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Materials Handling and Logistics

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 conveyors, including a 2 km single flight conveyor. Equipment provided in this package will operate at... 

Tippers assist materials transport

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     28th May 2021 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 from rail wagons and road trucks. Key advantages of this equipment include improved productivity,... 

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 heavy-gauge floor hopper and discharge housing, and is capable of moving crushed glass, aluminum... 

Short-term rental solutions offered

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     28th May 2021 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 reiterated enough, especially because of the tough operating conditions facing businesses across various... 

Earthmoving offering a success in local market

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     28th May 2021 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 platinum-group metals and chrome operation in Rustenburg, in the North West. In October 2020, South... 

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
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

Company boosts range with new grader

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     28th May 2021 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 R380LC-9SH and R520LC-9S excavators at a chrome mine in the Steelpoort area. HPE Africa also delivered a... 

JACK OF ALL TRADES The robust earthmoving machines are suitable for operation in various industries such as roadworks, mining, construction, agriculture and landscaping
JACK OF ALL TRADES The robust earthmoving machines are suitable for operation in various industries such as roadworks, mining, construction, agriculture and landscaping

Used equipment gaining traction

By: Theresa Bhowan     25th September 2020 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 amid the current economic constraints caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown. 

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
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

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. 

A JIB AND SHAKE
Each jib crane is used to transfer the completed components to various operating lines along its travel length
A JIB AND SHAKE Each jib crane is used to transfer the completed components to various operating lines along its travel length

DM Minerals Group

25th September 2020 DM Minerals Group™ is your professional integrated mining and mineral processing outsourced services Partner. Our vision is; To be the best in class end-to-end mining Partner.  We are a unique total and focused solution outsourcing company that offers innovative, integrated solutions to the... 

DM Minerals Group

Pallet-free logistics rising slowly but steadily

By: Theresa Bhowan     25th September 2020 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 away from using traditional wooden pallets. 

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
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

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 machinery supplier BLT World. “These flexible systems are used to remove the small fraction – fines... 

ADVANCE MECHANISMS 
M515 trommels are designed to clean rocks in all weather conditions
ADVANCE MECHANISMS M515 trommels are designed to clean rocks in all weather conditions

Li-ion developments driving standby power system

By: Theresa Bhowan     25th September 2020 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. 

POWER HOUSE
CHASE Technologies is developing a standby power system that will be powered by LiFePO4 batteries
POWER HOUSE CHASE Technologies is developing a standby power system that will be powered by LiFePO4 batteries

RealWear makes working remotely easier

By: Theresa Bhowan     29th May 2020 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 Services tells Mining Weekly. 

JAMIE VAN SCHOOR
Mission-critical breakdowns, remote technical support and mentoring are just some of the applications of the RealWear products
JAMIE VAN SCHOOR Mission-critical breakdowns, remote technical support and mentoring are just some of the applications of the RealWear products

New technology, remote functionality advancing materials handling

By: Theresa Bhowan     29th May 2020 The shift towards a technological revolution in the mining sector has occurred just in time to facilitate functionality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, explains mining logistic solutions provider Mixcorp. 

SHIFTING UPWARDS 
The technological revolution in the mining sector has occurred at the perfect time
SHIFTING UPWARDS The technological revolution in the mining sector has occurred at the perfect time

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. 

HEAVY LIFTING 
Tellap bags have two strong plastic sleeves that are integrated into the base of the bag to replace the conventional wooden pallet
HEAVY LIFTING Tellap bags have two strong plastic sleeves that are integrated into the base of the bag to replace the conventional wooden pallet

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 mobility in many industries. 

HIGHLY ACTIVE 
HPE’s McCloskey conveyor systems have been designed for high productivity and easy mobility in many industries
HIGHLY ACTIVE HPE’s McCloskey conveyor systems have been designed for high productivity and easy mobility in many industries

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 poses, “an easy opportunity to fill a gap in their broader product offering”, Weba Chute Systems MD Mark... 

SMOOTH OPERATOR 
Custom engineered Weba Chute Systems offer major advantages to mining operations
SMOOTH OPERATOR Custom engineered Weba Chute Systems offer major advantages to mining operations

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. 

GREAT EXPANSION 
PHIL announced that production of its patented Rear Eject Body will begin in Brazil in the second quarter of 2020
GREAT EXPANSION PHIL announced that production of its patented Rear Eject Body will begin in Brazil in the second quarter of 2020

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 R330LC-9S machines. Both series are designed for high performance in tough conditions in various... 

SMOOTH OPERATOR 

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

Energy-saving VSDs ideal for mining conveyors

By: Cameron Mackay     27th September 2019 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 – are ideally suited to applications in the mining industry. The AlphaDrive-Micro VSD and the... 

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
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

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 industry. Doosan is part of the Capital Equipment Group (CEG) division of investment holding and... 

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
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

Global OEMs, smart factories drive efficiencies

By: Cameron Mackay     27th September 2019 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 factory technologies. This will increase efficiency and energy savings in the materials, bulk handling... 

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
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

Local OEM’s overseas partnerships boost growth

By: Cameron Mackay     27th September 2019 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 its product range and through partnerships. Dezzi, as the brand is named, are renowned for its South... 

FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Dezzi will expand its product range with a new articulated dump truck and joint ventures with global original-equipment manufacturers
FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH Dezzi will expand its product range with a new articulated dump truck and joint ventures with global original-equipment manufacturers

Traka

23rd September 2019 Traka is the global leader in intelligent management solutions for keys and equipment. The forward-thinking Traka team is always one step ahead when it comes to developing innovative solutions that solve real-world problems. From simple secured storage options to enterprise-level control of... 

Traka

Efficiency trending in bulk materials handling sector

By: Tracy Hancock     31st May 2019 Surprisingly, this year has seen increased demand for bulk materials handling from the local mining sector, which, South African Institute of Materials Handling (SAIMH) chairperson Adriano Frittella says, is possibly a result of the sector having remained static at a low base over the past couple... 

YOUTH NEEDED The South African Institute of Materials Handling is undertaking an extensive drive to attract younger members and, specifically, current students to become members
YOUTH NEEDED The South African Institute of Materials Handling is undertaking an extensive drive to attract younger members and, specifically, current students to become members

Aus company answers demand for SA-made LPF

By: Tracy Hancock     31st May 2019 An Australian-designed low-profile feeder (LPF) comprising about 50% local content has been successfully delivered to a mine on the Zambian Copperbelt, with advanced discussions on the further supply of such units under way with various clients. The LPF is the first to be produced by... 

BUILDING LOCAL CAPACITY
Australia-based Transmin intends to leverage opportunities to improve the cost effectiveness of future local fabrication following its first local build
BUILDING LOCAL CAPACITY Australia-based Transmin intends to leverage opportunities to improve the cost effectiveness of future local fabrication following its first local build

Smart digitalisation an urgent problem

By: Tracy Hancock     31st May 2019 Smart technology-enabled digitalisation poses a significant challenge for South Africa’s materials handling and logistics companies who fail to adapt, especially in a market where the country’s big mining players seek to realise the ‘mine of tomorrow’, says African artificial intelligence (AI)... 

MATERIAL MATTERS It is vital to have models that predict potential problems as well as maintenance requirements
Photo by Creamer Media
MATERIAL MATTERS It is vital to have models that predict potential problems as well as maintenance requirements

African Transport Operations Agency (ATOA)

31st May 2019 Specialising in cross-border transportation to African countries, African Transport Operations Agency (ATOA) provides expert solutions and services to the trade and transport industry. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, ATOA moves cargo throughout Africa by road, sea, air or multimodal freight. 

African Transport Operations Agency (ATOA)

Poorly designed chutes can lead to increased operating costs

By: Shannon de Ryhove     28th September 2018 Mines and process plant operators need to fully understand the total cost of ownership of all elements within an operation, and should be especially aware of the knock-on effect that a poorly-designed transfer chute can have, says Germiston-based material transfer solutions provider Weba Chute... 

Equipment fatigue monitoring pre-empting unnecessary downtime

By: Halima Frost     28th September 2018 After a successful four-year data analysis period at an iron-ore mine, in the Northern Cape, mining consulting services provider Isithelo Technical Solutions has helped the mine pre-empt and prevent unnecessary shutdowns of its reclaimer. Isithelo provides monitoring and analysis of data related... 

PERFECT PARTNERSHIP
The pre-emptive capabilities of Isithelo’s technology cut maintenance costs
PERFECT PARTNERSHIP The pre-emptive capabilities of Isithelo’s technology cut maintenance costs

Excavators moving mountains in Lesotho

By: Halima Frost     28th September 2018 Contractor Basil Read’s mining division has added four new excavators from construction equipment manufacturer Hyundai to its fleet of mobile mining equipment. The excavators – a Hyundai R520LC-9S hydraulic crawler excavator, a Hyundai R850LC-9S tracked excavator, and two 22 T Hyundai R220LC-9S... 

UNEARTHING POTENTIAL
Basil Read is using Hyundai R850LC-9S tracked excavators for a diamond operation in Lesotho
UNEARTHING POTENTIAL Basil Read is using Hyundai R850LC-9S tracked excavators for a diamond operation in Lesotho
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