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Crushing and Screening News

Flexibility, knowledge assist in cost reduction

By: Nadine James     27th March 2020 The coal sector faces immense cost pressures, which are influenced and  exacerbated by uncontrollable macroeconomic factors, notes vibrating equipment solutions provider Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin. However, she comments that Kwatani has sought to mitigate the impact of these factors by reducing... 

Pilot Crushtec launches compact mobile crushing, screening equipment from Metso

By: Schalk Burger     6th March 2020 Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Pilot Crushtec launched a new range from mining equipment manufacturer Metso’s mobile and compact crushing and screening equipment last month that is well suited to local economic conditions. Pilot Crushtec CEO Sandro Scherf says that contracts have been... 

Pilot Crushtec launches compact mobile  crushing, screening equipment from Metso
MOBILE JAW CRUSHER The compact, mobile jaw crushers in the range are suited to contract mining and small to medium-sized operations

Drive package delivered to greenfield mine

7th February 2020 The last of nine units of a comprehensive drive package were successfully delivered to a major greenfield copper mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by drive and automation specialist SEW-Eurodrive. The five main 500 kW drives weighed 12 t each while the remaining four... 

Drive package delivered to greenfield mine
BIG FAN A cooling unit had to be installed to the drives because of the extreme temperatures they would encounter in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Gold paper released at global forum

By: Halima Frost     7th February 2020 The collaborative paper, titled Kibali Gold Mine sulphide concentrate treatment – understanding the pre-oxidation of sulphide concentrates, was presented by dual-listed miner Barrick Gold’s Kibali gold mine technical manager Dr Thamsanqa Mahlangu at the World Gold 2019 conference held in Perth,... 

Gold paper released  at global forum
RAMP UP The separators at Kibali will be ramped up to full sulphides in future

Land agreement in motion for cobalt producer

By: Halima Frost     7th February 2020 Katanga Mining, the Glencore subsidiary that operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has, as reported by Mining Weekly Online last month, reached an agreement to acquire land where it could build a new long-term tailings facility for its 75%-owned Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) operation.... 

Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions 

By: Kim Cloete     5th February 2020 High-tech and global engineering group Sandvik is helping greenfield mining projects in Africa to power ahead through automation and digitalisation aimed at making mining safer and more efficient and sustainable.   “If you look at the global automation footprint, Africa is using some of the most... 

Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions
Mining Weekly correspondent Kim Cloete interviewed executives from global engineering group Sandvik on the sidelines of the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

ISO 9001 success for pumps company

31st January 2020 UK-based pump manufacturer Atlantic Pumps is celebrating after achieving ISO 9001 accreditation. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised quality management system standard that is issued to companies that can demonstrate a continual ability to provide strong levels of service and products that... 

ISO 9001 success for pumps company
MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS Atlantic Pumps is a specialist in pumping abrasive and aggressive fluids and works closely with the quarrying, mining, recycling and aggregates industries

Slurry pump’s enhanced wear resistance reduces TCO

31st January 2020 Pumping fluids with high solids concentrations is far more complicated than pumping water. To avoid sedimentation in the system, the correct pump size with appropriately dimensioned hoses and pipes must be selected, notes local Grindex pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology. Adding to the... 

Slurry pump’s enhanced wear resistance  reduces TCO
FOR TOUGH CONDITIONS The Grindex Bravo submersible slurry pump is proving its worth in slurry pumping applications, as the hydraulic components are made from Hard Iron

Beneficiation plant wins international awards

24th January 2020 The wet processing solution designed and delivered by wet processing equipment manufacturer CDE, simultaneously won two awards in Australia and Ireland for exceptional achievement and resource productivity. In 2017, CDE commissioned two wet processing plants in South Australia to convert an... 

Beneficiation plant wins international awards
HARD WON The company won two awards on the same night almost 10 000 miles apart

Equipment supplier advancing 4IR offering

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 The development of an intelligent cyclone by minerals processing equipment supplier Multotec is at an advanced stage, Multotec South African Operations CEO Rikus Immink tells Mining Weekly. Through the instrumentation of its ceramic-lined cyclones, Multotec is aligning itself to the automation... 

Equipment supplier advancing 4IR offering
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Multotec cannot do without its 1 600 factory workers, as the manufacture of some of its products is labour intensive

Local suppliers make financial sense for manufacturers

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 Using South African suppliers can be far more effective financially when engineering and manufacturing locally and is not simply a matter of complying with Mining Charter III, says industrial and mining vibrating screens manufacturer Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin. From a Mining Charter perspective,... 

Local suppliers make financial sense for manufacturers
LONGSTANDING LOCAL FOCUS Kwatani has relied heavily on local suppliers since going into production in 1976

Imminent trade war truce positive for iron-ore

By: Darren Parker     6th December 2019 Economic research institute Afriforesight expects the US and China to reach a trade war “truce” near the end of the year, providing some support for iron-ore. This anticipated resolution of the trade war is expected to have a positive effect on economic activity in general, including for steel... 

Imminent trade war truce positive for iron-ore
IRONING OUT THE ISSUES The resolution of the US/China trade war should mean an improvement for economic activity

Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market

By: Darren Parker     6th December 2019 Where some might see cause for concern, mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein believes that the uncertain future of iron-ore demand and pricing could mean opportunity. Some of this uncertainty is exemplified by the announcement last month of the proposed... 

Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market
Photo by Bloomberg
BALLS OF STEEL Pelletised iron is made from waste dust and can be used in the manufacture of steel

OEM introduces new range of crusher wear parts

15th November 2019 Finnish industrial machinery company Metso is expanding its crusher wear part offering by launching a new range of original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) crusher liners. Available for select markets from September 2019, the company notes that the new Metso O-Series offers the right balance between... 

OEM introduces new range of crusher wear parts
METSO O-SERIES Metso’s new range of crusher liners complements the company’s existing wear parts offering

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa

22nd October 2019 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

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... 

Tailings presents opportunity  for wet processing experts
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

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... 

OEM introduces a new range of crusher wear parts
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... 

Crusher manufacturers focused on  improving longevity
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... 

Local manufacturers solve gold mine’s milling issues
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... 

Mines realising value of OEM services
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 plants a solution in depressed economy
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 equipment peaks client interest
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... 

Next-generation impact crusher offers primary or secondary crushing modes
Photo by Twitter
FLEXIBILITY The optional modular hanging screen system enables the QI442 crusher to operate in an open or closed circuit

Earthmoving supplier launches new excavator series

27th September 2019 Earth-moving and construction equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa has launched two new series of excavators from automotive manufacturer Hyundai, namely the R480LC-9S range and R330LC-9S machines. Both series are designed for high performance in tough conditions in various... 

Earthmoving supplier launches new  excavator series
SMOOTH OPERATOR HPE Africa’s new series of Hyundai excavators are designed for high performance in tough conditions

Global OEMs, smart factories drive efficiencies

By: Cameron Mackay     27th September 2019 Global original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with branches in South Africa could assist in pushing the African continent towards the implementation of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) smart factory technologies. This will increase efficiency and energy savings in the materials, bulk handling... 

Global OEMs,  smart factories  drive efficiencies
NEW-GENERATION TRACKING Digital technology and smart factories will enable clients to track materials such as mined ore that is moved around a factory or mine site

First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme 

By: Martin Creamer     26th September 2019 The twenty-sixth Investing in African Mining Indaba – scheduled to take place in Cape Town from February 3 to 6 next year – will offer delegates new insight into issues facing Africa’s resources sector. “We’re building on the success of the 2019 Mining Indaba in terms of the high level of... 

First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme
Investing in African Mining Indaba.

Screening products performance optimised

6th September 2019 Wire screen media products manufacturer MAJOR Wire Industries has introduced a new crown curve calculation and updated crown curve adaptors for enhanced performance by the company’s tensioned Flex-Mat high vibration wire screens and other screen media products on screen decks originally designed... 

Screening products performance optimised
IMPROVED SCREENING PERFORMANCE The new crown curve calculation and updated crown curve adaptors optimise performance of the company’s tensioned screen media such as the Flex-Mat

Filter press launched for mining industry

6th September 2019 Mining processing equipment provider Outotec has launched the new Outotec FP-S filter press, which is ideal for standard filtration applications, particularly when there is a need for short delivery lead-time and a safe, reliable operation. The filter press offers efficient solid-liquid... 

Filter press launched for mining industry
FLEXIBILITY WITH ACCESSORIES The modular design of the Outotec FP-S filter press allows it to be configured with optional accessories to meet the requirements in standard filtration applications

Gold miner to expand ore processing in Senegal

6th September 2019 Canadian gold production company Dynacor Gold Mines has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with mining equipment provider KN Equipments and wealth fund the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Senegal for Strategic Invesments (FONSIS) to begin the process of strategically expanding Dynacor’s business globally... 

Gold miner to expand  ore processing in Senegal
Photo by Bloomberg
MEETING PROCESSING DEMAND As the new company would be the sole professional ore-processing facility in Senegal, Dynacor sees strong demand for its reputable and knowledgeable service

Canada funds energy-efficient crushing technology project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2019 Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi has announced a $2-million investment in a Canada Mining Innovation Council-led initiative to develop technology that will reduce energy consumption at mine sites. The project will aim to replace conventional crushers with technology that can... 

Evolution of hard-rock crushing unpacked at expo

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     23rd August 2019 Engineering and steel production company thyssenkrupp will highlight technological revolutions at this year’s Electra Mining Botswana, with industrial solutions crushing and screening technologies sub-Saharan Africa product manager Demitri Kokoroyanis presenting a free-to-attend seminar on the... 

Industry slump makes technology improvements essential

By: Darren Parker     16th August 2019 An international slowdown in the mining industry over the past few years has led to a more pressing need for technology improvements, says bearings and transmissions products distributor Bearings International (BI) business development leader Shaun Combrinck. “The mining industry is at a point... 

Industry slump makes technology improvements essential
SHAUN COMBRINCK An uptick in gold prices might mean more business from the gold sector soon

S Africa gets first dry separator pilot plant in Africa

By: Darren Parker     16th August 2019 A pilot plant for the first dry separator in Africa will be installed in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, and should be operational by the end of the first quarter of 2020, screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa MD Sydney Parkhouse tells Mining Weekly. The Telligent... 

S Africa gets first  dry separator pilot plant in Africa
DRY SORTING The Telligent Dry Separator technology enables high accuracy coal sorting without the need for liquids

New Australian office to roll out mineral sample optimiser

By: Cameron Mackay     9th August 2019 Mineral analyser equipment provider Blue Cube Systems will open a new office in Perth, Australia, in the third quarter of this year to roll out its new Blue Cube Sample Optimiser system on the continent. This system will be used in conjunction with Blue Cube’s sampling cabinet for the company’s... 

New Australian office to roll out mineral sample optimiser
CAREFUL CALIBRATION The MQi range includes models appropriate for slurry applications such as flotation and leach operations; and wet or dry magnetic, electrostatic and gravity separation

South Africa progressive in advancing women in mining

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd August 2019 Historically, the mining industry has been “extremely” male dominated, but there has been a substantial drive locally to increase the number of women working in the industry, says women-owned vibrating equipment manufacturer Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin. However, many other African countries are... 

South Africa progressive in advancing women  in mining
ELIZABETH ARULAPPEN AND KIM SCHOEPFLIN While two women sit on Kwatani’s executive committee, women also comprise 75% of the company’s board and more than 50% of management across departments

Partnership to supply lab equipment to African clients

By: Schalk Burger     26th July 2019 Mineral and mining laboratory equipment reseller and consultant Mineral Innovative Technologies Group (MIT Group) has teamed up with Russian mineral sample preparation specialist equipment manufacturer Vibrotechnik to provide a full range of laboratory (lab) equipment for Africa, says MIT Group... 

Partnership to supply lab equipment to African clients
VIBROTECHNIK DISPLAY The partners can provide complete solutions for mining, metals and electronics recycling, as well as wastewater treatment labs

Bolting solutions include tensioning tools for mining applications

19th July 2019 Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include hydraulic equipment supplier Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously, ensuring even preload in industrial applications and extreme environments, where bolt load accuracy is... 

Bolting solutions  include tensioning tools for mining applications
OPERATOR DIFFICULTIES Owing to friction, tightening a bolt with traditional torque methods can be difficult for the operator to achieve the correct bolt elongation

Drill attachment provides opportunities in underground

By: Cameron Mackay     19th July 2019 Remote-controlled demolition machines manufacturer Brokk, in collaboration with construction equipment supplier TEI Rock Drills, has introduced the new MMB326 hydraulic drifter rock drill attachment, which can be used for drilling and blasting applications in mining operations. Using this drill... 

Drill attachment provides opportunities in underground
EXPLOSIVE COMBINATION The MMB326 pairs with the Brokk 300 and allows for drilling multiple hole sizes of up to 3 inches in concrete, rock and compact soil
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