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High quality, locally manufactured electrical products from Powermite

16th April 2019 Powermite, a member of the Hudaco group, offers a fully comprehensive range of high quality locally manufactured electrical products for machinery and equipment including mobile generators, pumps, welding machines, continuous miners, shuttle cars, tunnel borers, and transformers used by the... 

Caterpillar to use R1700 Underground Loader as platform for its first battery electric LHD

15th April 2019 Caterpillar has chosen to make the new R1700 Underground Mining Loader its first battery electric LHD platform. The design of the new battery electric Cat® R1700 XE will use advanced technology for lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard charging to advance safety and promote high production. The... 

Mantashe urges continued investment in clean coal tech   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th April 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday commended Sasol for the “good work” it was doing and the opening of its new Impumelelo Colliery. He said it was notable that the opening of the mine came at a time when coal is under siege and that it should counter the narrative that coal is... 

AEM system to boost West African exploration

By: Mamaili Mamaila     12th April 2019 South African airborne geophysics technology provider Spectrem Air plans to reintroduce the application of its airborne electromagnetic (AEM) platform – the SPECTREMPLUS system – to the mineral and groundwater exploration industry in West Africa. This continually evolving platform entails being... 

From turbines to thermostats: Copper miners eye high-tech demand

By: Reuters     11th April 2019 Growing demand for smart thermostats, wind turbines and other high-tech devices is expected to keep copper the dominant material used in electrical components, industry players said, offsetting rising use of aluminum, a cheaper alternative to conduct electricity. That bodes well for the likes of... 

Extracting dust – and great value

10th April 2019 RTS Africa’s spin filters provide mines with a cost-effective dust extraction solution Often the simplest solutions are the best, and leading engineering solutions provider RTS Africa's inertial spin filters are a very good example of this universal truth in action. They employ a basic principle... 

Anglo hopes to run truck on hydrogen in 12 months – O’Neill 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd April 2019 Diversified mining company Anglo American hopes to have a truck running on hydrogen in the next 12 months, Anglo American technical director Tony O’Neill said on Wednesday, when he spoke of foreseeing the company’s installed diesel fleet one day being replaced by an electrical alternative.   To... 

Chicago Pneumatic galvanises generator expertise at MTE Phalaborwa

3rd April 2019 Load shedding and power outages have become daily challenges facing the country and therefore the importance of having a reliable back-up source of power cannot be overlooked, both from a private as well as a business perspective. Recognising the vital role generators play in alleviating these... 

Melior targets commercial production at Australia project in June

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd April 2019 The Goondicum ilmenite project in Australia’s Queensland is poised to become cash positive in the June quarter, Toronto-based Melior Resources reported on Tuesday. The project produced 4 440 t in February and 7 860 t March, against goals of 7 900 t and 7 320 t, respectively. Melior said that... 

Integrated Pump Rental

18th March 2019 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

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