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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... 


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... 

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,... 

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... 


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... 


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,... 


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... 


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... 

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... 


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... 

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... 


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,... 


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,... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

The new articulated dump truck is modelled on its predecessor but offers higher power for niche mining applications
High-powered dump truck available in SA
5th July 2019

South African earthmoving equipment manufacturer and supplier Bell Equipment has added a new model to its range of articulated 4 x 4, two-axle articulated dump trucks (ADTs). The Bell B45E 4 x 4... 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE The message from South African Capital Equipment Export Council is that using locally manufactured equipment will help build South Africa's economy
Local sector needs to combat imports, enhance manufacturing
5th July 2019 By: Halima Frost

Imports, and not an inability to export, are currently the largest obstruction in the local earthmoving and surface mining capital equipment sector, says South African Capital Equipment Export... 

The acquisition of HighService Corp’s service division increases Metso’s service offering in the Chilean and Pacific Rim mining markets, maintaining its growth strategy
Acquisition, base metals demand create growth in South America
5th July 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining equipment manufacturer and supplier Metso’s acquisition of Chilean mining engineering and construction company HighService Corp’s service division will enable Metso to grow further in the... 

The intelligent dump truck can be maneuvered autonomously which helps remove people from the dangerous mine site
Autonomous testing making strides
5th July 2019 By: Halima Frost

Information technology provider Vist Group is currently spearheading the Intelligent Mine project which entails large truck manufacturer Belaz Corporations’ autonomous trucks being used at a test... 

The new excavator has arrived in South Africa and will be delivered to the client before month end
New excavator reduces emissions, fuel use
5th July 2019 By: Halima Frost

The first Hitachi 20 t EX1200-7 excavator – one of Hitachi’s newest models in the EX-7 Series – arrived in South Africa at the end of May, construction and earthmoving machinery manufacturer... 

The acquisition of Moab Khotsong and build up in production from Hidden Valley saw Harmony Gold achieve increased production for the nine months ending March 2019
Gold producer reports improved LTIF rate and gold production
28th June 2019

Gold mining and exploration company Harmony Gold reported a 4% improvement in its lost time injury frequency rate (per million hours) to 6.16 in the nine months ended March 31, this year, compared... 

BIG DEAL The decision to buy a piece of equipment should always include maintenance elements
Real-time data playing bigger maintenance role
21st June 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

As the world gears up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, African mines are embracing real-time information management systems to plug the gap left by the shortage of competent maintenance... 

Through Metso Metrics, mining companies can expect lower overall maintenance costs
New platform answers call for condition based maintenance, asset optimisation
21st June 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

The immense pressure to achieve production targets occasionally means that maintenance practices are difficult to implement in the mining industry and are often time based. Therefore, mines are... 

The truck body tray is specially coated to absorb shock and increases the life span of the body
Metso offers product innovations, equipment
21st June 2019 By: Halima Frost

Mining equipment maker Metso Minerals’ Metso hybrid truck body, and an expansion to the MX multi-action cone crusher series, the MX3, were launched in April at the Bauma trade fair held in Munich,... 

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