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Crushing and Screening News

Air classifiers replacing wet classification in quarries

By: Claire O'Reilly     4th June 2021 Pressure on the quarrying industry and mining sector to reduce water consumption is at an all-time high, resulting in an increased shift towards quarries’ moving away from wet classification technology towards dry classification technology, such as the Fisher Air Separator (FAS), this is... 

Dual power crushers offer competitive advantage

4th June 2021 The new age of dual power, or bi-power, mobile crushers and screens allows contractors, quarries and mines to reduce operational costs and increase equipment availability, while enjoying the versatility of being able to run their crushers and screens in any remote location. 

Dual power crushers offer competitive advantage
JAW CRUSHER AND SCREEN Economical and environment-friendly electric drives are quickly gaining ground in contract crushing

Sulphide collectors prospering in Zambian market

By: Cameron Mackay     14th May 2021 Axis House has had the opportunity to enhance and develop its range of copper flotation sulphide collectors in the Zambian mining industry, states Axis House sales manager Gareth Heynes. The company’s TLQ2 sulphide collector – a specialised liquid collector used for copper flotation – is being... 

Sulphide collectors prospering in Zambian market
INNOVATIVE TESTING Further, Axis House has newly formulated sulphide collectors that are being tested at various clients in Zambia.

Coal still holds promise for OEMs – screening specialist

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th March 2021 Original-equipment manufacturer Kwatani has kept up sales and service volumes throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the lull in coal demand globally.  

Coal still holds promise for OEMs – screening specialist
KWALITY CHECK Kwatani’s large multi-slope screens undergo testing before being handed over

Working to meet conveyer safety regulations

26th March 2021 The Mine Health and Safety Act states that “the installation of incline conveyor belts must include the fitting and use of one or more devices to prevent run-back or run-on, to prevent injury by materials or minerals falling from a conveyor belt”, says engineering solutions provider BMG business... 

Working to meet conveyer safety regulations
FIRM AND STEADY Stringent measures are taken to prevent roll back incidents that can cause injuries during conveying operations

Good vibrations for the year ahead

By: Darren Parker     29th January 2021 Vibrating original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani’s capital project pipeline is “exceptionally strong against the back-end of weak markets”, which Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin says is a result of time spent actively working with mining and project houses during the worst of the pandemic. For... 

Good vibrations  for the year ahead
KIM SCHOEPFLIN The pandemic has not affected Kwatani’s business as negatively as originally expected

XRT sorting can be adapted for Copperbelt mining

By: Cameron Mackay     4th December 2020 Ore-processing equipment supplier TOMRA Sorting Mining’s experience in copper ore sorting globally came to the fore with its X-ray transmission (XRT) technology, with which the company has attained “ideal” results in the recovery of material and waste removal. TOMRA Sorting Mining area sales... 

XRT sorting can be adapted for Copperbelt mining
CHRISTIAN KORSTEN Test results have shown that senor-based ore sorters in copper mining can work as a pre-concentration, and remove a significant mass of waste material

Company involved in plant construction for DRC mine

By: Cameron Mackay     4th December 2020 Local consulting firm Metallurgical Engineering Technology and Construction (METC) was approached in 2017 to provide detailed engineering and equipment supply for the Mutoshi copper mine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). METC director Steve Cathey states that the main objective was... 

Company involved in plant construction for DRC mine
STEVE CATHEY We aim to become the go-to engineering team to solve the challenges around transitional ores that many copper producing mining houses are currently facing

Manganese expertise boosts service to mines

By: Theresa Bhowan     27th November 2020 Geological service provider Minrom states that its dedicated team of geologists, with years of manganese mining expertise, can provide crucial decision-making services for manganese mines in the Northern Cape. Minrom’s services range from greenfield exploration and three-dimensional geological... 

Manganese expertise boosts service to mines
Photo by Bloomberg
MANGANESE EXPERTISE Through services to manganese mines in the Northern Cape, Minrom has identified pitfalls and bottlenecks that occur during the exploitation of resources during mining programmes

SA company aims for preferred supplier status in Australia

By: Cameron Mackay     16th October 2020 Australia is abundant in minerals, with more mines being established every year; this results in more mined ore having to be processed, says local foundry company Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes. He states that the company’s goal is to be the preferred supplier of components for... 

SA company aims for preferred supplier  status in Australia
SCM21 PROJECT SUPPLIER Thos Begbie will manufacture and supply new and improved components to BHP’s Olympic Dam underground copper mine’s flash and electric furnace

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... 

Virtual event showcases new screening solutions
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... 

New tech boosts productivity
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... 

Crushing plant fabrication completed
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... 

OEM renews strategy to promote various brands
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. 

Virtual symposium pending for wet processing industry
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... 

Safety a major driver for innovation in crushing
CRUSHING IT The Sandvik 800i series cone crushers come with the new generation automation and connectivity system as standard

Used equipment gaining traction

By: Theresa Bhowan     25th September 2020 Earthmoving equipment supplier Goscor Earthmoving, an accredited dealer of heavy equipment manufacturer SANY equipment, has noted an increase in the popularity of used materials-handling equipment amid the current economic constraints caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown. 

Used equipment gaining traction
GOOD AS NEW SANY has sold a significant number of machines during the lockdown period and have very few pieces of used equipment on hand

Trommel supply available throughout continent

25th September 2020 Trommel technology leader MDS trommel screens and apron feeders, which have been designed especially for mineral processing and recycling applications, are available throughout Africa from branded machinery supplier BLT World. “These flexible systems are used to remove the small fraction – fines... 

Trommel supply available throughout continent
ADVANCE MECHANISMS M515 trommels are designed to clean rocks in all weather conditions

New software offers greater continuous-miner business support

By: Halima Frost     18th September 2020 Mining equipment manufacturer Eickhoff South Africa has introduced new software packages, which help clients to manage and analyse continuous miners’ key performance indicators (KPIs). Some of these KPIs include data pertaining to shift advances, first coal, last coal, shuttle car counts and... 

New software offers greater continuous-miner business support
KEEPING TRACK Being able to track key performance indicators allows for optimal operation and output

Significant potential exists for local capital equipment exporters

By: Donna Slater     10th September 2020 South African Capital Equipment Exporters Council (Saceec) director and CEO Eric Bruggeman has pointed out that South African capital equipment exporters had exported R178-billion worth of capital equipment during 2019. Saceec members accounted for about R50-billion, or just under 30%, of that... 

Significant potential exists for local capital equipment exporters

Local value chain should include TiCI4, powder

4th September 2020 A PhD study on developing a roadmap for the South African titanium metal industry indicated that the South African titanium metal value chain should be expanded to include local TiCl4 and titanium metal powder production. The study was conducted at the Graduate School of Technology Management, at... 

Local value chain should include TiCI4, powder
COMPLETING THE FLOW With South Africa being one of the largest producers of mined titanium, rutile and ilmenite, many would assume that the country has a thriving titanium industry

Specialist completes crushing plant equipment delivery

By: Mamaili Mamaila     4th September 2020 Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Astec Industries Inc has completed a significant export order for a new aggregate crushing plant in Harare, Zimbabwe – through its regional office in Johannesburg, in Gauteng. 

Specialist completes crushing plant equipment delivery
GAINING MOMENTUM The number of Astec-manufactured machines operating successfully in the aggregate and mining space in Zimbabwe is also building customer confidence

Pandemic prevents further engagement on housing draft

28th August 2020 A call for further engagement with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) regarding the 2019 Draft Review of Housing and Living Conditions Standard has stalled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in South Africa. The draft standard requires that mines... 

Pandemic prevents further engagement  on housing draft
NICO PIENAAR The surface mining sector represents a large part of the overall mining community

Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect – and it’s free of charge 

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2020 The Electra Mining Africa Connect week will enable exhibitors to promote their products and services free of charge alongside industry-related informative webinars, media activations and product showcase opportunities from September 7 to 11. For the first time in 48 years, Electra Mining Africa... 

Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect – and it’s free of charge
Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin outlines Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect plans to Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa

10th July 2020 Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has extensive experience in materials handling and minerals processing circuits, and the service support of its own manufactured equipment.  A fully owned subsidiary of thyssenkrupp, headquartered in Essen, Germany, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South... 

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa

Osborn completes first equipment installation in CIS region

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th July 2020 Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn has completed an export order to Kyrgyzstan, which extends its reach into the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. The equipment supplied by Osborn has been installed at the country’s second-largest gold mine, the Jerooy gold project.  

Company continues global growth

By: Cameron Mackay     3rd July 2020 Following growth in Australia, as well as expansions into other countries, Australian mining and heavy equipment trader Components Only is focusing on continuing its momentum in terms of global growth. “About 30% of our revenue is now international. Our international expansion is twofold – to... 

Company continues global growth
EARTHMOVING COMPONENTS IMPORTING Currently, Components Only is a net importer of product for many countries the company works with

Company leverages 20 years’ experience to benefit clients

3rd July 2020 The selection of suitable equipment for specific earthmoving tasks is critical, not only to optimise productivity, but to also ensure efficient capital expenditure, minimal downtime and safety on site, notes Equipment supplier HPE Africa. It is also critical that the equipment that is selected... 

Multotec expands global reach into South America

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd July 2020 South African minerals processing company Multotec is expanding its global reach by investing in South America, where almost 30% of the world’s foreign direct investment is being funnelled. “South America is a very important mining jurisdiction. Multotec Chile’s official registration in 2014... 

Multotec expands global reach into South America
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY Multotec’s production capability enables it to supply products to any mine in the world

Metso Outotec can drive industries towards responsible use of natural resources

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st July 2020 Metso Minerals, a subsidiary of global industrial company Metso, has officially merged with Finnish-listed technology company Outotec. The merger has formed a leading process technology, equipment and services company serving the minerals, metals and aggregates industries. The combined company... 

Supplier saves mining industry time, money

By: Theresa Bhowan     19th June 2020 Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) is supplying bearings manufacturer Dodge ISN bearings to the quarrying sector to address contamination – the leading cause of premature bearing failure in the industry. 

Dust, spill control now an attainable solution

19th June 2020 Plant operators want to eliminate dust and spills on belts and transfers as well as minimise maintenance requirements of the conveyor system. Further, the ability of plants to efficiently cope with the challenges of moist and sticky materials related to quarrying is also desired. 

Dust, spill control now an attainable solution
SQUEAKY CLEAN Cleaning at critical points is necessary, however, the majority of time previously spent cleaning is now available for productive work at the plant

Mobile screening plant proves highly efficient

19th June 2020 Earthmoving equipment supplier HPE Africa’s McCloskey S250 screener – one of the largest tracked-mounted mobile vibratory screening plants available – has been designed for highly-efficient aggregate material screening. 

Mobile screening plant proves highly efficient
MOVER AND SHAKER The McCloskey S250 is one of the largest mobile screens on the market

Products meet mining lubrication challenges

By: Cameron Mackay     12th June 2020 Bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) is offering industrial equipment manufacturer ROCOL’s range of wire rope lubricant products to solve vital and complex lubrication challenges for local miners. “Where lubricants are put through the most challenging... 

Products meet mining lubrication challenges
MEETING TOXICITY CHALLENGES ROCOL is known for its biodegradable wire rope lubricants

This year's Electra Mining cancelled

By: Donna Slater     29th May 2020 Organisers of Southern Africa’s mining, manufacturing, automation, electrical and power trade exhibition Electra Mining Africa, Specialised Exhibitions, reports that the 2020 edition of the trade fair has been cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s show had been scheduled to... 

Miner implements enterprise, supplier development

By: Halima Frost     1st May 2020 Ranked as one of the top five coal miners in South Africa, diversified miner Exxaro Resources has sought to implement leading practices in enterprise and supplier development  across the company’s core functional areas. Exxaro currently supplies local and domestic markets with thermal,... 

Miner implements enterprise, supplier development
STEADFAST Exxaro's Belfast operation if one of its numerous opencast mines adding to its large coal contribution in South Africa

Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2020 All mining operations, excluding collieries supplying Eskom which have been permitted to operate at full capacity throughout national lockdown, may now resume at 50% capacity during the remaining lockdown days, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday. Thereafter,... 

Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister
Photo by Veronica Creamer
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Matashe during virtual media conference.

Council turns attention to Ghana

By: Tracy Hancock     3rd April 2020 South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) member companies are increasingly looking outside of the South African market for opportunities, owing to the country’s current economic climate, says SACEEC director and CEO Eric Bruggeman. “South Africa’s market is dead. The local... 

Council turns attention to Ghana
EASY ACCESS Ghana, Africa’s top gold producer, offers South African capital equipment manufacturers favourable shipping accessibility through the Port of Tema
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