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Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

21st June 2019 Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

Award winning software company ESS Engineering Software Steyr poised to make its mark at Mining Investment London Conference

20th June 2019 Mining Investment London Conference and Exhibition www.mininginvestmentlondon.com, part of the global Mining Investment Conference Series. will be returning to London for the 3rd time from 19 – 20 Sep 2019 and ESS Engineering Software Steyr, an award-winning global software company based in... 

Cummins Ghana completes Goldfields pump repower project

20th June 2019 Mining site operations are extremely demanding, and dewatering pumps need to run continuously to remove groundwater to ensure non-stop mining. A recent pump repower project in Ghana demonstrated Cummins’ product knowledge and engineering strength to power the success of customers in one of the... 

Cummins Ghana completes Goldfields pump repower project

Milwaukee Power Tools plays a key role in revolutionising sensitive blasting-and-drilling

20th June 2019 Blasting and drilling is one of the most hazardous operations undertaken at mines and quarries. In a bid to make this safer, faster, and more efficient, Nxco Mining Technologies has entered into a partnership with leading supplier Upat to introduce a revolutionary new technology based on its... 

Milwaukee Power Tools plays a key role in revolutionising sensitive blasting-and-drilling

Mark Your Calendars For Smart Mining 2.0 Happening On 19th & 20th September 2019 In Toronto

20th June 2019 After successful first edition, IKonnect has announced the second series of Smart Mining 2.0 conference scheduled to be held on 19th & 20th September 2019 in Toronto, Canada. “Smart Mining 2.0” will be bringing various exciting opportunities for mining executives to engage in insightful... 

One hose line for your entire wire braid inventory? Discover MXT.

20th June 2019 Perhaps you’re already familiar with MegaSys™ MXT; Gates’ hydraulic hose solution that is extremely lightweight, offers maximum flexibility and has an optimal lifetime. Well, it gets even better. 

One hose line for your entire wire braid inventory? Discover MXT.
The latest Fluid Power hose line from Gates, MXT™, was designed using applied materials science and process expertise to deliver lightweight, flexible hydraulic hoses that exceed industry standards

Introducing a global force in waterproofing to South Africa

20th June 2019 We believe it’s time to think bigger when it comes to roofs. To push the boundaries of what’s possible and redefine what a roof can mean to all of us. It could be extra living space for your family. It could be something that transforms the energy efficiency of your business.  

Introducing a global force in waterproofing to South Africa

Transnet Freight Rail Breakthrough Technologies

19th June 2019 In a context of increasing competition, growing demand and tighter management of operational and capital costs, freight railways are constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency by boosting throughput and cutting costs. Below are several breakthrough technologies that have been developed... 

Transnet Freight Rail Breakthrough Technologies

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system 

19th June 2019 Industries rely on their large mobile equipment to work around the clock, therefore, their fire protection should do the same, says Alberton-based fire protection specialist Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies (AFST). 

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system

Passport 360 is a ‘game changer’ for Anglo American

18th June 2019 Diversified mining house Anglo American has always relied on the latest technology to locate new resources, plan and build new mining operations, and process and market its products around the world. It is for this reason that the commodities giant has cited Passport 360 as “a real game changer”... 

Passport 360 is a ‘game changer’ for Anglo American

Komatsu will acquire global mining technology and Workforce Optimization Firm Immersive Technologies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th June 2019 Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Hiroyuki Ogawa) (TYO:6301) (hereafter “Komatsu”), through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has agreed to acquire global mining technology and workforce optimization firm Immersive Corporation Pty.Ltd. (“Immersive Technologies”), which specialises in... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

14th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

South Africans to prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap

14th June 2019 The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) hosted a three-day technical workshop in Johannesburg in late 2018 as part of preparations for the 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference to be held in Narvik, Norway, from June 10 to 14. Ten countries are a part of the IHHA... 

South Africans to  prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap

Longest Production Train in the World

14th June 2019 In an unprecedented move, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) successfully ran a 375 wagon manganese train. The testing of the train took place on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 over a distance of around 861 km, from Sishen to Saldanha. The test train is four (4) kilometres long and will be a production... 

Longest Production Train in the World

Foundry company plans further expansion into Zambia

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     13th June 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Zambian branch will expand its workshop into a fully equipped heavy machine and fabrication shop with fabrication facilities to cater for other industries. Thos Begbie Zambia MD Piet du Preez highlights this as the medium- to... 

Foundry company  plans further expansion into Zambia
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Stabila laser distance measurers draw the line in underground mining

13th June 2019 From shaft foremen to surveyors and environmental personnel, Stabila measuring equipment, distributed locally by leading supplier Upat, is finding increasing application in the mining industry. Here the most popular Stabila product range is its laser distance measurers, Upat Technical Specialist... 

Wet Prime Pumps Win in Mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 Mines, quarries and constructions sites deploy portable diesel powered trash pumps to handle excess dirty water. There two types; wet prime pumps, where water is added to the pump chamber to prime the unit, or dry prime units which use a vacuum pump to assist with priming. The huge advantage wet... 

MAXAM presents the X-BLASTERGUIDE, its new mobile application to help improve producitivity and safety in blasting operations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2019 MAXAM, a global technology company specialised in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials, presents its new X-BLASTERGUIDE, a mobile application designed to help field engineers and shotfirers. This digital guide allows fast and easy access to blasting... 

Heavy Haul Game Changer  

12th June 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) chairperson Brian Monakali, who is also acting Rail Network GM at South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail, believes collaboration is the key to ensuring that global heavy haul operators mitigate the risks associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution... 

Heavy Haul Game Changer

ZYFRA and First Ore-Mining Company to deploy Artificial Intelligence solutions for mining in Extreme North

12th June 2019 First Ore-Mining Company, a part of mining division of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, and ZYFRA, Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider for heavy industries, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in deploying Artificial Intelligence-based solutions in mining and... 

ELB Construction installing Rhovan Leach Vat project at Bethanie

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2019 ELB Construction (Pty) Ltd (ELBCON) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the project to install 4x Leach Vats, as well as associated structural steel for Turnmill Proquip Equipment (Pty) Ltd at Glencore’s Rhovan Mine Operations at Bethanie outside Brits in the North West province.... 

The Evolution of Design Trends in Industrial Machinery

11th June 2019 The influence of changes in human society and activity has always been the underlying motivation behind major trends in the development of everyday objects, and the trends and changes we’ve witnessed in the fields of industry and industrial machinery are no exception. From the moment the... 

Sandvik partners with Mother’s Day connect

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2019 Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa believes in developing the communities in which they operate. Their involvement within these communities is geared towards issues of importance that each community faces. With a focus on health and education, their support positively impacts care... 

Effective fire suppression system proves its worth

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2019 Sandvik ECLIPSE™ Fire Suppression Systems are contributing to an enviable fire safety record at the Ambatovy Nickel Mine in Madagascar, one of the biggest nickel mines in the world. With several mobile machines, as well as other risk areas protected by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s... 

New 3D Printer Bushings Online Store

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2019 Vesconite Bearings, the maker of advanced polymer bushings, has launched a 3D printer bushing web store. Located on the company website, at https://www.vesconite.com/3d-printer-bushings/order/ ,  stock printer bushings include the LM12UU, LM10UU, LM8LUU, LM8UU and LM6UU, priced from $1.90... 

ELB demonstrates superior reclaimer experience at Cullinan

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB), is proud to announce that it is in the process of upgrading the structure of the portal reclaimer for Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine. Having supplied the original machine more than 25 years ago, through the ELB Group, the contract showcases not only the... 

The true cost of downtime in the mining sector and benchmarks for measuring reliability

5th June 2019 The South African mining industry has performed poorly over the past ten years, with its contribution to the national GDP having halved since 1994. Year-on-year production fell by 3,3% in January, according to Statistics South Africa, with downtime, power outages and uncertainty around regulatory... 

Pressure Gun Happy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 90% of injuries involved in using high pressure water blasters are generated by hose or gun failure. Australian Pump’s experience indicates that many pressure cleaner operators, professional and even semi-professional, continue to use high pressure guns which are leaking, worn or broken. “Safety... 

RCT and GBF celebrate decade-long automation partnership

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 Autonomous solutions provider RCT and underground mining specialist GBF have marked 10 years of working together to implement autonomous technology into underground mining operations. Since 2009, when GBF & RCT conducted underground trials of the ControlMaster® Guidance Automation system at Gold... 

Fasken Named Global Mining Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for 11th Time

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 Toronto (Canada) - For the eleventh time, Fasken has been recognized as the world’s top Global Mining Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for 2019, which is also the fifth consecutive win for the Firm. Fasken has received this award more than any other law firm in the world. Fasken has earned... 

Botswana Resource Sector Conference 2019

4th June 2019 The Botswana Resource Sector Conference takes place 10th – 11th June 2019 and will see over 250 high quality delegates congregating in Gaborone, Botswana for two days of presentations, roundtables and meeting positioning BRSC 2019 as the go to investment event in Botswana.... 

Variety of quality auctions before the school holidays

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2019 Van’s Auctioneers will host a number of auctions during next week and before the June school holidays. Buyers should be on the lookout for these quality assets that will come under the hammer! On Tuesday, 11 June at 11h00 a property that is used as the well-known Alpha Hardware Centre in... 

Kalahari Energy Botswana awarded preferred bidder status for the construction of a 97MW Coal Bed Methane (CBM) fuelled IPP-owned power station.

4th June 2019 Kalahari Energy Botswana www.keb.co.bw, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sekaname (Pty) Ltd, has been notified by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security that it has been awarded Preferred Bidder status for the construction of a CBM-fuelled, IPP-owned power... 

MacLean Mexicana Expands

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2019 Global mining equipment manufacturer invests in first manufacturing capacity outside of Canada The Canadian-based mobile mining equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering is expanding and tooling up its Querétaro, Mexico facility for production, with component manufacturing for the MacLean Mining... 

A Guide on Mining Equipment Used in the Mining Industry

31st May 2019 Working in the mining industry requires the use of different types of machinery. These machines help achieve different mining tasks with precision and efficiency. If you’re new to mining, it’s important to have a good understanding of how these machines work. From crushing and grinding equipment... 

A Guide on Mining Equipment Used in the Mining Industry

Mines in Russia & CIS Rapidly Adopting Immersive Technologies Workforce Development Solutions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th May 2019 The proportion of global mining equipment being deployed in Russia is on the rise, 22% in 2018, compared to 9% in 2012, with regional growth of 13% over the past six years. As a result, the industry is demanding more skilled personnel. Mining companies in the region are turning to Immersive... 

Strata Worldwide: Communication vs Information networks in mining

28th May 2019 Data networks within mines have evolved dramatically in recent years from being simply a form of enabling communication between personnel to something which now must also support a range of connected devices and systems.  

Strata Worldwide: Communication vs Information networks in mining

Tomra XRT Technology At Lucara Recovers 1,758 Carat Diamond

28th May 2019 TOMRA Sorting Mining is pleased to announce one of the largest diamonds in recorded history, an unbroken 1,758 carat stone, was recovered by TOMRA XRT sensor technology commissioned by Lucara Diamond Corp at its Karowe Mine in Botswana. The diamond is the largest to be mined at Karowe to date and... 

Tomra XRT Technology At Lucara Recovers 1,758 Carat Diamond
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