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Crushing and Screening News

Study aims to improve blasting methods

By: Carina Borralho     22nd November 2013 South African mining industry explosives supplier BME technical manager Refiloe Kekana has co-written a paper that aims to increase the mining industry’s depth of understanding in rock and its characteristics, thereby helping mining companies to plan explosions more efficiently. “This paper... 

Kazakh copper mine places orders for milling solution

4th October 2013 Mineral processing equipment and systems provider Metso has been contracted by Kazakhstan-based copper miner Altay Polimetally to deliver two Vertimill grinding mills, basic engineering, supervision, commissioning and transportation to the project. This order follows previous contracts, valued at... 

Local comminution equipment company expands its portfolio

4th October 2013 Local comminution equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa [WMA] reports that it has expanded its product line with the introduction of the Enduron line of crushers, screens and feeders. The new line will be sold and serviced through WMA’s existing regional network and create a platform for future... 

New cone module increases production capabilities

4th October 2013 Mining equipment manufacturer Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) reports that it has launched the new MC1300 Cone Module in response to customer feedback, increasing the application and production capabilities of its existing modular product range. The modular product line consists of... 

Peru mine receives final mill construction permit project

By: Timothy Sibanda     4th October 2013 Underground precious metals producer Hochschild Mining reports that it has received approval from the Peruvian government for the construction of a mill at its 60%-owned Inmaculada advanced project. This represents the completion of the final stage of the project’s construction permitting... 

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.... 

Pilot Crushtec launches seven products at bauma

By: Chantelle Kotze     4th October 2013 Crushing and screening equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec launched a fleet of seven new products that are new to South Africa at the inaugural bauma Africa trade fair, which was held from September 18 to 21, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand. 

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... 

Sandvik takes advantage of bauma to unveil plant, equipment on African continent 

By: Chantelle Kotze     4th October 2013 Tooling, materials technology, mining and construction engineering group Sandvik Construction, a division of Sandvik Group, for the first time in Africa launched its Sandvik CH550 cone crusher, Sandvik DH350 surface drill rig and a complete modular crushing plant at the bauma Africa trade fair,... 

New mobile screening introduced to the South African market

By: Jonathan Rodin     20th September 2013 Belgium-based manufacturer of mobile track mounted crushing and screening equipment, Keestrack, exhibited at the inaugural bauma Africa 2013, in conjunction with the sole accredited sub-Saharan dealer, Metal’lum, which also introduced Metal’lum’s new range of track mounted crushing and screening... 

Company to open Mozambique branch this month

By: Chantelle Kotze     7th June 2013 Screening and vibrating equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa will officially open a new branch in Tete, Mozambique, this month. 

South African business sees opportunities in Ghana

By: Ilan Solomons     12th April 2013 Innovative screening and vibrating-equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa, which is based in Sebenza on the East Rand, aims to make further business inroads in Ghana. Aury Africa MD Mark Houchin tells Mining Weekly that the company has attended roadshows in Ghana over the past two years to... 

Bell Equipment granted Terex Finlay distributorship in South Africa

5th April 2013 South African original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment has been granted distribution rights by machinery manufacturer Terex Finlay for its range of mobile crushing, screening and recycling equipment in South Africa. 

Metso building world’s largest high-pressure grinding roll for mining sector

30th November 2012 Global engineering and technology company Metso is set to provide copper, gold and molybdenum producer Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's Morenci copper mine in Arizona, in the US, with an HRC-3000 grinder – Metso's new concept in high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology and the largest... 

Sandvik appoints Pilot Crushtec exclusive territory distributor  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd October 2012 Crushing and screening equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec has signed a distributor agreement for exclusively assigned territories for Sandvik Construction’s mobile range of products in the crushers and screens range. The company would now supply Sandvik’s products to South Africa, as well as... 

400 t primary jaw crusher released

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Capital equipment group, Barloworld Equipment, is the sole Southern African distributor for Finland-based global engineering and technology corporation Metso’s range of mobile crushing and screening equipment, as well as its newly developed mobile jaw crushing plant, Lokotrack LT200, which Metso... 

Expo newcomer aims to promote SA products

By: Sashnee Moodley     7th September 2012 First time exhibitor and equipment manufacturer, Astec Mining, will present its new mineral sizer for primary-, secondary- and tertiary-type crushing applications in soft, high-volume mines at the MINExpo International trade show this year. 

Best option for processing minerals in Africa studied

7th September 2012 International engineering and project management company Amec senior process engineer Trisha Naidoo sees significant opportunities for mining and processing of banded magnetite deposits on the African continent, and studies the best option for processing the mineral. She says a natural iron-ore... 

Policy failing to grasp full potential of SA’s world-leading mining equipment sector

By: Terence Creamer     20th July 2012 South Africa has significant technological capacity in its mining equipment and services sector that should be nurtured and enhanced through supportive government policy, a recently published academic paper argues.  

Screen manufacturer opens office in Mozambique

By: Leandi Kolver     8th June 2012 A new office and warehouse, located in Mozambique’s Tete province, is currently being registered by screen manufacturer Aury Africa, with another possible office to be opened in Beira.  

Diamonds boost company’s sales into Africa

By: Yolandi Booyens     8th June 2012 An increase in global demand for diamonds is one of the reasons behind local crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec’s expansion into Africa despite spiralling mining costs.  

Feeder breaker sold to Mozambique coal mine

8th June 2012 A MinPro FB1014 feeder-breaker will be delivered in mid-July to a coal mine in Mozambique by materials and minerals processing technology provider IMS Engineering, a step the company believes furthers its aim of regional expansion. 

Growth experienced after 2009 workload shedding

By: Yolandi Booyens     11th May 2012 After shedding 90% of its workload in 2009, owing to the economic downturn, mining services company Trollope Mining Services has experienced a 92% growth rate with the promise of a further 27% growth by the end of June 2012.  

Avalon may build $302m rare earths plant in southern US

By: Henry Lazenby     13th April 2012 TSX- and NYSE-listed Avalon Rare Metals is negotiating with landowners for two potential sites in the US for a rare-earth element separation plant to treat product from its flagship Nechalacho project, in Canada. CEO Don Bubar said that Avalon sees the Gulf Coast region of the US as an... 

Tenova to give Bateman wider market presence in Chile, Australia 

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2012 Mining project house Bateman Engineering is expected to be given a wider market presence in both South America and Australia following its acquisition by Tenova of Italy. Tenova CEO Gianluigi (Gigi) Nova reports that Tenova’s $150-million (R1.2-billion) acquisition of Bateman has already secured... 

German company to host bauma trade show in South Africa in 2013

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th December 2011 Trade fair company Messe München International is bringing its international tradeshow bauma to South Africa for the first time in September 2013. 

New venture set to take on growth opportunities in Africa

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     4th November 2011 Mineral processing equipment manufacturer Ludowici expects its annual African turnover to increase to more than R250-million over the near term, owing to its acquisition of South African screening media manufacturer Meschape to form the newly-established Ludowici Meshcape. 

Pilot Crushtec unveils SA-designed impact crusher

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th November 2011 Crushing and screening equipment producer Pilot Crushtec has unveiled its new 100% South African-designed, TwisterTrac VS300 300-t/h impact crusher. 

Metso to host ‘crusher school’ this month

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th October 2011 Diversified engineering and mining group Metso Minerals is holding its one-hundred-and-fifteenth crusher school course in October, with a current booking of over 55 customers. 

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. 

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