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Headgears and Shaft Equipment

Simulated mine shaft rig for full-load testing

19th April 2013 Precision engineering firm Horne is to build a R5-million, 30-m-high test rig to enable full-load testing of its Levelok chairing and E-brake emergency mineshaft braking systems. 

Initiative seeks to improve headgear quality

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     20th April 2012 Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) project house TWP, which is a member of the Mining Structures working group committee for the South African National Standards (Sans), is strongly advocating the adoption of South African mining standards as an International Organisation... 

Increased need for equipment as mining operations evolve

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     20th April 2012 The global need for headgears, shaft equipment and related expertise is growing at a significant rate as openpit mines adopt underground mining methods to exploit finely disseminated or deep ore deposits.  

SA fastener manufacturer seeks specialised machinery

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     20th April 2012 Fastening systems solutions provider Swagefast reveals that it is negotiating with an overseas fastener manufacturer for the acquisition of machinery that will enable it to manufacture more specialised fasteners, which are smaller in diameter, with sizes ranging between 5 mm and 6 mm.  

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