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Quarrying

Quarrying under pressure, owing to lack of road builds

By: Tracy Hancock     10th June 2022 A lack of genuine infrastructure development over the past ten years has reduced demand for aggregates, placing significant pressure on local quarries, says construction materials supplier AfriSam. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue, which is epitomised by the lack of road... 

Quarries upgrading to next-gen detonation tech

By: Tracy Hancock     10th June 2022 Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is steadily upgrading local quarries that have been using its AXXIS GII electronic detonation system for years to its latest-generation electronic detonation technology, AXXIS Silver. “The conversion of one to the other is straightforward, as... 

An image of the AXXIS Silver
THE AXXIS SILVER The electronic delay detonator technology is a cost-effective solution for operations with less demanding blasting needs

Aggregate prices to rise with fuel price

By: Tracy Hancock     10th June 2022 The rising cost of fuel in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is placing increased pressure on South Africa’s quarries, which are at pains to limit the impact on the price of their aggregates. “Aggregates are low-value commodities with comparatively low profit margins. Therefore, rising fuel... 

THE FUEL EFFECT
Quarries can no longer absorb rising operational and transport costs, which will directly impact on the cost of mining per ton
THE FUEL EFFECT Quarries can no longer absorb rising operational and transport costs, which will directly impact on the cost of mining per ton

Association tackling quarry safety with handbook

By: Tracy Hancock     10th June 2022 Trackless mobile machines and vehicles, unfortunately, remain a major cause of accidents on mines, says surface mining association Aspasa director Nico Pienaar. Earlier this year, Aspasa published its Driver’s Handbook under its Best Practices Guidelines series. 

An image of a Bell excavator at a quarry
SAFETY MAKES CENTS Employees will always have a vested interest in ensuring the economic sustainability of their employer, as that directly impacts on their livelihood

Software released that predicts vibration, airblast outcomes

4th June 2021 The world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems Orica recently announced the release of its new Advanced Vibration Management (AVM) software that links blast design, modelling and measurement to conserve sensitive structures.  

Air classifiers replacing wet classification in quarries

By: Claire O'Reilly     4th June 2021 Pressure on the quarrying industry and mining sector to reduce water consumption is at an all-time high, resulting in an increased shift towards quarries’ moving away from wet classification technology towards dry classification technology, such as the Fisher Air Separator (FAS), this is... 

PORTABLE FISHER AIR SEPARATOR UNIT
Waterless classification system used on quarries
PORTABLE FISHER AIR SEPARATOR UNIT Waterless classification system used on quarries

Dual power crushers offer competitive advantage

4th June 2021 The new age of dual power, or bi-power, mobile crushers and screens allows contractors, quarries and mines to reduce operational costs and increase equipment availability, while enjoying the versatility of being able to run their crushers and screens in any remote location. 

JAW CRUSHER AND SCREEN 
Economical and environment-friendly electric drives are quickly gaining ground in contract crushing
JAW CRUSHER AND SCREEN Economical and environment-friendly electric drives are quickly gaining ground in contract crushing

OLI

4th June 2021 OLI, the worldwide leader in vibration technology, invites you to the Quarry and Mining Virtual Show June 22-23 - online only - free pass OLI invites you to the virtual event dedicated to the vibration technology in the Quarry and Mining industries. 

OLI

Silica’s future depends on paradigm shift

By: Claire O'Reilly     4th June 2021 Silica sands' long-term economic growth and stability is reliant on being reimagined and introduced into new industies and nonconventional applications – the traditional usage of this commodity is no longer enough to sustain silica sand companies, Mineral Processing Engineering & Consulting... 

Sintech

19th June 2020 Tritec Sintered Products (Pty) Ltd commenced business in Johannesburg in 1984 as a closed corporation, converting to a Propriety Company in 1996 trading under the much more sensible name of Sintech. The name “Sintech”, in turn, is an abbreviation of ‘Sintered Technology’ which when applied to... 

Sintech

Supplier saves mining industry time, money

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     19th June 2020 Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) is supplying bearings manufacturer Dodge ISN bearings to the quarrying sector to address contamination – the leading cause of premature bearing failure in the industry. 

Miner works at lower capacity owing to demand, not legislation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th June 2020 Demand for premium-grade aggregate material is dwindling and so is production from quarrying operations, says building material company AfriSam.  

AVI BHOORA Demand for aggregate material from the quarrying operations that produce them will continue to decline
AVI BHOORA Demand for aggregate material from the quarrying operations that produce them will continue to decline

Dust, spill control now an attainable solution

19th June 2020 Plant operators want to eliminate dust and spills on belts and transfers as well as minimise maintenance requirements of the conveyor system. Further, the ability of plants to efficiently cope with the challenges of moist and sticky materials related to quarrying is also desired. 

SQUEAKY CLEAN 
Cleaning at critical points is necessary, however, the majority of time previously spent cleaning is now available for productive work at the plant
SQUEAKY CLEAN Cleaning at critical points is necessary, however, the majority of time previously spent cleaning is now available for productive work at the plant

Mobile screening plant proves highly efficient

19th June 2020 Earthmoving equipment supplier HPE Africa’s McCloskey S250 screener – one of the largest tracked-mounted mobile vibratory screening plants available – has been designed for highly-efficient aggregate material screening. 

MOVER AND SHAKER
The McCloskey S250 is one of the largest mobile screens on the market
MOVER AND SHAKER The McCloskey S250 is one of the largest mobile screens on the market

New compressors provide faster drilling, reduced fuel costs

19th June 2020 Compressor and generator supplier Rand-Air has acquired two Atlas Copco DrillAir Y1260 variable high pressure (21 bar to 35 bar) compressors. This new technology – from the world’s leading manufacturer of compressor and generator equipment – has been scientifically designed around pressure and... 

CRAIG SWART
The new compressor units are ideally suited for applications such as mineral exploration drilling, geothermal drilling, construction and blast hole drilling
CRAIG SWART The new compressor units are ideally suited for applications such as mineral exploration drilling, geothermal drilling, construction and blast hole drilling

Metso offers product innovations, equipment

By: Halima Frost     21st June 2019 Mining equipment maker Metso Minerals’ Metso hybrid truck body, and an expansion to the MX multi-action cone crusher series, the MX3, were launched in April at the Bauma trade fair held in Munich, Germany. The Metso truck body and improved MX3 are available in South Africa and Southern Africa... 

RUBBER COATED
The truck body tray is specially coated to absorb shock and increases the life span of the body
RUBBER COATED The truck body tray is specially coated to absorb shock and increases the life span of the body

Tailgates a solution for haulage product loss

By: Halima Frost     21st June 2019 Since receiving an Autogate tailgate manufactured by specialised tailgate manufacturer Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL), aggregate business Caldwell Stone Company has reported an increase in productivity at its quarrying site. An upturn of between 12% and 15% in volumetric capacity on its haul truck has... 

PHIL-ER-UP
The installation of a tailgate allows for full loads to be transported without product loss
PHIL-ER-UP The installation of a tailgate allows for full loads to be transported without product loss

Importance of supplier engagement emphasised

By: Tracy Hancock     21st June 2019 Surface mining association Aspasa is encouraging suppliers, service providers and contractors, such as those in the materials handling and logistics sector, to become associate members of the association to meet the industry’s future challenges. Aspasa director Nico Pienaar stresses that this... 

COMPLIANCE GUARANTEE
Procuring equipment from an Aspasa associate member will ensure compliance with the Mining Health and Safety Act of 1996, as well as the Consumer Protection Act of 2009
COMPLIANCE GUARANTEE Procuring equipment from an Aspasa associate member will ensure compliance with the Mining Health and Safety Act of 1996, as well as the Consumer Protection Act of 2009

Cost-effective lubricant increases machine life

By: Halima Frost     21st June 2019 The change in lubricants on brick manufacturer KuluCrete’s excavator at its Port Shepstone quarry, in KwaZulu-Natal, has resulted in significant cost savings and a notable decrease in lubrication quantities and applications. KuluCrete is a supplier of bricks, blocks, roof tiles, kerbing, pavers,... 

NOTHING TO QUARRY ABOUT Using the Almagard 3752 grease on equipment increases maintenance intervals allowing technicians to focus on other aspects of the quarry
NOTHING TO QUARRY ABOUT Using the Almagard 3752 grease on equipment increases maintenance intervals allowing technicians to focus on other aspects of the quarry

Bell Equipment enters tipper truck market with Kamaz partnership

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     22nd June 2018 South African materials handling equipment supplier Bell Equipment has entered the Southern Africa tipper truck market through a partnership with Russian heavy duty truck manufacturer Kamaz. The new partnership was celebrated at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018, held in March, in Johannesburg, where the... 

KAMAZ TRUCKS
The Kamaz tipper trucks were formally introduced to the South African market at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018
KAMAZ TRUCKS The Kamaz tipper trucks were formally introduced to the South African market at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018

Skills needed in local quarrying industry 

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     22nd June 2018 The surface mining association, Aspasa, raised awareness about skills shortages in the local opencast mining and quarrying profession through a presentation delivered to an international audience of peers at the Global Aggregates Information Network (Gain) conference, in Spain, last month. Skills... 

NICO PIENAAR
Leadership and supervision skills are needed urgently in the local quarrying industry
NICO PIENAAR Leadership and supervision skills are needed urgently in the local quarrying industry

New app launched for quarrying industry

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     22nd June 2018 Johannesburg-headquartered developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives AEL Mining Services has launched a new application (app), the Vibration and Acoustic Calculator (VibrAc). VibrAc will assist local quarries in calculating the various elements involved in blasting and in... 

VIBRATION AND SOUND
The AEL Mining Services VibrAc application is a simple tool to work out blasting parameters
VIBRATION AND SOUND The AEL Mining Services VibrAc application is a simple tool to work out blasting parameters

Association applying changes to expand representation

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd June 2017 Owing to it being approached by various other opencast mining and quarrying companies and bodies, private-sector producers’ association Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) will from now on only be known as Aspasa as it has dropped the ‘aggregate and sand’ from its... 

SEVERE NEED
There is a severe need for services to be delivered from a central and well-organised body to the opencast mining sector
SEVERE NEED There is a severe need for services to be delivered from a central and well-organised body to the opencast mining sector

Loaders drive down cost

23rd June 2017 An investment in three Bell wheel loaders to drive down the rand-per-ton cost of aggregate production, is paying off handsomely for the owners of Flanders Quarry, in Mount Edgecombe, Durban, enthuses South African mining machinery and equipment manufacturing company Bell Equipment. 

BIGGER AND BETTER
The first Bell Loader supplied to Flanders Quarry improved its productivity substantially because it was a bigger machine, quicker and more robust
BIGGER AND BETTER The first Bell Loader supplied to Flanders Quarry improved its productivity substantially because it was a bigger machine, quicker and more robust

Multidisciplinary mining company says market is challenging

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd June 2017 With the general depletion of natural sand reserves around South Africa, especially within large cities, multidisciplinary materials openpit mining company Afrimat has invested in sand producing plants – especially in Gauteng – to produce high-quality concrete sands to ensure higher concrete... 

CHALLENGING CONDITIONS
Overall, the construction materials sector remains relatively flat
CHALLENGING CONDITIONS Overall, the construction materials sector remains relatively flat

Process-focused solution ups output

23rd June 2017 North West sand and aggregate supplier CNC Crushers raised throughput by 45% at its Roadstone Shaft 5 crushing plant while simultaneously cutting back on maintenance, after implementing a full process-focused solution from industrial equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa. 

NEW TECHNOLOGY PAYS
The installation of the Cavex hydrocyclone at CNC Crushers’ Stilfontein operation has resulted in increased production and reduced slimes to the tailings dam
NEW TECHNOLOGY PAYS The installation of the Cavex hydrocyclone at CNC Crushers’ Stilfontein operation has resulted in increased production and reduced slimes to the tailings dam

Cost-effective products for quarrying

By: Robyn Wilkinson     17th June 2016 Heavy-equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment is introducing cost-effective products to help mining and quarrying companies manage the challenges in their industries. Bell Equipment quarry industry specialist Tyron Ravenscroft notes that, much like the mining industry, the quarrying industry is... 

B25E SUPERTRUCK 
Bell Equipment’s supertruck provides a lower cost-per-ton solution for quarrying
B25E SUPERTRUCK Bell Equipment’s supertruck provides a lower cost-per-ton solution for quarrying

Knowledge hub for quarrying

17th June 2016 Construction equipment provider Sandvik Construction has launched a Web portal called "Crushology" to help quarry owners and operators get more from their equipment, thereby improving operational productivity and economy. The Crushology Web portal, launched in March, features a collection of... 

ENHANCING DRILLING EFFICIENCY 
Sandvik believes that knowledge is the fundamental for the development of new techniques and technologies involved in quarrying
ENHANCING DRILLING EFFICIENCY Sandvik believes that knowledge is the fundamental for the development of new techniques and technologies involved in quarrying

Products to launch at expo

17th June 2016 Dump truck producer Terex Trucks, mobile crushing, screening and recycling equipment manufacturer Terex Finlay and washing equipment supplier Terex Washing Systems (TWS) will preview, launch and showcase a range of equipment and machinery for the mining and quarrying industries at Hillhead 2016,... 

GENERATION 10 TA400 
Terex Trucks will launch the articulated dump truck at Hillhead 2016
GENERATION 10 TA400 Terex Trucks will launch the articulated dump truck at Hillhead 2016

UK show sees strong demand

By: Kimberley Smuts     17th June 2016 The Hillhead international quarrying and recycling show is famous for its live demonstrations and 2016 will be no different with a range of equipment being put through its paces in a live quarry environment. Demand for the 2016 event has been strong with every square metre now allocated,... 

UNIQUE OFFERING Hillhead demonstrates real ‘job of work’ in a live quarry environment
UNIQUE OFFERING Hillhead demonstrates real ‘job of work’ in a live quarry environment

Ghana QLA competition finalists announced

17th June 2016 Five finalists have been announced for the third edition of the Quarry Life Award (QLA) competition organised by Ghanian cement manufacturer Ghacem, subsidiary of German multinational building materials company the Heidelburg Cement (HC) group. The winning projects will be revealed in the third... 

EFFECTIVE IDEAS REWARDED 
The QLA competition enables its competitors to source ideas on the effective regeneration and management of biodiversity in its mining sites across the world
Photo by Bloomberg
EFFECTIVE IDEAS REWARDED The QLA competition enables its competitors to source ideas on the effective regeneration and management of biodiversity in its mining sites across the world
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