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Materials Handling and Logistics

Technology group awarded order for Chile copper mine

31st May 2013 Power and automation technology group ABB has been awarded an order to provide the electrical equipment, including its new gearless conveyor drives, for State-controlled copper mine Codelco’s largest operation, in Chile. The contract was awarded by materials handling equipment provider Tenova... 

Company assists in increasing machinery lifetime 

31st May 2013 Sandvik Mining Systems has adopted a scientific approach to assist customers to increase capital machines’ efficiency. Through the effective monitoring of performance, reliability and outputs of each machine on site, the company is able to devise programmes to ensure machines remain reliable and... 

Simulation software provider named 2013 leading global entrepreneurial company

By: Yolandi Booyens     31st May 2013 Materials handling is one of the most asset- and energy-intensive segments in the mining space, which has led to companies turning their focus to the performance and reliability of bulk materials-handling and processing equipment, while adopting advanced technologies for equipment design,... 

Company tendering for Phase 2 of Moatize project 

By: Yolandi Booyens     31st May 2013 Open cast mining and underground solutions, and materials handling equipment supplier Tenova Takraf, is tendering and negotiating for a contract to supply materials handling machinery and services to a major coal project in Mozambique. Tenova Takraf Africa MD Riccardo Tonini tells Mining Weekly... 

Consolidation of materials handling increasing trend in mining industry

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Expending increased resources on the consolidation of above-ground storage for mining equipment and improving stock control has been identified as contemporary trend in the mining industry by logistics consultancy LGA Fortna, a specialist in the handling of supply chain challenges. 

Routing and scheduling software increases coal-railing efficiencies

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet's subsidiary, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), has contracted routing and scheduling software solutions provider Opsi Systems to roll out its custom-developed PLATO.Rail dynamic scheduling system software, which has already been implemented on TFR's export... 

Mechanised, remote-controlled vacuum prototype for mine environments being developed

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Vacuum specialist Hencon Vacuum Technologies (HVT) is designing a mechanised, remote-controlled vacuum solution prototype to clean around and under conveyors while they are still moving, improving productivity.  

Supply chain investment key to sustainability

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Mining solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has significantly invested in supply chain improvements to streamline supply to its extensive customer base across Africa and improve its customer satisfaction and competitiveness. 

400 t primary jaw crusher released

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Capital equipment group, Barloworld Equipment, is the sole Southern African distributor for Finland-based global engineering and technology corporation Metso’s range of mobile crushing and screening equipment, as well as its newly developed mobile jaw crushing plant, Lokotrack LT200, which Metso... 

Power generation industry solution suited to mining

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 A system developed by global materials handling company, Clyde Bergemann, to handle the dry bottom ash produced by coal-fired power plants is suitable for mining applications, specifically the handling of waste materials generated during pyrometallurgical beneficiation and metals processing.  

Conveyor company completes R4.5m order

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Conveyor equipment manufacturer Melco finalised the delivery of a R4.5-million contract for conveyor equipment to manganese miner United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK), in May.  

Magnum liner improves flow rate, productivity

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Since the introduction of the RC700 Magnum liner plate onto the South African mining market, the technology has been implemented by numerous local gold and diamond mines, reports Gauteng-based Rio-Carb, a manufacturer of long-life liners that protect materials handling equipment. 

Doors to improve the materials handling process

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th September 2012 Materials handling systems provider Dock Design and Layout (DDL) Equipment completed a R300 000 extreme-door installation for Vedanta Resources’ Skorpion zinc mine, in Namibia, to increase the opening and closing speed of the door and reduce the amount of dust entering the workshop. 

Greener logistics corridor may benefit operations

28th September 2012 Consulting engineering and project implementation firm Hatch’s Environmental Services Group is successfully integrating sustainability into its clients’ mining developments by means of greening the development’s logistics corridor.  

Transport infrastructure conference to pave way for efficient African logistics 

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     12th June 2012 Increased interest in African commodities has resulted in most African countries reviewing their transport and logistics networks, particularly railway and port infrastructure to improve the conveyance of mined materials.  

SA mining sector realising importance of logistics management

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     1st June 2012 An organised and efficient logistics component is imperative for the all-round, well-functioning of an industry, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport South Africa (CILTSA) VP Martin Bailey tells Mining Weekly. 

University, State company partnership a step in the right direction

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     1st June 2012 A partnership between State-owned freight company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and the University of Johannesburg has resulted in a tailor-made training programme for Transnet that seeks to improve its employees' understanding of the logistics industry’s needs, complementing Transnet’s... 

Metals accounting system to provide checks and balances of conveyed ore

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     1st June 2012 The loss in yield owing to inefficiencies, such as leakages and spillages at silos during individual processes relating to materials handling by mining houses, as well as theft of more valuable mined materials, has propelled materials handling company Clyde Bergemann to actively promote its... 

Company launches new product offering onto SA mining industry

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     1st June 2012 Conveyor equipment manufacturer Melco has expanded its product offering after launching a new range of retractable V-return idlers to the South African mining market.  

Company provides EPCM service for State-owned miner

1st June 2012 Materials crushing specialist and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firm B&E International has commissioned a coal processing plant designed and built for State-owned mining company African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation’s (AEMFC’s) Vlakfontein colliery. 

Technological innovation results in improved materials handling application

1st June 2012 Liner plate expert Rio-Carb says its Ultrasmooth liner plates range’s maximum carbide saturation technology with chromium carbide-(CrC-) based technology has a number of advantages for heavy materials handling applications.  

SA company introduces new generation of production doors

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     1st June 2012 Materials handling systems provider Dock Design & Layout (DDL), which has entered into a distribution agreement with French-based industrial doors solutions manufacturer Nergeco, to supply the new generation of Nergeco extreme condition doors to South African mining houses.  

Forklift trucks supplied to Palabora

1st June 2012 Forklift distributor Criterion Equipment, which is an exclusive distributor of global forklift manufacturer TCM forklifts and reach trucks, supplied copper miner Palabora Mining Company with a range of equipment designed to cope with demanding materials handling tasks on mines. 

Focused on mining materials handling division

1st June 2012 Technical solutions provider and engineering firm BMG says it has taken important steps to enhance efficiencies in key areas of operations, including bulk materials handling in the mining sector, by merging its various engineering businesses into one division. 

New loader range packed with features

1st June 2012 Construction and earthmoving equipment distributor CSE Equipment says its new Case SR and SV series skid-steer loader range encompasses nine new skid-steers, with advanced features for improved performance, enhanced productivity and increased operator comfort. 

Company offers materials recovery solution to mines

1st June 2012 Vacuum specialist Hencon Vacuum Technologies (HVT) says its tailormade vacuum solutions for the mining and processing industries help mining houses recover materials from inaccessible areas, such as underneath conveyor belts. 

Truck vibrators reduce costs, save time, eliminate carry-back

1st June 2012 Bulk materials handling specialist Martin Engineering has introduced a new line of truck vibrators, the Cougar truck vibrators, which it says helps drivers ensure complete emptying of bulk materials, reducing the need for personnel to enter dump beds foe manual cleanout.  

Good customer service pivotal to success in the logistics industry

1st June 2012 There will be a continued and increasing focus on customer service within the logistics industry as companies compete within a fairly small market, says logistics solutions provider Bridge Shipping Group COO Sheldon Cockcroft. 

Company enhances forklift range

1st June 2012 Heavy lifting equipment supplier Manitou says user experience from its global customer base has allowed it to focus on introducing a new line of ultra-modern industrial forklifts.  

Materials-Handling & logistics

By: Kim Kruger     24th April 2012 The materials handling and logistics feature will focus on the latest products in this industry. The feature will also provide an overview of the current situation and new technology within this field.  

Manufacturer leads with wire conveyor belts

By: Celest Smith     23rd September 2011 Global minerals processing equipment manufacturer Ludowici has announced its 100% acquisition of South African screening media manufacturer Meshcape.  

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