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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... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

26th 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... 

Omnia to restructure as it seeks to reduce overextended balance sheet 

By: Schalk Burger     25th June 2019 Diversified chemicals group Omnia will, over the next two years, focus on improving the profit margins of its companies’ services and products, ensuring that its assets and investments deliver value, as well as on pursuing international expansion of intellectual property-based businesses that... 

Slogging hammer, wheel slogger upgrades offer safer maintenance

By: Tracy Hancock     21st June 2019 The slogging hammer and wheel slogger from tools and equipment supplier BMG have been upgraded to provide operators with greater efficiency and improved safety when loosening and tightening bolts and nuts during maintenance on mining equipment. Productivity is significantly improved through the... 

New platform answers call for condition based maintenance, asset optimisation

By: Tracy Hancock     21st June 2019 The immense pressure to achieve production targets occasionally means that maintenance practices are difficult to implement in the mining industry and are often time based. Therefore, mines are looking for solutions to improve maintenance management, says Finnish industrial machinery company... 


21st June 2019 Tritec Sintered Products started as a closed corporation in Johannesburg in 1984. Its name was shortened to the simpler ‘Sintech’, becoming a proprietary company in 1996. Sintech employs 42 people across its two facilities in Johannesburg and Durban and prides itself on offering excellent... 

Florida Canyon mine, US

By: Sheila Barradas     21st June 2019 A gold mine located halfway between Lovelock and Winnemucca, in the US state of Nevada. 

Pro Civil to buy Gem’s Ghaghoo mine 

By: Simone Liedtke     20th June 2019 LSE-listed Gem Diamonds has entered into a binding agreement with Pro Civil for the sale of 100% of the share capital of Gem Diamonds Botswana (GDB), which holds the Ghaghoo diamond mine, which has been on care and maintenance since March 2017. Under the share sale agreement, Pro Civil will make... 

Trump makes his biggest move yet to try to save coal plants

By: Bloomberg     20th June 2019 President Donald Trump is scaling back sweeping Obama-era curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants burning coal, his biggest step yet to fulfill his campaign promise to stop a “war” on the fossil fuel. Yet the Environmental Protection Agency’s rewrite of the Clean Power Plan, which... 

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. 

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