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Design ensures conveyor success
24th September 2021

Technological mining solutions company TAKRAF India has outlined the design features and challenges overcome in designing an overland conveyor - “the lifeline” for Indian aluminum producer Utkal... 

Sandvik says half of underground equipment sales will be electric by 2030
22nd September 2021 By: Donna Slater

Mining solutions provider Sandvik forecasts strong momentum for electric mining equipment over the coming decade and anticipates that it could account for more than half of its equipment sales to... 

ABB partners with Stäubli to develop all-electric mining vehicle solutions 
3rd September 2021 By: Donna Slater

Engineering company ABB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with industrial electrical connectors provider Stäubli Electrical Connectors to collaborate on developing solutions to reduce... 

A black xox or tag manufactured by Quuppa and installed by Ya Batho measures real time positioning in a manganese mine in South Africa
Location tech adds real value
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Since the installation of a real-time intelligent location system – developed by global location technology platform company Quuppa – the mine in which it has been installed has reported a... 

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New contracts awarded to services provider
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

A division of Vereeniging-based furnace and industrial services provider Dickinson Group of Companies, Dickinson Copperbelt Services (DCS), has successfully established new contracts with two... 

Three BlueSmelters supplied by SMS group in operation at Aurus automobile company in Russia for recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment
Supplier keeps up with tech revolution
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Based on its BlueTechnology philosophy, metallurgical industry supplier SMS group has significantly broadened its expertise in processing, supplies and services for nonferrous metals production... 

a picture of miners at the Booysendal South mine work on constructing a new decline shaft
Booysendal expansion plans well under way
31st August 2021 By: Donna Slater

Mining and production expansion plans at platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum’s Booysendal mine are progressing on schedule, with the mine’s South mine (BCU and BCM mining modules) under... 

An image of a large red tracked front loader at the mine face with bucket full of ore ready to be graded by a ShovelSense system
Real-time ore analysis set for African market
27th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

Digital mining solutions provider MineSense is establishing offices in Africa and Europe to introduce its real-time ore analysis technologies to the African Copperbelt by the fourth quarter. “Once... 

A photo of an Eriez wet drum separator
Latest separation tech on show this year
20th August 2021

Separation technology company Eriez will exhibit its suspended electromagnets (SEs), wet drum separators and flotation technology at this year’s MINExpo International in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the... 

Latest software releases showcased at expo
20th August 2021

The latest software releases from software developer Minemax will be available for preview at this year’s MINExpo International, which takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. Attendees can... 

A photo of an Automine-enabled underground LHD
New products, services on show from OEM
20th August 2021

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions will introduce new products and services, while showcasing some of its latest innovative technologies, at this year’s MINExpo... 

A photo of the Cat 794 AC electric drive truck
OEM to have strong presence at expo
20th August 2021

Original-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar’s theme for this year’s MINExpo International is “together, we’re mining better”. The company’s 5 124 m2 exhibit will feature a range of product... 

Sandwich belt high angle conveyor on show
20th August 2021

Conveyor systems manufacturer Dos Santos International (DSI) will be exhibiting at MINExpo International this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. The company will occupy booth #25515 and will... 

Thos Begbie manufacturing a copper inline arc furnace component from recycled copper
Use of recycled copper components limits costs
20th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has successfully manufactured and supplied recycled copper cast components to a platinum group metals (PGMs) smelter near Rustenburg,... 

A photo of RPMGlobals’ software being demonstrated
Innovations on display
20th August 2021

Software and advisory services company RPMGlobal will showcase some of its latest software offerings and new sustainability capabilities at this year’s MINExpo International, mining’s largest... 

A Sany excavator
Partnership formed to teach rural women excavator operating skills
19th August 2021 By: Donna Slater

As part of efforts to uplift women during Women’s Month, South Africa-focused platinum developer Nkwe Platinum and multinational gold and copper explorer and developer Zijin Mining Group, have... 

Mining materials conveyor belt with Aura IQ Conveyor Health Monitoring
Conveyor monitoring system successfully trialled
13th August 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining technologies supplier Strata Worldwide partnered with fibre-optic company Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) to conduct a successful trial of FFT’s Aura IQ conveyor health monitoring system at... 

Gaustec WHIMS technology offers potential for South Africa’s mining industry
4th August 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The use of Gaustec wet high-intensity magnetic separation (WHIMS) technology in the beneficiation of minerals has the potential to be used to great effect in South Africa, mining solutions provider... 

thyssenkrupp confirms sale of mining technologies business to FLSmidth
29th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has confirmed the sale of its mining technologies business unit to mining engineering, equipment and service solutions company FLSmidth. The sale of the... 

Danfoss, DryTech and BMG improving material processing in South Africa
16th July 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Danish engineering company Danfoss, in support of engineering components provider BMG Electronics, has helped to assist DryTech International in its development of a unique wet screw feeder for use... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President
5th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated... 

The new crawler excavators introduced to the HPE portfolio are suited to earthmoving applications
New excavator suited to local mines
2nd July 2021 By: Halima Frost

Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa says its new crawler excavator series is suited to earthmoving applications in South Africa’s mining and construction environments.  The R210 Smart Plus... 

Bell Equipment aims to maximise the efficacy of its articulated dump trucks to eventually attain a 'golden lap'
Manufacturer invests in autonomy research
2nd July 2021 By: Halima Frost

As part of a continuous effort to optimise payload and improve customers’ profit margins, while decreasing emissions and impact on the environment, South African earthmoving equipment provider Bell... 

The new Kprime Tooth System fitted to Komatsu Excavators are stronger and longer lasting than previously fitted teeth
New excavator teeth cutting ground
2nd July 2021

Earthmoving and utility equipment manufacturer Komatsu’s new Kprime Tooth System from wear solutions specialists Hensley Industries is now available as standard on new Komatsu excavators. The... 

The MDS trommels offered by BLT World have drums which can accommodate three different screen sizes
Trommels, feeders for surface mining available
2nd July 2021 By: Halima Frost

The MDS static and mobile trommels, as well as the apron feeders, of South Africa-based equipment supplier BLT World are compatible with the crushers, feeders, recycling and other screening plants... 

With the company’s local operations, the year-on-year decrease in Q3 operating profit was owed to increased cost per ton of material, acquired for Goldplat’s low-grade circuit
Company announces recovery operations’ profit
25th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold miner Goldplat’s recovery operations achieved a combined operating profit of £4.2-million (compared with £1.053-million in March 2020) for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, as well as a... 

Company Axis House's flotation process
Firm’s developments can exploit gold resurgence
25th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on gold production last year, production has increased this year, as more producers are building capacity and mining projects resume. As a reagent... 

Electrification, digitalisation and automation to increase mines safety and productivity
10th June 2021 By: Donna Slater

South African mines wanting to drive greater operational safety, productivity and sustainability, as well as increase mine life, should tap into electrification, digitalisation and automation, says... 

Supplier receives order for heavy-duty conveyor
28th May 2021

Minerals and metals processing technology company Metso Outotec has received an order for a heavy-duty mine conveyor system in South America. The delivery will comprise high reliability overland... 

Tippers assist materials transport
28th May 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Niche container products supplier Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) designs and manufactures a range of containerised bulk materials handling equipment that ensures safe and efficient offloading... 

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