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Opencast Quarries News

Hydraulic crawler drill acquired

17th May 2002 Blasting and Excavating (B&E) recently expanded its range of Ingersoll-Rand equipment to include an ECM-660 hydraulic crawler drill from Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM), exclusive distributor of Ingersoll Rand mining and quarrying equipment for Southern Africa. 

Environmental management cuts costs

17th May 2002 Significant cost savings have been realised at Kroondal Platinum Mine as a result of prior planning and proactive management of the environment. 

R100m openpit contract kicks off

17th May 2002 "South African earthmoving contractors, associated principally with the civil engineering construction industry, have increasingly over the last 15 years put their earthmoving and equipment maintenance expertise at the disposal of mining corporations to undertake contract mining operations, "... 

Supplier completes mining equipment supply chain

17th May 2002 Having established itself as a leading supplier of specialised materials handling equipment, opencast infrastructure (shiftable and extendible conveyors, as well as in-pit crushing plants) and custom-designed minerals processing equipment, Krupp Mining and Materials Handling (KMMH) now also... 

SA's big breakthrough in non-explosive technology

17th May 2002 A newly established South African company, Pyrotech Mining Systems, based in Centurion, Pretoria, has developed a breakthrough system in non-explosive and continuous mining technology. 

IT facilitates selection of load-and-haul equipment

17th May 2002 Hitachi Construction Machinery Southern Africa can offer it customers access to a state-of-the-art computer simulation programme that will facilitate the correct selection of equipment for load and haul application within the opencast mining sector. 

Flat demand impedes quarrying sector

By: Joanne Delaurentis     2nd November 2001 The market continues to look bleak for the South African quarrying industry, with no signs of increased demand in the near future, says Aggregate and Sand Producers Association (Aspasa) of South Africa director Nico Pienaar. 

Photoanalysis takes off

By: Joanne Delaurentis     2nd November 2001 Automated photo analysis systems are becoming the standard for fragmentation measurement and analysis in quarrying and mining applications. 

South Africa is to host international conference

By: Joanne Delaurentis     2nd November 2001 The second ever Surface Mining Conference will be held in September next year in Gauteng. 

Mobile plant sales down

By: Joanne Delaurentis     2nd November 2001 South African quarries appear to be shying away from the purchase of capital mobile equipment Hitachi operations manager Barry Nash tells Mining Weekly. 

Cleaner compressors to be introduced

By: Joanne Delaurentis     2nd November 2001 The environmental performance of Ingersoll-Rand Portable Power’s large portable compressors from 17 m3/min and above, will be significantly increased to meet the new stage two European Union emissions legislation that takes effect at the start of next year. 

New trucks help quarry perform

By: Joanne Delaurentis     2nd November 2001 Following a management decision made by Alpha Plant & Services in the latter part of 1999 to complement its core business of excavator hire to include the hire of off-road dump trucks, the East Rand operation has been involved in several load and haul contracts in the mining and quarrying... 

Wheel-loader on parade in Tzaneen

2nd November 2001 Materials-handling equipment supplier Liebherr was invited by the Clay Brick Association to demonstrate the credentials of the company’s L538 wheel loader. 

SA tour group visits UK exhibition

2nd November 2001 Some of South Africa’s leading quarrying and construction companies were among those who attended the Hillhead Exhibition in the UK earlier this year. 

Loader supplied to Pietersburg quarry

2nd November 2001 The first of the newly launched Volvo D Series loaders has been supplied by Babcock Equipment to Alpha Sand and Stone. 

Explosion specialist in training drive

2nd November 2001 A new specialised training drive by African Explosives Limited’s (AEL) James Sydney specialist division is aimed at intensifying its already growing service to the quarrying, construction and dimension stone industries in South and Southern Africa. 

New rock breaker for plant-hire firm

2nd November 2001 A new hydraulic rock breaker has been purchased by West Reef Plant Hire to breakdown oversized boulders at a quarry at Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg. 

Firm sees growth in demand for crushers

2nd November 2001 Local company IMS Engineering has noted a significant swing to the use of its hard rock horizontal shaft impact crusher by quarries in preference to using both cone crushers and vertical shaft impactors to produce cubical road specification aggregate. 

New excavator bucket designed

2nd November 2001 The Allu bucket produced by Ideachip of Finland can be fitted to excavators and wheel loaders to process a variety of materials, including those mined in quarries. 

Two profiling instruments launched

2nd November 2001 UK instrumentation supplier Pulsar Measuring Systems, which has been supplying laser-profiling and hole-deviation equipment for use with a variety of blast-survey software packages for more than ten years, has introduced two new compact and lightweight three-dimensional (3D) laser-profiling... 

German-designed crushers

2nd November 2001 German firm Aubema designs, manufactures and installs crushing and grinding machinery for the mining, pit and quarry and raw minerals industries, as well as for power engineering and environmental technology. 

Quarrying industry ‘stabilises’

By: System Author     7th April 2000 The quarrying industry is stabilising after a period of constant decline. 

Quarrying sector down by 30%

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Quarrying 

R10,5-million orders supplied

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Quarrying 

R50m processing plant

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Quarrying 

Association adopts global outlook

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Quarrying 

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