Osborn marketing director Martin Botha. 

First recyclable screening technology developed

30th September 2011 The first fully recyclable, modular screening media system has been developed by international diversified mining and engineering group Metso Minerals. 

Unlined pumps introduced as primary mill circuit offering

30th September 2011 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has positioned the Warman MCU range of all-metal unlined centrifugal slurry pumps as its primary offering for mill circuit duty and its standard offering on new projects, leveraging the international success of this range in South America... 

Mozambique coal project receives modular plant after test period

30th September 2011 Coal producer Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique (RTCM) has purchased a modular coal handling plant for its Zambeze coal project in Mozambique, as a result of a test pit project used to provide data for coal processing, and to maximise the extraction of coking coal. 

Minerals processing company awarded contract in Ghana

30th September 2011 Minerals processing and project management company MDM Engineering (MDM) has been awarded the Gold Fields Ghana Limited (GFGL) contract for their Tarkwa project in Ghana, which will include the provision of services for the carbon-in-leach (CIL) crushing plant expansion project. 

Australian silver producer upgrades processing facility

30th September 2011 ASX-listed metals producer Alcyone Resources is increasing silver production at its 100% owned Texas silver and polymetallic project in south-east Queensland, to a targeted rate of 1.5-million ounces to 2-million ounces a year, following progress in the wet commissioning of the upgraded Twin... 

Company receives global manufacturing licence

30th September 2011 Materials and minerals processing technology provider IMS Engineering (IMS) has been awarded the licence from its long-time principal Kawasaki ETCL to manufacture and market a new range of cone and jaw crushers. 

Company to advise Mongolian mining Ministry

30th September 2011 Finland-based mineral processing solutions provider Outotec has agreed to advise the Mongolian Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy on sustainable mining and metallurgical processing of Mongolian mineral resources. 

Gold company increases milling capacity

30th September 2011 TSX-listed Dynacor Gold’s 100% owned gold milling plant is now operating at 200 t/d, observing an increase of 14.1% compared with the average operating rate of 175.3 t/d during the second quarter of this year. 

$70-million mill and mine upgrade for gold producer

30th September 2011 Philippine-focused gold producer Medusa Mining is set to perform a $70-million remodel on its current Co-O mill and mine site, in order to increase its yearly production target to 200 000 oz. 

Significant technological advances made over 20 years

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Crushing and grinding processes have undergone significant changes over the past 20 years, Australia-based Mineral Engineering Technical Services (Mets) director and principal consulting engineer Damian Connelly reports.  

World’s largest 
hydraulic impact 
breaker constructed

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Mining equipment manufacturer JDS Industries reports that it has constructed the largest hydraulic pedestal impact breaker in the world.

Company director Jan Smit says that there is an increasing demand for larger rock breakers, owing to mines ramping up their production volumes. This can... 

New mineral crusher for sub-Saharan Africa

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Weir Minerals has formed a global alliance with German equipment supplier, KHD Humboldt Wedag, to bring high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology into the mining and minerals processing market worldwide - technology which is capable of significantly decreasing maintenance intervals and costs,... 

On-site repairs reduce downtime of mills

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 The South African division of the Welding Alloys Group (Wasa) reports that the international cement production industry is currently seeking ways to reduce the costs and frequency of maintaining their grinding equipment which needed to process limestone, and other raw products in the cement... 

New repair centre improves time for rock drill repairs

1st October 2010 Earthmoving, mining and construction equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco South Africa has improved the time it takes to repair rock drills, by building an efficient, rapid turnaround rock drill refurbishment and repair centre at its head office in Boksburg, Gauteng. 

New attachments 
enable cost-effective rock breaking

By: Henry Lazenby     1st October 2010 Construction equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa reports that it now offers a full range of Korean-built Soosan hydraulic hammer and drill attachments for earthmoving equipment, that can help save contractors time and money. 

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