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Materials Handling and Logistics

New system benefits mining operations

By: Sabrina Jardim     3rd June 2022 Global mining specialist and supplier of equipment and systems for openpit and underground mining, bulk materials handling and minerals processing company TAKRAF has introduced a materials handling system that links a mine to the final point of ore discharge at its processing facilities,... 

Acquisitions strengthen contractor’s capability

3rd June 2022 The global mining platform of engineering and mining contractor Murray & Roberts has significantly extended its capabilities over several years with two key acquisitions in the US and Australia, says Murray & Roberts CEO Mike da Costa. The two companies in which majority interests have been... 

Image depicting Mike da Costa, Murray & Roberts CEO
MIKE DA COSTA Terra Nova is a perfect fit for Murray and Roberts’ mining platform and gives us the capability of delivering, for example, conveying systems of up to 12 000 t/h capacity

Group acquires conveying systems company

3rd June 2022 Leading international manufacturer of intralogistics systems in the field of conveying and loading systems, sorting and distribution the BEUMER Group has acquired supplier of conveying systems and loading technology FAM GmbH. The contracts were signed with the expectation that the transaction... 

An image depicting an aerial view of the BEUMER offices
ACQUISITION BENEFITS Through the acquisition, the BEUMER Group offers FAM a long-term perspective based on high quality, sustainability and innovation

Mining specialists active in energy transition

By: Sabrina Jardim     3rd June 2022 In light of the global energy transition, global mining specialist and equipment supplier for openpit and underground mining, bulk materials handling and minerals processing TAKRAF is guided by various green principles when providing solutions for its clients, says TAKRAF belt conveyor systems... 

An image depicting the blue and yellow TAKRAF maintenance cart on a steep 26% decline section at a copper mine, in the US
ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE The TAKRAF maintenance cart on a steep 26% decline section at a copper mine, in the US

Orica

3rd June 2022 Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling.... 

Orica_OrePro_Movement Model + Bench_ Image

Sintech

3rd June 2022 Tritec Sintered Products started as a closed corporation in Johannesburg in 1984. Its name was shortened to the simpler Sintech, becoming a proprietary company in 1996.  Sintech employs 42 people across its two facilities in Johannesburg and Durban and prides itself on offering excellent customer... 

Sintech image

Firm launches new tech

3rd June 2022 Global leader in bulk handling equipment solutions Martin Engineering has launched its innovative N2 remote monitoring system for conveyor belt cleaners in countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Designed for any belt cleaner using a polyurethane blade, the N2 Position... 

An image depicting the N2 gateway hub through which data passes on its way to the Cloud
N2 BENEFITS the N2 PI system tracks belt cleaner performance and informs users when servicing is required using an intuitive cloud-based mobile app or desktop dashboard

Equipment procurement shakeup

By: Claire O'Reilly     24th September 2021 Owing to rising commodity prices and subsequent efforts to ramp up production, the mining industry is focused on the availability of larger earthmoving equipment, ensuring that equipment disposal companies can play a critical role. 

This picture is of a mining vehicle being shipped by MHS Plant and Equipment to a Zambia-based junior miner
EQUIPMENT ROTATION Equipment being shipped by MHS Plant and Equipment to a Zambia-based junior miner

Supplier to break into mining

By: Claire O'Reilly     24th September 2021 Industrial equipment supplier and specialist Shumani Industrial Equipment is striving to secure its spot and compete in the mining industry, with Shumani MD Victor Nemukula noting that a few opportunities have arisen.  

Spillage solutions encouraged for mines

24th September 2021 Oscillating systems technology manufacturer OST-Africa’s range of materials handling, screen and transmission products includes a spillage solution designed to prevent production losses across diverse sectors.  

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 Alumina International’s Utkal plant, which coveys bauxite ore from mine to plant. 

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-Rajah     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-Rajah     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-Rajah     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-Rajah     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-Rajah     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
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