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LONGSTANDING LOCAL FOCUS Kwatani has relied heavily on local suppliers since going into production in 1976
Local suppliers make financial sense for manufacturers
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

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... 


BALLS OF STEEL
Pelletised iron is made from waste dust and can be used in the manufacture of steel
Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market
6th December 2019 By: Darren Parker

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... 


HYDROSTATIC RANGE

Aussie Mine Boss hydrostatic testers are vital for verifying the integrity of water, as well as gas and oil pipelines
‘Resurgent’ sector crucial to growth
25th October 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Pumps manufacturer and supplier Australian Pumps Industries has a prominent presence in the Australian mining industry, particularly with 6-inch pumps in diversified miner Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt... 


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
Tailings presents opportunity for wet processing experts
4th October 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

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... 


CAPITAL SPEND The mill expansion is estimated to be about $50-million, with B2Gold splitting this capital spending evenly between 2019 and 2020
Fekola mill expansion started
4th October 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Canada-headquartered senior gold producer B2Gold has started the mill expansion at the Fekola mine, in south-west Mali. The expansion, which is scheduled for completion early in the fourth quarter... 


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
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... 


SMOOTH OPERATOR 

HPE Africa’s new series of Hyundai excavators are designed for high performance in tough conditions
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... 


SIZE MATTERS 

The larger VDrivePlus features advanced motor control, as the size and range of the VSD makes it ideal for harsh environments like mining
Energy-saving VSDs ideal for mining conveyors
27th September 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

The two new variable-speed drive (VSD) product offerings from bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) – to be launched in the third quarter of this year –... 


MADE FOR TOUGH CONDITIONS

The excavator has an operating weight of 78 500 kgs and is the largest machine in the Doosan’s range of construction and mining equipment
Excavator series well received by local mining sector
27th September 2019

Construction and mining equipment manufacturer Doosan’s DX800LC-5B tracked excavator series, which was launched early last year, has received a positive market response from the local mining... 


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
Global OEMs, smart factories drive efficiencies
27th September 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

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... 


FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Dezzi will expand its product range with a new articulated dump truck and joint ventures with global original-equipment manufacturers
Local OEM’s overseas partnerships boost growth
27th September 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Bulk handling vehicles original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Desmond Equipment SA (Dezzi), is aiming to capitalise on, and boost years of consistent growth in the South African market by expanding... 


Investing in African Mining Indaba.
First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme
26th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Battery electric loader prepares to surface
Battery electric loader prepares to surface
20th September 2019 By: Debbie French

A new battery electric load-haul-dump (LHD) underground mining loader is currently being developed. The design promises the use of advanced technology lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard... 


2T DUAL-LIFT
The dual-lift utility vehicle has an 8 m, 2 t crane
Underground vehicles that use hydrostatic technology launched in South Africa
20th September 2019 By: Schalk Burger

Metals industry equipment and service company South African Mining and Smelting Solutions (SAMSS) has launched its range of underground mining utility vehicles in the South African market. SAMSS,... 


STAGGERING AMOUNTS
The high volume of transmission solutions ordered by the client was mitigated by staggering the deliveries
Stacker reclaimers made new at coal mine
20th September 2019 By: Darren Parker

The refurbishment of three stacker reclaimers at a local coal mine is well under way, with transmission solutions company SEW-Eurodrive supplying 39 new drives for the project. Work on the project... 


GROWING IN ZAMBIA Powermite sees growth opportunities in Zambia’s mining and industrial sectors
Zambian agent to look after S Africa company’s interests
13th September 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Electrical crane materials and flexible cables supplier Powermite has appointed FS Musonda Trading, in Kitwe, the Zambian agent for its materials handling product offering. It is important to have... 


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
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... 


INTEGRATED SAFETY MEASURES

Furnace shutdowns require working under extreme conditions, which makes it important that teams are well rested, disciplined and experienced
Company’s demolition processes ideal for mining furnace projects
6th September 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

The specialised demolition services of demolition contractor Jet Demolition are ideally suited to the distinctive challenges of any furnace demolition, particularly those in mining operations,... 


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
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... 


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
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... 


Evolution of hard-rock crushing unpacked at expo
23rd August 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Engineering and steel production company thyssenkrupp will highlight technological revolutions at this year’s Electra Mining Botswana, with industrial solutions crushing and screening technologies... 


SHAUN COMBRINCK
An uptick in gold prices might mean more business from the gold sector soon
Industry slump makes technology improvements essential
16th August 2019 By: Darren Parker

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... 


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
New Australian office to roll out mineral sample optimiser
9th August 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

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... 


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
South Africa progressive in advancing women in mining
2nd August 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

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... 


OPERATOR DIFFICULTIES

Owing to friction, tightening a bolt with traditional torque methods can be difficult for the operator to achieve the correct bolt elongation
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,... 


OPERATING WITH EASE

With a net power rating of 74 kW, the loader shows product enhancements that contribute to high productivity, versatility, operator convenience and safety, and serviceability
New wheel loader ensures flexible features
19th July 2019

Construction equipment provider Caterpillar’s new 920K Compact Wheel Loader’s new features allow operators to tailor machine performance to individual preferences for added operating efficiency,... 


WITHSTANDING TIME
Thirty years of reliability wins Condra a repeat order
Realiability of crane in corrosive environment wins Condra repeat order from Lonmin
19th July 2019

Thirty years of reliable duty in a corrosive environment has won crane and hoist manufacturer Condra a repeat order from platinum miner Lonmin Platinum for an overhead tankhouse crane to replace an... 


DON’T BE REACTIVE
Having measures in place to predict pending failures, enables mining companies to be proactive and stay ahead of problems instead of waiting to react and, as a result, spending capital to solve them
Proactive maintenance saves mines reactive costs
12th July 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

US condition-based monitoring device supplier SpotSee is in the process of obtaining certification in Africa for its Wi-Fi radio, which enables its OpsWatch vibration monitoring system to stream... 


Much demand for Africa-tough drive package
12th July 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive has more active projects in the rest of Africa, than in South Africa, exports head Marcio Sicchiero tells Mining Weekly. Involved in the delivery of conveyor... 


TREAD CAREFULLY
Data on key performance indicators on haul trucks is collected for predictive maintenance purposes
New software makes tyre management easier
5th July 2019 By: Halima Frost

Global mining tyre services and tyre supplier Kal Tire has completed the installation of its technology-based tractability software, the Tire Operations Management System (TOMS), at a coal mine in... 


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