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Continued customization inspires Austin to consistently undermine status quo

12th May 2021 Austin Engineering breaks the mold on every project bringing one-of-a-kind mining equipment solutions to forward-thinking operations for decades. So, it’s no surprise that developing tough, long-lasting truck bodies would mean drafting with Hardox® wear plate. Nearly half a century ago, mining... 

Company offers engineered solutions for pump systems

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th May 2021 Specifying pumps for mine water applications is not as simple as it would first appear, and these applications often require a bespoke solution, says original-equipment pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa. Incorrect specification could result in poor performance, excessive operational and... 

New unit designed for efficiency

7th May 2021 Industrial products provider, BMG’s new NORD DuoDrive unit, an integrated geared unit that combines the recently launched NORD IE5+ synchronous motor and a single-stage helical gear unit in one compact housing, has been designed for optimum system efficiency.  

Energy specialist encourages mines to consider hybrid energy systems

By: Simone Liedtke     5th May 2021 Electrical energy solutions provider Senergy energy specialist Wilco de Villiers has encouraged miners to consider the value of implementing hybrid energy systems at their operations, as mines cannot function effectively without reliable energy supply. Speaking during this year’s Energy & Mines... 

Sub-zero, high-altitude challenge for Trafo transformer

4th May 2021 Designing a dry-type transformer to function at minus 40⁰C temperatures at an altitude comparable to Everest’s base camp is one of the latest achievements of Johannesburg-based Trafo Power Solutions. Supplying to a gold mine expansion in Kyrgyzstan, the company has provided a 3,000kVA transformer... 

Rio Tinto updates tailings facilities details

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th April 2021 Anglo-Australian multinational Rio Tinto has released updated information about its global tailings facilities to align with the requirements of the Global Industry Standard for Tailings Management (GISTM), which was published in August 2020. The GISTM is an initiative co-convened by the... 

Jubilee’s Project Roan starts producing copper

By: Simone Liedtke     29th April 2021 Dual-listed Jubilee Metals’ Project Roan has started production of intermediate copper concentrate for refining at the company’s Sable Refinery, in Zambia. The construction of Phases 2 and 3 remain on target. 

Assess risk, plan ahead before deciding on PDS

21st April 2021 As mines work to improve the safety of their trackless operations, the starting point remains a detailed risk assessment that will guide the correct selection of technology and proximity detection systems (PDS). “There have been too many examples of mines incurring capital expenditure on PDS... 

Specialist vehicles to benefit from platinum-based fuel cell electric propulsion, says council

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th April 2021 Sales of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) could reach 4.6-million a year by 2030, especially as the cost of hydrogen starts to fall, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) estimates. In the short to medium term, platinum demand growth is likely to be driven by heavy-duty and... 

The foundation of sustainable infrastructure asset management: aligning the equipment and financial asset registers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 Introduction Many organisations discover that they have two or more duplicate asset registers when they take a good look at their practices and systems. This conundrum of multiple asset registers also surfaces during new system implementation or asset or infrastructure management intervention.... 

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