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Design, real-time monitoring key to process efficiency

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th June 2020 Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin says while the ramping up of production since South Africa’s Level 5 lockdown has brought some relief to mining companies, raising process efficiency is non-negotiable. Design and monitoring as key factors in continuously improving efficiency levels. While the ramping... 

Platinum retailers working towards recovery amid Covid-19 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th June 2020 Manufacturers and retailers of platinum jewellery have begun working towards ensuring the recovery of the sector, as Covid-19 continues to heavily impact on the global economy, the Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) latest 'Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR)' states. Published on June... 

Cutting capital budgets in materials handling is no simple matter

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st June 2020 Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, says the trend toward reducing capital budgets in the mining sector is not necessarily going to pay in the long term. This is particularly true in critical items like transfer chutes, which can disrupt the mine’s entire flow of material if... 

Supplier launches 450 new products 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th May 2020 Electrical switchgear supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the latest edition of its product catalogue this year. A new catalogue is launched on average every two years. 

Alrosa cuts production target by up to 17%

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2020 Diamond major Alrosa on Friday announced that it would curtail 2020 production to between 28-million and 31-million carats, in response to the crisis unfolding in the global rough and polished diamond market. The 2020 production guidance compares with the group’s initial guidance of 34-million... 

Covid-19 to have outsized impact on mining – developer

1st May 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic and, at the time of writing, there were more than 1.3-million confirmed cases worldwide. Mining companies have been affected by Covid-19 outbreaks, and global restrictions to encourage physical distancing have meant... 

Lockdown highlights food supply importance

By: Darren Parker     1st May 2020 The Covid-19 outbreak and consequent measures taken by government to combat its spread have highlighted the importance of food supply, says motors and drives company SEW Eurodrive MD Raymond Obermeyer. “We will ensure that we reconsider the areas that we believe will benefit the agriculture... 

4IR solutions can help spur recovery of struggling industries

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st May 2020 The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) offers South African industries significant opportunities, but realising them will require clear thinking and quick action in an environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. 4IR has the potential to turn already-in-decline industries... 

Grinding Techniques playing an essential part in the Mining Industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2020 The mining sector plays a prominent role in the South African economy. With the increased demand for raw materials such as Manganese, Chrome, Nickel, Platinum and Coal from various consumers in a global economy, the need to mine cheaper, faster and more productive has never been more prevalent.... 

Planning for the ‘last mile’ in underground connectivity

15th April 2020 Planning for underground connectivity is never a simple task. The modern make-up of a mine and its reliance on transferring large amounts of data to multiple points over multiple levels means a robust and reliable connected network has become a central part of any operation. 

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