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Quarrying

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... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Explosives information to be stored on database

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Quarrying 

Fragmented legislation causing concern

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Quarrying 

Quarrying industry not in a healthy state

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Quarrying 

Company trying to revive masonry skills

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Quarrying 

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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