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Proactive maintenance saves mines reactive costs

By: Tracy Hancock     12th July 2019 US condition-based monitoring device supplier SpotSee is in the process of obtaining certification in Africa for its Wi-Fi radio, which enables its OpsWatch vibration monitoring system to stream condition-based data to central operations through a Web-hosted platform. The system can detect... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

First factory-fitted payload management system launched

By: Thabi Madiba     10th May 2019 Japanese yellow metal equipment manufacturer Komatsu and its subsidiary, mining equipment solutions provider MineWare, launched the first factory-fitted payload management system – the Argus PLM – during the bauma 2019 trade fair, held in Germany last month. The Argus PLM drives whole-of-mine... 

MineWare boosts loader performance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2019 Hailing from Queensland, Australia, MineWare is an independent, 100% Komatsu-owned company that develops real-time monitoring technology for ground engaging equipment. MineWare has experienced rapid growth since its inception in 2006 and has continued to expand its global presence since joining... 

Ivanplats to complete early-works construction at Platreef Shaft 2

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     19th April 2019 Ivanplats, the South African subsidiary of Ivanhoe Mines, is expected to complete early-works construction at Shaft 2 of the Platreef palladium/platinum/nickel/copper/gold/rhodium project, near Mokopane, in Limpopo, South Africa, in the second quarter, says Ivanplats VP and project director... 

Avesoro misses first-quarter production mark, maintains yearly guidance

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th April 2019 TSX- and Aim-listed gold miner Avesoro Resources’ two mines in Burkina Faso delivered below-target output for the quarter ended March 31, on the back of lower plant throughput. The company, which is headed up by CEO Serhan Umurhan, on Thursday reported consolidated gold production of 45 098 oz... 

Savage River mine, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     5th April 2019 An iron-ore mine located 100 km south-west of Burnie, in north-west Tasmania, in Australia. 

Mines can save equipment costs through auctions

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     1st March 2019 Based on yearly auction sales, mines have proven to be motivated and realistic sellers, where there are bargains for buyers who are willing to put a little effort into fixing something that they have bought at an auction, says auction house Aucor Auctioneers mining expert Charles Neser.  “There... 

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