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Crushing and Screening News

Sales of R30m in three months by South African crushing equipment supplier

By: Leandi Kolver     5th October 2007 South African producer of crushing, screening and washing equipment for the mining and quarrying industry, Pilot Crushtec, has reported sales of R30-million in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between March and May this year. 

Hyundai tests new construction equipment in South Africa

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     7th September 2007 Construction equipment maker Hyundai�s R3-million Robex 800LC-7A excavator, the first of its kind to enter the South African market, is being put through its paces at Lonmin Platinum in North West province. 

Structural steel crusher component set for December handover

By: Shannon de Ryhove     24th August 2007 The fabrication and erection of the structural steel component of the MP-type crusher at Assmang's new Bruce King Mokaneng mine, near Sishen in the Northern Cape, is progressing on schedule and is well on track for the handover in late December 2007, Cosira Group MD John da Silva tells... 

Crushing equipment performs well in Namibia

24th August 2007 Mining, building and civil construction equipment supplier, Rex Quip, has recently sold R8-million worth of crushing and screening equipment in Namibia. 

Crushing equipment exceeds expectations at refining plant 

24th August 2007 Local mining and quarrying equipment supplier Osborn has completed a challenging project at the new Xstrata Lion Smelter at Steelpoort. 

Comminution solutions provider wins Botswana contract

24th August 2007 Comminution solutions provider IMS Engineering has won another order for its Kawasaki primary gyratory crusher technology, this time for the expansion of Lion Ore Mining�s opencast operations at Tati Nickel in Botswana. 

New products to be exhibited at Orleans trade show

24th August 2007 International crushing and screening equipment manufacturers Powerscreen and Terex Pegson will be exhibiting a new range of products at the Sim 2007 trade show in Orleans France. 

Comminution solutions provider actively combats local skills dearth

By: Jonathan Faurie     24th August 2007 Comminution solution provider Metso Minerals South Africa is tackling the current skills dearth in the engineering and mining industry by training individuals through its in-house training programme, where learners gain insight into the industry from industry professionals. 

Marine vessel mill meets performance guarantees

24th August 2007 The roller supported mill (RSM) that was installed by diversified engineering company Bateman Engineered Technologies (BET) has passed through its 12-month warranty period successfully, meeting its process guarantees. 

Local firm's equipment sales reach record high

24th August 2007 New equipment sales for the local office of minerals processing system solutions supplier, FLSmidth Minerals, are at record highs, reports local FLSmidth capital sales manager Alistair Calver. 

New cold milling machine outdoes predecessor

24th August 2007 Higher performance, ergonomically designed driver seats and intelligent, fully automated functions, are a few of the features features of the new generation of cold milling machines from US manufacturers of asphalt and concrete milling machines, Wirtgen. 

Trial crusher steps in to sustain cement production plant

24th August 2007 Local engineering company CE Engineering's new Hyprocone 300 crusher recently came to the rescue when industrial cement producer Afrisam. 

Mobile Crusher wins design excellence award

By: Jonathan Faurie     24th August 2007 Manufacturer of crushing, screening and washing equipment for the mining and quarrying industries, Pilot Crushtec, has received an award from the Design Institute of South Africa's Design Excellence Awards 2007 for its TwisterTrac AC 210 mobile vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher. 

Industry upswing encourages manufacturing facility upgrade

By: Jonathan Faurie     24th August 2007 Mining equipment refurbishing and manufacturing company, Manhattan Corporation is in the process of upgrading its manufacture and repair facilities, reports Manhattan Corporation CEO Michael Pouroullis. 

Engineering group supplies grinding mills to new mining projects

By: Jonathan Faurie     24th August 2007 Diversified engineering group Bateman Engineered Technologies (BET), part of the Bateman Engineering group, has successfully completed the design, fabrication, delivery and installation of a ball mill for Spanish mining company Rio Narcea, reports BET comminution manager John Watson. 

Specialised attachments reduce standby equipment need

24th August 2007 Specialised attachments save time and costs on site and also reduce the need to keep rarely used machinery in readiness, reports press officer for Messe Munchen GmbH Henrike Burmeister. Messe M�nchen GmbH organised the Bauma 2007 trade show. 

€20bn worth sold worldwide last year

By: Irma Venter     8th June 2007 According to sector estimates, mining machinery to the value of €20-billion were sold worldwide last year, excluding equipment for the oil and gas industries. 

'Unprecedented growth' in aggregate and sand demand

By: Clement Deane     1st December 2006 The aggregate and sandsector is experiencing unprecedented growth, says chairperson of the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) Harley Dent. He attributes this to large-scale infrastructural development leading up to the 2010 soccer World Cup, to be hosted in South... 

Crushing and screening firm reports demand increase

By: Clement Deane     22nd September 2006 Supplier of crushing and screening equipment Pilot Crushtec reports a continuing rise in demand for its equipment. 

Quarries turn to impact-crushing technology

22nd September 2006 Growing pressure to curb the use of natural sand has seen an increasing number of South African quarries turn to impact-crushing technology to manufacture sand from rock, says IMS Engineering’s Shannon McEwan. 

Zim firm celebrates 75th birthday

By: Amy Heydenrych     25th August 2006 Celebrating its 75th anniversery this year, Bulawayo-based company Nimr and Chapman continue to strive to offer first rate engineering products and services. 

Refurbished-plant supplier secures top contracts

By: Amy Heydenrych     25th August 2006 Leading supplier of refurbished and new process plant, mining and mineral-processing equipment, Manhattan Corporation has secured a number of recent contracts for various mining groups. 

All-round service key to success

By: Amy Heydenrych     25th August 2006 With a number of exciting export oppurtunities in the pipeline, second-hand equipment specialist Marsay Equipment, has found that an all-round service is the key to success. 

New type of crusher for iron-ore mine

By: Amy Heydenrych     25th August 2006 Local manganese, iron ore and chrome producer Assmang Limited (jointly owned and controlled by African Rainbow Minerals and Assore Limited) has commissioned a primary crushing system for its Khumani Mine in the Northern Province employing some of the largest cone and gyratory crushers in the... 

New portable crusher launched

25th August 2006 Local company Pilot Crushtec has recently launched its TM0605 trailer-mounted horizontal impact crusher. This 30 tph machine has evolved from a skid-mounted version, which Pilot Crushtec has been manufacturing for approximately 15 years. 

Pilot modular plant performs well

25th August 2006 Quickstone Crushers has put a Pilot Crushtec modular crushing and screening plant to work on a mine dump recycling operation at Aquarius Platinum’s Kroondal mine. 

Projects, expansions increase on strong commodity prices

By: Amy Heydenrych     25th August 2006 Project House TWP has embarked on, and is presently busy with, a number of projects in the crushing and milling sector, which, according to CEO Nigel Townshend, underlines the growth in this sector spurred by higher commodity prices. 

Supplier wins R4,8-million equipment contract 

25th August 2006 Bulk materials handling and minerals processing specialist Osborn has been awarded a R4.8-million contract for crushers and vibratory equipment for the new Somkhele Coal Mine in northern KwaZulu-Natal. 

Shorter delivery times boost company’s market position

By: Amy Heydenrych     25th August 2006 With a demand for shorter lead times, the past few years have seen local company Baldmin Engineering moving from strength to strength. ?Directer Max Giannoccaro notes that some of the major foundries’ delivery times are too long and they refuse to cast, leaving a niche in the market for... 

Mobile crusher wins design-excellence award

25th August 2006 A recent award has reinforced Pilot Crushtec’s place in the market as a leading supplier of mobile crushing and screening equipment. The company was recently announced as the overall winner of the first annual SA Pro/ Awards competition, which recognises engineering design excellence. 

South African coal miner looks to continent for growth

By: Jade Davenport     30th June 2006 The coal arm of diversified mining house Metorex, Wakefield Investments, has embarked on a number of local and continental growth initiatives that include the expansion of three of its four mining operations in South Africa and the exploration of coalfields in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Saving laboratory costs

By: peter cromberge     3rd February 2006 The introduction of portable particle counters for analysing oil in circulation systems is set to help decrease the amount of money that mines spend on obtaining laboratory readings. 

Company nets three orders from cement producer

23rd September 2005 Reinforcing its reputation as a leading supplier of reliable, hard-wearing machines for the quarrying industry, Osborn has netted three orders from Holcim SA. 

Czech-made grinding-ball range makes SA entry

By: Irma Venter     27th May 2005 Czech manufacturer V 

Screen manufacturer wins order for new platinum project

By: elizabeth rebelo     20th May 2005 Process screening equipment manufacturer and supplier, Schenck, has received a R1,6-million order for two Multislope screens for Aquarius Platinum’s Everest South project. 

Company to expand track-mounted offering

13th May 2005 Having made mining-industry history with the launch of South Africa’s first locally-manufactured primary jaw crusher track unit, bulk-materials handling and minerals processing specialist Osborn is now manufacturing its first secondary gyrasphere crusher track mounted unit. 

Processing technology supports opencast mining industry

13th May 2005 Minerals and materials processing specialist IMS Engineering has introduced several industry-leading crushing and sorting solutions into the Southern African opencast mining environment, including primary impact crushers, primary gyratory crushers, jaw crushers and sorting technology. 

Opencast mining ends after nine years

By: Mariaan Webb     13th May 2005 Rustenburg Platinum Mines’ Amandelbult Section, with its core business of underground mining, using conventional and trackless mining methods, is the flagship of Anglo Platinum. 

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