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Material Handling

GOOD AS NEW
SANY has sold a significant number of machines during the lockdown period and have very few pieces of used equipment on hand
Used equipment gaining traction
25th September 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Earthmoving equipment supplier Goscor Earthmoving, an accredited dealer of heavy equipment manufacturer SANY equipment, has noted an increase in the popularity of used materials-handling equipment... 


STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE
LNG requires specialised infrastructure to manage. It is vital that southern Africa has the capability to move LNG from ship-based transport to land-based storage
LNG can help reduce costs, emissions
25th September 2020

The discovery and development of natural gas projects in northern Mozambique over the past decade could have a significant impact on the economic landscape of Southern Africa, says analytical... 


A JIB AND SHAKE
Each jib crane is used to transfer the completed components to various operating lines along its travel length
Remanufacturing centre benefits from overhead crane system
25th September 2020

Multinational construction manufacturing corporation Komatsu’s equipment remanufacturing centre is a critical element in the company’s new campus in Tunney Industrial Estate, Edenvale. 


EASY MOVING
The Tellap pallet-free bulk bags have been developed for the packaging and transporting of dry, loose semi-bulk products, including high-value minerals
Pallet-free logistics rising slowly but steadily
25th September 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

As society at large becomes more aware of the environmental concerns of using traditional wooden pallets, pallet-free bulk bags manufacturer Tellap tells Mining Weekly that it has observed a trend... 


ADVANCE MECHANISMS 
M515 trommels are designed to clean rocks in all weather conditions
Trommel supply available throughout continent
25th September 2020

Trommel technology leader MDS trommel screens and apron feeders, which have been designed especially for mineral processing and recycling applications, are available throughout Africa from branded... 


POWER HOUSE
CHASE Technologies is developing a standby power system that will be powered by LiFePO4 batteries
Li-ion developments driving standby power system
25th September 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With the increasing demand and overall benefits of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, industrial Li-ion battery supplier CHASE Technologies is developing a standby power system. 


CONTINUOUSLY MOVING
The constant research and development conducted by JA Engineering has resulted in a new continuous miner to be launched early next year
New continuous miner to launch in 2021
18th September 2020 By: Halima Frost

Manufacturing of the JAE 38 Wildcub continuous miner – mining equipment and services provider JA Engineering’s newest offering – has started and will be delivered at the end of January 2021. The... 


In-house-developed idler increases mine throughput, product longevity
11th September 2020 By: Donna Slater

The development of a South African-made conveyor belt idler has resulted in diversified miner Exxaro Resources increasing throughput at its Grootegeluk mine through one of its conveyor load points... 


Significant potential exists for local capital equipment exporters
Significant potential exists for local capital equipment exporters
10th September 2020 By: Donna Slater

South African Capital Equipment Exporters Council (Saceec) director and CEO Eric Bruggeman has pointed out that South African capital equipment exporters had exported R178-billion worth of capital... 


NO POT LUCK
A Beyondie SoP bankable feasibility study was completed prior to the company’s board approving full development of the project
Accommodation for Aus SoP mine on track
28th August 2020

Work on the Beyondie sulphate of potash (SoP) project’s non-process infrastructure, which includes 60 additional rooms for construction accommodation, has continued apace, notes a press release by... 


ENERGY EFFICIENCY GAINS
With more environmental pressures being placed on miners, improving energy efficiency is one of the leading drivers to contribute to a reduction in harmful emissions
Higher energy efficiency can save costs for miners
28th August 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local energy organisation the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) GM Barry Bredenkamp states that South Africa’s mining sector can continue to explore cost-saving measures... 


DR GODFREY GANDAWA
We are in the process of setting up operations in Zambia and the DRC, working with mines that are considering investing in renewable energy technologies
Logistics company branches out
28th August 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local logistics services supplier Mixcorp is including renewable-energy technology suited to the mining industry in the scope of its research and development (R&D) department to add... 


DESIGNED TO BE DURABLE
VR Steel’s equipment, such as this VR Dipper fitted on electric rope shovel, is designed to withstand extreme punishment in the platinum-group metal sector
Ensuring productivity in tough conditions
21st August 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Platinum group metals (PGMs) strata present some of the most unforgiving digging conditions imaginable for earthmoving equipment attachments, says earthmoving mining equipment and attachments... 


Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin.
Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect – and it’s free of charge
20th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Electra Mining Africa Connect week will enable exhibitors to promote their products and services free of charge alongside industry-related informative webinars, media activations and product... 


Transnet Freight Rail introduces decentralised operational model
20th July 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has introduced a new operating model that will bring about greater efficiencies for customers, it says. The model has decentralised key responsibilities to ensure a... 


CLAIMING OPPORTUNITY Bearings International has seen a gap in the market for reclaimer chains in Southern Africa
African interest in reclaimer chain
10th July 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Southern African bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI), a member of Hudaco Industries, is working closely with the manufacturers of the reclaimer chains... 


thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa
10th July 2020

Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has extensive experience in materials handling and minerals processing circuits, and the service support of its own manufactured equipment.  A fully owned... 


EARTHMOVING COMPONENTS IMPORTING
Currently, Components Only is a net importer of product for many countries the company works with
Company continues global growth
3rd July 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Following growth in Australia, as well as expansions into other countries, Australian mining and heavy equipment trader Components Only is focusing on continuing its momentum in terms of global... 


RENTAL BUSINESS GROWTH
To deal with the expected increase in demand for rentals, Bobcat has ensured that its rental fleets nationwide were repaired, serviced and ready for service
Equipment rentals benefit from dwindling economy
3rd July 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Owing to the recent economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, many clients of heavy equipment solutions provider Bobcat Equipment South Africa are opting for short-term rental options,... 


MEETING TOXICITY CHALLENGES
ROCOL is known for its biodegradable wire rope lubricants
Products meet mining lubrication challenges
12th June 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) is offering industrial equipment manufacturer ROCOL’s range of wire rope lubricant products to solve vital and... 


Rented mobile equipment presents opportunities
12th June 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

With the resumption of activities in different economic sectors, such as the mining industry, local lubrication equipment supplier Industrial Fluid Solutions (IFS) CEO Gustav Fourie states that... 


This year's Electra Mining cancelled
29th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

Organisers of Southern Africa’s mining, manufacturing, automation, electrical and power trade exhibition Electra Mining Africa, Specialised Exhibitions, reports that the 2020 edition of the trade... 


JAMIE VAN SCHOOR
Mission-critical breakdowns, remote technical support and mentoring are just some of the applications of the RealWear products
RealWear makes working remotely easier
29th May 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Maintenance of conveyance equipment and other regular fixed and mobile asset inspection is made easier with remote assistance through RealWear products, technology service provider Dwyka Mining... 


Company facilitates efficient furnace shutdown projects
29th May 2020 By: Halima Frost

Demolition solutions provider Jet Demolition offers specialised demolition services and machines that are easily adapted to the challenging conditions of furnace-related shutdown projects.... 


HEAVY LIFTING 
Tellap bags have two strong plastic sleeves that are integrated into the base of the bag to replace the conventional wooden pallet
Pallet-free goods transportation now an option
29th May 2020

Pallet-free bulk bags manufacturer Tellap has been developing bags for the safe and efficient packaging and transport of dry, loose and bulk products – including high-value minerals. 


HIGHLY ACTIVE 
HPE’s McCloskey conveyor systems have been designed for high productivity and easy mobility in many industries
System boosts operation
29th May 2020

Equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa’s McCloskey conveyor systems, which complement HPE’s range of crushing and screening plants, have been designed for high productivity and easy... 


SMOOTH OPERATOR 
Custom engineered Weba Chute Systems offer major advantages to mining operations
Chute design’s complexity necessitates credible supplier
29th May 2020

The prevailing perception that anyone can build a transfer chute, and that the construction is little more than platework, is one that has lured companies into thinking that chute manufacture... 


GREAT EXPANSION 
PHIL announced that production of its patented Rear Eject Body will begin in Brazil in the second quarter of 2020
Hauling solution expands to Brazil
29th May 2020

Global leader in “off-highway” truck customisation Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL) in a press release in April announced that production of its patented Rear Eject Body would begin in Brazil, this quarter. 


Accenture Africa Industry X.0 MD Eric Croeser
Nondigital mines losing out on R213bn in value
28th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

An updated version of a 2017 study conducted by professional services firm Accenture in collaboration with the World Economic Forum – the 'Extracting Value and Building Resilience with Data-led... 


UNTAPPED RESERVES

Minergy have emphasised the potential in exporting of the country’s coal reserves, which amounts to more than 200-billion tonnes
SA rail can aid Botswana coal miners
22nd May 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

A joint effort by the South African and Botswanan governments, as well as their respective rail agencies, to support rail infrastructure to facilitate coal exports from Botswana could enable... 


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