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Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydropower

Mobile hydraulic mining maintenance crane for underground operation

23rd November 2007 Mining equipment manufacturer ARVA Industries has received an order for the ARVA Model MC400PC-1540LP 20-ton low profile underground mining maintenance crane from Saskatchewan-based PCS Corey potash mine. 

Computer-based operator training course for mini hydraulic excavators 

23rd November 2007 Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has introduced a computer-based mini hydraulic excavator operator training course, aimed at helping owners of the compact machines prepare and retain a competent operator fleet and protect their investment. 

Mine-specific vehicles spell new direction for technology firm

By: Neal Goldwyer     20th July 2007 Developers and manufacturers of fail-safe braking systems NCS Engineering has orders in hand for three purpose-built mine support vehicles, following the successful trial run of a prototype at a mine in Mpumalanga. 

Hydraulic oil filtration wards off mechanical component wear

By: Neal Goldwyer     20th July 2007 Filtration, separation and purification solutions specialist Pall Corporation has fitted a cleanliness management system for a leading mining house at a longwall mining operation in Mpumalanga. 

Local company seals centrifuge distribution and repair deal

20th July 2007 Chrome chemicals company Chrome International South Africa, of Newcastle KwaZulu-Natal, has appointed bearing manufacturer SKF as sole distributor of the world-renowned Hiller range of decanter centrifuges and hydraulic drives throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Drainage drilling programme to improve platinum mine safety

By: Neal Goldwyer     20th July 2007 Designer and manufacturer of hydropowered mining equipment Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) has won an Anglo Platinum contract to drill drainage holes at a number of shafts in the Rustenburg area. 

Lightweight hydraulic cylinder system to ease shaft restructuring

By: Neal Goldwyer     20th July 2007 Sole distributors of Simplex hydraulic equipment in South Africa, Becker Engineering is awaiting the go-ahead to initiate commissioning of a 200t capacity hydraulic lifting system that it has supplied to a major platinum mine. 

New range of rodless actuators improves pneumatic range

By: Neal Goldwyer     20th July 2007 A leading supplier of pneumatic and hydraulic solutions Ernest Lowe has added a new rodless actuator from Norgren to its range. 

Durable hydraulic hose and couplings promise enhanced performance

20th July 2007 To meet increasing demand from the mines for quality hydraulic components, Bearing Man's seals division has extended its range to include flexible hydraulic hose, couplings and fittings designed to perform in demanding conditions. 

High-performance drive systems for mines

24th November 2006 Exclusive Southern African distributor B&W Materials-Handling Big Lift Trucks supplies mines with a range of conveying equipment with theoption of high-performance hydraulicdrive systems. This range of bulk handling equipment includes Samson apron belt feeders with a drive system thatcomprises a... 

Cheap, portable hydromining packs gain in popularity

24th November 2006 Mines all over the world continue to search for ways to improve profitability by containing or cutting the costs of equipment installation and transportation. 

Hydraulic packings boast extended service life

24th November 2006 Bearing Man’s seals division now supplies the mines with Carco large diameter oil seals and hydraulic packings that offer extended service life in extreme operating conditions. 

Popular excavator gets facelift

24th November 2006 Doosan Infracore SA, local distributor of Doosan Daewoo heavy earthmoving equipment, has launched the successor to the Solar 220 LC-V hydraulic crawler-track excavator, the Solar 225 LC-V. 

Simplified torquing with new hydraulic wrenches

24th November 2006 Becker Engineering, exclusive distributors in Southern Africa for Simplex, has extended it range of hydraulic torque wrenches to include square drive and low clearance units that enable quick and easy torquing in confined areas on the mines. 

Hopper control system offers simplicity, ease of maintenance

24th November 2006 Fluid- and motion-control specialist Ernest Lowe is marketing an innovative solution to the mining industry, focused around hoppers, which are presently controlled using pneumatics, relying on the operator for the sequence of operation. 

Honing systems improve hydraulic component reliability

24th November 2006 US precision abrasive bore specialist Sunnen Products Company has introduced new technology to help hydraulic component manufacturers conform to ‘zero-leak’ standards and greatly reduce warranty issues due to component leakage. 

Pneumatic conveyor system for fine-grained material 

By: Clement Deane     21st July 2006 Local firm ELB Engineering Services’ launch of its Fluidcon system at Mintek in Randburg on June 28 has important implications for the materials handling industry in South Africa, says CE DR Stephen Meijers. The system, through aeration, fluidises material, making it easier to transport. It... 

Latest technology offered to local companies

By: Clement Deane     21st July 2006 Hydraulics company Turnkey Hydraulics remains focused on the need to offer local industry the latest technology used in leading markets worldwide, the firm tells Mining Weekly. 

Pullers reduce effort and time

21st July 2006 Hytec group subsidiary Power Team offers one of the largest ranges of mechanical and hydraulic industrial puller ranges available. 

Lifts for heavy-duty applications

21st July 2006 For nearly 50 years, Ingersoll Rand has been serving the materials handling needs of various industries worldwide including automotive, appliance, aerospace, electronics, food, furniture, glass packaging, printing, pharmaceutical, sheet metal, textile, and warehousing. 

Hydraulic lock improves underground safety

21st July 2006 Following a well-publicised event in 1995 when an underground locomotive fell down a mine shaft, various actions have been taken to try and prevent similar accidents. 

Longwall mining benefits from correct sealing

21st July 2006 Exclusive distributors in Southern Africa for Hallite Seals - Bearing Man and the company’s specialised Sealco seals division - supplies the mining industry with a range of quality seals, which includes products that meet the growing demands of longwall mining. 

An alternative power-supply solution

25th November 2005 As an alternative to using compressed air for power supply in mining, local company Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) developed technology to make use of high-pressure water and HPE Engineer Dolf B 

Ready to tackle any hydraulic-repair challenge

By: thamashni naidoo     25th November 2005 Involved in the designing, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and servicing of hydraulic systems, Turnkey Hydraulics believes that it can tackle any hydraulic repair problem. 

New valve reduces dewatering pumping costs

By: thamashni naidoo     25th November 2005 The primary purpose of a cooling-car valve system is to ensure a constant flow through the cooling car, irrespective of the flow demand from downstream operations. 

Local company becomes part of international group

By: thamashni naidoo     25th November 2005 Benoni-based Hypress Africa, the newest member of the Hypress International group, falls under the commercial division of IMM Hydraulics. 

Heat exchangers handle hydraulic oil safely

25th November 2005 Modular shell-and-tube heat exchangers from Power Drives, designed for oil-cooling applications, are especially suitable for the efficient and safe handling of hydraulic oil in large gearbox systems on the mines. 

Record breaks for mill brakes

25th November 2005 Considered the first of its kind, Twiflex has developed a modular safety brake system for the latest-generation ‘gearless; SAG and Ball Mills of up to 20 MW capacity. 

Manual dumping station for pneumatic conveyors

25th November 2005 A new manual dumping station for pneumatic conveying systems collects dust created during manual dumping of powder and bulk solid materials from bags, boxes, drums and other containers, Flexicon MD Colin Clark announced recently. 

Mobile hydraulic loader launched in South Africa

25th November 2005 600 SA, the official South African distributor for Terex Fuchs, launched the mobile hydraulic loader, MHL 434 in early October this year. 

Maintaining quality and standards of hydraulic hose

25th November 2005 The maintenance of hydraulic hose standards and product quality is the reason Genflex Hydraulics of Johannesburg has invested over a quarter million of rands in a test and measurement laboratory at its premises so as to test hose prior to manufacture and delivery to the client. 

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