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Mining-specific staff recruitment, management app developed
6th March 2018 By: Mia Breytenbach

To refine and improve the execution of recruitment within the mining industry, mining and engineering professionals recruiter TrueVine Consulting has developed a new, innovative online recruitment... 

Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chairperson Peter Leon
Leon expects mining industry to have a future under Ramaphosa’s Presidency
16th February 2018 By: Nadine James

Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chairperson Peter Leon is cautiously optimistic that the changes signalled by newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa will benefit South Africa’s... 

The new Prothane Industrial Denva pump range which makes use of Polycombo technology has been well received by the market
Overlooking TCO costs companies money
9th February 2018 By: Paige Müller

Misconceptions about reducing mining companies’ total cost of ownership (TCO), including those in the platinum-group metals (PGMs) sector, result in reduced equipment life and an increase in... 

The heavy-duty Mine Boss trash pump is capable of handling any dewatering application and is purpose equipped and built for mine site duties
Pumps company highlights cost-saving benefits of its offering
2nd February 2018 By: Paige Müller

The current mining industry trend towards cost savings has led to a steady increase in demand in Australia and the South-East Asian region for products from pumps and pressure cleaners manufacturer... 

WORLD FIRST Hazleton Pumps’ Hippo flameproof high-voltage, high-head, high-volume submersible pump was the first of its kind when it was introduced in 2014
Modular pump form exported to N America
2nd February 2018

To further enhance its presence in the US and Canada, South African slurry pumps provider Hazleton Pumps intends to ship its signature Hippo submersible slurry pumps in kit form, with electrical... 

TRENDING TECH The MRS mobile pumps set answers the demand in the mining industry for a solution that can be rapidly deployed to allow for functional water management in a cost-effective manner
New mining legislation a concern for pumps supplier
2nd February 2018 By: Paige Müller

The potential negative impact on the business of mechanical seals, rotating and engineering protection, and sealing equipment supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) of Mining Charter Three,... 

BETTER WEAR With the addition of advanced wear technology, the Warman WBH offers improved efficiency and equipment life
Pumping solutions positioned to address most pressing needs
2nd February 2018 By: Robyn Wilkinson

Mining equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa has invested heavily in developing its infrastructure and resources to meet the challenges that the mining industry has faced over the past five... 

Showcase of SA's manufacturing prowess to debut in 2019
2nd February 2018 By: Donna Slater

To showcase the best South Africa has to offer in terms of local manufacturing and South African-produced capital equipment, capital equipment manufactures lobby group the South African Capital... 

PROJECT ADVANCES Sixteen drill rigs are operating on site in a dual-focused drill programme that aims to confirm the extensive historical drilling database on the remaining mineralisation at Prieska
Fast-paced developments at Prieska benefit all stakeholders
15th December 2017 By: Robyn Wilkinson

Australian minerals explorer Orion Minerals’ activity at the Prieska zinc/copper mine present an “unparalleled” value creation opportunity for investors and shareholders while promoting and... 

The purpose-built LTP-B Eco HVAC drive can be set for different parameters such as fan or pump control
Increasing demand for variable-speed drives
24th November 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Following the successful commissioning of two MoviDrive B ventilation and air conditioning variable-speed drives (VSDs) at an underground mine in the North-West, in South Africa, drive engineering... 

The Proloc and ProBeck relays are programmed to detect cable theft by identifying a change in electrical impedance of a cable
Relays assist with cable-theft detection
24th November 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Mining system solutions supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s Proloc and ProBeck electronic protection and control relays have been designed for motor protection, as well as cable-theft detection,... 

FLEXIBLE APPLICATION The Quick-Flex coupling’s design makes it suitable for high-speed, low-torque, excessive-vibration drives, to a low-speed, high-torque applications
Flexible couplings able to withstand extreme mining conditions
17th November 2017

Manufactured by global bearings manufacturer The Timken Company, parts distributor Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) Quick-Flex couplings are able to withstand the most extreme mining conditions,... 

Equipment maintenance, repair products showcased
10th November 2017 By: Donna Slater

Adhesives technology company Henkel South Africa hosted its first conference – Repair and Protect Your Mine with Loctite Conference and Exhibition – to showcase ways in which its products could be... 

With this modular plant, we can really live our vision by delivering that extra value
Modular Reflux Classifier launched
10th November 2017 By: Mia Breytenbach

Minerals and cement industry equipment and services supplier FLSmidth has officially launched its modular Reflux Classifier (RC) plant, which is suitable for fines gravity separation applications.... 

South Africa spending less than its peers on mining research and development
20th October 2017 By: Mia Breytenbach

While South Africa had increased its investment in mining research and development (R&D) since 2014, the country’s investment was still below that of its peers, delegates heard during a panel... 

Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco
20th October 2017

A world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco is characterised by focused businesses, a global presence with direct sales and service, a strong, stable and growing... 

COMPREHENSIVE PROTECTION Envelop covers protect key assets from dust, corrosion, heat and ultraviolet light, reducing the cost of maintenance
Product tackles inclement conditions, improves productivity
13th October 2017 By: Nadine James

One of the biggest challenges facing the mining industry with regard to its motors, gear drives and belt drives is protection from adverse weather conditions and the resulting ingress of dust and... 

The factory became part of the Metso group in 1970 and has played ‘a crucial role’ not only in the South African, but also the African mining industry
Metso’s Vereeniging factory celebrates 60 years of service
6th October 2017 By: Ilan Solomons

This year marks 60 years since global engineering and technology corporation Metso's factory in Vereeniging was established. The factory became part of the Metso group in 1970 and has played "a... 

Offshore capital equipment markets come in handy  amid ‘turmoil’ in domestic mining sector
Offshore capital equipment markets come in handy amid ‘turmoil’ in domestic mining sector
29th September 2017 By: Donna Slater

South African capital equipment manufacturers that are exporting, and which have survived the ongoing turmoil in the mining industry and domestic economic environment, have showed resilience and... 

On a plant processing slurry at 75 t/h with 65% solids, every time a peristaltic pump replaces a process slurry pump, more than 1 100-million litres of water is saved every year
Peristaltic pumps key in war on water wastage
15th September 2017

Peristaltic pumps use less water, with traditional centrifugal pumps losing efficiency when the slurry has a specific gravity (SG) of 1.3, or 30% solids, or more. Peristaltic pumps can efficiently... 

The peristaltic pump is in operation at the Kansanshi copper mine
Peristaltic pumps operating at Zambian mines
15th September 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Randburg-based industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps’ Verderflex (VF) 125 peristaltic pump is in operation at mining company Kansanshi Mining’s Zambia-based Kansanshi copper mine and is... 

Call to mining to update refrigerant systems
15th September 2017

While the majority of the mining industry use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in its refrigerant systems, these ozone-depleting substances are set to be phased-out in accordance with the Montreal... 

Routine mechanical maintenance, along with other factors, significantly improves a pump’s reliability
Combination of factors influence pumps’ life cycles
15th September 2017

It is important to frequently monitor the operation of pumping systems; however, the initial manufacturing of a pump, as well as its installation, are as important, explains South African pumps... 

The maintenance of peristaltic pumps is simple and can be done on site
Distributor expands pumps offering with Italian range
15th September 2017 By: Victor Moolman

Pumps supplier Packaged Metering & Pumping Solutions (PMPS) has added Rotho peristaltic pumps from Italian pumps manufacturer Ragazzini to its South African product offering. “We see huge... 

Five new pumps supplied to Limpopo platinum mine
15th September 2017

Supplier of mining system solutions Becker Mining South Africa has supplied five hydro solids (HS) slurry pumps to a new furnace slag granulation process plant at a platinum mine in Limpopo ahead... 

DIVERSE USE The Altivar Easy 610 variable-speed drives can be used in a diverse range of environments
New range of drives available to SA market
15th September 2017

Electrical solutions provider Magnet Group introduced a new range of variable-speed drives (VSDs) last month, the Altivar Easy 610, which improve equipment performance and reduce operating costs by... 

WIDE REACH A wide area across Africa is supported by BMG, where the company supplies maintenance and repairs
Pumps offer suitable for minimal lubricity
15th September 2017

Engineering components supplier BMG’s SF series of Steimel lubricant and feed gear pumps, introduced four years ago, is used mainly on oil lubrication systems in mines, steel works, power stations... 

ACCURATE MODELING Pumpsim enables mining companies can build a network of pipes, channels, pumps, tanks, valves and sprays to simulate flows and pressures of liquids, slurries and many other fluids
Simulation software helps improve pump system efficiency
15th September 2017 By: Victor Moolman

The Pumpsim pumping simulation software package uses three-dimensional (3D) models that identify the location of weak points in pumps systems and where greater pressure is required to improve... 

LARGE PLAYER Hazleton has supplied some of the largest submersible pumps in the world
Submersible pump that can run dry a safer option
15th September 2017 By: Victor Moolman

The Hippo submersible pumps range from Centurion-based slurry pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps can operate without water for an unlimited amount of time, explains Hazleton Pumps MD Thys... 

Supplier expanding new pump’s footprint in Australian market
15th September 2017

Heavy-duty pumps solutions company Pump & Abrasion Technologies (PAT) Australia introduced its new Curve range of slurry pumps at the Aimex mining show, in Sydney, to the New South Wales mining... 

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