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Material Handling

Wear-resistant conveyor introduced
28th May 2021

Designer and manufacturer of bulk handling equipment Flexicon has introduced a wear-resistant flexible screw conveyor which comprises a carbon steel conveyor tube, heavy-duty flexible screw, and... 


Short-term rental solutions offered
28th May 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Forklifts and materials handling equipment supplier Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) offers companies short-term rental solutions for its equipment. “The importance of flexibility cannot be... 


BUILT FOR PURPOSE The robust new machines have been designed to create a higher level of efficiency to save fuel, while maintaining optimum power levels
Earthmoving offering a success in local market
28th May 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Doosan’s excavators and wheel loaders are in demand at various mining operations, including the Doosan DX300 and DX520 excavators, which are currently used for material processing and handling at a... 


JACK OF ALL TRADES The robust earthmoving machines are suitable for operation in various industries such as roadworks, mining, construction, agriculture and landscaping
Company boosts range with new grader
28th May 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa has supplied various companies with earthmoving equipment for mining applications across the country in recent months. The equipment includes Hyundai... 


COBUS FRASER
The need and propensity to do things differently, coupled with higher commodity prices and positive market sentiment, enables juniors to approach the market with more confidence
Good future prospects for juniors
21st May 2021 By: Anna Moross

Junior mining companies face many challenges, but new technological developments and a strong recovery in most commodity prices could boost the sector going forward, says mining and minerals... 


OH CHUTE Multotec's pulping chutes perform scrubbing action faster and more cost effectively than a traditional rotary scrubber
Manufacturer proves mettle in Botswana
21st May 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since establishing a presence in Botswana in 2011, mineral processing equipment manufacturer Multotec’s regional office has become an innovative equipment supplier, having started commissioning of... 


MAINTAINING CRITICAL OPERATIONS
Operations at Kagem mine, suspended for a year until March 2021, were expected to ramp back up to full scale by the end of April
Company announces emerald auction results
14th May 2021

Emerald miner Gemfields, which operates the Kagem emerald mine in Lufwanyama, Zambia, last month announced the results of an emerald auction comprising a series of five sequential mini auctions... 


SUPPORTING A STAGNANT INDUSTRY
There has been an increase in demand for refurbishing the B40D series ADTs, in particular, across all sectors of the Zambian mining industry
Refurb programme sustains business during Covid
14th May 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Machine supplier Bell Equipment’s ReMan repower programme, through which refurbishments of articulated dump trucks (ADTs) are conducted by Bell Equipment, has helped the company to mitigate some of... 


INNOVATIVE TESTING
Further, Axis House has newly formulated sulphide collectors that are being tested at various clients in Zambia.
Sulphide collectors prospering in Zambian market
14th May 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Axis House has had the opportunity to enhance and develop its range of copper flotation sulphide collectors in the Zambian mining industry, states Axis House sales manager Gareth Heynes. The... 


Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin
Sandvik Group to acquire African OEM Kwatani
7th May 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and construction equipment and services company Sandvik Group will acquire African original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) of custom-engineered vibrating equipment Kwatani. The transaction is... 


Implementation of new tailings standard seen as key to avoiding future disasters
Implementation of new tailings standard seen as key to avoiding future disasters
7th May 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Stakeholders agree that it is a pity there had to be horrific tragedies before due attention was paid to dangerous tailings storage facility (TSF) practices. Australia-based tailings solutions... 


The scene post the catastrophic tailings dam collapse at Vale’s Córrego de Feijão mine, in Brumadinho, Brazil
ICMM launches protocols, guide to improve tailings management, safety
6th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

The organisation lobbying for a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), has launched two new resources to support continual... 


TUNNEL SYNDROME
Positive metal prices have increased the cash flow of local miners, which could allow for more innovative ways to extract minerals from deeper underground
Company focused on autonomous equipment
2nd April 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Local specialised original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Rham Equipment is focusing on the development of battery operated, autonomous underground mining equipment, says Rham Equipment capital sales... 


Hitachi, ABB sign MoU to explore carbon-reducing opportunities
29th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Technology company ABB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with machinery manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery to share their expertise and collaborate in bringing solutions to... 


FIRM AND STEADY 
Stringent measures are taken to prevent roll back incidents that can cause injuries during conveying operations
Working to meet conveyer safety regulations
26th March 2021

The Mine Health and Safety Act states that “the installation of incline conveyor belts must include the fitting and use of one or more devices to prevent run-back or run-on, to prevent injury by... 


NO MORE DUST 
ScrapeTec-Trading has developed advanced solutions for conveyor systems which prevents dust formation, reduces material spill and enables thorough belt-cleaning
Scraping systems reduce dust contaminants
12th March 2021

German conveyor solutions provider ScrapeTec-Trading has developed advanced solutions for conveyor systems – its AirScrape, TailScrape and SpeedScrape products – which comprise technology that... 


Black Cat takes option on milling facility for Kal East
1st March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Gold developer Black Cat Syndicate has entered into a A$1.41-million option to acquire a 1.5-million-tonne-a-year milling facility, comprising two mills, for its Kal East gold project, in Western... 


The results of a recent wash-away incident
Transnet adjusts infrastructure strategy to deal with damaging weather conditions
18th February 2021 By: Donna Slater

State-owned Transnet is investigating methods to deal with unpredictable and severe weather patterns, which have negatively affected the railway network during and after cyclone Eloise hit Southern... 


SUM IT UP
The Sustainable Underground Mining future mine project sums up the aspirations of the mining sector in regards to sustainable mining
Positive progress at ‘mine of the future’
12th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

Global automation company ABB says operators at the Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM) future mine project, have been able to make use of new remote technological systems implemented by the... 


Tirupati awarded first commercial contract to develop processing tech
29th January 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Graphite producer Tirupati Graphite has announced that its research centre, which is focused on graphene manufacturing, graphene applications development and minerals processing technology... 


SIMON ANDREWS
The uptake of battery technology in Africa in its uptake will not be driven by legislation as it is in Europe
Africa’s battery potential remains untapped
29th January 2021 By: Darren Parker

Africa’s mining sector holds significant untapped potential for battery-powered equipment, which original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions aims to explore, says... 


HEALTHY PLC
The upgraded PLC is used in conjunction with Becker’s chairlift system to safely transport personnel on mines
Upgraded chairlift PLC panels increase safety
15th January 2021

Mining systems solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa in October last year successfully installed and commissioned its first, upgraded chairlift programmable logic controller (PLC) panel,... 


A Lidar scan of the ore pass at Petra Diamonds' Finsch mine provides detailed visualisation of the condition of the infrastructure
Drone-mounted scanner visualises Finsch ore pass to determine serviceability
11th January 2021 By: Donna Slater

Owing to the use of drone-mounted light detection and ranging (Lidar) equipment, diamond miner Petra Diamonds’ mine engineers have been able to visualise the condition of ore passes for the first... 


IN TOTAL ORE
For the expansion of the Booysendal mine, Booysendal Platinum opted for a RopeCon system to tackle the challenge of transporting 909 t/h of platinum ore
Transport system linking mining areas now operational
11th December 2020

As part of an expansion programme at local platinum miner Booysendal Platinum’s Booysendal concession platinum project, multinational ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr Transport Technology has been... 


A 100 t mobile crane at Sarens Siba's Brits depot
Sarens Siba branches out into Brits to better serve its mining clients
19th November 2020 By: Donna Slater

Crane company Sarens Siba has opened a new mining-specific crane depot in Brits to service the needs of mines in the greater Rustenburg region. The depot will house mobile and all-terrain cranes... 


Online hub launched to boost home-grown mining equipment development
Online hub launched to boost home-grown mining equipment development
12th November 2020 By: Donna Slater

To increase local manufacturing and the attractiveness and attention thereof, the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) have launched the... 


BEN HAILES
With about 70% of our revenue generated from Australian mining, we have broadened our relationship with existing customers through providing efficient, timely and cost-effective solutions
New software provides diverse equipment supply options
16th October 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Australian mining and heavy equipment trader ComponentsONLY is aiming to broaden its product offering as it begins to incorporate new supply solutions. This includes the commercialisation of an... 


IVAN DE SOUZA & SUNELL VAN DER WALT
Senior members of deugro's sales and business development team unpack the company's sucess in west Africa
Freight forwarder growing reach in West Africa
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Following the successful logistics for a mine in Sierra Leone, deugro, a highly-specialized expert in freight forwarding and an independent company of the deugro group,  intends to further expand... 


STEPHEN BROWN
Given the need to increase energy supply in a globally carbon constrained environment, the mining trade needs to improve its energy-efficient technologies
Energy-efficient drives offer solution for green recovery
9th October 2020

The mining industry must forgo its traditional energy consumption patterns to ensure that it decarbonises toward a greener and sustainable method of exploration, says mechanical products and... 


ALL PART OF THE PROCESS
At the symposium, topics covered will include improving operating economics and profits across various minerals
Virtual symposium pending for wet processing industry
2nd October 2020

Wet processing equipment manufacturer CDE has announced plans to host a virtual trade event for the global materials wet processing industry. Continuing its engineering insights education series,... 


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